Professor Peter Hawkins

Professor of Leadership

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Professor Peter Hawkins

Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour
Subject Expertise: Organisational Strategy, Leadership Development, Executive coaching, Team coaching, Coaching, Mentoring.
Specific Industry Expertise: Management consultancy
Geographical Expertise: Europe, America, Asia Pacific, Australia, South Africa
Greenlands campus
+44 (0)7802 887418


Professor Peter Hawkins is part-time Professor of Leadership at Henley Business School where he is researching next generation leadership and leadership development. He is also Visiting Professor at the Universities of Bath and Oxford Brookes. He is founder and Emeritus Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group and Renewal Associates. Over the last 30 years he has worked with many leading organisations in many parts of the world, co-designing and facilitating strategy reviews as well as major organisational transformation and leadership development projects. He is a thought leader in leadership, culture change and executive and team coaching and is Honorary President of APECS and a fellow of the Windsor Leadership Trust. Peter is also a prolific writer and researcher. His books include: “Leadership Team Coaching” (2011, second edition 2014), “Creating a Coaching Culture” (2012) “The Wise Fool’s Guide to Leadership” (2005), “Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development' (with Nick Smith 2006, second edition 2013).

Developing the research and teaching of Leadership. Guest tutor on MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change. Some Doctoral supervision


Hawkins, P. (2011) White Paper: Beyond the heroic CEO: the changing challenge of Leadership Henley Business School

Working paper:

Hawkins, P. and Schwenk, G. (2006) "Coaching Supervision" CIPD Change Agenda, London.

Hawkins P. and Chesterman, D. (2006) "Every Teacher Matters". Teacher Support Network, London.


Hawkins, P. and Wright, A. (2009) Being the Change you want to see: developing the leadership culture at Ernst and Young" Strategic HR Review Vol 8 No4 2009 pp17-23 Emerald Group Publishing

Hawkins, P.(2008) "The Coaching Profession: Key Challenges." Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, Volume 1, No 1. p28-38, Routledge: Taylor and Francis: London

Hawkins, P. (2004) "Gregory Bateson: His contribution to Action Research and Organisation Development" The Journal of Action Research. 2(4), p 409-423.

Hawkins, P. (1997) "Organizational culture: sailing between evangelism and complexity." Human Relations. 50(4):417-40.

Hawkins, P. (1994) "Taking Stock, Facing the Challenge" in Management Learning Journal, Vol 25 Pt 1, Sage, London.

Hawkins, P. (1991) "The Spiritual Dimension of the Learning Organisation", Management Education and Development Vol. 22, Pt3.


Hawkins, P. (2012) Creating a Coaching Culture Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Hawkins, P. (2011) Leadership Team Coaching London: Kogan Page.

Hawkins, P. and Smith N. (2006) "Coaching, Mentoring and Organizational Consultancy: Supervision and Development." Maidenhead: Open University Press/McGraw Hill.

Hawkins, P. (2005) Wise Fool's Guide to Leadership: Short spiritual stories for organisational and personal Transformation. London: O Books.

Hawkins, P. and Shohet, R. (1989) Supervision in the Helping Professions: Maidenhead: Open University Press McGraw Hill, second edition 2000. Third edition 2006. Fourth edition 2012.

Hawkins, P. (2011) Systemic Coaching Supervision. In Bachkirova, T. Jackson, P. and Clutterbuck, D. Supervision in Mentoring and Coaching: Theory and Practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Hawkins, P. & Schwenk, G. (2011) The Seven-Eyed Model of Supervision. In Bachkirova, T. Jackson, P. and Clutterbuck, D. Supervision in mentoring and Coaching: Theory and Practice. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Hawkins, P. (2011) Expanding Emotional, Ethical and Cognitive Capacity in Supervision. In Passmore, J. Supervision in Coaching. London: Kogan Page.

Hawkins, P. and Schwenk, G. (2010) "The Interpersonal Relationship in the Training and Supervision of Coaches." in Palmer, S and McDowell, A. (eds) "The Coaching Relationship: Putting People First:". Routledge: London.

Hawkins, P. (2010) Coaching Supervision. "The Complete Handbook of Coaching". Edited by Cox, E., Bachirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D. London: Sage

Hawkins, P. and Smith, N. (2010 ) Transformational Coaching. In "The Complete Handbook of Coaching" Edited by Cox, E., Bachirova, T. and Clutterbuck, D London: Sage

Hawkins, P. and Shohet, R. (2007) "Towards a Learning Culture" in Harrison, R. Benjamin, C. Curran, S and Hunter, R. (eds) Leading work with Young People. London: Open University and Sage.

Hawkins, P. (2006) "Coaching Supervision" in Excellence in Coaching; Edited by Jonathan Passmore. London: Kogan Page.

Hawkins, P. (2006) "Dialogue as a form of Spiritual Practice" in Smith, M.F. (ed) "Being Together: Unitarians Celebrate Congregational Life". London: The Lindsey Press.

Hawkins, P (1999) "Postmodernism and Religion " in Unitarian Perspectives on Contemporary Religious Thought edited by George D. Chryssides. London: Lindsey Press

Hawkins, P (1995) - 'Supervision' in Jacobs, M (Ed) The Care Guide, London: Mowbray.

Hawkins, P. (1994) "The Changing View of Learning" in Burgoyne, J. Towards the Learning Company. McGraw Hill.

Hawkins, P. and Miller, E. (1994) "Psychotherapy in and with Organisations" in Pokorny, M. and Clarkson, P. Handbook of Psychotherapy. Routledge and Kegan Paul, London

Hawkins, P and Shohet, R. (1991) "Approaches to the Supervision of Counsellors" in Dryden, W. and Thorne, B. (edited) "Training and Supervision for Counselling in Action" London: Sage.

Hawkins, P. (1989) "The Social Learning Approach to Day Residential Centres" in Brown, A. and Clough, R (ed.) Groups and Groupings: Life and Work in Day and Residential Settings, Tavistock: London.

Hawkins, P. with Reason, P. (1988) "Storytelling as Inquiry" in Reason, P. (ed) Human Inquiry in Action, London, Sage.

Hawkins, P. (1988) "A Phenomenological Psychodrama Workshop" in Reason, P. (ed) Human Inquiry in Action, London, Sage.

Hawkins, P. (1980) "Between Scylla and Charybdis" in Jansen, E (ed.) The Therapeutic Community Outside of the Hospital, London, Croom Helm.

Hawkins, P. (1979) "Staff Learning in Therapeutic Communities" in Hinschelwood, R and Manning, N (eds.) Therapeutic Communities, Reflections and Progress, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul


17-19 November 2011 -  EMCC International Conference, Paris Key Note speech

13 & 14 December 2011 - Henley Nordic Team Coaching Masterclass

15 & 16 Feb 2012 - Management Centre Turkey HR conference – Keynote speech – The Future of Leadership

19 April 2012 -  Henley Nordic Leadership Team Coaching Masterclass

13 June 2012 - Henley Coaching Forum

23 June 2012 - Oxford Brookes 2nd International Conference in Coaching Supervision 2012- Key-note address

9 & 10 October 2012 - EMCC Sweden – Keynote speech and masterclass

Bath Consultancy Group is a leading change and leadership development consultancy with a track record of over 25 years. We work across a range of commercial sectors globally including financial services, professional services, hi tech, pharmaceuticals, FMCG and in the public sector in UK.

Our global consultant team all combine business experience with strong experience in change facilitation, leadership development, coaching and team coaching capability. We bridge the boundaries between leading edge research and professional practice; partner with a number of business schools and think-tanks.

Our consultants have researched and written extensively to develop our practice and extend the craft of organisation/leadership development. - Peter is the Non-Executive Chairman.

Renewal Associates - Peter is the Chairman.