Declan Woods

Declan Woods

Leadership Team Coach and Boardroom Psychologist

London, United Kingdom


Declan Woods

Session Length: 30 minutes
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Meeting the need for credible team coaches

Session Summary: 

This short session will explain the Association for Coaching (AC) latest work in team coaching. Dr. Declan Woods will talk about the market need for a Team Coach accreditation scheme, the AC’s work to date developing the scheme, and the steps to be taken to launch it.

Declan will discuss what this means for coaches operating as team and group practitioners as well as coach training providers and organizational buyers of team coaching.

There will be ample time to ask and answer any questions and share thinking on the scheme, the approach to creating it and implications for practitioners and organizations.

Speaker Bio: 

Declan is the AC’s Global Head of Team Coaching Standards and Accreditation and was appointed a lifetime Fellow of the AC for his earlier work raising standards of coaching globally. He is an experienced, practising leadership team and CEO coach.

Declan writes a regular column on tackling team coaching dilemmas and is a frequent commentator on teams in the press. He is co-authoring a book on team coaching due for publication in 2020 and senior faculty and co-programme director of Team Coaching Studio’s Diploma and Advanced Diploma programmes in team coaching.

Declan is a Fellow of the Association for Coaching (FAC), Registered and Chartered Psychologist, and was the first AC-accredited Master Coach. His doctoral research was on team dysfunction and, from this, he created a digital tool to boost team effectiveness – Middle Circle® for Teams.