I have been practising as an executive coach for two decades and in addition can offer a background of expertise in sustainability. My coaching works with the whole person and their agenda. This is in London, the UK and elsewhere. Website: geoffreyahernconsulting.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My aim in coaching is to enable clients to find and implement their own agendas through realising their own experiences. After prior discussion I can also coach clients in relation to their sustainability implementation so that they broaden and deepen their role performance while applying the planet/people sustainable development goals that are most material to their company and circumstances. Each person and situation is unique, yet typically through the process of coaching patterns of behaviour both inside and outside can be mutually detected and supportively worked through to create virtuous circles.
Coaching and Business Experience
Independent since 2003, I have been engaged as an executive coach in over 30 multinational companies and other well-known organisations. APECS accredited from 2006. I later became external examiner for the Coaching Psychology MA, The Metanoia Institute (2009-2014), a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter (2009-2012) and a tutor on its MA (Director 2008) and MRes in Leadership Studies. I had been employed for five years as a permanent executive coach by Coutts Consulting Group (1997-2003) and have a Diploma in Counselling at Work (Roehampton Institute 1995). Prior to this my experience included teaching world cultures for the Open University, working in the company finance department of an investment bank (J.Henry Schroder Wagg & Co) and graduating in law from the University of Oxford. I have several publications on coaching in journals.
I have carried out sustainability consulting, sometimes in conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund, with multinational companies and a business school setting up a sustainability MBA. I co-founded a trans-disciplinary group of consultants and academics, a main aim of which was to see how the many silos constituting ‘sustainability’ could be joined up (University of Exeter 2008-2013). I tutored DBA (doctoral) sustainability in small online groups which mixed executives with diverse worldwide backgrounds (Hon Lecturer, University of Liverpool, 2013-2015). Then, exploring the relationship between sustainability and coaching, I piloted an integral sustainability course with coaches and consultants in central London (summer 2016). My publications relating to sustainability include the second edition of the book (Sun at Midnight 2009/1984) I developed from my PhD (London School of Economics), publications in journals and guest blogging (2017) for the good coach.
The Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) is the top level professional membership body for executive coaching, supervision, and advisory services to corporate organisations.