Leadership Training & Team Development | CONTACT About Ann Burton

About Ann Burton

The Academy of Coaching & Leadership was founded by Ann Burton, a highly motivated, enthusiastic business coach, learning and development facilitator. Ann is passionate about nurturing talent and believes in giving everyone access to personal development. After a background in education and business, Ann decided to create her first business, Training By Design Ltd., which became an award-winning, forward-thinking coaching and leadership development company.

Ann’s focus on providing a personally tailored approach to training and development has resulted in two of her delegates becoming ILM Learner of The Year. Over the years, this business evolved into The Academy of Coaching & Leadership to reflect the educational nature of the business and the expanded range of offerings.

As a natural communicator with a supportive style, Ann always gives delegates her full focus and attention. As a strong believer in the principles of accelerated learning, Ann’s encouraging manner and ability to build rapport easily and quickly, sets her apart from other coaches and training facilitators.

Ann is a member of the Association of Coaching and follows their code of conduct, practice and ethics. Ann’s approach to training is based on the following core values:

• Trust
• Respect
• Clarity

Ann’s Experience

• Facilitates and teaches ILM coaching, mentoring and Leadership programmes through her own businesses
• Taught ILM Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring programmes at various colleges
• Lectured in a range of business and leadership subjects, including degree courses and CIPD programmes
• 1:1 Coaching for Executives and Senior Managers and facilitation of Senior Executive’s development days
• Managed and led in a business environment, including strategic development

Ann’s Qualifications

  • Qualified Executive Coach with ILM, the UK’s largest provider of coaching training
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Management (Masters Programme) – Manchester University
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Wolverhampton University
  • Certificate and Diploma in Management – Oxford Brookes University
  • BA First Class Honours Degree in Business and Management – Manchester University
  • MBTI, FIROB and SDI psychrometric tools – OPP
  • CIPD – University of Derby
  • NLP Practitioner


If you would like to talk to Ann about coaching or leadership development, then please call 07796 352940 or get in touch via the contact form below.

Ann Burton

Founder of The Academy of Coaching & Leadership

Popular Courses

ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring

Ideal for managers with coaching and mentoring responsibilities, deepen your knowledge and refine your coaching skills.

ILM Level 3 Coaching & Mentoring

Start your coaching career by learning new practical skills and knowledge and become a confident workplace coach.

ILM Level 5 Award Leadership & Management

Develop your skills and experience, improve your performance, and prepare for senior management responsibilities.

ILM Level 3 Award Leadership & Management

Gain key management skills, build your leadership capabilities, and learn how to effectively motivate and engage teams.


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