Mini Profile

I am currently the Aircrew Performance Coach for the Royal Air Force’s Typhoon squadrons mainly working on the training unit at RAF Coningsby. Having established, designed and delivered the training for the Aircrew Performance Coaching scheme in 2009 I remain a coaching supervisor for all practicing coaches within the RAF.

Full Profile

Adrian Rycroft is an accredited Executive Coach Supervisor with APECS. He designed and delivered the Royal Air Forces’s European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC ) accredited ‘Aircrew Performance Coaching Scheme’ and has a Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychology (coaching) from Heriot-Watt University. He is a world recognised expert in Aircrew Performance has lectured in the USA, Europe, China and Pakistan on the subject. As the founder and Head of the Human Performance Training Squadron within the Central Flying School from 2006 to 2013 he also developed and designed the ‘Human Performance for Aircrew Instructors’ and the ‘Foundation Human Factors and Airmanship’ courses. He worked in close partnership with OPP ltd. in developing the MBTI tool for use in aviation and instruction, and published a paper in partnership with EI World on Emotional Intelligence (EI) as an indicator of high performance.

Coaching Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Psychology (Coaching); Heriot-Watt University 2008
  • Primary & Advanced Cognitive Behavioural Skills (BPS level 3); Centre for Stress Management.
  • Diploma in Gestalt Coaching; Academy of Executive Coaching
  • Systematic Team Coaching; Academy of Executive Coaching
  • NLP Practitioner; The Performance Partnership
  • High Ropes/Confidence Course Instructor; Vertex
  • Stress Trauma Risk Management Practitioner; Royal Air Force
  • Qualified in the use of the following psychometric tools:

    • MBTI Step I, Step II and MBTI for Aviation
    • Emotional Intelligence: EQi, EQi-360; TEIQue; Team EI Survey

Additional Qualifications

  • Military Fast-Jet (Phantom, Tornado) pilot, instructor and examiner.
  • Civil Airline Pilot (Airbus 321)
  • BsC(Eng) Imperial College London
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (MRAeS)
  • German speaker

Geographical Areas where I am prepared to offer my services

I am prepared to work worldwide for continuous periods up to 2 weeks with the following conditions:

  • Outside UK – minimum of 3 days
  • UK outside of the East Midlands and London – minimum of 2 days
  • East Midlands and London – no restrictions

Coaching Strengths & Preferences

My area of coaching expertise lies in working with individuals and select teams developing resilience whilst working in high stress environments.

Together with my wife, who is a specialist in dyslexia and educational special needs we can provide coaching to those in the education and training fields.
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