Since its inception, the AoEC has been committed to maintaining the highest professional standards, becoming the only European coach training company to be accredited by the three top professional bodies, the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association for Coaching (AC). We can therefore offer you professional credentials that will be recognised internationally.
Andrew Tallents UK
Andrew has worked with CEOs and business leaders for over twenty years. He believes that the most effective leaders are self-aware, emotionally intelligent and have purpose in their lives. He coaches executives who understand the importance of self-leadership and want to fulfill their potential as human beings. Andrew believes in challenging his coachees to create stretching goals that lead to improved business performance and personal fulfillment. Andrew is an accredited associate of the Academy of Executive Coaches. Andrew believes that successful business partnerships, working towards delivering leadership excellence, tend to be based around mutual respect and having some fun on the journey. Andrew is proud of his family, circle of friends and associates. When he is not supporting his clients he enjoys working towards fulfilling his potential on the golf course.
Ann Cheung UK
Ann is an Executive and Systemic Team Coach who has come from a background of programme and project management consultancy and delivery. She has helped improve the performance of programme and project teams across the infrastructure sector for many years. Ann is a member of the International Coach Federation and has been a MSP Advanced Practitioner for almost ten years. She offers a range of development approaches from consulting to develop bespoke coaching solutions, workshop facilitation, coaching individuals and Systemic Team Coaching. She has a track record in taking the systemic perspective and recognising the wider delivery 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.
Barbara Walsh UK
As a growth-focused professional, Barbara has built a 20-year track record working with senior leaders and leadership teams from around the world, to maximise organisational performance and achieve long-term success within complex environments. Her expertise in partnering with clients to develop and maintain a culture that delivers on strategic outcomes, has allowed her to contribute meaningfully and add measurable value to the companies she works with. As a strong collaborator and influential communicator, her inclusive approach enables her to build productive relationships across all parts of the system. She is comfortable engaging with stakeholders at all levels, both within and external to the organisation, to achieve win-win-win solutions. Barbara’s many qualifications include an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley and AoEC's Systemic Team Coaching Master Practitioner Diploma. She is accredited by EMCC Global as a senior practitioner for individual and team coaching and is licensed to conduct Leadership Circle 360 and Enneagram iEQ9 assessments. Additionally, she is senior faculty for both Systemic Team Coaching and the Global Team Coaching Institute’s team coach training programmes and supervises team coaches.
David Ng Asia Pacific
David brings 29+ years of broad industry and international exposure, gained through working in challenging start-ups and respected MNCs as a finance professional in leadership roles as a CFO and as a Consultant. His experience has covered global and regional positions, based out of Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Sydney. This background gives him a strong basis to work with Entrepreneurs and Executives, with a focus on corporate development, financial performance, intellectual property and creating growth for Companies and Individuals, underpinned by a Coached and cross-domain approach to knowledge commercialization. His corporate and capital markets experience provides a further basis for mentoring roles at various business accelerators and lecturing at business and commerce degrees at the undergraduate and post graduate level, where he enjoys combining industry practice with academic work. Specialties: CFO work; Start-ups; Performance Management; Behavioural Accounting & Management; Strategy Execution; Business Accelerators; M&A; Corporate Governance; Executive Performance Coaching; IP; mentoring; Academic teaching; Athletics.
Filip Fiers Belgium
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
Gwynneth Taylor-Clarke Ireland & N. Ireland
Gwynneth has in-depth experience in the field of people development, both as a coach and within the specialisms of organisation, leadership and management development. Her broad sector-wide experience includes a US-based two-year international secondment, which provided a valuable perspective on operating in a global environment. With an HR and OD background, Gwynneth has delivered leadership and culture change programmes and also brings expertise in coaching groups within organisations, helping people to find fresh solutions for collaboration in common ground, using expertise gained from her training in organisation and relationship systems coaching. Having started as an internal coach within financial services, where she coached talent pool / fast track colleagues, she went on to certify as a coach with the Coactive Training Institute in 2005. She is a member of the ICF, with whom she has PCC accreditation, and over the last 20 years, has provided executive coaching across all sectors. Gwynneth has been involved in delivering qualifications in executive coaching since 2017 and is a guest lecturer with the University of Glasgow’s International HRMD Masters programme, delivering the Coaching in Organisations elective. Gwynneth is also an accredited, qualified coach supervisor. She joined the AoEC Ireland & Northern Ireland Faculty in 2023 and is a fabulous addition to our team.
Jenny Campbell UK
Jenny is a senior executive coach and resilience researcher. The two practices go hand in hand, providing rigorously researched insights together with tools and techniques for enabling the development of resilience in others. Jenny is dedicated to furthering our understanding of resilience in order to create the highest healthy and sustainable success possible. This is for individuals, teams, organisations, and more recently, communities. Her primary aim is to make the incredible ‘deep and simple’ findings of her research accessible by all. She is a renowned public speaker on resilience, and brings her work out through publications and direct work with organisations and communities. She is CEO of The Resilience Dynamic®, a business bringing the research findings into the world in an accessible way. The services include workshops, e-learning solutions and an accreditation programme which accredits coaches and consultants to facilitate resilience development in others. She currently leads a research collaboration into Team and Organisational Resilience, using action enquiry as the main research method. Jenny has significant business and organisational experience through her commercial leadership roles in BP Europe, BT and O2. She has also worked in Strategy Consulting, helping high growth businesses. Jenny has led teams all across Western Europe, and has established technology partnerships between UK and USA companies.
Karen Gervais UK
“I am continually fascinated by the complexity and potential in human systems, whether at an individual or collective level. All my work is about developing powerful ways to free up and channel the energy in them, as a catalyst for sustainable change, where it matters most.” Karen has delivered transformationally at senior and board level in Europe, Asia, Middle East and America over the past 15 years. She previously spent 10 years with EY Management Consultants. Valued for her engaging style and profound insight, she is able to get underneath difficult issues and accelerate results. Being at the forefront excites Karen. She worked with Henley Business School and the BT Global Yacht Race to research emotional intelligence in leadership, and co-created our first advanced coaching diploma. With a framework deeply rooted in neuroscience, psychology and business, Karen has pioneered approaches in creative visioning, personal branding, emotional recycling, boardroom presence, change agency and stakeholder relationships. She has a post-graduate certificate in applied emotional intelligence, is PCC accredited with the ICF and a Cognitive Behavioural Hypno Therapist. Client sectors include professional services, telecoms, management consultancy, property, financial services, energy and pharmaceuticals.
Karen Smart UK
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.
Kate Freedman UK
Kate is independent capability consultant, accredited Executive Leadership and Team 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. Kate has been trained as a coach through the AoEC, from Skills Certificate to Advanced programme and understands how the quality of the training can enhance individuals, teams and organisation cultures. Kate’s independent coaching practice retains clients from Unilever and has added clients from Financial Services, Hospitality, and Pharmaceuticals and Technology through Kate’s strong network and associate work. Credentials • Diploma in Executive Coaching (AoEC) • Advanced Practitioner Diploma (AoEC) • Diploma in Supervision • Certified Systemic Team Coach EMCC • Accredited PCC Coach with the ICF (International Coach Federation) • Diploma in Careers Guidance and Development • BSc Food Science and Nutrition and Retail Management
Kay Young Scotland
Kay has a deep interest in Awareness IQ; and how awareness supports a more relational, embodied, creative way of learning, living, and leading. She’s deeply committed to supporting clients through the inner journey of leadership: deepening quality of presence; noticing energy/resistance to change; using creative experimenting to support new choices; and change. Her practice is gestalt orientated. Kay has extensive senior management experience, including: working at NHS Board Director level. She has been professionally coaching since 2003 and is currently a member of the Faculty Team for the AoEC, facilitating the Coaching Skills Certificate, and Practitioner Diploma Programmes, in Edinburgh. She is also an ICF Evaluator and Assessor, on the AoEC’s Advanced Practitioner Diploma. She has achieved the Advanced Practitioner Diploma and the Master Practitioner Diploma, with the AoEC. She is a highly experienced, ICF accredited coach. More recently, she completed her training in gestalt psychotherapy with the Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.
Lizzie Pawsey UK
Lizzie Pawsey is an ICF accredited coach (PCC level) coach, facilitator, coach supervisor and consultant. She thrives on creating a space where leaders can create personal insights that transform their lives and work. She brings 20 years’ work experience in several global organisations, including Diageo, Britvic and Pernod Ricard, where she worked in a number of senior marketing and HR leadership roles. Lizzie has over 1300 hours of coaching experience and works with board, executive and senior management levels both one to one and in groups. Her clients are drawn from 15+ business sectors in the UK and globally. Lizzie is an experienced facilitator and has worked on global leadership development programmes with several clients. Outside of work Lizzie lives with her family in Twickenham and enjoys running, ski-ing, good wine and travel. She has recently embarked upon a project to complete all the parkruns in Greater London.
Mark Powell Asia Pacific
Seasoned leadership and performance consultant with a unique mix of experience – Australian with 19 years living and working across Asia; Corporate sector senior roles in Banking & Oil & Gas; Entrepreneur having started 4 businesses in 3 countries; Former International rugby referee; and strong supporter of diversity and inclusion. Mark works with senior regional and global leaders, and executive teams, helping them to transform themselves and their organisational performance. His portfolio includes C suite executive coaching, top team facilitation and supervision and development of other executive coaches. He joined the AoEC Asian faculty in 2017.
Natalia Ramos Espejo Asia Pacific
Natalia Ramos Espejo
I am passionate about People and unlocking their full potential. Empowering People and Businesses is what I enjoy the most. International relocation with working experience in North and South America, Europe, Africa and South East Asia has developed in me the ability to adapt to different cultures and the capacity to deal with multi-cultural teams. As well as being comfortable in transition situations whilst exploring new opportunities. Hands-on leader with versatile experience in International Hospitality Businesses. Proven change management skills, resulting of successful challenging assignments and projects execution with strong focus on client relation and experience. Motivated by learning through new discoveries anywhere in the world.
Neil Atkinson UK
Neil worked in the business world as a digital communications and marketing expert for three decades before moving into coaching and leadership development. An ICF PCC-accredited Advanced Coach, he’s passionate about supporting people to develop themselves, their careers and their potential, as well as helping teams become more effective. Neil has studied positive psychology and mindfulness/meditation and created training programmes in wellbeing and resilience. He brings these interests to his coaching practice and his role as a facilitator on many coaching training programmes.
Pat Passaro UK
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.
Paul Van Geyt Belgium
Paul Van Geyt
Paul is an ICF accredited Master Certified Coach and a trained ICF assessor. For the past 15 years, Paul has been coaching clients across all levels of seniority in a variety of industries, including professional services, FMCG, banking, energy distribution, real estate and industrial production. During a quality audit, the following characteristics are pointed out about Paul: “patient, honest, listening and understanding. His empathic ability is considered to be a remarkable quality”. Further coaching strengths that are mentioned by clients are expertise, knowledge and analytical capacity. Paul can operate comfortably in the heart of a group and is adept at building teams, integrating groups and creating consistency and alignment.
Sarah Henbrey UK
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.
Sharon Thompson-Tan Asia Pacific
Sharon has led an impressive career as a trusted, strategic thought partner, coach and mentor to many high-profile senior executives and leadership teams. Having personally worked in senior leadership positions in both Finance & Human Resources functions within global corporations, she understands first-hand how to strike the right balance between the competing demands of delivering results and developing leaders. She’s well-versed in facilitating lasting systemic changes across multicultural, cross-functional organisations inclusively through shared leadership, co-creation, and fostering collaboration amongst stakeholders at all levels.