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Louis Collins

Louis draws upon a wide range of models and psychological thinking in his coaching engagements. Using a challenging coaching approach, he invites his clients to explore their emotions, beliefs, strengths and qualities, and, as a result, gain enhanced levels of self-awareness and a greater understanding of what it will take to move forward and be successful. His style has been described as both challenging and supportive, and always focused on learning and sustained change. Louis writes regularly on subjects related to coaching and leadership. He has written a book (The Vital Edge), over 100 blog posts and has published articles in journals such as Coaching Psychology International.

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Louis coaches in English and also speaks Spanish and a little German.

Specialist Areas

Leadership Development, Performance Management, Youth Coaching, Change Management, Hero’s Journey Coaching, Conversation Skills, Neuroscience and Psychology, Performance and Sport, Career Coaching.

Corporate Experience

He has a wide range of business experience having led a number of business units in a wide range of functions, including Director of Client Services and Global Contract Delivery. 
He has held senior executive positions, led on Leadership and Transformation within a multi-national, and provided leadership coaching as an internal business coach.  He also works with young disadvantaged people on their development.  His work with the IMB is focused on ensuring human rights, decency, respect and safety of people within custody and detention.


2014 - Member of International Society of Coaching Psychology
2013 - Associate Member of Association of Coaching
2009 - Firework Career Coaching Certification
2008 - ACC Associate Certified Coach , International Coach Federation
2008 - Member of International Coach Federation
2005 - Certified Leadership Coach, Co-Creative Alliance
1984 - PhD in Psychology, University of Wales, Cardiff
1981 - BSc in Psychology, University of Glasgow