The ACC team
The centre is led by its Director, Erik de Haan, and is supported by a number of specialist faculty, consultants and executive coaches, all expert practitioners within their field.
Ashridge faculty and associate researchers work together with leading academic and practitioners on a range of coaching projects.
Projects and publications
The centre has an enviable publications record. We have published a minimum of ten research articles per year in recognised journals, and a book every other year.
From November 2011 - 2016 Ashridge conducted the ‘greatest’ coaching outcome study to date, with over four thousand coaches, clients and their sponsors participating. The peer-reviewed paper was published in the Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research 68.3, pages 189-207, under the title A large-scale study of executive coaching outcome: the relative contributions of working relationship, personality match, and self-efficacy (authored by De Haan, E., Grant, A., Burger, Y., & Eriksson, P.-O.).
Our most recent book (the second edition was published in 2016) is Behind Closed Doors: stories from the Coaching room. This book provides a unique insight into the world of coaching, and what happens 'inside' coaching relationships. Essential reading for coaches, HR professionals and purchasers of coaching. Other book titles include:
The Leadership Shadow draws on insights from psychiatry and psychotherapy to reveal how derailment occurs and how to avoid downfalls.
Search the full list of our coaching publications using the publications database.
News and events
The Centre for Coaching hosts a range of events, conferences and workshops each year.
On 13 June 2016, the centre welcomed Lord David Owen as keynote speaker for the 4th Relational Coaching Conference. Read the blog about this event.
We are also launching our re-designed Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Supervision in February 2017. Moreover, we are proud to be welcoming our second cohort of the Team Coaching for Consultants Open Programme. It is a highly interactive programme introducing new ways of thinking about teams and groups and their development, underpinned by a relational orientation to team coaching.
For more information on coaching and other events, please check our events page.