About Gladeana

GMPhotoGladeana McMahon is a three-time award winning coach and considered one of the leading personal development and transformational coaches in the UK who combines academic rigour with down to earth communication skills.  Coaching at Work’s readers voted her ‘Coaching Person of the Year 2010‘.

She holds a range of qualifications and is accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Association of Rational Emotive Behaviour Practitioners and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies as both a Coach and Therapist. Gladeana is also a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Institute of Management StudiesInternational Stress Management Association and Royal Society of Arts

She helped found the Association for Coaching for which she holds the positions of Fellow and Chair Emeritus, Association for Coaching UK.  Gladeana has also been responsible for launching the coach accreditation process for the Association for Coaching and a specialist Cognitive Behavioural Coaching accreditation for the Association for Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapists.

An innovator, Gladeana is one of the UK founders of Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and is an internationally published author with some 18 books of a popular and academic nature on coaching and counselling to her name.

She has presented a range of coaching programmes and was listed as one of the UK’s Top Ten Coaches by both the Independent and Observer on Sunday.  She coaches CEO’s and those at Director Level as well as politicians and people in the media to master the psychological complexities of 21st century corporate life. 

Through Gladeana McMahon Associates, she and her team of associates offer both Executive and Life coaching to the general public, both in person and via telephone coaching.  In addition her team offers specialist Coaching Supervision and training in Cognitive Behavioural Coaching and associated development areas such as Stress, Confidence, Resilience etc.

Areas of Specialization

Transformational Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Personal Development, Work/Life Balance, Careers Coaching, Confidence, Stress, Executive Presence, Effective Thinking Skills, Anger Management, Communication and Interpersonal Board and team management skills.


34 years experience as a therapist and 20 years experience as an Executive and Personal coach.

Career Background

Gladeana has worked for a range of organizations as both a therapist and Executive Coach as well as at Director and Senior Management level. She has also been a university lecturer, latterly running a successful independent coaching practice and has presented a range of Television programmes as a transformational coach.