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Past Chair - Vicky Ellam-Dyson
Vicky’s interest in coaching psychology was encouraged by her work as a consultant and trainer in the IT industry, and her exposure to behavioural theories during a BSc Psychology degree programme.
Vicky’s biggest personal commitment to coaching psychology is the current undertaking of a full time PhD, looking at how to change leadership behaviours through executive coaching to prevent leadership derailment. The research looks at the use of psychological approaches in coaching, particularly at the idea that core beliefs affect behaviour and that by assisting in uncovering and disputing unhelpful core beliefs coaches can facilitate their clients in achieving sustained positive behaviour change. In addition to the research, she runs her own coaching practice and presents lectures on coaching psychology at City University.
Initial association with the SGCP involved assisting at the societies annual conferences. The involvement developed and in 2007 she joined the SGCP main committee to work on developing relationships with European Coaching Psychology bodies. She became the Chair Elect in December 2007 and also Co-Chair of the Conference Sub-Committee. She very much enjoys being part of such an enthusiastic team who are committed to the future of coaching psychology.
In this video podcast Vicky outlines the focus and aims for 2009 and how these were achieved. She discusses the introduction of initiatives developed for bringing members together; including networking events, interactive forums, and peer practice groups.
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