The coaching masters

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A couple from Cornwall, who run a successful executive coaching and culture change business, have graduated with a Masters degree in Coaching Psychology from the University of East London.

Tom Sneddon and Karon Clark, both highly experienced coaches, consultants and value-based culture change management specialists, run the only company of its kind in Cornwall and one that is also accredited to teach and develop coaches up to the advanced ILM Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Mentoring.

Karon Clark and Tom Sneddon
Karon Clark and Tom Sneddon

Currently working with clients across the country, they have now proved the importance of continuing professional development by studying part-time themselves for a Masters qualification in three years.

“It was a huge investment in terms of both time and money but we’ve both learnt and gained such a lot,” said Sneddon, who has worked at senior level in international industry as well as in the community and public sectors.

Clark, who has a background in health, counselling, management and leadership development across sectors, was equally enthusiastic.

“Coaching development is all about making sure there are knowledgeable, safe and competent practitioners in the market place,” she said. “It’s important to be at the forefront of current thought and that’s what our course provided. It isn’t easy running a business, working full-time and studying but, with 123 years between us, we’ve shown that it’s not just possible – but enjoyable too.”

Sneddon Clark LLP is based at the Health Innovation Centre in Truro.