I have been lucky enough to enjoy Duncan's
support with supervision for my executive coaching business. In
the sessions where i’m wanting to explore and delve deeply
within myself, Duncan is a broadminded companion full of observation
and understanding. On the days I'm not feeling strong enough for
that, Duncan helps me with practical advice and discussion that
leaves me positive about how best to support my clients. Duncan
never knows in advance which way i’m going to go - and often
neither do I - but he apparently effortlessly moves with me and
my thoughts. It’s always very energising.
Simon Taylor, Executive Coach
I worked with Duncan to mentor me towards the ICF
Master Coach credential. The support and challenge that Duncan
provided was key to my next level of growth. I am very grateful
for the ways that he honed my skills so that I could achieve my
MCC qualification. Duncan also provided group mentor coaching,
for our team of coaches, which was informative and inspiring and
initiated the process of them getting credentialed with the ICF.
I highly recommend working with Duncan.
Iona Ledwidge, MCC, Head of Coaching, Resurgo
I was lucky to have chosen Duncan Coppock: he offered
enlightening insights as a mentor, without pushing he always ignited
the best in me, and was also a wonderful coach in moments of (self)
doubt. Indirectly Duncan widened the horizons of my perception.
Always a steady and genuine supporter, wise, thoughtful and reliable.
I cannot thank Duncan enough for his contribution in my progress
-personally and professionally as a coach.
Katerina Defermou, Greece
Our group of senior coaches benefitted enormously from Duncan’s
mentoring as we worked toward our ICF credentialing. He brought
wisdom, encouragement, experience and challenge to our sessions.
He has a deep understanding of the requirements and created a
valuable learning space for us to develop.
Tamisn Slye, Executive Coach
Duncan’s highly supportive, probing, mature, wise, reflective,
unflappable style makes you raise the bar on yourself and whatever
it is you’re working on. He has a light touch that is extremely
effective at helping you get to the heart of the matter, beyond
the superficial. He challenges and stretches in a way that leaves
you feeling better (not worse!) about yourself. I have had both
1-1 coaching and ICF accreditation group mentor coaching from
Duncan and he is excellent in both environments.
Rebecca Hourston, Manging Director, Talking Talent
I have worked with Duncan for past six months in preparation for
my ICF credential. While I appreciate highly his guidance regarding
the ICF markers, what I value above this, is his personal approach
and his strong presence during all of our sessions. He has helped
me to clarify my thoughts and deal with my emotions at the times
of confusion and uncertainty in my personal and professional life.
I appreciate the way he has urged me to push forward and how he
recognises my achievements. Due to this I now feel much calmer
and self-confident in my coaching work. I am convinced that in
addition to studies, in order to become a good coach one has to
experience being a coachee under the guidance of a masterful coach.
Duncan is a great option for this – he is mature, intelligent
and experienced. I very much hope that our co-operation will continue.
Tiina Keskkula, Executive Coach
Duncan is an outstanding mentor for the ICF credentialing
process. He certainly knows his stuff and there’s a lot
of stuff to know! The process really makes you think deeply about
your coaching and I questioned myself a lot. Duncan helped me
keep the faith and I’m well on the way to MCC now with his
help and guidance. Everyone needs a Duncan!
Nicola Jones, PCC, Global Managing director,
I found Duncan as a PCC coach looking to realise MCC. I had made
one application for MCC, which had failed. One of the qualities
of Duncan is that despite his great experience and expertise in
bringing to life coaching competencies, he works with you very
holistically. He is a man who never neglects the whole of who
you are - and so can help you to see beyond your own self-imposed
limitation and blindness. I will always be a grateful for his
authenticity and conversations that we had when I was doubting
my ability to be an MCC. He shared some truths not only about
how he saw me but also about the wider ICF system which played
a remarkable role of taking the pressure off me to perform. I
did realise my MCC and one person I will acknowledge who played
a important role in helping me over the final and yet essential
hurdle is Duncan. I have recommended Duncan to other coaches seeking
to grow with a back drop of competencies and they like me have
reported back upon his expertise and many qualities, I have no
hesitation in recommending him to anyone wishing to succeed within
the ICF credentialing experience. He is remarkable man and a valuable
Andrew Machon PhD MCC, Executive business coach,
coach trainer and coaching supervisor
"Duncan has worked with our Team of coaches
at Talking Talent providing group mentoring, as well as with me
individually on a one to one basis. Duncan was excellent at managing
mentoring with a group of colleagues who work regularly together.
He created an extremely safe environment in which people felt
comfortable being observed coaching as well as receiving feedback
for development. Duncan is always calm and brings really valuable
insights and stretch to everyone. I know the Coaches have all
valued the mentoring sessions and have felt they have helped significantly
with their development. On a personal level I have benefited from
being part of the group but also have got significant benefit
from working with Duncan one to one. Duncan has always been supportive
yet challenging. He has prompted me when my motivation has dipped
and really helped me to understand the areas I needed to focus
on to get my MCC. There were highs and lows but I always felt
able to tackle them with the support of Duncan. I am pleased to
say that I attained my MCC with constructive feedback on my recordings
Jo Lyon, MCC, MD Talking Talent
Thank you very much for your generous
support towards successfully achieving my MCC credentialing. I
really enjoyed the year with you as my mentor. Among the most
valuable things I can mention is that I learned how to use my
whole potential as a coach.
Emma Persson, MCC Sweden
I have worked with Duncan in his capacity
as a coach supervisor on both an individual and group basis. The
supervision was conducted via telephone and, despite some initial
reservations, this proved to be extremely effective; so much so
that I have learned from this experience and now integrate it
into my own coaching practice .
As a supervisor, Duncan provides both challenge and support and
he uses his superb intuitive skills to tailor his approach to
the individual and the situation. This is particularly evident
and effective in a group setting when as much can be learned from
how Duncan works with colleagues as with oneself.
Duncan draws from a wealth of knowledge and experience in the
coaching field and I always come away from supervision sessions
feeling energised, stretched and having new insights and learning.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Duncan to future clients.
Anne Shiels, Executive Coach and Consultant
Duncan’s supervision style of
supporting a deeper connection with embodied felt-sense, particularly
resonated with me. I never imagined sessions via telephone could
be so impactful. I took great value from the work I did with Duncan
as I was starting my coaching journey.
Harsha Perera, Executive and life coach.
From my very productive association with Duncan as
my supervisor/mentor, I found that he has an uncanny ability to
support me to centre myself, then get right to the heart of the
issue/s whilst allowing space to find and articulate my best self
and so my best way forward.
Adrian McGinn, Executive Coach
Ever since my beginnings as a coach, over ten years
ago, I have always enjoyed good quality coaching supervision.
Supervision is to me like a pencil sharpener to a pencil: it makes
me "sharper". Duncan creates the space for me to stop,
take stock and rethink the way I see my coaching work. This is
particularly useful with those processes that, despite a good
chemistry with a coachee, sometimes feel tricky, somewhat "slow"
or even heading for a ‘cul de sac’.
Duncan´s way to help me create a switch includes developing
my inner observer: he will help me detach from whatever point
of view/perspective of the situation I might have unconsciously
attached myself a little bit too much to, and so allowing me to
refresh the whole process. I strongly recommend Duncan´s
supervision to any coach keen to grow their ability ever sharper.
Pilar Rodriguez Morales, Executive Coach, Spain