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Dr Caroline Rook

Lecturer in Leadership

Senior Fellow, UK HEA
Academic Member, CIPD

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  • Healthy Workplaces, 
  • Mental Heath at Work, 
  • Executive Coaching, 
  • Resilience, 
  • Leadership Development


Engine House building room 519, Greenlands campus

Dr Caroline Rook is a Lecturer in Leadership at Henley Business School.

Caroline's research relates to creating healthy and productive workplaces through exploring the links between leadership and well-being in organisations. She investigates in particular how to manage executive stress, how to maintain authentic functioning at work and the role of coaching for creating resilience for positive leadership. She has been involved in research and practice related to the topics of leadership, well-being, authenticity and coaching for some years at Lord Ashcroft International Business School (UK), INSEAD (France) and University of Exeter Business School, Centre for Leadership Studies (UK).

Caroline holds a degree in Psychology (majors: Clinical Psychology, Organisational Psychology, Communication Psychology) from Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena (Germany) and obtained her PhD from the University of Exeter (UK).

Caroline teaches on the Henley Business School MBA Programmes, MA Leadership and Professional Certificate in Coaching. She is module convener for Finding your Leadership DNA (MSc Management for Future Leaders), Coaching and Mentoring for Leaders (MA Leadership), Dissertation module (MA Leadership) and Leadership in the 21st Century (BA Business and Management).

Coaching and mentoring skills for leaders

This module is specifically aimed at developing coaching and mentoring skills in the programme members. It is delivered by a combination of face-to- face workshops, small group and coaching supervision...

Module code: MQM1CMSL

Rook, C. and Hellwig, T. (2015). Stress – Taboo or opportunity for change? Using psychodynamic insights to evaluate executive stress. Proceedings of 32ndAnnual Meeting of International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations.

Leroy, H. and Rook, C. (2014). On being true to a multi-facetted self: Using identity theory to resolve tensions of authenticity. Proceedings of 74th Annual Academy of Management Meeting.

Rook, C. (2013). What are components of the workplace well-being experience? Using descriptions of people who work to build a comprehensive definition of well-being in the workplace. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference Exploring the Multi-dimensions of Well-being.

Rook, C. (2013). Preparing leaders for sustainable performance in an age of austerity – Should executive stress and work-life balance be considered in leadership development? Proceedings of 5th Developing Leadership Capacity Conference.

Rook, C. (2013). Do women see themselves as great leaders for the ‘organisation of the future’? Proceedings of 27th Annual British Academy of Management Conference.