In Conversation With

Prof. Jonathan Passmore


This month Barbara Walsh is In Conversation with Professor Jonathan Passmore, one of the world’s best-known coaching personalities.

As a prolific writer, academic, coaching psychologist, leader and consultant, Jonathan has available to him the same 24 hours in each day that we each have. He tells us of his productivity strategies for fitting these multiple roles in, and achieving so much.

In this rapidly changing world, it’s important that coaches are able to change and adapt. We discuss what the present world, and tomorrow’s world, are asking coaches to step up to. In this context, we also look at how coach training is evolving to keep up with these demands. Jonathan tells us about the Henley Centre for Coaching’s current and upcoming triple-accredited programmes for coaches and team coaches, and how these have been designed to be at the cutting edge of emerging research.

Finally, the conversation moves on to the topic of diversity, as we consider how team coaches today have to be comfortable working with diversity in its many contexts – and also with helping the teams they work with to welcome diversity as a key enabler to their performance, with some useful advice for developing this capacity.

About Jonathan

Jonathan Passmore is an internationally respected coaching psychologist, rated as one of the top 10 professional coaches in the world.

On addition to five degrees (including an MBA and a doctorate in occupational psychology), over the past 3 decades Jonathan has written and edited 30 books, including Excellence in Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and Diversity in Coaching: Working with Gender, Culture, Race and Age. He has additionally written over 100 scientific articles and 200 conference papers, all contributing to his position as a global thought leader.

Jonathan has held many executive and non-executive board roles, including with PWC, IBM and OPM, and helps leaders, managers and organisations improve performance and wellbeing. He now divides his time between his private practice, as director of the Henley Business School Centre for Coaching and the University of Evora.

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