Meet the Team - Mike Cherrington

Job Title:
Mike Cherrington MCMI
Director, Mentor and Coach

Mike holds the CMI Diploma in Management level 7, CMI NVQ Level 5 in Operational Management, Diploma in Youth and Community Work and Further Education Teachers Certificate, Diploma in Life Coaching and NCFE Level 2 in Work Based Support and Mentoring.

Mike pledges to empower users of the service to find work life balance and improved health and mental wellbeing.

Mike is married and has four children, Jonathan, Luke, Melodie and Jacob.

Mike is a great believer in keeping a healthy work life balance and is very active within the Town and beyond.

Mike believes that individuals hold their own destiny and have the power within to succeed with a helping steer from their professional coach to reach their desired goals.

Experience and Knowledge:
Mike has provided successful business coaching and mentoring to a wide range of business.

Mike has successfully led the delivery and management of proactive inclusion services that have been tailored around locality need in the voluntary, public and charitable sectors which have included managing an array of preventative youth inclusion projects, within a high performing Children's Trust.

Mike's work involved providing alternative engagement programmes for KS4 Pupils from a Pupil Referral Unit, Post 16 educational and training programmes. Mike successfully developed and led street based provision that secured substantial financial investment and gained excellent reviews from OFSTED Inspectors.

Mike has a wealth of experience of working in the Public, Private, Voluntary and Community sectors spanning over a twenty-year period. Mike has an outstanding track record of enabling individuals and organisations to flourish thus reaching their true potential. Mike has delivered training and development courses that have been bespoke to individuals and organisations.

Mike is a former international athlete and has competed and won individual and national team medals, which include, silver and bronze medals in the Welsh National Track and Field Championships, Bronze medal at Northern Track and Field Championships, gold medal at North East Track and Field Championships, gold medalist, English and British winning team in London Flora London Marathon 1997 and 1998. Achieved individual/team national honors with Territorial Army at Cross Country, Road Racing, Fell Running and Mountain Running.

Hobbies and Interests:

Mike is passionate about grass roots sports and believes in putting something back into communities. Mike has 15 years experience of training athletes to reach their true potential.

Presently Mike coaches children at Darlington Harriers AC, junior football at Darlington Spraire Lads and Lasses and St Bede's RC Primary School. Mike has successfully mentored and coached athletes that have won World Masters Titles, British and Welsh Masters titles.

Achievements to date:

Mike Cherrington MCMI

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