Celebrating success

The contribution of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies to the field of coaching has been steadily growing and recognised by various organisations and professional bodies. We are the largest university centre of coaching and mentoring academic-practitioners in the world.

We also celebrate awards received by members of our team and our students in recognition of their individual successes.

Our team’s awards – in recognition of individual success

  • Dr Adrian Myers won Outstanding Contribution To The Student Experience Award - Brookes Union Teaching Awards 2022
  • Dr Joanna Molyn received a Coaching at Work Editor’s 2020 Award for the article (co-authored with Erik de Haan) 'Active Ingredients'.
  • Professor Tatiana Bachkirova announced as a winner of the EMCC 2018 Coaching Supervision award.
  • Professor Tatiana Bachkirova received Fellowship Award for outstanding contribution to coaching psychology by the International Society for Coaching Psychology on 9 Oct 2020
  • Prof Tatiana Bachkirova - Received an award from the Institute of Coaching at Harvard in honour of a decade of inspiring and supporting coaching science as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council
  • Dr Ioanna Iordanou - Winner of the Coaching Book of the Year 2017 Award, Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School
  • Dr Ioanna Iordanou - Winner of Best Full Paper Award for the paper ‘Back to the Basics: Humanising Management Education in the Relational, Exploratory, and Attitudinal Workspaces of Coaching Conversations' (with Ashley Roberts), British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Prof Tatiana Bachkirova - External Coaching Champion 2015, Coaching at Work
  • Prof Tatiana Bachkirova - Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology – 2011, British Psychological Society, Special Group in Coaching Psychology
  • Carmelina Lawton Smith - Best Paper of the Year 2014, Coaching at Work

Celebrating student success

The excellence of the work of students on the MA Coaching and Mentoring Practice is recognised by the awarding of annual prizes.

  • 2016 Christine Vitzthum How Can Maternity-Return Coaching Complement Structural Organisational Benefits? APECS Prize for the best dissertation on an executive coaching or supervision topic
  • 2016 Annita Clarke An Exploration of the Experience of Being Mentored by Police Officers on the Meaning Making of 6th Form College Students Esther Cavett Prize - for the dissertation with the greatest potential for social good
  • 2015 Nigel Emson Exploring metaphor use and its insight into sense making with executive coaching clients APECS Prize
  • 2015 Bradley Cole An exploration of meaning-making for ex-prisoners in the role of peer mentor Esther Cavett Prize
  • 2015 Joyce Moons Shift in the room - myth or magic? How do coaches create a transformational shift in the room? MA C&M Prize
  • 2014 David Britten The felt sense of coaching: an interpretative phenomenological analysis MA C&M & APECS Prizes
  • 2013 Helen Hawken Did coaching change me? Perceptions of the impact of coaching: a case study on coaching in the UK television industry APECS Prize
  • 2013 Fiona Williams Use of perception in coaching: How might themed coaching help managers leaders improve their quality of perception? MA C&M Prize
  • 2012 Patricia Mathews More than a brain on legs: an exploration of working with the body in coaching ? APECS Prize
  • 2012 Claire Sheldon Trust your gut, listen to reason: How experienced coaches work with intuition in their practice MA C&M Prize
  • 2011 Philip Delight An investigation into the rhetoric and reality of team coaching APECS Prize
  • 2011 Tina Buckle It can be life-changing: the coach and coachee's experience of psychometrics in coaching MA C&M Prize
  • 2010 Nigel Sargent What's happening in the coaching conversation with an executive at risk of derailing? APECS Prize
  • 2010 Gillian Reynolds An exploration of the meaning of coaching for newly appointed senior leaders in their first twelve to eighteen months in role MA C&M Prize
  • 2009 Simon Machin The nature of internal coaching relationships during the working phase from the perspective of coach and client APECS Prize
  • 2009 Tanya Prescott What is the coach's experience of helping the client progress? MA C&M Prize