News - 15th June, 2018

Spear Coach Youngest Master Coach in the UK

We are proud to announce that Iona Ledwidge, Executive Director of Spear, has become accredited as Master Coach by the International Coach Federation.


She is the youngest Master Coach in the UK and one of only ten in the world under the age of 40. Master Coach accreditation is given to those who pass a stringent assessment process and have more than 2,500 hours of coaching under their belt.

Iona has worked on the Spear programme for ten years and her coaching has had a huge impact on young people and the coaching staff across all our Spear centres. It’s a huge achievement.

Iona said, “I’m delighted to have been awarded the accreditation at Master Coach level, having honed my coaching skills at Resurgo over the past ten years.  Working at Resurgo has given me an incredible opportunity to coach a wide variety of people from corporate clients to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds on the Spear programme. It is so rewarding to see how coaching helps people from every segment of society to become more fully who they are, and it’s a privilege to be a part of that journey.”