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.