RegionUnited Kingdom
Area of expertise
  • Developing Leaders

Aboodi Shabi

Executive Coach

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Aboodi has been working in the world of professional and personal development almost all his working life, beginning his career in the voluntary sector in the 1980s.

In the late 1990s, he started a coaching and training business, working with executives and teams all over the world.

For several years, he was also a senior trainer of Newfield Network’s ontological coaching programme, leading executive coaching and leadership programmes in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

He is currently on the faculty at Henley Business School, where he is Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change.

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Coaching Style

Aboodi’s coaching style is profoundly influenced by his personal history and by his educational background in philosophy.

Born in London of Iraqi Jewish and Lebanese Christian parents, and with a degree in philosophy and politics, he has a sensitive antenna for different perspectives and cultures, and a deep curiosity and understanding about people and what makes them tick.

Aboodi continues to bring this “outsider’s” view-point to his work today, challenging the status quo to bring new perspectives and transformational thinking to his clients.

His clients value his honesty and his warm yet challenging style, and his capacity to get to the heart of the matter quickly and sensitively, helping individuals and teams to achieve profound and sustainable change.

Clients would describe Aboodi as challenging, compassionate and deep.

Coaching Specialisms

  • “Inner” leadership – developing and enhancing executive presence and personal impact
  • Developing effective communication styles and enhancing inter-personal skills
  • Working with teams to enhance collaboration and alignment

Training & Qualifications

  • Certified Ontological Coach – Newfield Network
  • Integral Coaching – New Ventures West/Third Space Coaching
  • Embodied Leadership – Strozzi Institute
  • Professional Certified Coach – International Coach Federation
  • Currently undertaking an MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School


Aboodi works with executives and teams in a variety of sectors including financial services, media, NGOs, property services and public bodies. Clients since joining ECC include PageGroup and Carlyle.