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Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching UK
Practitioner Diploma Faculty
Anne-Marie Rowson UK
“As a coach I get a huge kick out of seeing an individual tap into their own personal power and really start to increase their effectiveness, not only in the workplace, but in all aspects of their life. I aim to bring a mixture of curiosity, challenge, compassion and courage to my coaching practice and am constantly learning from my clients.” Anne-Marie began her career in the military and later trained as a business psychologist, working as an external consultant before moving into a series of internal roles focused on leadership and executive development. She has lived and worked internationally and has experienced many different aspects of corporate life including acquisitions, corporate renewal, and transformational change. Working independently for almost a decade, Anne-Marie is a graduate of the AoEC Advanced Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching and works with leaders from many different types of organisations, both large and small, private and public. She lives in South Somerset and can frequently be found walking along the South West coastal paths or in the hills in Wales, whizzing around on her motorbike or pottering in her garden.
George Warren UK
Based in Wales, George is an ICF accredited executive coach, facilitator and consultant. After a year living in Argentina, George enjoyed nine years in senior management positions in the travel industry. It was here that he noticed that, each time after being coached, he felt unstoppable, that he could tackle any problem. Following up his interest, he studied and practiced coaching, enjoying the challenge of introducing a coaching culture and style to businesses. It was while attending the AoEC’s Practitioner Diploma program that he realised coaching was in his bones. He set up his own practice shortly after graduating, and hasn’t looked back since. An internationalist at heart, George loves nothing more than understanding different cultures and approaches. He has coached clients across Europe, Asia, North and South America, Australasia and Africa. He is deeply passionate about the topics of confidence, potential and enjoying a life and career in line with one’s values.
Joan van den Brink UK
Joan van den Brink
Joan’s life purpose is to create intimate environments so that people thrive. This acts as her north star in all her work and interactions with others. She has extensive experience in working with organizations as a senior manager, executive and as a consultant. She has specialised in leadership and talent since 2001 and been an executive coach for over 15 years. Prior to her consulting experience, Joan has enjoyed an eclectic career spanning Marketing, Operations, HR & Communications. Her expertise lies in working with teams and individuals in creating bespoke solutions to specific people needs that range from enhancing team effectiveness through building more trust and intimacy to creating and implementing people capability frameworks to develop desired skills in organisational transformations. She has extensive experience of working in the field of diversity and inclusion to facilitate the development of less favoured groups within organisations. Joan has a strong track record in building trusted advisor relationships and supporting others to grow and develop. In addition to her people consulting work, Joan is an author, executive coach and coach supervisor.
John Gray UK
“My role as AoEC faculty allows me to combine my experience in coaching with my enthusiasm for supporting people in their professional development and personal awareness and change. I bring empathy and insight to working with those in their learning journeys, for them to find their ideal coaching model and approach.” Originally qualifying and practising as a solicitor, John has also worked at the at the Quaker United Nations Office in Geneva, in grassroots peace-building in Burundi, and establishing and leading a community mediation service. Since 2001 he has been freelance offering organisational consultancy and facilitation, non-managerial supervision, and also latterly coaching. He has also developed and developed a number of professional development programmes and initiatives, including supervision kills, effective conflict skills, team building, reflective practice, managing change, and globally responsible leadership skills and practice. His coaching practice is with leaders and leadership teams, in a wide range of local, national and international organisations. In addition to his coaching, and his faculty role with AoEC, John is a part-time lecturer in leadership and management at the University of York’s Centre for Applied Human Rights. John’s qualifications include: · Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching · Diploma in the work of the Change Agent · Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Groupwork Skills) · Certificate in Management and Leadership · Accredited Executive Coach – AoEC
Lucy Tulloch UK
Lucy is an experienced executive and team coach with a 20-year career in specialist travel and tour operations. With a Post Graduate Certification in Business and Personal Coaching, Lucy's determination to help individuals and teams optimise their performance, find fulfilment in their work, and take control of their careers led her to start her own coaching practice. With a natural blend of warmth, challenge, support, and fun, Lucy's coaching approach is highly effective. She brings to her coaching, her exposure to significant business growth, a solution-focused mindset and practical experience of change management. Lucy's passion for travel extends to working with clients globally in industries such as travel, education, financial services, tech, and recruitment. She has continued to enhance her coaching expertise by studying high-performance team coaching, wellbeing and stress management as well as CBT for Coaching. Lucy lives in Oxfordshire with her young family and enjoys cooking and long dog walks in her free time.
Neil Mackinnon UK
Neil is a coach and consultant based in London. Following an early career as a professional musician, Neil transitioned into the business side of the cultural sector. He ultimately spent 12 years at London’s Southbank Centre, the UK’s largest arts centre, in a series of increasingly senior management roles. He first worked with a coach in 2013 and found the experience transformational, resonating deeply with his lifelong fascination with personal development, growth and effectiveness. This experience instigated an odyssey of exploring coaching through a learning cycle of reading, experiencing and practicing. He brought coaching as a style of leadership into his work at Southbank Centre and began gradually building a 1:1 practice externally towards the end of his time with the orgainsation. Neil has trained with RD1st and is a graduate of the AoEC’s Practitioner Diploma program. He is passionate about supporting people to connect with their personal agency, get specific about what they want and become the best version of themselves as they go on the adventure towards getting it.
Sarah Carrington UK
Sarah is our Head of Education and 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 organisation. 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 Advanced 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.
Sue Reynolds UK
Sue Reynolds has over 20 years Human Resources experience in Business Partnership, Global Reward, Learning & Development, Organisational Effectiveness and Generalist HR. She is Senior Director for Pfizer’s Global Innovative Pharma Business with responsibility for the emerging and developed countries of the European & the Africa/Middle East Regions. Her focus is on culture, employee engagement, talent management, leadership development and organisational change. Previously Sue worked at Age Concern England. Sue is studying psychology and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. Friends, family and fitness are priorities along with a passion for her life-time interest in horses and more recently, in learning to dance.
Susie Bourne UK
Susie is an AoEC Accredited Associate Executive Coach and Accrediated Team Coach with 15 years of marketing experience at a senior level. She has held roles including Marketing Operations Director at the Telegraph Media Group and Marketing Director for the Times and Sunday Times. She has managed teams of up to 30 and her business expertise includes managing change, strategy, business planning, problem-solving, the creation of training and development programmes for 250+ people, introducing new processes and shaping the culture within newly formed teams. Susie also brings an extra set of skills to the world of business because as well as being a fully qualified Executive Coach she is also a trained, working actress with many high profile adverts and theatre work under her belt.
Valérie Weston UK
Valérie is a member of faculty for the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching. She is an ICF certified executive coach, coach mentor and leadership consultant, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of people development. Committed to helping individuals and teams make the most of their talents, Valérie believes in mixing lightness and depth to create a supportive yet challenging environment where people can explore, reflect and grow. She has coached and trained executives at all levels from junior managers to managing directors and her clients include DuPont, PwC, HSBC, the World Health Organisation, Smiths Group, Forum for the Future, Concern Universal, Ardagh and Buckingham Palace. Valérie previously held senior leadership and global commercial management roles at a FTSE 100 company and was a volunteer with VSO in Africa. Her coaching roles and qualifications include: - Practitioner Diploma in Executive coaching (AoEC) -Team coaching certificate (AoEC) -Master trainer in coaching / management programmes (HSBC) -Co-active Coach (Coaches Training Institute) -Executive coach and member of faculty for HSBC University, the CIPD and the Leadership Trust. A dual French and British citizen, Valérie is happy to work in French or English.