Derin has over 20 years’ experience in the 3rd sector working in various capacities, and 12 of those years as a personal development expert and successful coach. With certificates in Life Coaching & NLP techniques, Assertion & Compassionate Communication skills and Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector.
With a genuine desire to make a difference to the lives of people, Derin has significant hands on experience of working with and empowering those who are marginalized and hard to engage. A people centred person, “I am passionate about and committed to coaching and mentoring as I understand its potential as a force for change”
A gifted multi-instrumentalist, in 1995 Derin set up a music academy with a vision to train and release people with no musical knowledge as budding musician. The music academy pioneered many community led initiatives in the area of music and the arts.
Derin is a member of Association for Coaching and International Coach Federation. He has been successfully supporting individuals and teams in creating a powerful vision for their future, and to develop the confidence needed to reach their full potential.
Bidemi Johnson Co-Founder & Director
Bidemi is an IT Service Management Professional with nearly 20 years strategic and operational experience in design, implementation and maturing of IT Service Management capabilities. She has worked on major program initiatives across various industry sectors including the Public sector (Cabinet Office, Ministry of Justice and Foreign & Commonwealth Office), Finance, Media, Utility, Retail and Legal sectors.
Bidemi was a finalist in the” ITSMF Service Management Champion of the Year 2010 Award”. This is awarded to the individual that, in the judges’ view, has been the most successful and consistently achieving Service Manager during the year.
An author and speaker, Bidemi worked with TSO the Official Publisher of ITIL as part of the authoring team on the webbased ITIL Live TM.
Bidemi is an Approved Interactive Coach who is passionate about helping you understand the world of work and what is required to find and succeed in your ideal career path.
Shortlisted for ‘Supporting Life’s Journeys’ Mentor Recognition award, she coaches and mentors young people, having benefited from this process herself and experienced tremendous results at different stages of her career and relationships.
Bidemi loves travelling, going to theatres, cooking and hospitality. In 2008 she co-founded Templesprings with her husband Derin; they are happily married with three amazing children.
What Our Clients Are Saying
"Templesprings is a vibrant music school; the enthusiasm and expertise of the team is excellent and their musical prowess diverse. The opportunity to work with several different instruments throughout the year and to perform to an audience was very exciting. I valued the fact that the tutors consistently sought to encourage my own interests as well as build my confidence through music."
"Templesprings is an excellent organisation, the course manual and lesson workbook is so easy to use and understand to the extent that just after the second lesson I started playing"
"The first few week were tedious, my co-ordination on the drums wasn't good, but the patience on the part of my tutor and perseverance on my part to practice yielded and is still yielding results"
4 George Street, Grays, Essex RM17 6LY (Adjacent to Morrisons Supermarket) Landline: 01375 800979 Mobile: 07557 988246 Opening Times Monday to Friday: 07:00Hrs - 19:00Hrs Saturdays: 10:00Hrs - 17:00Hrs Sundays - Closed