International Society for Coaching Psychology

Promoting excellence in the theory, research and practice of coaching psychology

Society Officers

The following are the Officers of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP)

Chair - Dr Siobhain O'Riordan CPsychol CSci FISCP Accred

Siobhain is a chartered psychologist, a chartered scientist and a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. She is also a Fellow of the International Society for Coaching Psychology, a Principle Member of the Association of Business Psychologists and a member of the International Stress Management Association, Association for Coaching and Institute of Health Promotion & Education. With an academic background she is also an experienced trainer, examiner and supervisor on graduate/postgraduate coaching and coaching psychology programmes. She is currently also Editor of the ISCP Journal Coaching Psychology International. She is a past Editor of The Coaching Psychologist and the International Journal of Health Promotion and Education.

Hon Secretary - Rachael Skews AssocMISCP

Rachael is a doctorial researcher and associate lecturer at the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths. Her PhD research area is coaching psychology, with a particular focus on acceptance and commitment coaching. She is a member of the British Psychological Society and the Special Group for Coaching Psychology. Rachael?s doctorial research focuses specifically on the efficacy of acceptance and commitment coaching interventions, mechanisms of change in coaching, psychological flexibility and mindfulness in coaching practice. Her wider research interests include: cognitive behavioural coaching and rational coaching; organisational behaviour; health and wellbeing in the workplace; assessment; performance enhancement; positive psychology; leadership development; and the philosophy of psychology.

Before joining the IMS at Goldsmiths, Rachael worked in HR, career management and talent development consultancies. She has worked with UK and international organisations on a range of projects and her experience encompasses talent development, assessment, leadership development, coaching, career management, stress management and wellbeing.

Rachael facilitates the professional and applied research skills module for the IMS at Goldsmiths. She also teaches in the areas of coaching psychology, organisational behaviour, assessment and selection, training and organisational strategy.

Hon Treasurer: Dr Ho Law CPsychol CSci MISCPAccred

Ho is a practitioner psychologist, Health Professions Council registered, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). He has been practising psychology, coaching, mentoring and psychotherapy for over 25 years. Ho is a founder member and Chair (2010) of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology; and a founder member (Director and Treasurer) of ISCP.

Hon Membership Secretary - Kasia Szymanska CPsychol, MISCPAccred

Kasia is a practitioner psychologist, Health Professions Council Registered Counselling Psychologist. She is former Editor of Counselling Psychology Review and The Coaching Psychologist

Co-Lead Website Team - Dr Douglas Young CPsychol MISCPAccred

Organisation and Leadership development specialist and Executive Coach with extensive experience in the full range of organization/HR activities, from strategy, talent management, organisation change & development, staff surveys, balanced scorecard, leadership development, development & assessment centres, recruitment, executive assessment and succession planning to performance management, remuneration and reward. 

Designed and delivered global level assignments, including selection and assessment, providing leadership development support at Executive level in the UK, USA, France, Turkey, Dubai, Malasyia, Africa and Australia. Conducted projects in both private sector clients (IBM, PepsiCo, BP, Total, Amerada Hess, Royal Bank of Scotland) and public (United Nations, British Council, NHS, Police, Education, Local Government). 

First degree in Psychology, awarded my PhD for research on learning processes; registered as a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Scientist. Published a number of articles on organisation development and coaching,  Director of the International Society of Coaching Psychology. Operates under HRPD Associates in the UK and since 2013, Associate Director Better Future LLC, an organization consultancy which delivers in Southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.