Prof. Peter Hawkins

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Prof. Peter Hawkins

Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School and founder and Chairman of Renewal Associate

Peter is Emeritus Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School  and founder and Chairman of Renewal Associates.  He is a leading consultant, writer and researcher in leadership and leadership development and an international thought leader in executive teams, and systemic team coaching.  

He recently led a major global research project on Tomorrow’s Leadership and the Necessary Revolution in Today’s Leadership Development.

Over the last 35 years he has worked with many leading companies all over the world, co-designing and facilitating major change and organisational transformation projects and coaching company boards and leadership teams. He has helped several senior executive teams develop their vision, values and strategy for the future, both in commercial companies, finance, public sector, higher education and large professional service organisations. 

Peter is co-founder and lead contributor to Renewal Associates/ AoEC international training in Systemic Team Coaching.

He regularly gives talks on: 

  • Systemic team coaching
  • Coaching your own team to create high performance
  • Creating a coaching culture

He is the author of several best-selling books including Supervision in the Helping Professions (with Aisling McMahon, 5th ed, McGraw Hill, June 2020); Systemic Coaching – Delivering Value Beyond the Individual, co-written with Eve Turner (Routledge, December 2019), Integrative Psychotherapy in Theory and Practice, co-written with Judy Ryde (Jessica Kingsley, December 2019), Leadership Team Coaching in Practice (2nd ed, Kogan Page, June 2018); Leadership Team Coaching (Kogan Page, 3rd ed, July 2017); Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision, Skills and Development (with Nick Smith, McGraw-Hill/Open University Press, 2nd ed, 2013); Creating a Coaching Culture, (McGraw Hill, 2012) and The Wise Fool’s Guide to Leadership (O Books, 2005).

He is also visiting professor in Leadership and Change at the University of Bath, School of Management and in Executive Coaching at Oxford Brookes University School of Management.  He is Honorary president of the Academy of Executive Coaching ( through whom he leads trainings in Systemic Team Coaching internationally, and the Association of Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision ( He is chairman and on the board of several small companies and charitable trusts. Peter was joint founder, in 1986, of Bath Consultancy Group and its chairman until the company was sold in 2010.


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