Prof. David Lane

Research Director

As Research Director of the International Centre for the Study of Coaching at Middlesex University, David contributes to leading edge research in coaching as well as the supervision of senior coaches undertaking Doctoral research with the Centre. He also developed a Masters programme in Executive Coaching, which is now available in the USA, South Africa and the UK and the first Professional Doctorate programme in coaching. As a coach for more than twenty years, David has worked across a wide range of industries in a number of countries. Typically working with senior executives facing major change his coaching assists them to align their contribution to change, where they want to go and what makes sense for the business.

David’s work with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council has been concerned with Codes of Conduct and Standards and kite marking of coach training. Working with the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches he has researched and developed the standards for the Certified Master Business Coach award. His contributions to counselling psychology led to the senior award of the British Psychological Society for “Outstanding Scientific Contribution”. He is an accredited executive coach and supervisor (APECS) and a full member of the Worldwide Associations of Business Coaches


Prof. Arnon Levy

Dean of Studies



Arnon is a clinical psychologist professor of psychology and psycho-anthropologist. Arnon is the founder and academic director in Coaching Psychology Academy that work in partnership with Professional Development Foundation to develop knowledge teach and supervise MA and PhD studies leading to degrees of Middlesex University in coaching psychology. We also work in partnership with UGSM-Monarch Business School for Graduate Studies in Switzerland.

Arnon studied psychology and philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He continued to a Diploma of Advanced Specialized Studies (DESS)  in clinical psychology at the Sorbonne (Universite $ene Descartes).He obtained his PhD.  in psycho-anthropology at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences( EHESS) in Paris. Arnon founded and was the academic director of the coaching pssychology study program at Tel Aviv University. Arnon’s  vision is to establish Coaching Psychology as a pluralistic academic discipline from a contemporary humanistic –existential outlook.  Arnon is also the founder and chair of IACP Israel Association for Coaching Psychology and is a past president of the Israel Association for Psychotherapy. Arnon is a member of the international board for the Coaching Psychology International Congress and an honorary vice president in ISCP International Society for Coaching Psychology.  Among  Arnon’s publications are “Prometheus Molds – towards an evolutionary psychology of the self” and  “Beyond the empty glass – Ideas and Images from the Psychological Clinic and Beyond” and a book in press” The Spirit of Time” .



Prof. Sarah Corrie

Sarah Corrie

Sarah Corrie is a Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, a Chartered Psychologist specialising in coaching psychology, and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist. She has extensive experience in both public and private sector services and runs her own coaching and therapy practice as well as working as a freelance supervisor and trainer. Sarah is an Academic Advisor for Middlesex University (Doctorate in Professional Studies) and a faculty and Advisory Board member of the Professional Development Foundation.

Her other roles include Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Special Group in Coaching Psychology and Director of the Postgraduate Diploma & MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy offered by Royal Holloway University of London and Central and North West London Foundation Trust.

Sarah is the author of numerous articles and four books:The Art of Inspired Living: Coach Yourself with Positive Psychology (Karnac), and conjointly with David Lane, The Modern Scientist-Practitioner: A Guide to Practice in Psychology (Routledge); Constructing Stories, Telling Tales: A Guide to Formulation in Applied Psychology (Karnac) andMaking Successful Decisions in Counselling and Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide (Open University Press).

Prof. Justin Kennedy

Professor of Organizational Behavior & Psychology

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Justin Kennedy holds the position of Professor of Organizational Behavior & Psychology for UGSM-Monarch Business School Switzerland. He has the responsibility as Regional Dean: Africa. He also teaches neuroscience to students at the University of Pretoria – a full SIOPSA member & CEO of Sherpa Coaching South Africa. Dr. Kennedy returned to the academic field after a 20 year international corporate career in Ireland, New York and South Africa. During his corporate career he was instrumental in: Establishing himself as an industry expert in the area of Organisational Neuroscience, Cognitive Performance, Biofeedback, Stress Resilience, Executive Functional Excellence & Neuroscience Coaching. He writes for Business Day, Psychologies, Mail & Guardian Health24 and several other publications.He was part of the research team developing the 1st HRV technology of its kind for resilience against stress related pathology for improved executive function & cognitive performance. Research protocols are published as clinical trials and occupational studies showing an improved neuro-psychological function, working memory and problem solving skill ability. Reduction in stress related pathology (insomnia, hypertension, migraine etc) have been observed in clinical & corporate studies. Dr Kennedy humbly advocates Gandhi for most effective of social and industrial design:Dr. Irit

Prof. Sunny Stout-Rostron

Sunny Stout-Rostron

Sunny coaches at senior executive and board level, having a wide range of experience in leadership development and business strategy. With over 25 years’ international experience as an executive coach, Sunny believes there is a strong link between emotional intelligence and business results – she works with executive leaders and their teams to help them achieve individual, team and organizational goals. Sunny has played a leading role in building the emerging profession of coaching, and her passion is to develop the knowledge base for coaching through research and the critical reflective practice of dedicated practitioners.

She has developed a range of international programmes for leaders and business coaches in the corporate, legal and education fields. She is Executive Director of Sunny Stout-Rostron Associates, an Advisory Board Director with PDF.NET, a Founding Fellow and Research Advisor at the Institute of Coaching at Harvard/McLean Medical School, and Founding President of COMENSA (Coaches and Mentors of South Africa). She completed her doctoral research in Executive Coaching with Middlesex University London, and continues to lecture and supervise coaching research at several graduate schools of business to contribute to the development of executive and business coaches.

Sunny’s most recent include: Business Coaching International: Transforming Individuals and Organizations (2009 / 2013), Business Coaching Wisdom and Practice: Unlocking the Secrets of Business Coaching (Knowres, 2009 / 2012)

Prof. Les Lancaster

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Les Lancaster is Emeritus Professor of Transpersonal Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, Honorary Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies at Manchester University, and Adjunct Research Faculty at Sofia University and the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is currently Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society, and President of the International Transpersonal Association. Les’ research interests focus on the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness and the psychology of mysticism, with a specific focus on Kabbalistic Psychology. Over his career, Les has striven to disseminate key aspects of consciousness studies and transpersonal psychology to a wide audience, both academic and more popular.

He is committed to the value of transpersonal perspectives in a range of professional areas, including coaching, therapy and management. In addition to various journal articles, Les’ published works include Mind Brain and Human Potential, winner of a Science and Medical Network Best Book Award, The Elements of Judaism, Approaches to Consciousness: the Marriage of Science and Mysticism, and The Essence of Kabbalah.