Our People

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.

Our People

Alan Gilchrist

Alan Gilchrist UK

Alan Gilchrist

Alan Gilchrist

Alan has worked as a coach, facilitator, consultant and educator for nearly 20 years following a successful career as an engineer and business leader in the oil industry, working for 15 years worldwide with BP and Expro International.His current work is focused on 1-1 coaching, team coaching, collective thinking and coach education and supervision. Organisational clients span all sectors. Alan has trained thoroughly as a coach, systemic team coach and coach supervisor and is accredited by the ICF. He views his experience and training as a coach as resting on an extensive background of training and involvement over 20 years in the fields of psychodrama psychotherapy, Gestalt and psychoanalytic informed systems thinking. He conceptualises his role as being to support both the uniqueness of the individual and the collective endeavour that the individual is engaged in with others.

Moira Halliday

Moira Halliday UK

Moira Halliday

Moira Halliday

Moira is our Director of Training and joined the AoEC in January 2009. For over twenty years she successfully combined organisational consultancy, executive coaching and psychotherapy. Running her own business, Moira worked with CEOs, senior managers, leaders and leadership teams – focusing on developing effective leadership skills, organizational learning, managing change and enhancing personal effectiveness. Moira is trained in Humanistic Psychology and Process Oriented Psychology as well as being a trained mediator, experienced in conflict resolution and developing mediator training programmes. In addition to delivering across AoEC open programmes, Moira also has responsibility for design, quality assurance, world wide faculty development and supervision.

Nick Kitchen

Nick Kitchen UK

Nick Kitchen

Nick Kitchen

‘I am passionate about developing the craft and profession of coaching to support and help individuals and organisations more effectively respond and flourish in the face of increasing volatility and complexity – the world needs great coaches more than ever!’ Previously New Business Director of International Advertising Agency TBWA, Nick is an experienced senior executive and team coach, trainer, facilitator, coach supervisor and engaging event speaker, with more than twenty five years’ experience in supporting the development and success of organisations and leaders throughout many parts of the world. His clients have ranged from SME entrepreneurial organisations to large Multinationals across many sectors including automotive, financial services and banking, IT, media and creative, pharmaceutical, industrial, oil exploration, public sector and charities. He has been developing coaches for over twenty years, drawing particularly on his development of Somatic Cognitive coaching and facilitation which enables coaches and leaders to engage with their deeper embodied experience and thereby impact more effectively that of their groups and wider systems. He has been a member of faculty with the AoEC since 2009, principally on the Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching and the Systemic Team Coaching Diploma. Nick’s professional qualifications include: · Developer of Somatic Cognitive Coaching and facilitation · Developer of IIMAC© sales process · AoEC Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching (Distinction) · ICF Professional Certified Coach Accredited · Accredited NLP Trainer

Sarah Carrington

Sarah Carrington UK

Sarah Carrington

Sarah Carrington

Sarah is an ICF Accredited Executive Coach, working with leaders and leadership teams to strengthen their performance and achieve competitive advantage for them, for their stakeholders and for their organization. She has extensive experience of leading teams in complex, dynamic environments from many years at one of the top FTSE 100 companies. Sarah is a member of Faculty for the Practitioner Diploma and a coach supervisor. She supports and challenges people to discover how they are holding themselves back and how they can drive themselves forward. Sarah’s coaching qualifications include the Master Practitioner Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching and the Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching.