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Dr. Anthony Grant PhD BA (Hons)

Dr Anthony M Grant is recognized as a pioneer of Coaching Psychology and evidence-based approaches to coaching. He is the Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney. He has written six books on evidence-based coaching and has over sixty coaching-related publications in the peer-reviewed and professional press, including six randomized controlled coaching outcome studies. In 2007 Anthony was awarded the British Psychological Society Award for outstanding professional and scientific contribution to Coaching Psychology (Special Group in Coaching Psychology), and in 2009 he was awarded the "Vision of Excellence Award" from Harvard University (McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School) for his pioneering work in helping to develop a scientific foundation to coaching. He is both a practitioner and a researcher.

Carol Kauffman

Carol Kauffman, PhD PCC, is an executive coach and supervisor who has logged over 38,000 hours of coaching and psychotherapy sessions. She is Founder and Director of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University where she is an Assistant Clinical Professor. Dr. Kauffman is also Chair of the annual Harvard Coaching Conference and International Coaching Research Forum. In the UK she is Chief Supervisor of Meyler Campbell Ltd, coaching programme and a Founder of Attain Partners, an international executive performance & leadership consultancy. She was the founding Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory Research and Practice.

Carol Wilson

Carol Wilson is Managing Director of Performance Coach. A professional speaker, writer and broadcaster, Carol works with organizations all over the world, including IKEA, BBC, NCR, Arts Council England, and various schools and county councils, advising and implementing strategies to create a coaching culture and provides coach training for individuals in foundation and advanced skills. Carol was nominated for the AC Awards 'Influence in Coaching' and 'Impact in Coaching', writes a monthly column for Training Journal and is the author of 'Best Practice in Performance Coaching: A Handbook for Leaders, Coaches, HR Professionals and Organizations' (2007 Kogan Page).

Dr. Geoffrey Abbott, PhD

Geoffrey Abbott, PhD is an experienced executive coach, coach-trainer, consultant, educator and author. His expertise is in global coaching, people development, and complexity. Geoff is currently Director of Executive Coaching in the Graduate School of Business with Queensland University of Technology in Australia. In this role he uses coaching methodologies to facilitate learning in masters programs and corporate leadership development initiatives. He also facilitates various leadership and personal development units. He coaches executives and provides coaching education through his company – the Centre for International Business Coaching. Geoff is co-editor of The Routledge Companion to International Business Coaching (Moral and Abbott, 2011). He has written extensively on cross cultural and global coaching, including chapters in many recent handbooks including the Association for Coaching publication Excellence in Coaching (Passmore, 2012). Geoff has ten years’ experience managing corporate strategy with the Special Broadcasting Service (Australia).

Ian McDermott

Ian McDermott is the man who brought NLP to coaching. This pioneering work has won worldwide acclaim. He has trained a generation of European coaches and, together with his company ITS, he collaborates with over 100 of the world's top organizations. Yet he continues to coach individuals and remains committed to making his expertise widely available. To that end he is a prolific author, Visiting Faculty at Henley Business School and a global leader in disseminating the coaching approach. "My greatest inspiration continues to be the individuals whom I coach and who train with me... I never cease to be amazed by people's magnificence." Reach Ian through

Oliver Johnston

Oliver Johnston was Founding Chair of AC Ireland and in 2009 was made an Honorary Life Member. He is Director of Leadership Development and Coaching, Penna Ireland. As a coach Oliver works mainly with CEOs and Directors. His main interest is in 'Inspirational Coaching at the Performance Edge' which he presented at the AC Scotland Conference and at the AC International Conference 2008. He is also a professional mediator and was Inaugural Chair of the Mediation Network in Northern Ireland.


Philippe Rosinski

Philippe Rosinski is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the author of Coaching Across Cultures and Global Coaching (2010), described as "having moved the art and science of coaching to a new level". Philippe is principal of Rosinski & Company (Brussels), an international network organization that helps leaders, teams and organizations unleash their human potential to achieve sustainable and meaningful success. A Master of Science from Stanford University, Philippe is a professor in the MBA program for global managers at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan.

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol FAC FBACP FIHPE FISMA FRSA

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD is Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching, London, UK. In 2001 he became the UK’s first Visiting Professor of Work Based Learning and Stress Management at the Institute for Work Based Learning, Middlesex University. In the 2000s he was an Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University and in 2005, he set up the UK’s first Coaching Psychology Unit based in the Psychology Department. He is an Honorary Consultant Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stephen is an award winning Chartered Psychologist, an APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor, International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor. He is President of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Honorary President and Honorary Fellow of the International Stress Management Association, Honorary Fellow and former President of the Association for Coaching. He is publisher of the Coaching at Work magazine. Stephen has written/edited over 40 books including the Handbook of Coaching Psychology (with Whybrow) and has a further 6 books (with Gyllensten) on Psychological Stress, Resilience and Wellbeing being published by Sage in September, 2015. His interests include coastal walking, art and jazz.

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