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About the authors


For me, the goal of the book was to try to bring the competencies to life. To take the new framework and look at what this actually means, and what’s behind the words. Not in a technical, rigid way, but how do we move from that into really getting it into our muscle and being able to fly."

Tracy Sinclair, co-author of Becoming a Coach

Tracy Sinclair

Tracy Sinclair is an executive coach and consultant who works internationally with organisations across all industry sectors. She is an ICF-credentialed coach who runs her own coaching business, offering professional coaching services and coaching culture consultancy to organisations, as well as providing ICF-accredited coach-specific training, mentoring and supervision services to professional coaches. She also founded and leads an initiative called Coaching with Conscience, which exists to have a positive impact on society and our environment through coaching.


Tracy is dedicated to the development of the coaching profession and the coaching community, and she has volunteered her services to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for over 10 years. Tracy was the President of the UK ICF from 2013-2014 and has been an ICF Global Board Director since 2016, serving as Treasurer in 2017, Global Chair in 2018 and Immediate Past Global Chair in 2019. During 2020-2021, she served as a Director-at-Large on the ICF Global Enterprise Board.


In recognition of her efforts, Tracy was named a Leading Global Coaches recipient as part of the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards in 2019. She also recieved an ICF Coaching Impact Award in 2023 for Distinguished Coach.

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We aimed to create a book which offers a widespread of evidenced based models, and combine that with best practice to provide a book for the novice to the seasoned coach."

Jonathan Passmore, co-author of Becoming a Coach

Jonathan Passmore


Jonathan Passmore is an experienced executive coach with more than twenty tears experience of working with leaders, politicians and celebrities, helping them to enhance and refine their skills. He is a chartered psychologist by training, an accredited coach and trained coaching supervision. He holds five degrees and is widely regarded as an expert in the field. He is listed in the Thinkers 50 global coaches and the Global Gurus lists, and has worked in individual, team and coach development with PWC, IBM, and now heads the Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School.


Jonathan has written widely with over thirty books and 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and is a regular speaker at coaching and corporate events. 


He continues to run a private practise supporting clients and coaches in their development. 

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