Services Director @ AMA
PhD., Dip.Coach (Newcastle), MISNS & ‘Expert Coach’ in Meta-Coaching
Prof. Angus McLeod is a trained counsellor, coach and facilitator. He:
Invented the internet ‘coaching’ service called ‘Ask Max’ in 1999.
Designed diploma e-learning courses in performance coaching for Newcastle College, attracting over c 20,000 students.
Wrote several management books (see drop-down) now in many languages.
Designs and facilitates coaching programmes for managers.
Coaches 1-2-1 internationally including very senior, international executives with behavioural issues (see below). His coaching master-classes are widely delivered and enjoyed in many countries.
Time spent with Angus in any capacity is engaging, enlightening, provocative and fun!”
Michelle Duval, Co-Founder and Co-Director, The Meta-Coach Training System. July, 2009
“The world needs as much of Angus McLeod as he can share… I think what he brings to the table is an alternative to the ‘command and control’ approach to leadership and development, and that caring and concern can be an effective alternative to ‘kicking ass’.” Jim Brush, imarkup.com
Angus is a facilitator of master-classes in coaching internationally. He can work, if required, to the highest level of coaching best-practice, level 4. His special coaching qualities include making phenomenally-safe spaces in which people can make major changes (even in theatre settings during public master-classes), having incredible flexibility to work with the specific needs of the individual and facilitating sustainable change at the highest level. Feedback includes: “incredible insight”, “I moved to a whole new perspective”, “flabbergasted” and “transforming”.
In 1995, Angus was going profoundly deaf with bi-lateral, progressive nerve damage after several years of deteriorating hearing. A miracle in 1995 restored most of his hearing and created a passion for developing people and communicating clear wisdom that people can apply immediately. He brings these talents to the training room.
“Angus adds clarity in a very supportive way. His warm approach is textured with a keen attention to detail. He leads by example in terms of being action orientated and his enthusiasm is positively inspiring. My world is a better place for knowing him.” Michael Byrne, Managing Director, QBC Ltd.
He has been ‘first-call’ coach at PPP Healthcare and Oracle and coached at Board level in numerous corporations in several countries. Angus is a regular facilitator of team programs for improved communication, coaching skills for managers, leadership executive development, vision & values – he is featured at international conferences and events, often as a keynote or plenary speaker.
“It was a delight and privilege to observe a masterful coach at work” – ICF National Official
Angus designed the updated Performance Coaching Diploma Course at Newcastle. The new course became available in February 2004, with over 7,000 registrations in its first year, 15,000 in 30 months. The course was also launched in a web-based format in March 2005 and available for just £395. This course is the most successful web-based course available from Newcastle College. The Advanced Diploma Coaching Course, also designed by Angus, was launched in 2008.
Angus’ academic interests include research and he is external supervisor and Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University. Professor McLeod’s interests are in applied research towards the understanding of coaching effectiveness and coachee factors in high-performance coaching. He works with the Business School to develop and build on current applied research in coaching and leadership.
“Angus is a superb thinker able to work across an astonishing range of styles from fine detail to breathtaking creativity”. Will Thomas, CEO, Vision for Learning Ltd
Angus co-founded and sits on the Board of The Coaching Foundation, a group for executive & life coaches, and mentors. Angus has held numerous other Directorships following academic and business careers to senior level and he continues to sit on several corporate boards. He is a rower, an advanced trainer in motorcycling and a passionate cook. Some of his qualifications are listed below.
Qualifications (samples only)
- Diploma in Performance Coaching
- Certificate in Counselling
- ANLP Certified NLP Practitioner.
- Associate Certified Meta-Coach (ACMC) and invited ‘Expert Coach’ in meta-coaching
- Member International Society of Neuro-Semantics (MISNS)
- Coaching & Mentoring
- Senior Management
- Training and Keynote Presentation
- Management Development
- Leadership Development
- Technology Transfer
- Project Management
Coaching and Mentoring Experience
Angus has coached people in many fields including IT, healthcare, NGOs, NHS, manufacturing, defence, environmental services, leasing, insurance, financial services and Government.
His mentoring experience has been extended, with many others, through our e-mentoring service, ‘Ask Max’.
Into Changes Ltd – Director
The Coaching Foundation Ltd (nfp limited company) – Director
Earlier Corporate Appointments:
Solutions fte Ltd – Director
Perpetual Environmental Ltd, Investco-Perpetual PLC – CEO
TSO Communications Ltd – Company Secretary
Best Performance Ltd – Director
Perpetual Environmental Technologies Ltd – Director
Performance People Ltd – Director
Training for Success Ltd – Director
Directorships over Ten Years Ago:
Ferguson & Menzies Ltd – manufacturing: Managing Director Designate
Permanite Holdings Ltd., housing: Tarmac Group PLC – Director
BUSU Services Ltd – retail: Director (non-executive)
Examples of change in senior people with behavioural issues:
1. One of the 5 biggest NGOs in the world. One Director connected personally to five US Presidents and other world leaders but dysfunctional and destructive at work. The Board brought AMA in to coach the whole Board in order to get coaching to this one individual. With twenty minutes one question caused several minutes of reflection followed by five minutes of monologue detailing the coachee’s revelations about his dysfunction and conflict with aims for the NGO. Within an hour, these had been resolved.
2. The CEO of a major player in the City, though highly experienced and talented left a trail of unhappy senior people behind them. The coachee was fanatical about personal space, authority and control and had a bullying nature and sharo tongue. Early in the second session the coachee came to a breakthrough in trust with the AMA coach and was able to grow and make demonstratble changes in behaviour during and after the six sessions over 4 months.