Meet The Team

Meet some of the Directors, staff, trainers and consultants at the Centre for Coaching, International Academy for Professional Development. 

Prof Stephen Palmer PhD CPsychol FAC (Hon) FISMA (Hon) FISCP Accred EuroPsy

Founder & Director

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International: +44 (0) 208-853-4171 

Professor Stephen Palmer, the Founder Director of the Centre for Coaching and a Course Co-Director on the coaching and coaching psychology programmes. He is a Chartered Psychologist, an APECS Accredited Executive Coach and Supervisor, International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor and a CABA Chartered Certified Coach. He is on the BPS SGCP Register of Coaching Psychologists and holds the European Certificate in Psychology. He is President and Fellow 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 and former UK Co-ordinating Editor of International Coaching Psychology Review. He is Co-Editor of the International Journal of Stress Prevention and Wellbeing, and the European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. He has written/edited over 50 books including the Handbook of Coaching Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching in Practice, Developmental Coaching, The Coaching Relationship and Solution Focused Coaching in Practice. He developed the PRACTICE model of coaching. Currently Stephen Palmer is coordinating research projects on the PRACTICE model, the SPACE model and on Health Coaching for Tinnitus

 

Stephen's academic posts include being Professor of Practice at the Wales Institute for Work Based Learning (WIWBL), University of Wales Trinity Saint David and Adjunct Professor of Coaching Psychology at the Coaching Psychology Unit, Department of Communication and Psychology, Aalborg University, Denmark. He is Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, City, University of London.

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ruddell@iafpd.com

International: +44 (0) 208-853-4171 

 

Peter Ruddell BA FAREBT MIHPE

Training Director

Peter Ruddell is our Training Director. He is a coaching psychologist and accredited therapist. He has published a number of articles and two books. He is a Member of the British Institute of Learning and Development.

Tracy White

Administration​

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tracy@iafpd.com

International: +44 (0) 208-853-4171 

 

Tracy White is an experienced administrator and deals with the day-to-day course bookings and administration. 

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oriordan@iafpd.com

International: +44 (0) 208-853-4171 

Dr Siobhain O'Riordan PhD CPsychol FRSA FISCP Accred

Course Co-Director  Trainer

Dr Siobhain O'Riordan is a Course Co-Director on the coaching and coaching psychology programmes and a trainer at the Centre. She is a Chartered Psychologist, International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist and Supervisor, and a CABA Chartered Certified Coach. Currently she is Founder Chair of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, Consultant Editor of The Coaching Psychologist, Editor of Coaching Psychology International and Co-Editor of the European Journal of Applied Positive Psychology. Her other posts include being a Director of the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd.

Kasia Szymanska MSc CPsychol MISCP Accred

Course Co-Director​

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International: +44 (0) 208-853-4171 

Kasia Szymanska is the Director of Distance Learning programmes and a trainer at the Centre. She is a Chartered Psychologist, International Society for Coaching Psychology Accredited Coaching Psychologist, and a CABA Chartered Certified Coach. She is Membership Secretary of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, and a former Editor of The Coaching Psychologist published by the British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology. She is Co-Editor of the European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice. She is a Director of the International Academy for Professional Development Ltd.

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International: +44 (0) 208-853-4171 

 

Nick Edgerton MSc CPsychol

Course Co-Director

Nick Edgerton is a Co-director of Coaching programmes and a trainer at the Centre. He is a Chartered Psychologist and experienced cognitive-behavioural coach. Nick developed the cognitive-behavioural SPACE model of coaching. He has published articles and chapters on cognitive-behavioural coaching and the SPACE model. He is on the European & International Advisory Board of the European Journal of Counselling Theory, Research and Practice.

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