Carol  Wilson

Carol Wilson is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management, the Association for Coaching, and the Professional Speaking Association, is on the Global Advisory Panel at the Association for Coaching and is a Trustee to the non-profit MOE Foundation, where she provides free coach training programmes for underprivileged young people and the African Prisons Project.

A multi cultural expert, Carol has provided coaching and leadership programmes in 27 countries for organisations including IKEA, Philip Morris, England Rugby, the NHS, the BBC, DSM, Kent County Council, Hilti and NCR, and manages our team of multi-lingual trainers. She has won and been nominated for several awards for coaching and writing; she authored “Performance Coaching, a Complete Guide to Best Practice Coaching and Training” featuring Forewords by Sir John Whitmore and Sir Richard Branson, and “The Life and Work of David Grove: Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge”. She has contributed to six other books and published over 50 articles.

Carol experienced the value of a coaching culture at first hand during a decade working at board level with Sir Richard Branson at Virgin. Later she held board level positions with Island Records, Warner Brothers and Polygram. During this time she signed many famous artists including Sting, The Buzzcocks, the Human League, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Martha and the Muffins, Tom Petty and Iggy Pop. Since entering the coaching field in 2000 she has studied with thought leaders including Nancy Kline and Tim Gallwey, and collaborated with Sir John Whitmore and David Grove.

Carol worked with Clean Language creator David Grove from 2005 until his death in 2008, creating Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge courses which could safely be undertaken by coaches. These courses are still delivered today on

Carol is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide including The HR Summit Budapest, HRD London, the Asian Emerging Leaders Summit Hong Kong, Guts for Change Mumbai, Catalyst Australia, the Coaching in Education Conference Hong Kong, and the China Executive Coaching Conference Shanghai. Carol can be seen on: