Our simple idea- People who brave their day, their way, can inspire the rest of us to lead braver lives, in uncertain times.

Why Brave?

Hello we are the Gavigans.

We are Charley and Colin.

We set up our International bravery coaching business to lead our bravest lives in our own uncertain times. We are adding life to our years.

Together we bring 65 years of therapeutic and leadership practice and 118 years lived experience. 

Our intention is to support individuals, social and private business in Scotland and the USA to manage their imagined and real fears, at work and in their own lives.

We do this in three ways: 

  • Hands-on masterclasses
  • 1:1 & Peer Coaching 
  • Bravery Storytelling

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About Charley

I’m a hope-a-holic who is learning every day to ditch my terrifying fears, anxieties and self-defeating beliefs in order to practice living and leading my bravest life.

About Colin

Colin has spent over 30 years working in leadership, managerial and therapeutic roles within Glasgow homelessness and community based addiction services.

Suzi's story

“When I was first recommended to meet with Charley I was sceptical, I didn’t really understand how she could help me.
However after regular meet ups with her she made me aware of myself, the way I spoke about myself and my body language…”

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Garry's story

“My Experience with doing life coaching was that I always felt comfortable when doing each hourly session. I always felt I could be honest with myself and just open up about what I was going through which was really rewarding for me as I’ll be honest at the start I was a bit nervous about doing this as it’s something I’ve never done before but Charley provided an environment which was safe and quiet…”
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Jennifer's story

“I am certainly beginning to live a phenomenal life after what has been a very rocky 12 months. Involvement in the coaching sessions over this difficult period in my life has reminded me that I am bold and brave and have all the answers in my head I just need to pause and take time to consider my strengths and qualities…”
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Pamela's story

“Bravery coaching with Charley came at the perfect time in my life as I was really struggling to cope with some personal & family issues. Charley enabled me to focus my energy on my strengths and to concentrate on the positives…”
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Joanne's story

“I started my journey with Charley as my guide almost 12 months ago. She has a photograph on the wall; the steep and perilous summit of the Matterhorn. That image fascinates me. In the last four years I have gone from a single art lesson in my dining room to being the CEO and Founder of a multi-award winning business and charity…”
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Bravery in Action

Watch our wrap up learning event with Scottish charities The Mungo Foundation and Hansel.

This followed a 2 year Scottish Government funded project to increase resilience, build a bravery culture and practice with social care leaders. Together we shared reflections and demonstrated the experiential methods and approaches used.

We’ve also added an example of a Bravery coaching session in action !

Thanks go to Dr Jennifer M Jones of Media for Communities for the filming & edits.

How can we support you to

Brave Your Day-Your Way?

1:1 & Peer Coaching

We offer a safe, independent coaching space for individuals and teams who want more bravery in their days.

Masterclasses 

Hands-on masterclasses, in person and online, for individuals and organisations.

Bespoke & organised programs to support braver leadership to mental health wellbeing.

Storytelling

Storytelling unites people.

Our story is all we have. 

We curate everyday bravery stories in print, live spoken word events and soon to be podcast. 

Stuff that fuels us to brave our day-our way