About the AoEC

John Leary-Joyce conceived of the AoEC in 1999 as the culmination of 30 years training and developing people.

He worked with AMED to undertake research into the advanced training of coaches. In addition, he collaborated with leaders in the field of coach training and many experienced coaches to design and implement the initial coach development programme. The AoEC believes that learning to be a great coach is a profound and personal journey.

We have the most talented people as faculty who combine Masters level psychological experience with extensive business leadership and coaching expertise.

Since its inception, the AoEC has been committed to maintaining the highest professional standards, becoming the onlyEuropean coach training company to be accredited by the three top professional bodies, the International Coaching Federation(ICF), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the Association of Coaching(AC), as well as validated by Middlesex University. We can therefore offer you professional and academic credentials that will be recognised internationally.

We believe in coaching you to be a coach, to be the best you can be. We don’t just teach coaching methodologies, we work with you to identify and develop your own model, your own style, your own “signature presence”.

Our alumni find our training to be very rewarding personally as well as professionally. We believe that learning to be a truly great coach is a profound and personal journey.

We are committed to building an on-going learning community which allows you to network with fellow professionals, access learning and business resources and benefit from sharing and exchanging experiences within the coaching community.

Our alumni find our training to be very rewarding personally as well as professionally. We believe that learning to be a truly great coach is a profound and personal journey