Mr Ian Coleman

Job: Academic Development Consultant

Faculty: Health and Life Sciences

School/department: School of Applied Social Sciences

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

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Personal profile

I am a coach and coach educator with a particular interest in providing an education in sustainable development. My coaching approach is integrative and informed by a 20-year career spanning international sport coaching and work as an accredited sport psychologist (combining cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic approaches). As a qualified executive coach and organisational developer, and a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, I draw on a range of models, methods and approaches to maximise the effectiveness of my work with clients and organisations but always, the focus is on the quality of the coaching relationship. 

Research group affiliations

Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD)

Research interests/expertise

Coaching in higher education

Areas of teaching

  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Coaching
  • Curriculum Design


  • 2019 Certificate in Education for Sustainable Development
  • 2016 Diploma in Executive Coaching & Organisational Development
  • 2014 Graduate: HEA Executive Development Programme
  • 2014 Senior Fellowship: Higher Education Academy
  • 2011 Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education
  • 2006 Master Practitioner and Trainer in Neuro- Linguistic Programming
  • 2002 MSc Applied Sport Psychology
  • 1983 University of Durham, BA Honours Anthropology

Courses taught

Post Graduate Certificate in Empowering Education

Honours and awards

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Membership of professional associations and societies

Association for Coaching

Consultancy work

Clients have included:

Olympic athletes, performing artists, CEOs, senior and middle managers, academics and GPs. Organisational clients include Speedo International, David Lloyd Leisure, UISP (Rome), Prince’s Trust, Dow Jones, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham Trent University

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