Coaching events

Our network meetings provide an opportunity for BACP Coaching members to come together and share experiences, challenges, success stories and business ideas. All meetings are currently held online via Zoom.

We're keen to redevelop our network groups. If you'd like to discuss what's involved in leading a group, and what support is available from BACP, do get in touch with

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Meet our Coaching network group organisers

Yvonne Inglis

Yvonne is an executive coach qualified to ILM7 level and has more than 500 hours of executive coaching experience with clients in the UK, Europe and Asia. She is an in-house coach with InTouch Networks, which works with business leaders to accelerate growth, grow their network and transition into rewarding careers.

Yvonne is accredited at senior practitioner level with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and is member of the Association of Coaching. Together with her experience as an accredited psychotherapist with BACP, this brings a unique blend of personal skills, knowledge and insights to her clients.

As a psychotherapist Yvonne works in private practice and also as an associate counsellor with The Priory Group. She also facilitates Corporate Coach International coaching training programme with InTouch Networks which supports senior executives in career transition to become ILM7 qualified coaches.

Joanne Wright

Joanne became a coach in 2009 initially to support leadership development programmes. She absolutely loved working with clients, but often felt they needed a bit more than she was able to offer. So, in 2011 she bravely left her job and started on the long journey of becoming a counsellor. She now combines her skills in the best way to suit the needs of the client and works mostly with organisations and individuals in the workplace.

Joanne began her career in the corporate world working in IT, project management, then heading up large training and organisational development departments. However, after becoming a Myers Briggs practitioner, she realised she was in the wrong work environment and found a more comfortable home in the NHS and charitable sectors. She now runs her own private practice supporting organisations and projects she feels passionate about.

Claire Hornsby

Claire is a Therapeutic Life Coach with a private practice living and working in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before relocating to the US, Claire worked as a psychotherapist at Sorted in Bedfordshire with young people from 11-25 years-old and in a hospice in Luton with patients and their families as they faced end of life challenges. Claire chose to add life coaching to her therapeutic practice to address a need in her new community to help people who were not being served by the existing diagnostic and medication lead approaches prevailing in the US. A self-described misfit, Claire trained in the UK as a therapist, with a global organisation as a life coach, and now works primarily with US and Canadian clients.  Claire is keen to connect with and support other misfits seeking to bring the two worlds of coaching and therapy together in a way that draws upon the strengths of both approaches, providing clients with the best services possible.   

Special interest groups

Our special interest groups (SIGs) give members opportunities to work together to grow your practice in the areas that matter to you. 

Supervisors of dual trained practitioners SIG

This SIG was launched in January 2020 in response to the need for dual-trained coach-therapists to be able to access appropriate dual-trained supervisors. As part of BACP Coaching's Strategic Plan, it will be developing a best practice guidance document for the supervision of therapists who coach, in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.

The group is led by Karen Ledger, an executive coach and BACP Coaching executive member with specific responsibility for supervision. Karen can be reached at or call 07939 175225.

Coaching young people SIG

This group arose from collaborative discussions between Carolyn Mumby and Jo Holmes, BACP lead for children, young people and families, because we see the importance of working with other divisions to explore the relevance of coaching in their area of work. Chaired by Nicola Rickaby, it's a friendly, enthusiastic group sharing good practice, raising questions and discussing issues around coaching young people. We're also producing articles for Coaching Today and Counselling Children Young People and Families journals. 

The group includes experienced counsellors and coaches and those just starting out in one or other profession. If you’re interested in being part of this group, please contact Jo at

Coaching for social change SIG​

The Coaching for Social Impact group has been busy over the last year. We've published further practitioner articles in Coaching Today and the gathering momentum led to the organisation of an online conference, Coaching for social impact and change, on 23 March 2023.

This is a great opportunity hear from practitioners about the work they're doing to support individual and community empowerment in a wide range of settings, inspiring people and offering tools for positive change.

The conference will also see the launch of a summary report presenting case studies, some current thinking and practice issues. All participants will be invited to share ideas, discuss and debate current questions and challenges related to this area of coaching work. We hope it will inspire you to get active and creative in the ways you can offer coaching aimed at facilitating social change.

If you'e interested in getting involved, please contact Val Watson, CSI group lead at or connect with us on our new group on LinkedIn - Coaching for Social Impact

Opportunities for members

BACP Coaching thrives on active involvement from members and we're keen to encourage you all to get involved and maximise the benefits of your membership. We're open to exploring all possibilities that draw on the experience, skills, and enthusiasm of our vibrant membership, but here are some current opportunities:

Contribute to our journal

Our quarterly journal Coaching Today provides a platform for education, debate and sharing of best practice for those working in the diverse field of coaching. If you’d like to contribute an article, review a book or be featured in our “meet the member” or “In Practice” features, contact the editor, Diane Parker, at

We also seek to highlight coaching to the wider BACP membership through articles in Therapy Today.

Get involved in research

We're keen to develop research into coach-therapy. If you have an idea or experience that could help, do get in touch with Carolyn Mumby on

Present at a CPD event

We hold regular professional development days throughout the year and invite members to submit proposals for presentations. Invitations to submit are sent directly to members. Whether you are experienced or just establishing yourself as a speaker, we encourage you to apply.