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Professor Patricia Bossons

Visiting Professor

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  • By area: Coaching, Executive Coaching, Coaching Psychology, Personal Development, Behavioural Change, Leadership, Psychology, Learning Design, Building a Coaching Culture, Coaching Supervision, 
  • By industry: Executive Education, Personal Development, Management Development, Executive Coaching, Coaching Qualification Programmes, Business Psychology, 
  • By geography: UK, Europe, Australasia, Far East, Middle East, South Africa, North America

Patricia Bossons is Director of Executive Qualifications at the Institute of Executive Education & Enterprise, Massey Business School, New Zealand. Before this, she was a faculty member of the School of Leadership, Organisation and Behaviour at Henley Business School, where she worked primarily in the area of Executive Education, designing, developing and delivering coaching, leadership and personal development programmes.

Patricia has worked as a coach herself for over 20 years, and set up The Henley Centre for Coaching and Behavioural Change at Henley in 2004. She teaches on the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching and MSc in Coaching and Behavioural Change, as well as a range of corporate programmes.

Patricia is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. Her research interests include personality and individual differences, and coaching in different cultures – she works internationally in a number of different countries around the globe, and is a resident of both the UK and New Zealand. The second edition of her book, Coaching Essentials (Bossons, Kourdi & Sartain, 2009) was published in August 2012. Patricia also co-authored The Neuroscience of Leadership Coaching (Bossons, Riddell & Sartain, 2015). 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.


Bossons, P., Kourdi, J. and Sartain, D. (2009) Coaching: practical, proven techniques for world-class executive coaching. A. & C. Black, London, pp234. ISBN 9781408111093


New Zealand Association of Training and Development Conference 2010 - Keynote

First National Congress of Coaching Psychology, Northern Hemisphere, 2010

Henley Coaching Conferences, 2005 - present

Many pieces of Executive Education in the Personal Development, Leadership and Change and Coaching field, including work with:

  • KPMG
  • Atkins Plc
  • Land Registry
  • Fujitsu Services
  • Orange
  • KPJ HealthcareMalaysia
  • Civil ServiceCollege Singapore
  • South African Revenue Service
  • Electrical Industry Training Board, New Zealand
  • Allianz
  • Welcome Trust
  • Anglo American
  • Oxfordshire County Council