AoEC UAE are proud to be bringing the world’s most highly accredited executive coach training to the UAE serving GCC countries. AoEC delivers coach training, coaching and consultancy across five continents. Over 11,000 executives and managers have attended AoEC programmes since 1999 from around the globe.

We are very excited to be launching in April 2018 the Systemic Team Coaching Certificate (STCC).

Professor Peter Hawkins, Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School, 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 organisational culture and their leadership development. The AoEC Systemic Team Coaching suite of programmes, diagnostic tool and coaching are based on Peter’s 5 Disciplines model which in used internationally.

We will also be offering AoEC Coaching Skills Certificate and Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programmes. Coaching programmes will be delivered in English, with the potential to be delivered in French or Arabic at a later stage depending on demand.  We will start in UAE and have the ambition to run these programmes in GCC.  For more information, please contact us with your requirements.

These programmes provide participants with an opportunity to develop as executive coaches.  We believe in experiential learning and provide an environment that includes an interactive and online platform.

With an estimated 89% of coach practitioners who have attended accredited or approved coach-specific training through a training programme or university, it has over recent years become abundantly clear that credibility is important to coach practitioners. Personal accreditation or credentials aren’t only important to coaches, however, it is important to organisations as well, with a reported 83% of coaching clients that expect a credential from their coach practitioner.

The Practitioner Diploma is one of the leading executive coach training programmes accredited by the professional coach-accrediting bodies: Association for Coaching (AC), the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

By bringing AoEC accredited coach training programmes to the UAE serving GCC and Levant regions, this will support the continuous professional development of existing external certified coaches who provide one-to-one coaching or team coaching, train new certified executive coaches, help build internal coaching skills’ capability for HR, Learning & Development and Talent Management professionals, and help managers and leaders develop coaching skills part of their management and leadership development.

We believe in coaching you to be a coach.  Becoming the best you can be.  We do not just teach theory and methodology.  We work with you to identify and develop your own model.  Your own style.  Your own signature presence.

Coaching is a key developmental intervention for leaders in today’s ever complex and changing talent market. Contact us to know more about our programmes.

Course Information

Virtual Coaching Skills Certificate – UAE

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Virtual Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – UAE

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Systemic Team Coaching Certificate – UAE

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Gestalt Coaching Skills Workshop – UAE

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Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching – Beirut

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Meet The Team

Leila Rezaiguia


Head of AoEC UAE
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kompass Consultancy

Leila is a dynamic strategic human development professional, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a qualified Executive, Career, Life and Relationship Systems Coach (ORSC) and NLP Master Business Practitioner.

Leila is renowned for her high energy, passion, fun, enthusiasm and loves working with people from different cultures and backgrounds. She relishes finding practical and creative ways to improve performance and maximise personal and organisational potential.

For the past four and a half years, Leila’s role has been building a successful innovative global talent management consultancy who specialise in enabling individuals, organisations and educational institutions to achieve performance excellence and career success. She has contributed to building strong relationships with international strategic partners based in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Australia, with clients spanning across all cultures, age groups and at all levels of business, education and the sporting world.

Leila has worked in the UK, Europe, MENA, Turkey and Asia both in public and private sectors. She has 20 years International Experience across the following sectors: Government, Semi Government, Global Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Energy, Real Estate, HR Consultancy, Higher and Executive Education, FMCG, Manufacturing, Power Plant, Healthcare, Transportation, Retail and Hospitality.

Leila’s areas of interest and expertise are: Coaching, Women in Leadership, Mentoring, Talent Management and Organisational Development. She is passionate about Individual and Team coaching and her coaching expertise is: Executive, Career, Team, Leadership and Systems Coaching. Leila coaches in English, Arabic and French.

Leila’s vision is to successfully contribute to the continued growth of the coaching industry in the UAE, GCC and Levant by bringing top notch executive coach training programmes accredited by all major global coach-accrediting bodies: the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC),) The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (APECS).

Ebru Goksu Yildirim


Kompass Associate

Being an executive, leadership and personal branding coach (PCC, CPCC, ORSC), Ebru works with teams and individuals by staying true to her life-purpose of ‘unlocking potential’.

She is creative, growth oriented and a high-achiever. Ebru is passionate about people and maximising their potential. She works with her clients by focusing on their ‘being and doing’. She truly believes this is the path to transformation.

Ebru has been in the Middle East region for over 10 years, and comes with over 15 years Marketing Communication experience which she gained in Turkey and the Middle East when handling various international, regional and local blue-chip accounts.

Gaj Ravichandra

Reg Psych, MComm, MAICD

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kompass Consultancy.

Gaj is passionate about the improvement of people. For over 17 years as a Registered Psychologist, Gaj has worked with organisations to formulate and deliver on solutions that enhance talent management initiatives and leadership capability.

Gaj has supported organisations across multiple industries and cultures to identify, select, develop and retain talent. As a Peak Performance coach, Gaj assists leading individuals, sporting teams and educational institutions to enhance and maximise their potential and performance regardless of their job position or industry.

Specifically, Gaj has been involved with Leadership & Talent Management Programmes, Executive, Career and Performance Coaching, Assessment, Mentoring & Employee Engagement.

Gaj has experience in the following industries: Finance, Healthcare, Aviation, Technology, Industrial, Education, Government, Oil & Gas, Construction, Luxury Retail & Telecoms.

For all enquiries:

Leila Rezaiguia
Tel: +971 (0) 55 327 3331

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Available Courses

Coaching Skills Certificate

VIRTUAL: 8 – 9 May 2020

AED 3,600 + 5% VAT

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Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching

VIRTUAL: 15 May – 8 August 2020

AED 24,780 (incl. 5% VAT) – Earlybird and payment plans available

Dubai: 18 September – 18 December 2020

AED 26,250 (incl. 5% VAT) – Earlybird and payment plans available

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Systemic Team Coaching® Certificate

1 – 3 October 2020

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Gestalt Coaching Skills Workshop

no date currently available

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The Gestalt Coaching Skills Workshop is approved for 12 CCEUs by the ICF.

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