Jonathan Passmore

Speech: “Building a Coaching Culture”

Director of The Henley Centre for Coaching, leading psychologist, internationally respected coach, speaker, author.

Jonathan Passmore is an international respected psychologist. He is Professor Catedrático for Leadership and Coaching at the University of Evora, Portugal and director of the Henley Centre for Coaching . Prior to this, he founded the UK’s first Coaching Psychology post-graduate masters degree programme in 2008 at the University of East London where he was programme director for five years. Jonathan is a regular commentator in the media. He has written and edited thirty books, and over 100 articles and book chapters. He is qualified in a wide number of psychometric tests, which he uses with his clients to help develop insight and understanding, as well as undertaking formal assessments for employers, usually for the board. He has also jointly contributed to the development of a number of new instruments for use in leadership development and decision-making.

Jonathan has wide experience in consulting, having worked for both bespoke leadership development consultancy firms including Embrion, and global companies including PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting. He has held several board level roles in the public and private sectors, including chief executive for a national charity and chairman for a large sports and leisure trust. Jonathan’s personal coaching clients include members of the cabinet, MP’s senior business leaders and organizational managers across small, medium and large companies.

Jonathan has published widely with over 100 scientific papers and book chapters. He has edited and written 30 books (including Excellence in Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management and Top Business Psychology Models) and delivered 200 conference papers. He is series editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook series on organisational psychology.


2018 – British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology – Academic Contribution to Practice Award

2017 – British Psychological Society – Distinguished Contribution to Coaching Psychology

2015 – Association of Business Psychologists – Chairs Award for Excellence

2012 – British Psychological Society – Research Award

2010 – Association for Coaching – Global Impact Award