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Jon Cowell

Tutor, High Performance Leadership (live-online)

Joh Cowell


Jon is a researcher, writer, teacher and practitioner in leadership. His core expertise lies in assessing and developing leaders and leadership teams, executive coaching and organisational change. His most recent publication is Leadership: No More Heroes (third edition), written with Professor David Pendleton, Programme Director for Henley’s High Performance Leadership programme and Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL).

Jon supports David Pendleton with the delivery of High Performance Leadership. He has been an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School since 2010, where he has taught and coached on open programmes including the Oxford Advanced Management and Leadership Programme, MBA, EMBA and MSc in Major Project Management, and custom programmes for leading global firms as well as the UK, Saudi and Hong Kong Governments.

Having worked initially as a stockbroker and investment analyst, Jon has spent over 25 years working as a business psychologist. Following a period as a consultant at Kaisen Consulting (acquired by Deloitte), he served as Head of Learning and Development for a major British energy business. He joined Edgecumbe Consulting Group in 2008, becoming CEO in 2016.

Jon’s passion is for the improvement of leadership effectiveness in organisations, both to enhance organisational performance and to support the development of workplaces where people can thrive. His early experience of living and working in different countries has stimulated his fascination with the challenges and rewards of working with people from different cultures.