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Speaker Profiles

Our 2020 Coaching Conference speakers come from Henley and our wider network. They will share their insights into the latest trends in coaching, neuroscience and artificial intelligence.

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Keynote Speakers

Dr Naeema Pasha

Naeema leads on Careers, People and Future of Work in Henley Business School and established World of Work (WOW) to explore future of work readiness.

She leads a highly skilled, multi-award-winning careers team that engages and empowers people and businesses, enabling them to reach their goals. Her recent research on managing careers in uncertainty sheds light on key factors that enable us to take a positive and proactive stance to build career success, especially against the backdrop of future of work technological changes. Naeema speaks and writes extensively on side hustling, future of work and generations. She is also Principal Practitioner with the Association of Business Psychologists.

Kate Lanz

Kate Lanz: CEO Mindbridge, international coach, speaker and author.

Kate has over 30 years’ business experience (20 in leadership coaching) and an outstanding track record of success as a senior executive. Kate was the first female – and youngest – International General Manager at Diageo.

It was in the role of General Manager that Kate developed an interest in the psychology of the working environment. Building on her MBA, her BSc in Psychology and her business experience, Kate established her international practice in corporate coaching. She now focuses on the power of modern neuroscience for releasing latent brain potential at work.

Professor Patricia Riddell

Professor Patricia Riddell is a chartered psychologist who teaches and researches neuroscience at the University of Reading. She was awarded her BSc from the University of Glasgow, and an MSc from Imperial College, before receiving a doctorate in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University. Patricia teaches on the MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change, to which she brings her knowledge of applied neuroscience. Her research areas include learning and memory, motivation and leadership. Patricia co-authored The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching. This book uses case studies to demonstrate how a knowledge of neuroscience can increase both understanding of coaching and flexibility in the tools that coaches use.

David Clutterbuck

David Clutterbuck is one of the early pioneers of developmental coaching and mentoring, and co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. Author of more than 70 books, including the first evidence-based titles on coaching culture and team coaching, he is visiting professor at four business schools. He leads a global network of specialist mentoring and coaching training consultants, known as Coaching and Mentoring International.David is a Chartered Occupational and Coaching Psychologist who has been coaching and consulting to senior leaders and their teams, and developing and supervising business performance coaches, since 1997. He serves for two years as Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Coaching Psychology Group. In 2003 he established the Centre for Teams, which enables exceptional performance by helping clients to build learning organisations, create truly adaptable teams and develop transformational leaders. Coaching is the golden thread which runs through all activity.

Speakers

Tracy Sinclair

Tracy Sinclair is a corporate executive and board-level coach, and a leadership development designer and facilitator, who has worked with organisations in the UK and internationally. Drawing on her broad experience across the last two decades, Tracy works with business leaders and executives to support and enhance their professional and personal development.

As a well-established Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Tracy uses her extensive knowledge to train coaches and assist managers and leaders in developing their coaching capability. Tracy also works with organisations to support the development of coaching culture and is an expert speaker on these topics.

Professor Paul Brown

Professor Paul Brown held the world’s first visiting professorship in organisational neuroscience and started the world’s first MSc in Applied Neuroscience in Organisations. He is a clinical and organisational psychologist, and executive coach and supervisor by background. Living in Vietnam and Laos, Paul has a special interest in how family businesses get successfully transferred to the next generation, and in start-ups. He makes furniture for pleasure when not travelling worldwide. One of his recent books includes a novel on the ethical dilemmas of an executive coach.

Andrew Jackson

Before joining ProReal, Andrew was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and an executive in IBM’s Global Business Services team. He has over 25 years’ experience of building global businesses, connected teams and projects. His recent client-facing roles include supporting the adoption of digital technologies and bringing evidence-based practices to leadership development.

David Tinker

David is a former military helicopter pilot. He taught leadership in the Army before transferring his skills to become a consultant and coach in the international corporate environment. David has 20 years’ experience as an executive coach and organisational development consultant. The original ProReal concept grew out of David’s training in coaching, sociodrama and storytelling; he now translates these practices into our technology and training.

Dr Stella Kanatouri

Stella is a psychologist, researcher and author. Following a 12-year career as a classical ballet dancer with the Hamburg Ballet and a MSc in Psychology, Stella completed a PhD in Coaching. She has worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Helmut-Schmidt University in Hamburg and her academic research has focused on the use of digital media to support coaching processes. Stella currently works as a research consultant and is responsible for delivering qualitative research projects for Fortune 500 companies around the world. Stella is the author of The Digital Coach.

Svenja Haus


Svenja Haus, a certified psychologist and business coach, is the Head of Coaching at CoachHub and responsible for the conception and implementation of all coaching concepts. Prior to this, she worked for several years as a trainer and consultant in executive development at Kienbaum Consultants International and Axel Springer, and contributed to a wide variety of client projects in digital transformation.

Information accurate as of July 2020