Personal Profile

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A behavioural scientist, author and commentator on many aspects of management, leadership, organisation and personal development, I have been very fortunate in the range of experiences that my career has opened up for me. In most cases, my colleagues and I have delivered pioneering, and quite exceptional, outcomes.

My primary interest is in facilitating the learning and development of leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs – individually and collectively.

As a confidant to some elite leaders in global business, government and the not-for-profit sectors, I help them navigate their own complex worlds to achieve outstanding results. My publications list includes nine books and over 300 articles.

Having worked in many areas of executive education, today I prefer to contribute through more formal academic environments as a member of a team delivering larger scale, longer-term, or more intensive programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; developing my own research themes; and collaborating with others.

Since 2012, I have developed and led the leadership strand of the GCAP/Smith School (University of Oxford) ‘Adaptation Academy’ – helping senior leaders in the field of climate resilience hone their abilities to influence highly complex political landscapes. This work on distributed leadership is the subject of my tenth book – in preparation now.

In October 2013, I began teaching at The Oxfordshire Business and Enterprise School (TOBES) in Abingdon, which is an inspiring environment with a very diverse range of mature students. This confirmed my enjoyment of longer-term class facilitation and adult education.

More recently (May 2015), I was invited to establish an Advanced Coaching course for the University of Oxford. This was very successful, and as a result, I was confirmed as a Tutor in Psychology and Counselling. I am now responsible for devising, supervising, and sharing the delivery of, all coaching programmes – Introductory, Advanced, Group, and Online. This year, the Introductory course is being run at the University of Reading too. I am hoping that these will be offered in South Australia soon too.

My work is strongly influenced by my institutional memberships; as a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, and Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute.