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Carol McLachlan FCA, is a chartered accountant, executive coach, NLP Practitioner and the creator of Blended Living™.
She set up theaccountantscoach.com in 2005, following an 18 year career with Ernst & Young, working in London, Liverpool and Manchester. 13 years as an auditor and another 5 years as Ernst & Young’s north region Director of Resources, has brought an unparalleled breadth of experience working with fellow accountants. She’s worked not only at the ‘coal face’ in technical and client handling roles but also operationally and strategically on professional and personal development with accountants at all levels.
Carol supports the accountancy profession, both individuals and organisations in a wide variety of professional and personal development areas: career planning, work-life balance, performance enhancement, leadership skills, team building, assertiveness training, confidence building, managing change, improving communication, managing conflict. She employs a variety of techniques including one to one coaching, group coaching, facilitated workshops, presentations and written and audio material.
Carol is also a prolific writer and blogger. You may have seen her recent articles in the Finance & Management Faculty’s monthly magazine. She’s also an personal development agony aunt for the ACCA and CareersInAudit.
And she’s the creator of Blended Living™ a brand new innovation in work life balancing for the 21st century. Quite simply Blended Living™ is a methodology which enables you to maximise the opportunities of modern living, while taking control of the demands and conflicts. Blended Living™ is for anyone and everyone who would like to maximize the return of their personal investment in the 21st century
The mission of theaccountantscoach.com is to bring to the profession a fresh and innovative perspective on professional and personal development. The ultimate objective being to support fellow accountants in realising their potential and maximising their professional and personal success.
The ingredients of the accountantscoach.com are unique. Many years experience as a Big 4 auditor. Extensive inhouse expertise in professional development as Ernst & Young’s regional Director of Resources. Performance training with the Central School of Speech and Drama and Comedy in Business. A huge range of hands-on coaching experience, as a Nightingale Conant Success coach on the Brian Tracy mentoring programme. Plus cutting edge tools and techniques from the art and science of communication, Neuro-Linguistic-Programming (NLP).
Theaccountantscoach.com offers bespoke one to one coaching, group coaching, facilitated workshops, presentations and written and audio materials. Topics include, but are not limited to: career planning, work-life balance, performance enhancement, leadership skills, team building, assertiveness training, confidence building, managing change, improving communication, managing conflict.

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