About Us

Meet fellow coaches and develop your coaching skills

Coaching Central is a networking group serving professional coaches in the West Midlands area and beyond.

Since 2017, our group has grown from just a handful of coaches to around 20+ coaches every month. We've found huge value in getting coaches together to learn, grow and share – something we all value about Coaching Central.

We have a blend of online and face to face meetings. That allows us to come together as a community at least once a quarter, and at the same time, to welcome coaches from a wider geographical area when we meet online.


Who runs Coaching Central?

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We are Rachael McNidder (left) and June Hogan (right), and together we run Coaching Central. 

We're committed to supporting the coaching profession through offering networking opportunities, educational sessions and supporting coaches in their business development.

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Is Coaching Central the right group for you?

If you're a professional coach looking for a coaching network where you can learn and grow as a coach, Coaching Central may well be the answer. We welcome professional / trainee coaches with all levels of coaching experience.

We aim to:

  • inspire and support professional coaches
  • encourage learning and growth
  • uphold ethics and standards within the coaching profession

Hopefully the information below will help you to decide if this is the right group for you.

After reading the information below, if you find there's a question unanswered, feel free to email us at hello@coachingcentral.co.uk and we'll do our best to help.

Subscribe to our mailing list!

You'll receive meeting invites for upcoming sessions, updates on speakers and topics. We will never sell your details or email you about anything other than Coaching Central.

We are affiliated with UK ICF as a Local Group

Coaching Central is recognised as one of UK ICF's local groups. We hold to the ICF definition of coaching as:

"partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."

For more information check out our page UK ICF Local Group.

What sort of coaches are we here for?

We welcome qualified / accredited / trainee coaches where coaching is your business or role, such as being an internal coach, Executive Coach, Leadership, Business, Career, or Life Coach.

We welcome members of any professional coaching body such as ICF, AC, EMCC, APECS etc. However, you don't have to be a member of any of these in order to attend.

All levels of coaching experience are welcome!

How much does it cost to attend?

Meetings cost £12 and you can book your ticket on Eventbrite.

Where do we meet?

Our meetings are a mix of either online or face. From 2023, we meet face to face at Hockley House Hotel in Solihull on the A34.

Check out our Meeting Dates page for more information on whether we're face to face or online.

What sort of speakers do we have?

Each month features a discussion about an aspect of coaching, personal development, or developing our businesses. We also have book reviews to encourage our learning and widen our thinking. 

Our speakers are a mix of external guest speakers and coaches from within Coaching Central. If you're interested in leading one of our sessions, feel free to email us at hello@coachingcentral.co.uk

To find out about our previous speakers and topics, check out our Meeting Recap page.

If you're a professional coach local to Solihull, why not join our mailing list to receive updates about Coaching Central meetings?