Who are we?


All of us in the Unitive® coaching team – our founder Charles Bentley, together with long-term associates Andy Turnbull and Anne Katrin Schlag – are academically qualified and highly experienced professionals dedicated to our uniquely effective and humanistic approach. You can read more about us individually in the Unitive® associates team.

What do our clients say?


“My Charles Bentley Associates personal coach absorbs facts and helps me figure out what’s going on.”

City entrepreneur and property developer, as quoted in The Financial Times

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What do we do?


We provide personal development products and coaching services to enable you to explore your true nature. We accompany you on a journey back to your own personal authenticity. We don’t tell you what you should do or put you through a pre-determined process, personality profile or bullet-pointed coaching model.  You know what’s best for you – if only you could get in touch with  it!  We’re there as facilitators, providing you with space to be yourself, perhaps for the first time, and, through our one-to-one coaching and group workshops, a personalised approach uniquely tailored to your individual needs.

Our Philosophy


To be truly in touch with who you are is the essence of personal power.

What do our clients say?


“As the wife of a senior Finnish diplomat, I came to the Unitive® professional coaching course all the way from Mozambique. The experience gave me a new and profound understanding of myself and made my personal career plans much clearer. I can highly recommend coaching with Dr. Bentley to anyone who is looking for deeper changes in one’s life and work.”

How long have we been around?


The Unitive® approach to personal and professional development has been in its present form since the mid-1990s (we’ve been on the internet even longer than Google!) and its authenticity is now protected world-wide by its registered trade mark.

Our Professional Coaching Team


Each of our associates has gone through a rigorous selection process, is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council, and subscribes to its code of practice.

Charles Bentley PhD


The founder of Unitive® coaching with four decades of experience as an agent for change for individuals and organisations. Originally graduating in pharmaceutical chemistry at King’s College London, he also has a master’s degree in phenomenology and a doctorate in humanistic psychology. For more biographical details, read on »


Andy Turnbull BA CPFA


Finance professional with over 15 years senior management experience in both national and international organisations. With a degree from Exeter University he is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Finance Director of the EMCC in the UK. For more biographical details, read on


Anne Katrin Schlag PhD


Highly qualified academic and government advisor, with degrees and PhD in psychology from the London School of Economics and international fellowships at La Sapienza, Cambridge and Harvard. Presently lecturer at King’s College, London. For more biographical details, read on »



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