About Neil and Vicki Espin

Neil and Vicki Espin founded The Corporate and Executive Coaching Organisation in 1996 to bring the very best thinking and practice in coaching to the corporate environment.

With over 38 years’ corporate and executive coaching experience between them, they are widely acclaimed as the most experienced executive coaches in the UK and probably Europe.  They work with corporate clients who are looking to introduce either a coaching culture or strategically develop a coaching mindset in the organisation’s ‘way of doing business’ using techniques such as Transactional Analysis, MBTI and NLP.

Neil and Vicki have tutored over 5,000 individuals who wish to move into the coaching arena.

neil2Neil Espin, Founder and Managing Director of CECO


  • Fellow Inst SMM
  • Global Fellow of The Coaching Academy
  • Institute of Leadership and Management in Executive Coaching Level 7 Tutor
  • MInstLM
  • Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 Professional Diploma in Executive Coaching and Mentoring


Prior to founding CECO Neil held a variety of senior executive positions with ‘blue chip’ organisations, giving him a vital insight into what it is like to be on both sides of the table.

As a corporate and executive coach, and platform speaker, he combines an acute understanding of business issues with the practical application of coaching techniques. Neil’s energetic and powerful style of explaining and challenging issues in a simple yet effective way ensures that you will keep your coaching on track.

Neil’s expertise is based on extensive experience, with over 19 years coaching in many diverse industry and business sectors, so if you are looking for a more effective performance from your coaching business, you will find the answers in this book.

“Neil is a fantastic motivator. He quickly figures out exactly which buttons to push in order to get the best from the people he coaches. He’s a great listener and he has a vast array of techniques that he employs to challenge and develop people. He kept me (relatively) sane through a huge career challenge and helped me reach a milestone that I wasn’t sure would be possible – for that I’ll always be very grateful”
Managing Director, Banking

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vicki2Vicki Espin MA, Founder and Finance Director of CECO

  • Corporate and Executive Coach
  • Co-founder and Director of The Corporate and Executive Coaching Organisation
  • Founder of Extraordinary Women UK Conference & Awards
  • Global Fellow of The Coaching Academy
  • Institute of Leadership and Management in Executive Coaching Level 7 Tutor
  • Associate member of the CIPD
  • MBTI Qualified Practitioner

Vicki is a highly skilled, professional corporate and executive coach with more than 20 years’ experience of working with UK and multi-national organisations representing a wide spectrum of business sectors. Acclaimed as one the UK s top executive coaches, her work includes 1:1 coaching and team coaching with business leaders, the training of new coaches within organisations and of professional coaches.   

Vicki was Director of Coach Development for the Coaching Academy, Europe’s leading coach training organisation for 5 years (2000 – 2005) where she tutored more than 5000 aspiring coaches and is now one of just 11 Global Fellows of the Academy.  Vicki holds an MA in Human Resource Strategy and a Post Graduate Certificate in Coaching Supervision. 

Passionate about the appropriate training of coaches for organisations Vicki served for two years on the original steering group which designed and developed the National Occupational Standards for Coaching at Work.  She also authored and delivers the ILM Level 7 Diploma and Certificate in Executive Coaching which won the Training Journal 2008 award for Best Coaching Programme and a 2009 National Training Award.

An accomplished speaker, Vicki has spoken at national and international conferences, and has co-authored publications on cultural diversity and personal development. 

Vicki’s inspirational style of coaching means that she approaches every client relationship with a unique energy that results in the forming of powerful and transformational partnerships which lead to the achievement of extraordinary results.

  • Shareholding Director of CECO since its inception in 1996
  • Trained as a professional coach with the Alexander Corporation in 1990
  • MD of the acclaimed Domino Consultancy
  • Member of the steering group for the National Occupational Standards for Coaching & Mentoring
  • Co-Author of “77 Habits of Highly Effective Coaches”
  • Co-Author of “Your Life Your Choice”

“The coaching I received from Vicki over a 6 month period has been the most valuable development in my career to date. It provided a structured environment in which to discuss and plan for the challenges presented to me in a new role.”

Head of Finance, Frontline Group


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