AC Global Advisory Panel

Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better – by achieving positive, lasting change in behaviour: for themselves, their people and their teams.  In 2009, The (London) Times and Forbes, recognized Dr. Goldsmith as one of the fifteen most influential business thinkers in the world.  The American Management Association named him as one of the 50 great thinkers who have influenced the field of management over the past 80 years.  Marshall is a fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources – America's top HR honour. His 31 books include the New York Times best sellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There, a Wall Street Journal #1 business book and winner of the Harold Longman Award for Business Book of the Year.  He is one of a select few executive advisors who have been asked to work with over 120 CEOs and their management teams.

Ian McDermott
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 www.itsnlp.com

 

Carol Kauffman
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, a business 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.

Dr. Anthony Grant PhD BA (Hons)
Dr. Anthony Grant

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.

 

Sir John Whitmore
Sir John Whitmore

Sir John Whitmore is Executive Chairman of Performance Consultants International and the leading specialist in leadership development. Formerly a motor racing champion, he is the pioneer in the development of performance coaching. Having entered the field of coaching 25 years ago, he is rated as the Number One Business Leadership Development Coach by the international press and is credited with having had the most impact on the leadership development coaching profession by various coaching bodies. John is a pre-eminent thinker in leadership and organizational change. John's book, Coaching for Performance, is the best known in the industry globally, having been translated into some 25 languages in all. He is currently acting on advisory committees to the European Commission on traffic safety and driver education, and to the British Army on training and leadership. His passions also include the environment, economic reform and the transformation of education i.e. putting wisdom before knowledge.

 

Professor Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol FAC FBACP FIHPE FISMA FRSA
Professor Stephen Palmer

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.

 

Philippe Rosinski
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.

Oliver Johnston
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. 

Gladeana McMahon
Gladeana McMahon

Gladeana McMahon - Chair Emeritus, AC, UK, is a three time award winning and leading transformational executive coach. An accredited Coach and Therapist she is a founder member of the Association for Coaching, holding the positions of Fellow and Chair, Association for Coaching, UK. A Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Institute of Management Studies, International Stress Management Association and Royal Society of Arts, she is an innovator and one of the UK founders of the increasingly recognized Cognitive Behavioural Coaching model. Gladeana is an internationally published author with 20 books of a popular and academic nature on coaching and counselling to her name.

Carol Wilson
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).

Geoffrey Abbott, PhD
Carol Wilson

Geoffrey Abbott, PhD Geoff 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). He is resident in Brisbane. He travels a lot, speaks some Spanish, plays golf and enjoys cycling, photography, films and reading. Culturally, he identifies as Tasmanian.