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Dr Dorota Bourne

Associate Professor of Coaching and Change Management

Programme Area Director for BA Applied Management, Degree Apprenticeships
Fellow, UK HEA

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  • Change Management, 
  • Coaching, 
  • Leadership, 
  • Occupational Psychology, 
  • Executive Development


Henley Business School building room 226, Whiteknights campus

Dr Dorota Joanna Bourne is an Associate Professor in Coaching and Change Management at Henley Business School.

Dorota holds a PhD in Management and a fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming Master Coach and a member of the British Psychological Society's Occupational Psychology and Coaching Psychology divisions.

She works with senior business professionals as well as scholars in order to facilitate knowledge transfer between academia and practice. Her expertise lies in change management, organisational development and executive coaching. In her work she is developing approaches based on Personal Construct Psychology and focusing on professional as well as personal transformations through coaching.

Dorota's past clients range from multinational corporations, such as General Motors, to public sector institutions such as the Chinese aerospace industry. Her approach is underpinned by a belief that organisations should be built on shared values, where all individuals can truly belong to find their unique pathway to a personal and professional self-fulfillment.

Her work has won numerous research grants and has been published in various international journals and books.

She has served on a board of the European Personal Construct Association and organised many conferences in her field. She acts as a reviewer for a number of academic journals and is currently an associate editor for the European Management Review and the Journal of Constructivist Psychology.

Personal effectiveness: Personal growth and change

This module explores achieving personal and professional growth in a complex, ambiguous and uncertain work context through an evaluation of self in relation to stakeholder, customer and supplier management. By...

Module code: DM3005

Negotiated group learning

Students will work as a group, to agree a topic of concern to their organisation for further independent study. They will then investigate academic thinking associated with this concern. Students...

Module code: DM3003

Personal effectiveness: leadership

This module explores the attitudes and skills required to take leadership responsibilities in the workplace through reflection, co-coaching, dialogue, shared leadership, adaptability and to be cognisant of complexity. Collaborative relationships...

Module code: DM2005

Personal effectiveness: Understanding myself and others

Informed heavily by coaching practice and theory, students gain a better understandingof themselves and their interactions with others to help develop theirprofessional presence and management skills and explore ways of...

Module code: DM1006