The Team

Coaching Development was created in 2002 to provide coach training courses of the highest professional standard. A deep understanding and experience of coaching, together with highly developed training and facilitation skills are reflected in an outstanding training team:

Colin Brett PCC, BA (Hons), MA, MSc, MA, MAPPCP

Colin has been a Professional Certified Coach since 2008, and has been working in the area of personal and professional development for the last 30 years. He holds a number of qualifications in the fields of psychotherapy and counselling, and is a British Association for Counselling Accredited Counsellor, a Training and Supervising Transactional Analyst (in Organisations), and once upon a time a qualified NLP Trainer. He has trained extensively in constellation work and spiritual healing, and is currently working towards ordination. Colin also holds qualifications in training and credentialling. Colin’s area of particular interest as a coach lies in how people can stop stopping themselves, and make the most of their lives. His experience includes supporting top teams to become high performing teams, assisting entrepreneurs to co-create useful and functioning relationships with each other, and with individuals to combine coaching and psychology to plan the future they want to have. In Coaching Development, he is keen to create the best learning experience possible. He is a life-long learner, a linguist and a traveller. He likes anchovies and dislikes coriander. 

Barry Joinson PCC

Barry is a trainer, facilitator, mediator and Professional Certified Coach (ICF). With over 20 years’ experience in international human resources and leadership development, Barry’s interest now lies in supporting people to make learning their own. With a focus on enabling individuals to understand the value of their unique contribution and style, he works with emerging and established leadership teams to assist them in realising the collective potential. During his career he has worked across varied sectors including professional and financial services, NGO’s, security and defence, media and aviation. This broad range of experience equips him with an approach that is insightful, provocative and usefully challenging. Barry has mentored and observed on many occasions for Coaching Development on the Part I Diploma. He believes that coaching is a hugely powerful intervention for positive change.

Karen Pratt PCC, TSTA(E)

Karen has worked with Coaching Development for 10 years. Based in South Africa, she facilitates programmes, including The Coach Practitioner, internationally through virtual real time learning. She also works as a coach mentor, supervisor and assessor with Coaching Development.

Karen is Africa’s only Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in the educational field and holds a Diploma in Supervision. She has a passion for learning and believes in the potential of all people to think for themselves and choose the change that is waiting to emerge at any moment in time.  Her work is grounded in practices of inter-connectedness and mindfulness. She believes that transformational learning needs to be both supportive and disruptive in order to challenge people to rediscover their deep connections with themselves, others, and the more than human world.

Léda Turai-Petrauskiene BA, MA, MSc, MCC

Léda is a multilingual enthusiatic and inspiring professional certified coach (by the ICF), a professionally trained trainer and coach supervisor. She started her career as a lecturer at the University of Vilnius, later she worked for the Lithuanian and Hungarian authorities as an interpreter and cultural, economical relationship facilitator and for this activity she got the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary award from the President of Hungary. After a few year in counselling she finally found her real passion in training and coaching. She speaks fluently five languages: Hungarian (as a mother tongue), English, Lithuanian, Finnish and Romanian.

Dino Laudato MSc, PCC, RQi

Dino is an executive coach and facilitator who specialises in working with senior leaders to develop their communication and leadership styles. He has a successful track record of implementing change at an individual and organisational level. His 30 year career spans senior leadership and programme Director roles, with extensive international experience, having lived and worked in the middle east, far east, mainland Europe, UK & USA. With a background in driving efficiencies and enabling high productivity as a means of achieving a competitive business advantage, he is well equipped to support those he works with in navigating organisational and personal change.

Facilitating one-to-one and/or group sessions in a wide range of industries including pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing, information technology, construction, financial, FMCG, charities, armed forces, start-ups, academia and consultancy, Dino is passionate about helping leaders communicate in a way that makes the complex simple, speaking the language of business and influencing in a way that is natural and authentic.

Top 5 Specialisms: • Stakeholder engagement and influence • Leadership impact and identity • Transition into senior/board level roles • Leading business transformation • High performing teams.

Deryn Holland PCC, BA, MEd., PGCE, MCIPD

Deryn is a coach, trainer and leadership consultant, holding the Professional Certified Coach credential of the International Coach Federation. She has held senior leadership positions in education, the BBC and in the private sector, and worked with the Center for Creative Leadership, the Metropolitan Police, UNESCO and the British Council. She has a deep interest in international and cross-cultural work and is respected for her innovation in adult learning and putting learning into practice. Her clients now include multi-national companies, major charities, local authorities, schools and universities and the media.”Coaching is a wonderful and challenging way for people to find their own learning. To be a party to that learning is a privilege.”

Dr Sandra Wilson (DProf Coaching Psychology), MProf, MA, BA, MCC (ICF)

Sandra’s particular area of interest is the unconscious mind and how our early life experiences influence our thoughts, feelings, behaviours and actions. Sandra works with individuals to identify their growing edge and through reflective dialogue supports their liberation from living life in a pre-determined way. She believes that the journey to Mastery starts after professional accreditation. Her view is that Mastery may be achieved through embarking on a journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance, self-awareness and self-regulation.

In addition to her academic qualifications, Sandra has a Diploma in Coaching; is a Certified Transactional Analyst (Organisational) and a Teaching & Supervising Transactional Analyst (Organisational). She is Level B qualified in the use of psychometric tests and personality profiles. Sandra is also a qualified Business Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming. She has achieved Master Certified Coach level with the International Coach Federation.

Tracy Sinclair MCC

Tracy is an MCC with the ICF and works as a Mentor Coach with coaches working towards their ACC or PCC credentials. She also offers supervision to both new and experienced coaches as part of their on-going professional and personal growth. Tracy has mentored and undertaken observations on several occasions for Coaching Development on the Professional Coaching Skills programme as well being a speaker at one of their summer schools. Tracy is passionate about the transformational possibilities of coaching and believes in the immense benefit that mentor coaching and supervision offers to both the coach and the coaching profession.

Ailbhe Harrington MCC, BA (Hons), MA, Dip Couns., 2017 ICF Coach Trainer of the Year Ireland, 2016 ICF Coach of the Year Ireland

Ailbhe facilitates the Coaching Development Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills in Portlaoise.  A coach, trainer, coach supervisor and facilitator, she achieved the Professional Certified Coach credential of the International Coach Federation in 2010. Her experience spans organisational development, transformational coaching, third level education and enterprise development within the private, public and voluntary sectors within Ireland and the UK. For over 20 years Ailbhe has been passionate about enabling people to discover the leader within, manage transitions and to access their true potential. In addition to her MA in Coaching, Ailbhe also holds qualifications in Psychodynamic Coaching, NLP, Integrative Arts Therapy, Stress Management and is a qualified Coach Supervisor.

The trainers are passionate about learning and passionate about us as learners, providing us not with mystical solutions but empowering us with knowledge and helping us develop the skills to make our own life changes.

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