Ann James

Executive Fellow, Lead Tutor, Coach & Coach Supervisor

Ann James

Ann James

Executive Education


I have been coaching since 2001, and subsequently extended my experience to coach supervision and training. I have worked with 500+ individuals and supervised 60+ coaches.

I have worked with clients on top-level leadership and professional qualification programmes, mainly through Henley Business School / University of Reading, and with individuals from a range of professional and cultural backgrounds.

I have a very clear stance on coaching: I believe - based on the evidence of my many years’ work, study, and research - that the multiple dimensions of our selves and our lives are inextricably linked. So, whilst I work comfortably with complex coaching briefs and a range of psychometric tools and data, I position these clearly as just some of the important components and resources within the wider field of holistic attention to the individual.

Some clients ask me to help them learn basic coaching skills that they can use themselves; at the more advanced level, I am part of the team of tutors on Henley’s Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching, and the Professional Certificate in Coaching Supervision, and the MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change.

My approach to coaching and supervision is eclectic, drawing upon a range of disciplines, instruments, models and frameworks. I have a particular interest in neuroscience, neuropsychology and applied positive psychology in coaching and coaching supervision. My MSc research explored the neuroscientific aspects of performance anxiety and strategies for managing it.

I am fully insured, Data Protection registered, and in regular group and one-to-one coaching supervision.

Degree / Qualification:

MSc Coaching & Behavioural Change, Henley Business School

MA Education, University of Wales

Professional Certificate in Coaching, Henley Business School

Professional Certificate in Coaching Supervision, Henley Business School

Member, Association for Professional Executive Coaching & Supervision


  • Executive and Personal Coaching
  • Supervision of Coaches, one-to-one and group
  • Training and supported development of coaches
  • Bringing all the above into the natural environment
  • Creating conditions for truly independent thinking, in groups and with individuals, using the principles of Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment©


Much of my one-to-one coaching is for corporate clients of Henley Business School who are attending Executive Education / Coprorate Programmes, and the Henley MBA. In my private practice, my coaching, supervision and training work is mostly with smaller businesses and self-funding individuals.