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.
People who work with Alasdair often describe his as motivated, curious, and affiliative. He is passionate about helping people achieve their potential and works with them to visualise this in a vivid manner. Clients say that he challenges them, but remains supportive, and this helps them to find their own path to an objective. He applies creative coaching tools to help people explore their situation from different perspectives and discover new steps forward. Alasdair can draw on his background of leadership and management roles in over 20 years in chemical and media industries to provide consultancy support to clients.
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 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.
Anne Shiels is an Executive Coach and Team Coach. She works with executives and senior leaders who want to get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behaviour. Her work includes 1 to 1 coaching with senior executives, often engaging key stakeholders in the process, as well as systemic team coaching with senior teams to improve their effectiveness.
Anne is a former Executive Director with multiple sector experience in both FTSE 100 and privately-owned companies including Retail, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Financial Services and FMCG.
She brings a pragmatic and commercial focus to her work and builds strong relationships underpinned by the strength and courage to pose the insightful and thought-provoking questions that lead to change.
Anne coaches clients in the UK, USA and Europe. Her recent assignments include sectors such as legal, financial services retail, manufacturing, logistics, higher education and an international FMCG company
Chief Consultant Coach
Having coached teams and individuals for 20+ years, I offer a broad range of experience across multiple industries. I passionately believe that everyone deserves to be led well and work with prospective coaches and clients to enable this purpose.
My most recent work has involved leading coaching development for middle managers across the globe with a FTSE 100 company. I relish a challenge and love to work with others who do too. My first career was in the military. I have two coaching diplomas (Exec and Team) and an MA in organisational learning.
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
Consultant Coach & Faculty
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 Engine, 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.
John is an accredited Systemic Team Coach and Executive Coach working with leaders and senior teams, both in the UK and internationally. He has a background in the cut and thrust of the world of business, gained in global organisations, SMEs and start-ups, and moved into coaching and leadership development around 10 years ago. John is passionate about being an agent of positive change, drawing on his fascination with the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of people and organisations, which informs what makes them the way they are – and, perhaps most importantly, what they could be.
“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.
Head 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.
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.
Consultant Coach & Faculty
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 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. Connect with Kay.
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 BoD) seeking to rapidly establish more efficient and effective channels of communication. Her earlier working life was as a journalist and corporate communications director so has plenty of experience in the media, PR, regional and national government and advertising. Much of her coaching work is in the financial and pharma sectors. Other coaching includes working with students and new graduates on high-potential leadership programmes in large companies. She is ICF credentialed and an NLP Master Practitioner. Her pro-bono work includes helping long-term unemployed people establish their own businesses.
Neil worked in the business world as a communications, marketing and digital expert for three decades before moving into coaching and consultancy. As our Director of Team Coaching he oversees all our team coaching learning and consultancy programmes. An accredited and qualified AoEC Advanced Coach, he is passionate about supporting people achieve both business results and personal satisfaction, and helping teams identify the unique value they bring to their organisations. Neil has studied positive psychology and mindfulness/meditation and created training programmes in wellbeing and resilience. He brings these interests to his practice as well as his personal life.
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
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.
Rachel is an experienced and ICF accredited executive coach and facilitator, providing executive, leadership and transition coaching to individuals and organisations, and running workshops and trainings across a range of topics. She also develops new coaches, provides coaching supervision for coaches and mentoring for ICF credentialing.
Rachel is versatile in her approach. She draws on a breadth of psychological approaches, research and coaching techniques to add depth to her work. Her clients describe her as warm, professional and down to earth, able to work collaboratively to get the best results, helping her clients to see the bigger picture as well as deal with the detail.
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.
Vanessa is passionate about the transformation of senior people, has over 20 years coaching experience and Master level coaching qualifications. She enables senior leaders to be at their best: to shine with confidence and skilfully exert more influence. To better navigate relationships and complexity. To expertly deal with change and conflict, securing more & more success. This is transformational leadership coaching: making breakthroughs in understanding, finding the confidence to let go of limiting beliefs, engaging with creativity and courageously walking a bold path. She specialises in one to one & team coaching of senior executives: to deliver higher value to their business. Coachees describe her as very insightful, quickly building trust, sharply focussed on real outcomes and carefully balancing challenge and support to catalyse results. Vanessa is professionally accredited by the AoEC and iCF.