Ken Smith


With a long career in the public sector, from front line service delivery to policy development, I have specialised for the last 15 years in personal development and organisational learning. I have led teams and managed contractors in the delivery of substantial learning programmes and run large scale leadership development schemes. When I was Head of Learning and Development for the Department of Culture Media and Sport I set up the Coaches in Government Network, which I continue to lead alongside my current role as Skills Strategy Manager in another Department. I am also a founder member of the EMCC Public Sector Forum. I have a Diploma in Coaching and am an Association for Coaching Accredited Coach, a Professional Member of the Association for NLP and a Certificated Practitioner in Clean Language. I am currently undertaking a programme to qualify as a Coach Supervisor.

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Membership of professional bodies

  • Association for Coaching
  • British Psychological Society Special Group in Coaching Psychology
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Coaching approach

While keeping a focus on the need for practical actions as an outcome of coaching, I have a particular interest in supporting my clients to find meaning in their work and a richer and more productive sense of their own excellence. I take a "whole person" approach, where my clients combine a journey of personal discovery with putting into practice new behaviours to achieve new results, so that they are even more effective leaders and managers and still true to themselves. This is a supportive approach, which balances the personal and the organisational, but it is also one which expects the client to be deeply and honestly curious about themselves and to make a serious commitment to their development. A very experienced internal coach, I’m looking to develop my coaching practice by working with clients outside the central government sector.