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Acacia Coaching and Development

We develop your people, so you can develop your business.

The Acacia Way


Developing your people.


Applying the latest research.


A trusted advisor.

What We Do

Acacia Coaching and Development design and deliver tailored management, leadership and business skills training and coaching programmes. We take the time to really get to know your business, using our ‘POISED for success’ model to make sure we understand your challenges and deliver the right solution for you.

We are proud to specialise in working with Housing Associations and other not-for-profit organisations, including: Paradigm Housing Association, Colne Housing, Rosebery Housing Association, Skinners Almshouse Charity, Barnet Homes, Cross Government Early Talent Programme, and many more.

Our solutions are designed with value for money and sustainability in mind, recognising the need to deliver more with less.

Our Team

Acacia Coaching and Development was founded by Emma Donlon and Charlotte Hinks, who combine over 45 years’ experience in senior management, and learning and development, to create meaningful and engaging learning that delivers real business results.

We work with a small number of associates, people who complement our skills and who we know and trust.

Emma has 25 years’ frontline and leadership experience in Supported Housing, developing services to meet the needs of vulnerable and socially disadvantaged people.  As a qualified coach and trainer, she uses her management and leadership experience to bring her training and coaching to life.

“Emma has an enviable manner which is both charming yet powerful; humorous yet challenging.”

(ICF Accreditation Feedback)

Charlotte is a qualified coach and trainer, with over 20 years’ experience in Learning and Development.  She has successfully delivered projects encompassing all aspects of the training lifecycle from training needs analysis to designing, delivering and evaluating training solutions.

“Having ‘lightbulb’ moments during these sessions is like a flash of absolute clarity and it gives me a tremendous boost.”

(Coaching Client)


Emerging Talent

Tailored management and leadership development that delivers results.

Management Development

Supporting your outgoing staff to have a positive experience, so you can focus on meeting future challenges.

Leadership Development

Supporting individuals and teams to develop core business skills through coaching and development.

What Our Customers Say

Feedback from satisfied Acacia Coaching and Development customers.

It was a very interesting and interactive course - both trainers were excellent.

Housing Association, Manager

Thank you again for everything you have done. I will never forget your coaching and support.  Still can’t believe I got up there and did a presentation.

Frontline Support Officer

Thanks to both of you for the training and the positive vibe coming out of the sessions.

Project Manager

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