Nick Smith
Location United Kingdom

Nick Smith

Professional Leadership Coach, Coach Supervisor

With over two decades of experience as an executive coach, Nick is a seasoned professional in the field. Accredited as an executive coach with APECS (UK), he has worked with senior executives in global organizations such as Unilever, Ernst and Young, and Barclays Capital. Nick has also extended his coaching expertise to the Public Sector, including engagements with senior civil servants in Whitehall and NGO leaders.

Collaborating with Prof Peter Hawkins, Nick played a key role in developing the first program for training executive coaches as supervisors, a groundbreaking initiative that began in the UK in 2003. Presently, he supervises both coaches and supervisors in their practice and holds accreditation as a supervisor with the EMCC.

Nick is a co-author with Prof Peter Hawkins of the book "Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development" (McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2nd Ed 2013), which has become a core textbook in many university courses on coaching and supervision. Additionally, he co-authored a chapter on Transformational Coaching in the "Complete Handbook of Coaching" (Sage, London 3rd Ed 2018). Currently, Nick is in the process of writing a book on Transformational Coaching.

In addition to his practical coaching experience, Nick possesses a comprehensive academic background, including a Diploma in Family Therapy (IFT). His tenure with the Bath Consultancy Group from 1997 to 2014, where he served as MD and Company Director, contributed significantly to his professional journey. Presently, he operates as an independent coach based on the South Coast. Prior to his time with the Bath Consultancy Group, Nick held a senior leadership role in an educational organization dedicated to transforming the quality of the built environment. He also worked as a manager and management developer in the UK public sector. Nick's multifaceted experience and commitment to advancing coaching practices underscore his influence in the field.