AoEC Scotland

AoEC Scotland

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AoEC Scotland works passionately to provide the highest quality coach training for individuals and organisations as well as offering professional coaching and consultancy services.

A major player in raising the standards of the coaching industry, our coach training programmes are accredited by the industry’s leading professional bodies the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Association for Coaching (AC) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). 

Training managers and in-house coaches to become more effective at improving individual and team performance, from foundation coaching skills through to becoming an accredited coach, we will support you whatever stage you are at. AoEC Scotland also boasts a thriving and active Alumni pool of accredited coaches that are keen to continue to develop and network together to raise awareness of the power of coaching within the workplace.

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Meet The Team

Kay Young

Kay Young Consultant Coach & Faculty

Kay Young

Kay Young

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.

John Gray

John Gray Faculty

John Gray

John Gray

“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

Sue Burston

Sue Burston Head of Operations

Sue Burston

Sue Burston

Sue joined the AoEC in 2007 and is now Head of Operations and also the Programme Manager for our Coaching Skills Certificate and Practitioner Diploma programmes. In addition she’s involved with our Corporate work and other ongoing projects. Before joining the AoEC, Sue spent 19 years with the BBC in a number of finance and admin roles within the local, national and international Newsrooms. Here she gained invaluable experience of working with a wide range of people and situations and dealing with some very complex admin and finance systems.

Karen Smart

Karen Smart Head of Consultancy

Karen Smart

Karen Smart

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.

For Coaching Skills Certificate and Practitioner Diploma Enquiries:

Sue Burston 
+44 (0)20 7127 5125
sue.burston@aoec.com

In House Training, Coaching or Consultancy:

Karen Smart
+44 (0)20 7127 5125
karen.smart@aoec.com