Aboodi Shabi

Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change

Aboodi Shabi

Aboodi Shabi

Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Room GB2 Greenlands Campus
+44 (0) 1491 418819 ext 2094


Aboodi has been working in executive coaching and coach training since the mid 1990s and has several years of international coaching, training and leadership development experience. He has delivered coach-training programmes and worked with executives and teams all over the world, in sectors ranging from NGOs to financial services, pharmaceuticals and media.

He is a regular speaker on the international coaching circuit, and an invited guest tutor on mastery in coaching at several European coaching schools.

He has been on the ICF global coaching board, and was founding co-President of the UK ICF Chapter.

He is currently on the editorial board of Coaching at Work magazine.

Programme Delivery

Aboodi teaches on the Henley Certificate in Coaching.


Conference Session: Building Range as a Coach – ICF Conference, Bucharest, Romania – November 2018

Keynote Speaker: The Art of Masterful Coaching – SW Coaching and Mentoring Conference, Taunton, Somerset – June 2018

Conference Session: Building Range as a Coach – UK ICF Conference, London – May 2018

Keynote Speaker: The Future of Coaching – ICF Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria – October 2017

Keynote Speaker: The Art of Leadership – Sovereign Wealth Fund Conference – Astana, Kazakhstan – April 2015

Keynote Speaker: Centre for Creative Leadership Conference – Brussels, Belgium – July 2014

Keynote Speaker: Is Coaching Still Relevant? – EuroCoachList Conference – Bristol, UK – November 2013

Conference Session: Working with Moods and Emotions in Coaching – ICF Conference – London, UK – October 2012

Keynote Speaker: Does Coaching Sill Matter – Coaching at Work Conference, London – July 2012



Ontological Coaching – The Listener – April 2015, p2

Ask No Questions – Coaching at Work, vol 6, issue 1 – 2011

Pay Attention to Whom – Coaching at Work, vol 6, issue 3 – 2011

In This Thing Together – Coaching at Work, vol 6, issue 4 – 2011

We’re Only Human – Coaching at Work, vol 7, issue 1 – 2011

Don’t Do It, Sit There – Coaching at Work, vol 7, issue 4 – 2012

Choice Words – Coaching at Work, vol 7, issue 5- 2012 (Commended Article)

Book Chapters

Ontological Coaching (with Dr Alison Whybrow) – in Handbook of Coaching Psychology (Routledge 2018), edited by Stephen Palmer and Alison Whybrow