UK Armed Forces Spouse Personal Development Programme
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The UK Armed Forces Spouse Personal Development Programme

Applications for the Programme are currently closed

If you would like to be kept informed of future programmes,

please complete the Expression of Interest form below.

This FREE 10-week, online personal development programme has been designed specifically for spouses, civil or long term partners of serving personnel in the UK Armed Forces. It has been developed in recognition of the barriers faced in accessing job, career and business opportunities. It allows spouses/partners the opportunity to consider the best way forward for both them and their families, improve their employment opportunities and also allows them to consider the possibility of developing their own business.

It has been co-created and funded by Warwickshire County Council with grant support from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. Warwickshire County Council have commissioned Tina Smith of Your New Wings Life Coaching to design and deliver the programme. 

A small peak at some of the programme results so far...

Participants in the first 2 cohorts experienced an average increase in the following factors by undertaking the programme.


Boost in Confidence


Boost in Feeling Supported


Boost in their Personal Growth and Learning

If you would like to see more of the programme results so far...

Is this opportunity for you?

  • Are you wanting a bit more out of life?
  • Do you want to improve your career or job prospects?
  • Are you juggling family, the service and career obligations?
  • Are you thinking of starting your own business?
  • Considering turning your idea/hobby into a business?
  • Wondering what job or business could move with you?

What will you get from the programme? 

You create your own, unique action plan to move forwards towards your ideal life on your terms.  But that is only the beginning… 

As aspirations differ for each participant, so do the outcomes. These are some of the other benefits reported by participants:

  • Increased confidence
  • Reconnection with what is most important
  • Tools and processes to help decide your next steps
  • Clarity of direction
  • Courage to undertake action in areas of importance
  • Permission to say ‘no’ to those things not in line with your overall plan
  • Deep understanding of not being the only person struggling with change
  • Clearing away of hesitation and indecision
  • Empowerment to make change
  • Alleviation of the sense of being paralysed by too many options
  • Satisfaction of moving forward, even the tiny steps
  • Joy in seeing your wisdom assist others
  • Development of new friendships
  • Realisation of how close you already are to having your ideal life
  • Help to find the right job or business opportunity for you
  • Practical advice to help you move forward with your small business or job seeking 


  • To be eligible to apply, you will need to:
  • Be the spouse, civil partner or long term partner of a serving UK armed forces serviceperson
  • Have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone equipped with a camera, speakers and microphone
    Have access to the internet
  • Consent to the recording of sessions for the group members and project team to access (recordings will not otherwise be shared except with the express permission of those involved)

What is included?

  • Group coaching with Tina Smith – 7 sessions of 1 ½ hour duration
  • Individual coaching – 2 sessions of 45-minute duration
  • Group support from fellow participants undertaking a similar journey
  • Guest speakers providing business development and education opportunities
  • A learning hub for easy access to your learning materials
  • Create your own personalised development plan with support and advice

Your Commitment

  • You will need to be able to commit to the following:

    • Dates/times of group sessions
    • Completing the work between sessions
    • Full participation



Hear about the programme first hand from Beccy, Gemma, Nina and Emma who have been brave enough to share their experience of the programme and what it has meant for their lives…


Further information about the programme

More information on the programme

  • Information Session Recording – This is a recording of an information session for the second group interested in the programme.  In this you will meet the Programme Team, hear how the programme evolved and have some questions answered.
  • Reports on previous cohorts
    Report on the pilot programme and the positive impact on the spouses (PDF, 652 KB)
    Report on the second cohort of the programme replicating positive impact on spouses (PDF, 738 KB)

Our Programme Team




Please contact Tina at Hello@Tina-Smith.com

We would love to hear from you!

“You are the expert in your life – you have all the answers – you just need the time, the space and the focus to listen to your inner voice, and the courage to act on what you know to be the right path…”