Barbara joined APECS as an Accredited Executive Coach in 2015. Barbara is also a member of BPS, SGCP, SIETAR, ISCP and previously a member of the EMCC between 2004-2007 where she was part of the Research Team and Chair of the International Conference Committee. Before becoming a Coach, Barbara lived and worked internationally and in the UK in sectors ranging from Diplomatic, IFI’s, EU, Investment Banking and Asset Management, Government & Public sector institutions NGOs, Advertising & PR for 30+years.
She graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2005 with an MA in Coaching & Mentoring Practices and she was the first student to deliver a dissertation in Coaching Across Cultures. Her research in Cross Cultural Coaching has been referenced in publications and papers “Diversity in Coaching” and Coaching at /work Magazine; “Enterprise Ireland” – A regular speaker at ICF SIGs on Coaching in Culture and at the London Coaching Group on Generation Y. Barbara has also delivered Cross cultural training programme(s) at Oxford Brookes University and joint workshops at SIETAR Annual Congress in Granada, London and Wroclaw. Barbara is a certified practitioner of MBTI, Culture in the Workplace Questionnaire, Berlitz TMC COI/M level II, Argonaut Cultural Connector, Polaris Global 360, TMA Country Navigator, DiSC. She holds a BSc(Hons) in Social Science and Psychology, a Diploma in Sociology and a Certificate in Cultural Training.
Barbara works with global executives and Millennials to enable effective leadership and communication skills by delivering a combination of coaching and consultancy services on working internationally and across generations. She is fluent in French, Polish and English and speaks conversational German, Dutch, Czech and Slovak. Barbara lives in Sopot, Poland (the Baltic Coast).
Rajwant set up her consultancy practice in 2001 following a successful career in academia and as a senior leader in local government. Over the past 20 years she has designed and delivered a wide range of development interventions for senior academics/researchers in Russel group universities, public sector organisations and global philanthropy.
As alumni of Henley’s MBA Programme Rajwant decided to enrol on the very first cohort of the School’s MSc in Executive Coaching and Behaviour Change programme. The focus of her award-winning research as part of the course was the development of coaching programmes to support progression of women to Partner level in one of the top 4 leading Professional Services firms. This enabled her to bring together her interests in coaching and representation of different groups at senior levels in organisations.
Her current areas of interest are in building the capability of senior leaders to have conversations across difference to move beyond the symbolism of diversity and inclusion to actual substance.
Rajwant has been a member of APECS for many years and secured accreditation in 2017.
Krish has worked in the area of people development and in particular Executive coaching for the last 35 years. Krishna is an Accredited Executive Master coach with APECS since 2015, as well as a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF, and a Certified Master Coach with the Behavioral Coaching Institute.
He has extensive experience in coaching leaders and managers in diverse multi-industry and multi-cultural and technical environments. Krishna uses lateral thinking in his coaching practice thus making it possible for his clients to achieve their goals.
In addition, he manages an ICF accredited coaching school and has successfully trained and mentored 100+ coaches. His approach to training, coaching, and facilitation is multi-disciplinary, drawing on Social Cognitive Neuroscience, Eastern thinking, and Mindful awareness.
Krishna is currently an application support partner with the APECS Accreditation Team and he is looking forward to serve as APECS Ambassador to India.
Lilian Abrams PhD, MBA, MCC, ESIA is an organizational psychologist and senior executive leadership coach, with over 25 years’ experience consulting with global and US organizations.
She holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior (Psychology) as well as an MBA. Dr. Abrams is accredited, since 2015, as an executive coach by APECS, as well as the ICF as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) as a Master Practitioner. As a Coach Supervisor, she is trained, certified, and accredited by the EMCC as well (ESIA). Her executive coaching works builds on her decades of applied OD and research work, and includes special focus on leaders who are multicultural, technical and/or women.
Dr. Abrams is passionate about advancing both senior executive leadership coaching and coach supervision, through her own practice as well as through her research, publishing, webinars and presentations. For APECS, in addition to active remote participation, she has served on the Accreditation team, the Accreditation Review working party, and is happy to now serve as APECS Ambassador to the Americas.