Prof. Jonathan Passmore

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Prof. Jonathan Passmore


Director of Henley Centre for Coaching

Professor Jonathan Passmore is a Professor of Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley Business School and leads the Henley Centre for Coaching.

Jonathan is a chartered psychologist with five degrees, including an MBA and a doctorate in occupational psychology. He also has a postgraduate certificate in coaching and two professional qualifications. His doctoral thesis focused on coaching relationships and behaviours. His research interests include coaching supervision and ethics, coaching neuroscience, coach impact evaluation and coaching competencies.

He has published over 100 scientific papers and book chapters and 200 conference papers. He has edited and written 30 books, including Excellence in Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and Top Business Psychology Model, Becoming a Coach: The Definitive ICF Guide and The Coaches’ Handbook.

He is series editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook series on organisational psychology and has won international awards, including the Association for Coaching Global Award (2010), the British Psychological Society Coaching Research Award (2012) and the Association for Business Psychology Chairman’s Award for Excellence (2015). He also won Best Article 2019 ‘Coaching at Work’.

Jonathan has held many executive and non-executive board roles with global consulting firms, including PwC and IBM Business Consulting. Most recently he was managing director of psychology consulting company Embrion, with clients such as Technip and HSBC. He has advised professional bodies such as the Institute for Leadership and Management and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

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