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Vincent Traynor

Vincent Traynor

Senior Lecturer & MSc Course Leader


Vincent Traynor is a highly experienced and qualified executive coach, team coach, educator and academic course leader working with executives, teams and organisations. He has held senior positions in consultancy, telecoms and education, and has worked with clients in the private sector, local government, education, health, faith-based organisations and sport.

Academic Leadership in Coaching

Vincent is the Course Leader for Sheffield Hallam University’s MSc in Coaching & Mentoring and he teaches mature professionals to become competent, confident and ethical executive and team coach practitioners.

He has doubled student intake since taking on this role, and has transformed the quality of the programme and levels of observed practice and supervision. He has also led it to gain professional accreditation by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, becoming the only university programme in western Europe with this prestigious kite mark. He is gaining EMCC accreditation to become an Assessor of professional practice.

Executive Coach and Team Coach

People choose Vincent as an Executive Coach because he's an exceptionally good listener, he helps people work with their thoughts and emotions to grasp and accept their situation, and he supports, challenges and motivates them to shift to a better place.

His work as a Team Coach is based on four principles: acknowledging the team's successes and strengths; building relationships and trust in the team; helping the team define the underlying issues holding them back, and building the team's confidence to try new things in different ways.

Client testimonials can be found on Linkedin at

Professional Credentials

Vincent holds postgraduate qualifications in Coaching Supervision, Coaching Psychology, Business and Executive Coaching, and Advanced Organisation Consulting (with the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations). He holds individual accreditation with the EMCC as a Master Practitioner coach.

He holds Masters level qualifications in Innovation (UCL) and Management Science (Manchester Business School) and is due to gain his EMCC Master Practitioner individual accreditation by November, 2017.

Vincent is able to think conceptually, and work practically, with the dynamics of individuals and organisational systems. His underlying practice philosophy is influenced by Gestalt psychology, systems psycho-dynamics and authentic leadership.

Vincent adheres to the Global Code of Ethics of the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council) professional body.  

  • About


    • 2014: Post Graduate Diploma - Coaching Supervision, Leeds Beckett Univeristy, United Kingdom
    • 2012: Post Graduate Diploma - Coaching Psychology, London Metropolitan University
    • 2010: Post Graduate Certificate - Business & Executive Coaching , Other, United Kingdom
    • 2006: Post Graduate Diploma, Advanced Organisation Consulting, Tavistock Institute, United Kingdom
    • 1996: MSc Telecoms, UCL
    • 1989: MSc Management Science, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
    • 1988: BSc Electronics, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

    External Leadership Position

    Professional Body leadership position

    • 2017: , European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), United Kingdom

    Internal Leadership position with external engagement


    • 2017: , European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), United Kingdom

    Member of professional body


    • 2016: Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) formerly (IEE) and (IIE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) formerly (IEE) and (IIE), United Kingdom
    • 2016: Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), Royal Society of Arts (RSA), United Kingdom
    • 2016: Member of the Advanced Organisation Consulting Society, Tavistock Institute, Advanced Organisation Consulting Society, Tavistock Institute, United Kingdom
    • 2016: Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Councl (EMCC), European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), United Kingdom

    Programme or Unit leadership


    • 2017: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer MSc Course Leader

    Teaching expertise

    • Coaching
    • Leadership

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School


  • Publications


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

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

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

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