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About the authors

Jackie Keddy and Clive Johnson practice as business partners in Keddy Consultants, a specialist coaching training and implementation consultancy dedicated to supporting the development of in-house coaching competency. They met whilst Jackie was working as programme leader of a new coaching initiative for the London Metropolitan Police Service, then a client to Clive, who moderated the programme.

Whilst completely opposite personalities, they say that they never have had anything other than very healthy disagreements and both complement the strengths of the other which they say compensates for their own weaknesses perfectly!

Their business co-operation extends beyond an interest in coaching to include conflict management and mediation. Find out more about what we do by clicking here.

Jackie Keddy

Known as being a "go-getter", Jackie was a natural choice to head up the Met’s in-house coaching programme, which she successfully led to achieving the European Quality Award of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, the first UK not-for-profit organisation to do so.

She subsequently moved on to help design and rolling out in-house coaching programmes for several public sector organisations. She was recently honoured with the Association for Coaching’s Award for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Business’, the first individual to receive this annual award, and was also named by readers of Coaching at Work magazine as ‘Person of the Year’.

Jackie is a coach supervisor, an ALS facilitator and a qualified mediator, as well as being a highly regarded leadership trainer. She offers a wealth of knowledge and experience, both operationally and strategically, and is dedicated to helping others create better organizations for their workforces. Jackie is a prolific Conference speaker and member of a range of professional bodies and forums, and is a member of the editorial board of the CIPD’s Coaching at Work magazine.

In addition to her practice with, now Jackie operates as a mediator, coach and trainer/consultant with The Janus Partnership, the specialist conflict management organisation that she created with Clive. She also co-founded and regularly hosts events for the International Conflict Management Forum (

Jackie lives in North London, is married and has two children and three grand-children. She enjoys jogging and swimming to keep fit and likes spending time in her colourful garden.

Jackie Keddy

Clive Johnson

Clive is a highly experienced trainer, consultant and coach. He has conducted evaluations of coaching initiatives for a variety of prominent organisations, as well as acting as a trainer and consultant to many organisations around the world.

He is an accredited coach and member of various professional bodies, and a thought leader in the field of what enables successful coaching implementation, following extensive consultation with many leading organizations. Additionally, Clive pioneered an approach for evaluating coaching (described in the book), which he has used to help a wide range of organizations qualify what their coaching investments are delivering.

Clive has written numerous thought pieces and articles on a variety of coaching themes, contributing editorial to magazines including HR Management Today, Coaching at Work and Training and Coaching Today, and authored The Complete Guide To Managing People, a comprehensive toolkit for line managers and professional coaches.

Following extensive experience with a leading international management consultancy, Clive now practices with Jackie through

Clive lives in Brighton on England's south coast and says that he is happiest when riding a horse on the nearby South Downs or roaming in some remote part of the world. A self-confessed beginner in most things, he nonetheless likes to try his hand at just about anything - everything from Bollywood dancing to driving an Arctic lorry.

To hear Jackie and Clive explain what inspired them to write Managing Coaching at Work, please click here. Alternatively, watch the authors give their thoughts on the book in a video interview by clicking here.

Clive Johnson


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