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Vincent Traynor

Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Business School


Vincent Traynor is a Principal Lecturer at Sheffield Business School and an independent executive coach, organisation consultant and supervisor of professional practice.


Vincent has 25 years’ experience specialising in the development, delivery and evaluation of one-to-one and group-based interventions that develop clarity, competence, collaboration and commitment to new ways of being and working.

Clients have included: BT, Centrica, Sky, Vision Express, PwC, the NHS, UK Athletics, Surrey County Council, Sheffield City Region Growth Hub and Sheffield Hallam University.

Vincent’s academic focus is coaching, mentoring, organisational leadership and change. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a PgC in Research.

He is a Global Master Practitioner Executive Coach with the EMCC professional coaching body - - with over 700 hours of coaching and consulting experience with executive and mid-level leaders across a broad range of sectors.

Vincent holds EMCC Global Supervision Individual Accreditation (ESIA) which means he provides professional oversight and supervision to coaches and consultants.

He holds the following professional practice qualifications and accreditations:

• Postgraduate Certificate – Executive Coaching
• Postgraduate Diploma – Coaching Psychology
• Postgraduate Diploma – Coaching Supervision
• Advanced Diploma Tavistock Institute – Advanced Organisation Consultancy
• Chartered Engineer CEng MIET (Lapsed)

He also holds Master’s degrees in Management and Telecoms & Innovation and is Mental Health First Aid qualified.


Sheffield Business School


Conference papers

Traynor, V. (2021). Using EMCC Coaching Standards to Enhance Executive Education. In EMCC Global GPS 2021, Virtual, 15 November 2021 - 19 November 2021.

Traynor, V. (2021). Using applied coaching principlesto improve engagement & impacton executive education & leadershipdevelopment programmes. In Transforming Learning Conference 2021, Virtual, 13 September 2021 - 14 September 2021.

Traynor, V. (2021). The value of innovation to your business – working with Sheffield Business School. In SIP Innovation Festival, Virtual, 15 June 2021 - 17 June 2021.

Traynor, V. (2015). Get into [Csíkszentmihályi's] ‘Flow’.

Traynor, V. Leading Change during Covid 19 – A Case Study of SME Owners 290621. In Festival of Innovation.

Traynor, V. Leading Change during Covid 19 – A Case Study of SME Owners 290621. In Festival of innovation.


Traynor, V. (2015). Developing authentic practice.

Traynor, V. (2013). Surrey County Council Case Study.

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