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

Dr Hilary Lines

Dr Hilary Lines UK

Dr Hilary Lines

Dr Hilary Lines

Hilary Lines is an executive and team coach, educator and facilitator, with over 25 years’ experience of working with senior executives in a range of sectors. She helps clients unlock their full potential as leaders, enabling them to develop the relational presence and agility to engage productively with their teams, peers and clients. A driving force for her work lies in her belief that leaders in complex organisations create value through working constructively with difference: She helps leadership teams take a fresh look at the roots of underperformance and find new ways of relating that ignite energy and deliver results. Her work formed the foundation of “Touchpoint Leadership: Creating Collaborative Energy in Teams and Organiations”, a book that she co-authored with Jacqui Scholes-Rhodes in 2013. Prior to setting up her leadership coaching business, Hilary coached the European Board of IBM’s consulting business, and was Global Head of Partner Development at PwC Consulting. She has held HR and leadership Development roles in the pharmaceutical sector. Hilary’s qualifications include: • ICF Professional Certified Coach March 2016 • Master Executive Coach Practitioner 2012 • Accredited Coach: Coaches Training Institute 2002 • Diploma in Advanced Facilitation Skills for Individual and Organisation Change: Gestalt Centre, London, 1999 • PhD: Career Development of Scientists in Industry London 1981

Filip Fiers

Filip Fiers Belgium

Filip Fiers

Filip Fiers

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

John Leary-Joyce

John Leary-Joyce UK

John Leary-Joyce

John Leary-Joyce

John founded the Academy of Executive Coaching in 1999 with one administrator and over the years recruited and collaborated with many talented directors, trainers & administrators to develop AoEC into the prestigious brand it is today. With his tireless entrepreneurial spirit AoEC has become one of the most successful international coaching training organisations with professional accreditation from ICF, EMCC, & AC as well as academic validation with Middlesex University. Previously, he was MD of Gestalt Centre Ltd growing the business fourfold in eight years and gaining a Company Director diploma with the Institute of Directors. John is a highly principled leader, drawing on and applying his experience from a long career as a psychotherapist, team coach, trainer and supervisor. He is Past President of EMCC UK where his focus was on maintaining standards for coaching and mentoring, building collaboration between the different professional bodies as well as supporting research into different aspects of coaching practice. He has an MA in Executive Coaching, accredited coach with APECS and PCC ICF, qualified supervisor and author of Fertile Void, Gestalt Coaching at Work. His other passion is dancing Tango which links with leadership, coaching and Gestalt.

Maxine Gooding

Maxine Gooding UK

Maxine Gooding

Maxine Gooding

Maxine Gooding is a team coach, facilitator and organisational dynamics consultant. She has over 25 years’ experience in business leading teams, developing strategy, managing global change initiatives and improving customer experience. She knows first-hand the complexity of working in fast moving large-scale organisations. A graduate of the Systemic Team Coaching Diploma and OD practitioner, Maxine focuses on liberating the human element of business through leadership, teamwork and organisational performance.

Moira Nangle

Moira Nangle UK

Moira Nangle

Moira Nangle

Formerly Director of Organisation Development at Virgin Atlantic Airways, Moira is a creative, perceptive OD professional with qualifications in Training, Teaching, Psychotherapy, both one to one and team coaching, and an MSc in Organisation Development. She has Director level experience in all three sectors. Moira has designed, delivered and evaluated OD interventions from Board to Shop-floor level ranging from business strategy to organisation design, new product development, talent management, culture change, and customer service. During the last few years she has worked with senior teams in a coaching or consulting capacity across Europe and in Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Middle East to develop the internal capability and capacity to lead and manage change. Moira is a visiting lecturer in HRM and leadership at City University London, and is also an associate of Roffey Park Leadership Institute where she works primarily in the areas of leadership and change.

Neil Atkinson

Neil Atkinson UK

Neil Atkinson

Neil Atkinson

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.

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

Professor Peter Hawkins

Professor Peter Hawkins UK

Professor Peter Hawkins

Professor Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins is Honorary President of the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). For the last 30 years he has been helping organisations in many parts of the world connect their strategic change, their organizational culture and their leadership development. He has written extensively about leadership, leadership teams, coaching and supervision. Currently his major concern is the growing gap between the increasing and changing challenges for individual and collective leadership and how leadership development is failing to evolve at the same speed. The AoEC Systemic Team Coaching suite of programmes, diagnostic tool and coaching are based on Peter’s 5 Disciplines model which in used internationally. He regularly blogs and publishes papers on these and other topics. He also is also Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School University of Reading UK and Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group, visiting professor at the universities of Bath and Oxford Brookes, chairs Renewal Associates and is enjoyably kept busy by his wife, three children and their partners, five grandchildren, and numerous hens, sheep, goats, steers and guinea fowl and large gardens where he lives on the edge of Bath in the UK.