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Yannick Jacob

Programme Leader MSc Coaching Psychology

Rooted in Positive Psychology, Existentialism Coaching Psychology, I help people grow and live life fully. I love coaching as a tool to facilitate this process and integrate a range of techniques and learning approaches in order to help other coaches be the best they can be. 

    Yannick is a lecturer, coach, mediator and personal development facilitator determined to introduce effective programmes to schools, companies and individuals. He is a certified Existential Coach (MA) and Regent’s College-accredited mediator for alternative conflict resolution. His MSc in Applied Positive Psychology has led him to work with some of the leading figures in the European Positive Psychology scene and on various personal development programmes, most notably LifeClubs, the German “Schulfach Glück” (School Subject Happiness) run by Ernst Fritz-Schubert and a Wellbeing Curriculum developed in conjunction with UEL and Haberdashers Askes Foundation. Yannick supports the development of integrative approaches to coaching and therapy. He is a core team member of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapy Professionals, part of the core team at London’s Personal Well-being Centre (who have put forward the first coherent model on integrative coach-therapy practice [ICT]) and he works as a Personal Consultant in private practice. Yannick has been teaching and lecturing on the topics of existentialism, coaching, mediation and positive psychology at institutions such as the University of East London (UEL), the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC). In 2015 he was appointed Programme Leader for the MSc Coaching Psychology and will be teaching on the MSc Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology (MAPPCP). Apart from his psychology work, Yannick founded two companies in the areas of action sports and event solutions. Both have a strong social component and often help to ground academic theory in practical experience.
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    Book Chapters

    Jacob, Y. (2014). Comparing existential perspectives on integration with personal consultancy. In N. Popovic & D. Jinks (Eds.), Personal consultancy: A model for integrating counselling and coaching (pp. 161–173). Hove, UK: Routledge.|


    Personal Consultancy: A model for integrating counselling and coaching (Chapter 14)

    Popovic, N. & Jinks, D.. 2014. Routledge.


    Positive Psychology
    Coach-Therapy Integration
    Boundaries of one-to-one practices
    Personal Responsibility
    Action & Extreme Sports


    GC7914 The Practice of Evidence-based Coaching
    MSc Coaching Psychology
    MSc Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology
    Core Team - Association for Coach-Therapy Professionals (AICTP)
    Visiting Lecturer — New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC)
    Visiting Lecturer — Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS)
    Coach Trainer - Animas Centre for Coaching