Coaching Skills Certificate Information Sheet - Ireland and Northern Ireland
AoEC Ireland & Northern Ireland
AoEC Ireland & Northern Ireland
Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching
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AoEC Ireland and Northern Ireland has become a leading force in professionalising the coaching industry.
Working passionately and tirelessly to provide the highest quality coach training for individuals and organisations, we offer the only executive coaching diploma in the country to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).
Together with our highly professional Alumni pool of qualified coaches, we also offer one-to-one coaching, coach supervision, and in-house training to organisations. Our team will work with you to develop your own coaching model and support you to become the best version of yourself with skills designed to help you unlock the potential in your colleagues or clients.
What do others have to say about the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching?
“This programme is an excellent investment to enhance your coaching skills, whether you are a new coach or an experienced executive coach. I highly recommend it.”
Anne Phillipson, Programme Director
“This programme exceeded my expectations at all levels. With rich content and engaging knowledgeable facilitators the programme challenged and inspired me to explore my role as a coach. The exercises and coaching role plays anchored the learning and built a strong dynamic within the group. Great learning that went way beyond the coaching role.”
Grainne McCurry - Head of Leadership & Enterprise Solutions, Invest Northern Ireland
“A highly experiential and challenging programme enhancing your coaching skills, philosophy and attributes. The programme blends theory with practice and affords you opportunities to avail of superb feedback enabling you to grow your coaching approach.”
Nichola Lynagh Education Authority
“This exceeded my expectations in every way, from the facilitation from Wendy and Trudy to the connection within my peer group, the content we covered and the support that I got from the very beginning to the end. Everything was flawless – one of the best programmes I have ever attended. Both Trudy and Wendy are incredibly gifted coaches and inspiring people. I really enjoyed every interaction I had with both of them whether it was during the face to face workshops, tutorials of the 1:1 private calls. They made me feel comfortable from the first day to be myself and really added to the wonderful energy that we had as a peer group. Thank you both so much for everything.”
Regional Head of People Development, EMEA, Global Insurance Company, Ireland
“The AoEC diploma has exceeded my expectations. My understanding of what coaching is all about has really deepened and it has equipped me with a whole new set of coaching tools. The tutors were superb; approachable, knowledgeable, supportive, constructive and honest in their feedback. They made the whole diploma extremely enjoyable. Would highly recommend this course.”
Jane Askin - Learning & Development Manager Kainos Software Ltd, Belfast
“This was an extremely, enlightening, challenging and rewarding course. The facilitators really know their stuff; they are very professional and have a lot of patience – which helps. There were a high number of ‘value-adding’ moments and I find that I am much better equipped and feel re-invigorated as a coach. I would definitely recommend it.”
Colin Pearson, Regional Sales Capability Manager, Bank of Ireland
“I can highly recommend this course to anyone who is committed to becoming an Executive Coach. The standard is high and you will be stretched appropriately to make rapid progress towards achieving your accreditation. Come open-minded and prepared to learn and you will thoroughly enjoy this experience and it will unlock so many new opportunities for your career.”
Jonathan Bloomfield Ph.D - Performance Coach Support2Perform, N. Ireland
“I felt really privileged to be involved in this programme. The caliber of the facilitators and the other people on the course meant that every hour I was learning. I can’t believe my personal development in such a short space of time, and how enjoyable and stimulating I found the whole experience. Thank you Wendy, Trudie and gang for starting me on my road of coaching!”
Julie Dowsett – Programme Manager University College Dublin
Meet The Team
Trudy Arthurs Faculty
As faculty member of the AoEC, I’ve been delivering the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching for eight years in London, Dublin and Northern Ireland. I am currently working with a local charity to support them in developing Coaching and Mentoring Skills (ILM accredited). In 2016-2019 I co-facilitated seven Training-as-Mentor workshops to senior Earth Science academics and practitioners in London, Manchester and Dublin, accredited by the Geological Society of London. I consistently find that once clients have become familiar with the benefits of coaching, they are keen to adapt their own management and leadership styles to include a coaching approach. Reflective, mindful practice is really important to me. I strongly encourage all my clients and students to develop journaling and reflection habits. My own daily meditation, reading and journaling practices have helped me through the peaks and troughs of life, especially the Covid-19 times, and my clients have told me how much they now appreciate these few quiet moments that they have learned to give themselves in the hustle of life as senior leaders in organisations.
Louise Nicholson Faculty
Louise is passionate about empowering individuals and teams to reach their full potential, and in using coaching to achieve this. Louise has a BA (Hons), MSc in International Business & Management, is an AoEC qualified Executive Coach, holds a Certificate in Team Coaching Fundamentals, Systemic Team Coaching & Gestalt Coaching Skills. She is also a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She undertakes regular professional supervision for her coaching practice. Louise spent several years in London working for an international management consultancy which specialised in the field of human motivation. During this time, she worked closely with the principal behavioural scientist and delivered leadership development programmes for senior executives & management teams in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. She has coached individuals & teams from various industries (including Real Estate, Fund Management, Energy, Executive Search, Recruitment, Tech, Banking, PR & Education). As Director of the AoEC in Ireland & a member of Faculty she is committed to sharing best practice and helping others to integrate coaching into their daily management.
Gwynneth Rees-Kenny Faculty
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.