The Association for Coaching Podcast Channel

Association for Coaching

Welcome to the AC Podcast Channel. Join our diverse range of hosts as they connect with global thought leaders, coaches, and academics to amplify the voice of the AC Community. We will be engaging in meaningful, engaging, and richly diverse conversations and gain actionable tools to support your personal and professional development.

All Episodes

"What needs to change in the world of coaching for it to take an anti-racist approach?” Drawing on the research report on Racial Justice, Equity and Belonging in Coaching, our guest for this episode, Charmaine Roche, argues that we need to move beyond diversity and inclusion to anti-oppression, liberation, and freedom. She asks, "What if people do not like the table you are inviting them to sit at? Why not redesign the table, or remove the need for one, not just change the composition of the faces that sit around it?”

Nov 22

41 min 11 sec

Charlie Stainforth, Co-Founder and CEO of Circl, a leadership development programme with inclusion at its core, talks with Dr. Alexandra Morgan about building inclusive environments. Charlie explains Circl’s unique approach, why the programme is both accessible and inclusive, and how this practical approach brings diversity to the forefront of leadership development. "Diversity without inclusion is redundant; organizations need to build inclusive environments before they can become more diverse.”

Nov 15

24 min 28 sec

Sunil Jindal, business transformation leader and European Regional Head at Diversio, joins Dr. Alex Morgan in a podcast on measuring, tracking, and improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace and helping organizations become more inclusive. "It is the unique combination of technology and human expertise that allows us to make a meaningful impact with hundreds of organizations globally and at the top level."

Nov 8

32 min 50 sec

Nick Basannavar, Head of Consulting at Included, an impact-led consultancy, joins Dr. Alexandra Morgan in a podcast about implementing strategically embedded inclusion. Nick shares their Maturity Model and explains how inclusion can be used as a methodology to support organizational purpose and ambition. Learn how to practice coaching with inclusivity.

Nov 1

38 min 31 sec

Greg Baker, Executive and Paralympic Coach, joins Dr. Alexandra Morgan in a podcast interview about his coaching journey. Greg explains how he took his high-performance sports experience into executive coaching and the impact this had on coaching leaders and creating robust, high-performance teams.

Oct 25

34 min 43 sec

Julie Scanlon, executive coach, consultant, and training facilitator, joins Dr. Alexandra Morgan in the first episode of our new series, Diversity and Inclusion in Coaching. The word privilege can provoke a defensive response in some people, often hearing it almost as an accusation or a suggestion that life overall is easy for those with privilege. Julia begins by asking, "What is privilege?" and explains how greater personal awareness enhances our relation to privilege as coaches.

Oct 18

30 min 54 sec

“The ecology is still in the room; we are just not paying attention to it.” Professor Peter Hawkins, leading global thought leader, joins George Warren in an inspiring episode drawing our climate coaching series to a close. Peter shares his thoughts on the challenges the world faces and how coaching needs to change to be future-fit and positively contribute to the ecological and social crises.

Oct 11

51 min 41 sec

"Who we are is how we coach." Jackie Arnold, executive & wellbeing coach and Lydia Stevens, executive coach, join George Warren in this contemplative episode on emerging from the global pandemic at different speeds worldwide. This showed how interconnected and vulnerable we are to the things outside of our control and how the pandemic is an early warning of what is present in the world - an unstable climate and increasing biodiversity loss. How do we bring these topics into our coaching practice ethically and sensitively?

Oct 5

48 min 29 sec

Mark Jacobs, Managing Director of SEED Madagascar, an award-winning British charity leading on a wide range of sustainable developments and conservation projects spanning 21 years, joins George Warren for an engaging interview. Mark’s passion and dedication show up in this conversation about the work of SEED and the effects of climate change on the island’s impoverished communities, and how coaching can be part of the solution.

Sep 27

45 min

“Bringing worlds together and recognizing that nature can be found everywhere”. Elizabeth Wainwright, coach, writer, consultant, and Catriona Horey, leadership coach, join George Warren in this nature-inspired episode. Elizabeth and Catriona share the value they find in approaching individual and collective realities through the lens of the natural world.

Sep 20

43 min 59 sec

“If we are to solve the climate crisis, we need to change all the major drivers that make global warming worse.” Andrew Gaines, founder of Inspiring Transition and big picture systems thinker and philosopher, joins George Warren in a podcast about the hugely influential role coaches can play in shifting the trajectory of climate change and creating a life-affirming culture. Learn about the bold vision and innovative communication tools that can enable us all to care about a positive future vastly more effectively.

Sep 13

43 min 44 sec

“If only coaching redefined itself to be for a living earth, rather than just for a successful organization, or individual flourishing…." Alison Whybrow, Josie McLean, and Eve Turner, founders of the Climate Coaching Alliance, join George Warren in this profound conversation about their personal and professional journeys, from the conception of the global CCA in 2019 to the active community of 1200 members it has today.

Sep 6

36 min 44 sec

“If only coaching redefined itself to be for a living earth, rather than just for a successful organization, or individual flourishing…." Alison Whybrow, Josie McLean, and Eve Turner, founders of the Climate Coaching Alliance, join George Warren in this profound conversation about their personal and professional journeys, from the conception of the global CCA in 2019 to the active community of 1200 members it has today.

Aug 30

32 min 34 sec

Hetty Einzig, Executive Coach, Senior Consultant, author, and psychologist, joins George Warren in a compelling conversation on the future of coaching. Hetty reveals why coaching techniques are not just for coaching and discusses how social justice and equality are interconnected along with the environment. Hetty shares the big questions of our time, explaining how, with every choice, every action we take, we need to ask ourselves, what impact am I making?

Aug 23

51 min 42 sec

"Recognize how important it is to have hopes based on reality." Chris Johnstone, co-author of Active Hope, Coach, and resilience & wellbeing trainer, talks with George Warren about creating a pathway for personal and conversational active hope practices and how to talk about the difficulties surrounding climate change. In this candid conversation, Chris explains how to draw upon the psychology of resilience and behaviour change to help us face problematic issues, nourish our enthusiasm to act for positive change, and grow our capacity to make a difference.

Aug 16

1 hr 6 min

“It is overwhelming. It's so big; it touches on all parts of our lives." Linda Aspey, founder of Aspey Associates, an international consultancy supporting progressive leaders who create environments that bring about meaningful growth and change, joins George Warren for a podcast conversation about the climate crisis. Linda shares why she became an activist with Extinction Rebellion and how her coaching helps clients understand climate change as a systemic social and environmental justice issue. Resources for this Episode

Aug 9

53 min 7 sec

"We are nature, and nature is everything.” Zoe Cohen, founding member of the Climate Coaching Alliance and transformational coach, joins George Warren in a sincere conversation on when to bring Climate Change into Coaching. Zoe discloses the significant personal and global triggers that shook her into shifting her coaching specialism, becoming an environmental activist and catalyst for change within the coaching space.

Aug 2

48 min 25 sec

Charly Cox, Founder of Climate Change Coaches, talks to our Podcast Host, George Warren, about the positive role coaches can play in supporting organizational change in the context of the climate crisis. Charly shares her profound and emotional journey and explains how everyone has a role to play in transforming our systems towards a better future. Resources for this Episode

Jul 26

53 min 2 sec

Babette Graham, Director of Coaching, Talent & Leadership at KPMG Australia, brings us up to date on learnings and changes over the last nine months. Babette divulges how COVID-19 disruptions catalyzed a fluid and adaptive approach in building a coaching culture and how the organization made a paradigm shift from efficiency and ROI to an ecosystem. Resources for this Episode

Jul 19

20 min 45 sec

“Marketing is a mindset shift and an opportunity to rethink what you want to achieve." Frances Khalastchi and Simon Batchelar, founders of the Better Bolder Braver Marketing community for coaches, join Rob Lawrence for an interview on attracting clients, building a bolder offering, and being braver with your pricing, planning, and purpose. Your marketing can help you hold a mirror up to your coaching practice and represents your personal and professional values. Learn how to gain confidence, get clear on your marketing goals and find your niche by identifying those you want to connect with the most. Resources for this episode

Jul 12

45 min 29 sec

“Marketing is a mindset shift and an opportunity to rethink what you want to achieve." Frances Khalastchi and Simon Batchelar, founders of the Better Bolder Braver Marketing community for coaches, join Rob Lawrence for an interview on attracting clients, building a bolder offering, and being braver with your pricing, planning, and purpose. Your marketing can help you hold a mirror up to your coaching practice and represents your personal and professional values. Learn how to gain confidence, get clear on your marketing goals and find your niche by identifying those you want to connect with the most. Resources for this episode

Jul 5

29 min 31 sec

"Relationships are everything" Robin Chu, Founder and CEO of CoachBright, talks to Rob Lawrence about his passion for bringing coaching into the lives of school-aged young people and how coaching can transform their life journey. Robin describes social mobility and what it means to coach in schools and universities. Resources for this episode

Jun 28

43 min 17 sec

Claire Croft, Executive Coach and Director at Corporate Punk, a Specialist Change coaching practice, talks with Rob Lawrence about her journey into the coaching arena, sharing her high-profile marketing backstory and how her focus has always been to inspire positive change. Claire shares how she remains connected to the realities of being a senior business leader today and how the Corporate Punk coaching style enables her to witness the challenges of achieving positive change within an organization. Resources for this episode

Jun 21

29 min 36 sec

Lisa Farr, marketing strategist, coach, and founder of Inspired Coaching, joins Rob Lawrence and talks about how to discover the value of your coaching and position yourself as the "Go-to-Expert." Lisa shares her insights into the most significant challenge coaches face and how practices can attract a continuous stream of clients and create a pricing strategy that will lead to profitability. Resources for this episode

Jun 14

36 min 48 sec

Chloë Garland, founder of Quarter-Life, joins Rob Lawrence and reveals how meeting a coaching wizard at a young age changed her life trajectory and spurred her into entrepreneurial coaching success. Chloë specializes in coaching the under ’30s on how to navigate the Quarter-Life Crisis. Chloë discloses how she gained her first few clients and how she works to maintain her authentic approach, fostering relationships, and scheduling time to meet people which enabled her business to gain traction. Resources for this episode

Jun 7

34 min 28 sec

“Improve your quality of life by doing less, not more!” Abigail Barnes, founder of Success by Design Training, joins Rob Lawrence in a podcast sharing her transition from corporate to the entrepreneurial world. Abigail shares how a life-changing experience drove her to the need of questioning ingrained beliefs and shaped her second life. Abigail’s inspiring journey has led her to entrepreneurial success. Now she supports her clients on a life-changing mission to rethink time. Resources for this episode

May 31

36 min 26 sec

Sue Stockdale, podcast host, coach and adventurer, shares her journey to coaching, her route to entrepreneurial success, and how she draws on her rich life experience to drive her coach approach. “Do work that is meaningful to you as a coach” Sue reflects on how she developed a successful business and advocates being true to who you are, as a coach, and working with clients that are aligned to your values to make the experience a meaningful one. Resources for this episode

May 24

28 min 39 sec

Initially an operator for a DIY retailer, Lou Banks shares how she found her place in Coaching. She advocates being yourself and true to who you are for the perfect opportunities to present themselves. Lou shares her views on masculine and feminine energy in business and how it can improve your business.

May 17

36 min 34 sec

What does it mean to use a holistic approach in coaching and how is this beneficial? Mark Bixter, Leadership and Mental Health Coach, joins Rob Lawrence in a podcast to share his life-changing, actor-turned-coach journey. Mark shares what drove him to become a coach and his views on a holistic approach to coaching. Listen to Mark share his tips for making minor amendments in your coaching routine, and how this can accentuate coaching opportunities for everyone. Resources for this episode

May 10

29 min 55 sec

How do you challenge yourself to learn new leadership skills? Greg Baker joins Rob Lawrence in a podcast to share his 20-year journey as a high-performance coach. Greg shares his top tips and strategies that successfully supported entrepreneurs to scale and sustain their businesses. As a Head Coach of British Para Table Tennis and High-Performance Mentor, Greg emphasizes the need for leaders to step out of their comfort zone, embrace new strategies and maintain self-belief and a positive mindset. Resources for this episode

May 3

45 min 43 sec

How can a modern business coaching practice develop strong inclusive leadership? Jeffrey Wotherspoon shares his experience on how innovative business coaching can develop strong leadership, a culture of both inclusivity and diversity within organizations and how this practice can help scale your work as a coach and business. Listen to this podcast to learn from Jeffrey’s coaching journey, working on the frontline with vulnerable individuals from difficult backgrounds. Jeffery shares with Rob Lawrence his insightful strategies for leaders and coaches alike. Resources for this episode

Apr 26

33 min 46 sec

How do you intuitively grow your coaching business and practice with purpose? Following your passion will get you so far as a coach, yet exploring and understanding your market will help you intuitively serve those you care most about making a difference to. In this episode, Andonella Thomson joins Rob Lawrence to share her life-changing professional experience as a trainer who intuitively embraced coaching to serve those she enjoyed working with. Hear Andonella's views on helping others and the satisfaction of following your passion and intuition when running your coaching business. Resources for this episode

Apr 19

35 min 12 sec

What does it take to be yourself in your coaching business? Kim Arnold joins podcast host, Rob Lawrence, to share how businesses and individuals can stand out, get heard and connect with their ideal clients. Listen to Kim, Marketing, Branding and Writing Consultant, share her views on the “power of personal branding” as well as tried and tested marketing strategies. With years of experience helping people boost their businesses through consistent and personalized marketing, Kim shares her unique tips for coaches looking to improve their brand positioning and strategy. Resources for this episode  

Apr 12

41 min 6 sec

How do you price your coaching so that the right people want to buy from you?  Alisa Barcan joins Rob Lawrence in a podcast sharing the importance of setting the right value for your coaching services.  Alisa shares her top tips for coaches looking to grow their business by attracting more of the ‘right’ clients at the ‘right’ price.   Hear Alisa’s story from working as a qualified accountant to becoming a Financial Coach and Business Mentor at “The Savvy Corner” and adapting her business plans to the new context in 2020, thus turning challenges into opportunities.  Resources for this episode  

Apr 5

44 min 57 sec

Anthony Eldridge joins Darren Robson in a podcast on how to excel in human behavior coaching. As an experienced Wellness and Recovery Coach, Anthony explains how everything is connected and shares his thoughts on the potential of behavioral change for a healthy society. Listen to Anthony elaborate on his work and how he got involved in coaching, along with the origin of his fascination for "what makes people tick?" https://www.associationforcoaching.com  

Mar 29

47 min 8 sec

Steven Baguley joins Darren Robson in a podcast on mindfulness in the workplace and how this can improve performance and relationships. Steven shares the approach, literature, and techniques that help people become more self-aware of their spiritual, mental, and physical health. Hear Steven’s views on sustainable health and learn about the power of consistency. Steven brings along his experience as Faculty Accreditation Manager, Accredited Executive Coach, and Trainer at De Montfort University. 

Mar 22

35 min 32 sec

Soraya Shaw joins Darren Robson in a podcast on the significance of understanding our brains' functionality for a healthier life. Listen to Soraya speak about how to build a relationship with your brain and tune in to create a healthy and happy life for yourself. As an Applied Organizational Neuroscientist and Performance Coach, Soraya shares her take on resilience and how it is connected to coaching and individual wellbeing. https://www.associationforcoaching.com

Mar 15

44 min 55 sec

Alessandro De Giacomo, Founder of Lobster Coaching, joins Darren Robson in a podcast on the impact of self-awareness on a person's overall wellbeing and the power of passion. Alessandro shares how his inclination towards mindful coaching erupted from his fortune of having a good coach and trainer at a critical stage in his professional career. Hear an inspirational story and learn about Alessandro’s journey into coaching and training, what inspired him to become a coach at such a young age and how he helps other young and early stage people to ensure their career is aligned to their life values. https://www.associationforcoaching.com

Mar 8

31 min

Yannick Jacob, an Existential Coach and Positive Psychologist, joins Darren Robson in a podcast to share his "integrated positive existentialism model”. Yannick reflects upon coaching in today’s VUCA world that holds great potential. Listen to Yannick’s story to learn the process of dealing with paradoxes of nature, becoming resilient, and bringing power back to yourself. https://www.associationforcoaching.com (c) 2021 Association for Coaching

Mar 1

55 min 1 sec

In this podcast, Darren Robson interviews Dr Ashleigh McLellan and Hilary McLellan to discuss how to train people's minds for mindfulness and wellbeing. Dr Ashleigh shares how mindfulness is fundamental for personal and mental growth, peace and happiness. Listen to how Hilary got interested in helping people with mental health and learn how “to find and be your best self.” Dr Ashleigh and Hilary share their motivation to train people’s minds towards mindfulness and wellbeing, which consequently can change their lives and perspective of the world.

Feb 22

53 min 44 sec

Tony Phillips, Coach, Trainer and Founder of the ‘Mile a Day’ community joins Darren Robson in a podcast to share his life-changing M.A.D. experiment. Tony shares how the M.A.D journey started as a new year's resolution and is 11 years strong today. Tony shares how small daily habits can contribute towards your mental, physical, and spiritual health, he calls these ‘ripple habits’. Listen to Tony share his views on sustainable health and learn about the power of habit and consistency.

Feb 15

28 min 38 sec

Nadine Robson, CEO of Dragonfly Wellness Dorset, joins Darren Robson in a Health & Wellbeing podcast on the core principles of mental health first aider. Listen to this insightful story on how Nadine managed to continue running the Mental Health First Aid training through COVID-19 and reinvented the course's fundamentals. Learn what it takes to be a Mental Health First Aider and gain tips on starting the practical changes within yourself to make a real difference.

Feb 8

1 hr 5 min

Craig Newman, CEO of UXC Group and WeAreProject5, joins Darren Robson in a podcast on supporting and empowering medical practitioners while coaching for wellbeing, mental health, and psychological safety. Listen to Craig’s impressive story and find out what he’s learned throughout his authentic journey as a clinical psychologist and mental health coach and how he is actively creating an environment focusing on psychological safety and mindfulness.  

Feb 1

1 hr 3 min

In this podcast interview, Karen Hailwood highlights the value of culture and leadership in organizations and how it held them strong during the pandemic. Hear how leaders at Phocas Software worked together daily and how the organization’s value around humanity and ‘family first’ galvanized everyone to pivot as needed, look after customers, and support one another. Karen is Executive Coach and Chief People Officer at Phocas Software in Sydney, Australia.

Jan 25

57 min 33 sec

Listen to this interview with Babette Graham at KPMG to learn about an agile response to the unpredictability and ambiguity of 2020. Hear how the KPMG Australia team learned to experiment with leadership offerings, how they worked to create clarity rather than trying to get everything right, and how they mobilized people in the organization to respond differently. Listen to this interview with Babette Graham at KPMG to learn about an agile response to the unpredictability and ambiguity of 2020. Hear how the KPMG Australia team learned to experiment with leadership offerings, how they worked to create clarity rather than trying to get everything right, and how they mobilized people in the organization to respond differently. 

Jan 18

23 min 59 sec

René Carayol, Leading Executive Coach and Leadership Speaker, discusses the concept of “Allyship”  - a practice that puts into use social justice theories and ideals - and then shares his insights on the way leaders can navigate through change and challenging times and what is the coach’s role in supporting those leaders.

Jan 11

22 min 30 sec

Nishi Ayer, Executive Coach and Global Talent Leader joins Sue Stockdale in a podcast interview about how to develop high potential leaders, keep them engaged, committed and successful in critical roles. With a focus on inclusion and diversity, Nishi explains how she coaches high potential talent to navigate challenging conversations and lead with a global mindset in times of change.

Jan 4

17 min 59 sec

Terecina Kwong, COO of HSBC Europe, joins Sue Stockdale in a podcast on the ‘new normal’ and the benefits of collaborative working across cultures in the context of fluctuating markets and navigating the impact of COVID-19. Hear what Terecina has learned as a leader and how she is empowering her teams by encouraging dialogue, flexible work, and activate participation in cross-team coaching.

Dec 2020

21 min 13 sec

Listen to Charlie Stainforth, Co-Founder and CEO at Circl, in a conversation with Sue Stockdale about a unique approach to leadership development programs in which professionals are learning and practicing coaching skills with young adults in the same cohort. Leaders and youth step out of their comfort zone while learning from one other and coaching each other – an inspiring way to develop future leaders.

Dec 2020

21 min 50 sec

Jen Kidby, Director of Talent and Leadership Development at Grant Thornton Canada, talks to Sue Stockdale on how she has implemented a coaching culture coaching within Grant Thornton Canada. She explains the effect of COVID-19 restraints and how coaching has benefited remote working and team resilience.

Dec 2020

20 min 37 sec