Dr Emma Sedgwick

APECS Accredited Executive Coach

As an executive coach, it’s my mission to help people achieve their professional goals and reach their potential within their organisation.

I work collaboratively with individuals and with teams, enabling them to use their talents and determination effectively to make lasting, positive changes. Clients tell me I have offered a valuable insight into their behaviour and instilled the confidence to meet challenges and improve their performance.

I believe my success as a coach is rooted in the skills I developed as a doctor specialising in psychiatry: actively listening to my clients, earning their trust and sensitively exploring the issues they raise in a safe, confidential environment.

After leaving clinical practice in 1999, I focused on supporting professionals. For eight years, I worked at the Medical Defence Union, advising doctors facing ethical and legal dilemmas and assisting others who were the subject of a complaint or disciplinary investigation. I realised that many concerns could have been addressed earlier if the doctor had been given structured opportunities to reflect on their professional skills. This inspired me to train as a coach.

Since 2006, I have worked extensively in healthcare and other sectors and become familiar with the challenges of working within highly complex organisations. My clients have included high achievers with leadership potential, professionals facing a change in their career and those with poor communication skills. I have also coached newly created teams so members can cooperate effectively on projects and helped resolve conflict within dysfunctional departments.

In addition, I supervise other coaches, individually or in groups.

I am accredited by the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS), the UK’s leading executive coaching organisation, and abide by its ethical standards.


1993: Medicine MBBS, University of London (The Royal London Medical School)

1990: Intercalated BSc in Psychology

1998: Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych) 1998

2003: MBA, Henley Business School

2006: NLP Master Practitioner, International Teaching Seminars (ITS)

2006: Coaching Certificate, International Teaching Seminars (ITS)

2007: Career Coaching Certificate, Career Counselling Services (CCS)

2008: Postgraduate Certificate in Managing Medical Careers, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery

2009: Team Coaching using the Solutions Focus Approach, The Solutions Focus

2010: Level A and B Psychometric training with the use of all three Hogan Psychometrics (HPI, HDS, MVPI). Registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) to use these psychometrics.

2010: Coaching Certificate, Henley Business School

2012: Diploma in Coaching and Behavioural Change, Henley Business School

2013: Thinking Environment Foundation Course, Think It Through

2013: Certificate in Coaching Supervision, Henley Business School