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 is the CEO of Culture at Work and Performance Coach Training, which she founded with Sir John Whitmore; an Honorary Life Fellow, Global Advisory Panellist, and former Head of Professional Standards & Excellence at the Association for Coaching; an elected Fellow of the ILM; and a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association. Carol has won or been nominated for numerous awards, including the Association’s, ‘Influence in Coaching’ and ‘Impact in Coaching’; ‘Change Leader of Tomorrow’ by HRD Mumbai; and a Literati Network Award for Excellence. She authored “Performance Coaching: a Complete Guide to Best Practice Coaching and Training” (2014) featuring forewords by Sir John Whitmore and Sir Richard Branson, with whom she once worked at board level, and “The Work and Life of David Grove; Clean Language & Emergent Knowledge” (2017). She has contributed to five other books and has published over 60 articles. Carol’s stated purpose is to make coaching skills training available to as many people as possible, regardless of their ability to pay. To this end she is a Trustee of the MOE Foundation and provides free training to the African Prisons Project. www.coachingcultureatwork.com
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 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 www.itsnlp.com
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 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.
Dr Paul Brown is Faculty Professor, Organizational Neuroscience, Monarch Business School Switzerland; external Advisor, International Energy & Research Centre, the Tyndall National Institute, University of Cork; Senior Adviser, the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, Hanoi; Honorary Chairman of the Vietnam Consulting Group, Saigon; International Director of SIRTailors, Saigon. A clinical and organisational psychologist and executive coach, his main focus is in creating a General Theory of the Individual and the Organization based upon mapping how energy flows or gets blocked in the pursuit of profit or other outcomes within the organisational system. He has recently co-authored Neuropsychology for Coaches: understanding the basics (2012) McGraw-Hill/Open University Press; River Dragon (a novel, 2014); Neuroscience for Leadership: harnessing the brain gain advantage (2015) Palgrave Macmillan; and The Fear-Free Organization (2015) Kogan Page.
Paul is the Association for Coaching’s Global Ambassador, Applied Neuroscience. He lives in Vietnam returning to the UK once a quarter.