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Heather Frost

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  • How 'I' Recognise, Interpret, and Know 'Who' I Am: Does Understanding the Concept-of-Self Increase Coach Self-Awareness of Beliefs and Decentering of Thought, Reduce Bias and Self-Delusion, Improving Coaching Effectiveness?

Heather Frost is a Henley Business School PhD student in the department of Leadership, Organisations and Behaviour.

Her research interests focus on the link between the concept-of-self, self-awareness, meta-cognition, consciousness, quality of thought, decentering of thought, beliefs, culture, purpose, sense of agency and behaviour: ultimately how individuals 'act' and behave. Heather's previous study was titled Understanding 'I', 'Me', and 'Myself': Development of the Concept-of-Self (CoS) Scale and an Examination of the Relationship with Free Will and Locus of Control. Her newly developed CoS Scale forms the foundation of her PhD by publication through several studies, with particular interest in how CoS knowledge of can help coaches and their clients.

Heather holds a Master of Science in Coaching and Behavioural Change (MSc) from Henley Business School, University of Reading (2022). She studied at the University of Newcastle (Australia), completing a BA Psychology (BPsych) with a minor in Philosophy in 2004.

Heather is an accredited Senior Practitioner from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), an accredited Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a qualified Lumina Psychometric Practitioner. In 2020 Heather earned a Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) from Henley Business School and the Advanced Breakthrough Coaching certification in 2021 from the World Business and Executive Coach Summit (now Heather was awarded the following post-graduate certifications from Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD): Leading in a Transforming World (2020), Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption (2020), Innovation in the Age of Disruption (2020) and Leading Organisations in Disruptive Times (2019).

She has over twenty years of global experience in leadership development, organisational development, adult learning and development, behaviour change, culture change, business transformation, systemic and group influences, coaching, mentoring and consulting with executive leaders and organisations. She is a Visiting Tutor at Henley Business School teaching on the Professional Certificate in Executive Coaching (PCEC) and is a member of the British Psychological Society (BPS).