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The Leadership Coaches Team


Leadership Coach

A qualified and accredited leadership coach, Ian draws on his own experience in senior leadership roles (equivalent to COO) to provide effective coaching solutions to senior leaders in educational leadership.

Facilitating leadership training through programmes and one-off sessions, Ian equips his clients with a series of coaching sessions to embed learning.

Adopting a solution-focused approach, Ian uses a blend of models with a focus on the FACTS model of challenging coaching. Providing high levels of challenge and support, the FACTS model is exceptionally beneficial and involves providing feedback, holding people to account, setting courageous goals, allowing tension in the coaching relationship, and holding system thinking, which is central to the relationship and context of the coachee.

Passionate about the growth and development of leaders, contracting and building rapport are additional fundamental aspects of Ian’s coaching practice.

Sharing our values of passion, integrity, exceptional service and social responsibility, Ian has been awarded an Individual Team Coaching Accreditation and a Core Strengths facilitator.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Leadership coaching

  • Performance Coaching

  • Career Coaching

  • Managing Change

  • Building Teams

  • Assertiveness and Conflict, having difficult conversations

  • Developing a coaching leadership style and culture

  • Establishing purpose, values and actions for culture and climate

  • HR processes and policy, including investigations, and hearings

Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
  • Diploma in Personal Performance Coaching with the Coaching Academy

  • NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship)

  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)

  • BEng 2(i)Hons Civil and Structural Engineering

  • Accredited as a Senior Practitioner with the EMCC

  • Core Strengths Facilitator

  • Accredited as an EMCC Accredited Team Coach

  • Core Strengths SDI (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.

At The Leadership Coaches, we know just how important it is to select the right coach and provider for your coaching needs, which is why we offer no-obligation chats with our senior leadership team.


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.

If you're ready to find out more, click the button below and select a suitable time and date to chat with us.

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