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About us

IECL trains and leads the industry in organisational coaching

Our Vision

Our vision is for every leader to be able to access world class coaching.

Who we are

The Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) are the pioneers of Organisational Coaching excellence. Since 1999, we have spearheaded the professionalisation of this unregulated industry, ensuring every leader and organisation can thrive and grow through world-class coaching.

At IECL, our focus is crystal clear: to cultivate confident, competent, and ethical organisational coaches and leaders. With a remarkable track record of working with individuals and organisations globally, IECL empower professionals to reach new heights and achieve remarkable success.

We believe in
Trusted relationships

We are all about the human connection - with one another, our Associates, our clients, customers and the industry. We listen to needs attentively, help tackle important people issues, solve problems and achieve goals. We do this with a passion to unlock the true growth potential of individuals, teams and organisations.

Making the biggest difference

IECL is a global collective of people and organisations who are passionate about coaching and its impact on the world. We are here to make the biggest difference. What we do and the way we do things matters. We seek to positively impact people’s lives, creating better leaders, better organisations and a better world. This is our ripple effect.

Commitment to excellence

We pride ourselves on exceptional quality of service. We strive for this every day - to do better and be more to our clients and customers. Our excellence extends to how we adapt and adjust quickly without compromising the quality of our work. Through our standards we build trust and long-term relationships of value that last the distance.

The most reputable coaching institution in the world

We uphold a world class NPS across our range of services and we are highly-regarded in the industry for:

Training and accrediting organisational coaches

Coaching senior executives one-on-one and coaching teams, to develop and sustain high-performance

Designing and delivering leadership and coaching programs

IECL is a proud provider of International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coach Education, Level 1 (ACC), Level 2 (PCC) and AATC (Advanced Accreditation in Team Coaching). Our primary goal as coach educators is to create and support confident and competent, ethical organisational coaches. See the Coach Education tab above for more information or contact us to set up a one-to-one chat in your time zone.

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Our History

We have a strong partnership with ICF (the International Coaching Federation) and our coach training is ICF accredited, which means that all our coaches are trained in the ICF core competencies and can be recognised as qualified coaches around the globe.

IECL Timeline

Key moments in our history


    • AIEC Founded by John Matthews and Anne Gorman in Bellevue Hill, Sydney
    • First Level 1 coach training is held and first associate coach joins


    • First Level 2 coach training


    • First employee hired; Mandy Geddes


    • Julie and Barry Parkinson,and Chip McFarlane buy into the company and we set up for scale
    • Move to 343 George Street, Sydney


    • Change of name to Institute of Executive Coaching Australia (IECA)
Meet our senior leadership team

Gabrielle Schroder

Managing Director

Charity Becker

Head of Coaching and Leader Development

Mika Bailey

Head of Client Development & Head of Asia

Kim McGuinness

Head of Membership & Marketing

Leader in Organisational Coaching

We lead the industry in organisational coaching.
IECL's coaching approach includes a focus on skill, blended with developing the relational and systemic awareness inherent in the very best coaches. This delivers high value coaching that gets sustainable results.

Our methodology is evidence-based and firmly grounded in IECL’s six core coaching principles:

  • Relationship
  • Focus
  • We construct our world
  • Perspective taking capability
  • Whole person
  • Whole system.

These principles are founded in a wide range of coaching knowledge bases and theories including adult learning principles, developmental, strengths based, narrative, the neuroscience of change and systems theory.

We train to standards of experiential excellence, building proven coaching capability in professional coaches and highly skilled leaders.
Our accreditation process applies a rigour that ensures that coaches accredited to the IECL brand are at the highest standards of the profession.
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Our results speak for themselves

Many of our clients have been working with us for decades; because we get results.