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The 7 Steps

To Become a Highly Successful Coach

About The Coaching Academy

Established in 1999, The Coaching Academy is now the largest training organisation of its kind in the world.

We're incredibly proud of the reputation we've developed since opening our doors. We started when coaching was a relatively new phenomenon and there weren't any other UK based training organisations for coaches. Now we find ourselves at the forefront of coach training and chosen by more people who want to professionally train in the practical skills of coaching than any other organisation.

"98% of attendees on our live training days rate the experience as above average or excellent"

Your training with us will always be instructive, informative and enjoyable and our team of trainers are hand-picked from the cream of the UK's finest coaches. They are all second to none and all bring with them a wealth of experience and qualifications.

Our MD Bev James, trained with The Coaching Academy herself, attending one of our free 2 day coaching courses back in 2005. Having experience as a delegate and a student of The Coaching Academy, there is no one more committed to ensuring our delivery is world class.

Our head office is based in Chiswick, London but our training takes place in various, carefully selected venues across the UK. We look forward to meeting you soon!

The Coaching Academy Limited, a company registered in England, with registered number 03935541 and with its registered office at Gable House, 18-24 Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick, London, W4 1QP

Bev James - CEO

I'm extremely proud of the team of trainers we have at The Coaching Academy. One of the most important things to know is that they are all successful coaches in their own right, working with a wide variety of personal clients, organizations and businesses. This means that apart from being excellent communicators and educators, they are great role models too. You will have the confidence of knowing you are learning from people who can walk the walk as well as talk the talk!

Many of them, myself included began their coaching journey as students with The Coaching Academy, which means they are able to give really clear examples of how you can develop your career as a professional coach or enhance the job you currently by implementing your coaching skills once you have trained and qualified with us.

Bev James - CEO

I'm extremely proud of the team of trainers we have at The Coaching Academy. One of the most important things to know is that they are all successful coaches in their own right, working with a wide variety of personal clients, organizations and businesses. This means that apart from being excellent communicators and educators, they are great role models too. You will have the confidence of knowing you are learning from people who can walk the walk as well as talk the talk!

Many of them, myself included began their coaching journey as students with The Coaching Academy, which means they are able to give really clear examples of how you can develop your career as a professional coach or enhance the job you currently by implementing your coaching skills once you have trained and qualified with us.

Meet the Trainers

Ann Skidmore

Ann Skidmore

Ann was on the very 1st Coaching Academy programme when she was a Corporate head of Human Resources. She quickly found her coaching niche in coaching leaders and high performing teams to achieve their goals successfully and has had her own coaching business since 1998.

Kris Robertson

Kris Robertson

Kris is passionate about the cornerstones of good coaching skills and his high energy and humorous training style ensures that delegates on his days take away a wealth of learning and development but have fun at the same time!

Pam Lidford

Pam Lidford

Pam is one of the top confidence coaches in the country. She is a performance and results orientated coach who uses her business and corporate experience to work closely with a large variety of well-known companies.

Sarah Urquhart

Sarah Urquhart

I first experienced coaching when I sought help for my own career development, and after a successful sales and marketing career at Estee Lauder Cosmetics, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishers and major sporting events.

Dave Pill

Dave Pill

Dave is a DISC Personality Profiling Master trainer and has delivered DISC training sessions throughout the world. A qualified Teacher, Lecturer, Coach, NLP Practitioner, Dave has amassed a phenomenal amount of hands-on experience including; 10 years in teaching and lecturing followed by 15 years as a business owner and a further 6 years working as a consultant with a string of large successful Organisations including First Leisure PLC, Whitbread PLC and Bourne Leisure.

Merete Langler

Merete Langler

Merete is a fully qualified Master Coach and NLP Practitioner with her own business. In her work with Small Business owners she helps them develop their plans, ideas and strategies , from time management through to handling staff issues and major business choices.

Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

Andrew has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in operational development and is undoubtedly a leader at helping clients overcome obstacles that get in the way of their business vision.

Mike Blissett

Mike Blissett

Mike is a certified Personal Performance Coach, Trainer & Master Practitioner of NLP, and Clinical and Sports Hypnotherapist. He’s a Coach Trainer with The Coaching Academy, a keynote speaker, and has been a coach since 2003.

Ruth Morris

Ruth Morris

Ruth is highly experienced in the field of ‘Professional Development’ and is passionate about helping others to achieve their potential and aspirations.

Lorraine Thomas

Lorraine Thomas

Lorraine is used as a parenting expert by Tesco and gives expert advice on The Times Parenting Panel. She's regularly asked to write about and comment on parenting issues in the national media.

Abi Lucas

Abi Lucas

Abi is both an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. She has trained as a Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist (CBT), has a Ph.D in Psychology, a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and works as a research psychologist.

Dawn Harvey

Dawn Harvey

I have been involved in coaching since 1996 and started my own coaching and training business in 2005. I specialise in leadership, communication and commercial awareness and am involved in developing coaching cultures within the NHS.

Lizz Jones

Lizz Jones

Being a Business Coach enables me to combine my love of business with my passion for coaching. I work with business owners and entrepreneurs from a wide range of business sectors.

Susan Grandfield

Susan Grandfield

Through my coaching and training business, I work with individuals and teams in organisations to increase their self-awareness and enable them to make changes in their thoughts, behaviours and attitudes in order to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.

John Perry

John Perry

John blends highly effective one-to-one coaching and counselling skills with a strong knowledge-based facilitation approach. He has particular capabilities in the areas of stress management, time management and inter-personal skills.

Paula Dijoux

Paula Dijoux

Paula provides corporate and personal development coaching though her own successful coaching business. With a background in large hospitality corporations managing takeovers, restructures, mergers and the ensuing cultural change.

Jacky Leonard

Jacky Leonard

Jacky Leonard is a freelance Learning and Development Consultant with a proven track record in facilitating pragmatic, cost effective and sustainable solutions for her clients.

Simon Drury

Simon Drury

Business Psychologist, Corporate Mentor and Coach, Trainer, Speaker and nearly an Author!


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