Our AoEC Consultant Team are experienced coaches with expertise helping businesses develop their people. If you are looking to bring coaching to your organisation and would like to explore the many options available do contact us.

Karen Smart
Karen SmartHead of Consultancy
Karen is the go-to person for organisations who wish to use coaching to generate positive change and business performance. She has a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to embrace coaching and coaching skills. Recent sector experience includes the following; financial services, professions, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, public sector, utilities and SMEs.
David Kesby
David KesbyChief Consultant Coach
Dave is an organisational development consultant and executive coach with over 20 years’ experience. He has worked with many different organisations in multiple sectors focusing on individuals, teams and organisations to fulfil their potential and achieve sustainable performance. He has coached hundreds of managers and developed dozens of teams. His first career was in the Parachute Regiment. He has also written a book on Extra-Dependent Teams that identifies that there are two types of teams in organisations, inter-dependent and extra-dependent.
Ann Cheung
Ann CheungConsultant Coach
Ann is an experienced programme and project management consultant, facilitator, Executive and Systemic Team Coach who has helped improve the performance of programme and project teams across the infrastructure sector for many years. She offers a range of development approaches from consulting to develop bespoke solutions, workshop facilitation, coaching individuals and Systemic Team Coaching. She has an excellent track record in taking the systemic perspective and recognising the wider operational context which is influencing the cultural and behavioural issues, and coaching teams to achieve the desired results. She is known for her patience, diligence and braveness in teasing out the conversations that are needed for the client to achieve a breakthrough, and her ability to deliver impactful feedback whilst remaining approachable.
Filip Fiers
Filip FiersConsultant Coach
Filip is an executive coach with focus on individual and team development within a business context. His main goal is to make managers and their teams collaborate and perform better in a fast moving, constantly changing environment.
Clients use the following words to describe Filip’s style:
• open, honest, pragmatic

• input can be put into practice immediately

• no fluff around concepts, down to earth methodology

• great reference framework that helps him to tailor interventions to specific needs

• very flexible mode (on-the-go), in an authentic way and with a lot of enthusiasm

Lotte Poole
Lotte PooleConsultant Coach
Lotte is an executive team and individual coach and leadership development facilitator who is passionate about working with people to explore their potential so they can succeed beyond their wildest dreams, professionally and personally. She is a communications specialist, particularly cross-culturally, helping individuals and teams (often SMT and BoDs) seeking to rapidly establish more efficient and effective channels of communication. Much of her work is in the financial and pharma sectors, with some specialised knowledge of coaching executives who have been involved in a recent M&A. Other coaching includes working with high potentials on leadership programmes. Her pro-bono work includes helping many long-term unemployed people establish their own businesses.
Kate Freedman
Kate FreedmanConsultant Coach
Kate is independent capability consultant, accredited Executive and Careers coach and experienced facilitator, who has helped hundreds of managers and leaders improve their coaching and leadership capabilities. Kate has 20+ years’ commercial experience in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retailing and Manufacturing roles. Prior to setting up her own business, Kate led Unilever UK’s commercial capability programme and was an internal executive and career coach. She is also an experienced and accomplished skills trainer and delivered the in-house coaching skills programme at Unilever. Kate has worked on numerous change programmes and leadership interventions in her learning and development role at Unilever. Kate has worked with numerous supplier proposals to design and deploy training that creates a behaviour change and she understands how to make learning stick in organisations.
Pat Passaro
Pat PassaroConsultant Coach
Pat is an executive coach, organisation and leadership development consultant. She has worked for high profile organisations as head of professional services, HR Director and head of corporate talent management. Highly experienced as an organisation design and development consultant, business/executive, team, and career coach as well as being a Human Resources specialist, she has coached many individuals and teams including Board and business owners within organisations across all sectors.
Maria Crudge
Maria CrudgeConsultant Coach
Maria is a commercially oriented, psychologically minded, executive coach, facilitator and coach supervisor, committed to helping clients achieve success and fulfilment in their work. She has over 25 years in-house corporate experience across several business sectors, including 10 years at board level. A Chartered FCIPD, Maria has extensive experience of people and organisational development and leadership of large scale change.
Sarah Henbrey
Sarah HenbreyConsultant Coach
With over 27 years of corporate experience across consumer electronics, telecoms, retail and the public sector, Sarah’s approach combines high level coaching, facilitation and OD expertise with a pragmatic attitude that recognises the realities of corporate life today. She takes a systemic viewpoint, always considering the impact of the organisational environment on the individual, and vice versa.
Paul Van Geyt
Paul Van GeytConsultant Coach
Paul is a passionate accredited executive coach with a wealth of experience in coaching leaders, senior managers and high potential individuals. In a fast-paced and demanding business world Paul coaches leaders and teams to value and respect differences and to live up to high standards of commitment. Team coaching starts with an alignment around a powerful future state for the organisation. Paul helps leaders and their teams to unlock their true potential and develop strong team leadership skills. His personal ambition is to develop generations of resilient teams and professionals able to cope with future challenges.
Vanessa Wye
Vanessa WyeConsultant Coach
Vanessa is passionate about the transformation of senior people and her expertise lies in the development of honest, powerful & enabling relationships. She specialises in the one to one coaching & team facilitation of senior executives to deliver higher value to their business. Vanessa has coached for over 20 years and has come to understand that her purpose, is to help senior leaders be the most fully integrated, best version, of themselves at work. As each leader stepped further into their best self; they shone, were happier and more confident. Importantly for the organisation, they became better at relationships, dealing with change and conflict and secured more success. For Vanessa and her coachees this is transformational leadership coaching: it’s about breakthroughs in understanding self and what we value, the confidence to step into our own power, to find our authenticity, our creativity and the courage to walk a bold path

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