Course Tutor – MSc, MA CPsychol
As an Associate of Career Counselling Services, Eric Decker has led many workshops on Career Management, Supporting Staff through Change and Team Development. He also provides Transition Coaching for senior staff moving to new roles. Eric is also an Associate of Ashridge Management College, where he works as a coach on leadership development programmes.
Eric has worked within the arena of Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for over 17 years, and is an accredited coach with Ashridge Management College. He is a Business Psychologist, and a member of the BPS Special Group in Coaching Psychology. After training in Organisational & Occupational Psychology in 1987, Eric worked for British Telecom, within their Business Psychology Group, contributing to BT’s major leadership and culture change programmes. In 1992, he set up as an independent consultant adding both depth and breadth to his experience, particularly in such areas as: leadership coaching/training & personal, career and management development.
At Ashridge, he has worked as a leadership coach on the Ashridge Leadership Process (ALP), its ‘flagship’ leadership development programme, for the past 11 years. In addition, he provides on-going individual coaching on a number of ‘tailored’ Ashridge management development programmes. His experience extends to working with all levels of managers within organisations, from junior & middle managers to the executive board. As the current Head of Coach Development for the ALP, he monitors the progress of new coaches, and organises activities for the continuous professional development of an existing team of 25 coaches. His client base stretches across sectors, organisations and international borders.
As a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society, Eric has certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing – Levels A & B. He is qualified and registered to use a wide range of personality tests, including the MBTI (Steps I & II), 16PF, OPQ, FIRO-B etc. and 360 degree instruments, such as PDI’s Profilor. Eric regularly provides psychometric feedback to delegates on a range of Leadership Programmes, as well as in his capacity as a career development coach.