What is Analytic-Network Coaching?

Analytic-Network Coaching (A-Nc) System™ is a new concept that tackles challenges facing individuals and organisations in the 21st century.


The A-N Coaching System™ is not a prescriptive coaching formula, rather a flexible process where coaches and clients work together systematically through five “frames” on a reflective leadership journey.

Analytic-Network Coaching Depth Analysis Relational Analysis Leadership Analysis Network Analysis Strategy Analysis

The A-N Coaching System™ was developed recently by Dr Simon Western and builds upon his previous psychoanalysis and family therapy background. His academic work draws on leadership, organisational culture, architecture, environmentalism, religious studies, politics and social sciences theory from a critical and ethical perspective. His underlying central philosophy is to work in ‘good faith’ to build the ‘good society’. His ideas are developed further in the books “Leadership A Critical Text” and “Coaching and Mentoring A Critical Text”.


Anna-Marie is an accredited A-N Coaching System™ coach and part of an international network that supports emergent thinking and shared learning. This network of trained professional coaches delivers new leadership and whole-system change through the promotion of ethical and networked approaches for leaders and managers. The directory of accredited A-N Coaching System™ coaches can be found HERE. 

Our 21st century “network society” constantly evolves, so organisations and by default leadership must continuously adapt to successfully face these demands. This perpetual dynamic rate of change disrupts stability so leaders can feel dislocated and disassociated at work and in life. The A-N Coaching System™ supports clients to initally locate and ground themselves, then visually map their networks to positively influence leadership at work, across their networks and lifestyles. Further information on the A-N Coaching System™  can be found HERE.

5 Frames

Depth Analysis - Passion Purpose Desire
Depth Analysis


Coaching our inner-self to discover personal insights, authenticity, joy, meaning, spirituality, clarifying values, purpose and desire.

Relational Analysis Relationships Communication Listening
Relational Analysis


Coaching our relational-self to explore how we relate to others, and how others relate to us, finding patterns, addressing challenges and managing emotions attached to relationships to improve the balance between teamwork, leadership and lifestyle.

Leadership Analysis Controller Therapist Messiah Eco-Leader
Leadership Analysis


Coaching our leader-within to fulfill our own unique leadership potential. Developing new understandings of 21st century leadership against four discourses of leadership (Controller, Therapist, Messiah and Eco-Leader) and the notion of "followship", then how to distribute leadership across organisations.

Network Analysis
Network Analysis


Coaching our networked-self by locating and grounding ourself within our networks, and developing a "networked mindset". Coaching to influence nodal change-points and harness the power of our networks to grasp emergent opportunities.

“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one”

Jane Howard

Strategic Analysis Big picture thinking
Strategic Analysis


Coaching our strategic mindset to deliver strategic personal, team and organisational plans after reviewing the previous four frames. Developing strategic “big-picture” thinking through innovation is a core task of today’s leaders.

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