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Executive coach and Director of Coaching Ian

As an in-demand executive leadership coach with extensive experience coaching at the C-suite and Director level, Ian creates space for leaders to develop both their inner state and their external leadership performance.


Drawing on his own experience as a senior leader at the C-suite level in a high stake complex organisation, Ian can bring resources and questions to the coaching space that get to the heart of the matter, and this, along with high levels of trust and challenge, brings out the best in his clients.


Ian is empathic, insightful, transparent, and builds excellent rapport.  He seeks to raise self-awareness with his clients so that they can develop the vulnerability they need to tackle difficult issues, which in turn leads to profound change that lasts and has a positive impact on both performance and influence on those around them.


Following coaching with Ian, clients have increased confidence, capability, and capacity to achieve their aims and perform as authentic leaders in our modern complex adaptive leadership environments.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Leadership development

  • Personal impact and resilience

  • Strategy

  • Influencing others

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Relationship intelligence 

  • Leading complex change

  • High performing teams

  • Team coaching

Qualifications and Professional Memberships:

  • Accredited Coach Senior Practitioner (EMCC) 

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching

  • NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)

  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)

  • Accredited Team Coach (EMCC)

  • Core Strengths SDI Facilitator (Relationship Intelligence)

Huge thank you for being you! I’m so glad our paths crossed in MDP, which continues to have positive ripples in how I work. And our coaching sessions, especially the one today, have been invaluable. Thank you for showing up with energy, focus, and candour and bringing your characteristic humour and playfulness to our discussions. Also, thank you for having such confidence in my abilities and querying whether I’m playing average!

Ian White has been a leadership coach supporting participants on our leadership development programmes for four years, over this time he has supported over 64 Middle and Senior leaders within Secondary Schools and Multi-Academy Trusts. These participants are often dealing with large scale change, for example, implementation of the new Ofsted frameworks and the effect on curriculum, schools and ways of working, schools being taken over by Multi-Academy Trusts and restructures within departments. Last year 100% of Ian’s coachees said that working with him had enabled them to connect my values and my behaviour in my work at school and enabled them to build confidence and capacity to face challenges and recover from setbacks.

Ian’s work has been fundamental in shaping both the culture and systems in our school.   The main focus has been Ian’s support to secure a coaching culture in school.  Leadership training, supported by regular 1-1s with the coaches has resulted in skilled, confident coaches who carefully balance the needs of the coachee with the needs of the organisation.  Ian will ask the questions that need to be asked, say what needs to be said and challenge my thinking until we have worked through a problem. 

Executive coaching at The Leadership Coaches

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When you book a no-obligation chat with us, we'll take the time to learn more about your needs. We'll listen to you and ask questions that support us in understanding how coaching could support you.

From here, we'll identify two or three of our credible coaches who we believe would be ideal for you to work with. We'll then arrange a few coaching chemistry calls for you, to ensure the chemistry is right for coaching.

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