The International Coaching Awards 2016 was a fantastic evening to celebrate the success and remarkable achievements of The Coaching Academy Coaches. Well done to all the amazing Coaches who were nominated for an award. We're so proud to see that so many of you are doing wonderful work and are a real credit to The Coaching industry.

Without further ado... the winners for The International Coaching Academy Awards 2016 are...

Executive Coach – Claire Cahill (Accendo Coaching)

Since qualifying in 2012 Claire has worked with a number of managers in small, medium and large organisations helping them to coach their teams more effectively, develop their skills and tailored workshops around their needs. She has continually invested into her CPD with further study and is a treasurer of the 3 shires coaching group, she also recently published a book titled: ‘Empowering Employee Engagement - How to Ignite your team for peak performance’ which is centred around the coaching framework and tools that she has successfully applied to motivate employee performance.

Best Newcomer of the year – Ali Shaw (Ad-coaching)

After a successful 20 years as a television presenter, which includes presenting the ITV national news, Daybreak and Sky Sports News, Ali was approached to share her experience, and train young presenters and it was at this time that she discovered her passion for Coaching. Ali Shaw attained a distinction in her Personal Performance Diploma within a space of 8 months and since qualifying has already made significant strides in getting her Confidence Coaching business up and running, alongside investing into expanding her skillset with continual professional development.

Small Business Coach – Rita Chowdhry (Savran)

Having won the ‘best newcomer award’ in 2015, Rita has gone from strength to strength and has continued to grow her business with her unique trademarked framework ‘SAVVI’ - to facilitate positive change. Rita has gone on to help businesses develop their people, identify blind spots in how they manage and run their businesses through the power of coaching. She has worked with smaller businesses and larger well known ones such as the met police, KFC and Hallmark care homes. Rita has also invested extensively into her CPD and is a member of a number of networking groups and membership bodies and recently won an award for ‘best coach’ at The BEST Business Women Awards.

Coaching for a cause award – Meg Batch (Active Plus)

Meg volunteers with an organisation called Active plus, who take wounded, injured and sick (WIS) military veterans on as volunteer facilitators. Clients come from a wide variety of sources, eg Mental Health organisations, self-referrals, Job Centre, GPs surgeries, local councils –with one thing in common – they are all at rock bottom. Through a combination of practical exercises and life-coaching principles, they learn to come to terms with their challenges and to believe in themselves again. Previously working with the RAF, Skill force and developing programmes for formerly homeless 16-25 yr olds Meg epitomises the benefits of coaching and is a role model for coaching for a cause.

NLP Practitioner of the year – Miranda Adams (Mirala Health)

Qualifying as an NLP Practitioner in 2013 and specialising in healthy recovery for 12 years, Miranda works with people with illness and disability challenges in order to live a life of possibility. Blending together her skills of training, health recovery coaching, nutritional planning and NLP, Miranda Is focused on developing health success plans for her clients. Having previously undergone her own health challenges she is able to emphasise with her clients and regularly runs Coaching groups to assist individuals to improve and overcome their health challenges.

International Coach of the year – Christelle Maignan (Coaching For Translators)

Since qualifying in 2014, Christelle has specialised in coaching freelance translators and interpreters and gone on to promote coaching in the translation industry. Since completing her Personal Performance Diploma she has gone on to further her study, is an active member of The ICF and has completed a number of CPD activities. Having successfully given a number of talks in Norway, London and Prague on a variety of coaching topics, she was recently invited to write an article for the American Translators Association and was featured on their September/October issue of their Chronicle publication allowing her to spread awareness on coaching topics to over 13,000 people in 95 countries.

Life Coach of the Year – David Hare (David Hare Coaching)

David works with both corporate and private clients across the UK and the world ranging from PR and logistics professionals, to start-up business owners and those from the film and theatre industries in the UK and Hollywood. His book ‘The Buddha in me, the Buddha in you’ was published by Penguin random house earlier this year helping many to explore the spiritual meaning in their lives. David has been featured on BBC radio London and written a feature about coaching tools for a health publication produced by Holland and Barrett and alongside his coaching and writing, David also uses his coaching skills in a voluntary capacity with a worldwide Buddhist peace movement.

We would also like to congratulate all those who were shortlisted for an International Coaching Award 2016, you are all an inspiration to The Coaching Industry and are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of others.

Shortlisters for an International Coaching award for 2016 were:

  • Brian Tregunna
  • Carole Macdonald
  • Kerri Mansfield
  • William Comet
  • Karen Marshall
  • Michael Young
  • Gwyneth Letherbarrow
  • Anne Adeniyi
  • Sian Rowsell
  • Naomi Campbell
  • Andrea Giraldez
  • Vicki Fennell
  • Deborah Cundy
  • Monica Batsukh
  • Wendy Yorke
  • Denise Mulligan
  • Tanja Spittal
  • Liz Makin
  • Jane Baker
  • Nishi Mehta
  • Penny Whitelock
  • Christopher Catt
  • Steve Jones
  • Debbie Brown
  • Hauwa Abbas
  • Liana Nicolaou Ferrier
  • Fil Biggs
  • Jana Smandrova
  • Aimee Teesdale

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