AC London Coaching Exchange: AC Big Conversations for Coaches
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AC London Coaching Exchange: AC Big Conversations for Coaches

The Association for Coaching (AC) is pleased to welcome Hetty Einzig, Neil Scotton, Liz Rivers & Alister Scott, along with other coaches, to bring a café conversation style event. The event has been designed to provoke, support, and challenge our coaching. Things are moving fast in our world, which has been described as VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) and the challenges for leaders are great. Members £50 [Ex VAT] Non-Members £70 [Ex VAT].

When: Wednesday 15th January 2020
1:00pm Start - 5:00pm Finish
Where: CIWEM Venue
106 - 109 Saffron Hill
London EC1N 8QS
United Kingdom
Contact: Sally Bullock

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Hetty Einzig, Neil Scotton, Liz Rivers & Alister Scott


Things are moving fast in our VUCA world and likewise in the coaching world.

There is a need for an open space for people to speak openly and honestly about what the changes in the world are bringing up for them. And there is a need to act. We know that coaches are also looking for guidance on what to do and how to respond to the challenges. Some coaches are responding to this need with bold actions - see the initiatives of Zoe Cohen & Alison Whybrow, Linda Aspey, Charly Cox, Peter Hawkins for example and Hetty’s book, The Future of Coaching: vision, leadership and responsibility in a transforming world.

Context: The Role Of Coaching Today 

The challenges humanity and planet face today are entangled, complex and urgent. We believe coaches have a critical role to play at this time. 

For example, in the financial sector: “As financial policymakers and prudential supervisors we cannot ignore the obvious physical risks before our eyes. Climate change is a global problem, which requires global solutions, in which the whole financial sector has a central role to play...If some companies and industries fail to adjust to this new world, they will fail to exist,” (Mark Carney governor of Bank of England) 

Coaches provide the space for clients to face difficult emotions and unhelpful assumptions. We also help them access their strengths, their vision and their will to action. Furthermore, we help our clients build practical strategies to address what needs to be done: the personal and structural adaptations to be made in response to the demands of Big Change. This is our job! Coaching is more relevant than ever.


We will explore together how as coaches we can equip ourselves, and those we work with, to engage in the work of what Jem Bendell calls Deep Adaptation.

The Association of Coaching has always been at the forefront of engaging with the latest ideas in the field and with promoting and supporting coaching’s contribution to society and global challenges.

This Big Conversation for Coaches will address some of the following topics:

  • Climate Change
  • 2nd Stage Diversity & Inclusion eg: Women and Men working Together
  • Regenerative Coaching
  • Dealing with the anger, denial, grief, shame that comes up for clients and ourselves as we address these issues
  • Coaching for the new generation
  • Legacy Thinking
  • Coach as Catalyst



There will be 3 short presentations by 3 renowned coaches on 3 different topics that are relevant, of the moment and provocative. These will be followed by café conversations to enable all to participate. As coaching professionals we will listen, share latest thoughts and our feelings, challenge and support each other. We will also address what we wish for from our professional bodies and what our role is as coaches as we step up to partner with leaders in increasingly demanding coaching situations.

The AC provides the space and support for coaches to face their own challenges and emotions and to develop their skills, vision and responsibility for these fast-moving and troubled times.

Please join us for this Big Conversation for Coaches – come prepared to listen, talk, share and learn – together!

Speaker Bio

Hetty Einzig: Hetty has 25 years transpersonal psychology and executive coaching experience, leadership development and has influenced large organisational culture change. Her key areas of focus: women’s leadership; somatic intelligence; regenerative coaching for contribution; 2nd phase diversity  and inclusion. She as an author and journalist; an deditor of Coaching Perspectives, the AC global magazine, and author of The Future of Coaching: vision, leadership and responsibility in a transforming world.

Neil Scotton, PCC, spends his working time mainly with The One Leadership Project, supporting organisations, teams, leaders, communities and coaches taking on the challenge of real, positive, systemic change. Then he grows veggies, plays guitar, does tai chi, hugs his family and gets a healthy slice of humble pie working with a charity: A Band of Brothers. He’s a past President of UK ICF. ‘The Little Book of Making Big Change Happen’, co-written with Dr Alister Scott, is currently inspiring catalysts.

Liz Rivers: Leadership coach, former City lawyer, Co-Founder with Hetty Einzig of Purpose Power Presence (programmes for women in leadership),psychotherapist, environmental activist. Key areas of focus: the intersection between gender equality and environmental sustainability, somatic intelligence, women's leadership.

Alister Scott is, with Neil Scotton, Co-Founder of the The One Leadership Project, which supports leaders and team that are making big change happen. Alister is also voluntary Chair of Cuckmere Community Solar in Sussex, which is working, in a world first, to plug a series of community owned solar farms into the railway. He is a thinker-writer-coach-doer on big change and co-author, with Neil, of the acclaimed Little Book Making Big Change Happen. His key focus is on learning as much about big change as possible and using this learning to enable catalysts. Legacy thinking and second phase diversity and inclusion are key to this, as is urgent action on the climate emergency.

Price and Special Offers

As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees is very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.

AC member: £50 + VAT.
Non AC member: £70+ VAT

Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.

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