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Priya Hunt

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  • Flowing with Purpose: How Can Creating Meaningful Flow Encourage Retention in Hybrid Knowledge Workers Through Wellbeing and Engagement?

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

Her research interests explore psychological flow, with a particular interest in how knowledge workers can be trained and coached in a hybrid workplace to create conditions for flow. Priya has analysed research that shows how flow can result in both wellbeing and performance improvements, as well as how knowledge workers receive no training on how to optimise their work and recovery to enable this.

The 30 years of corporate leadership experience Priya has accumulated are a crucial input to her PhD research. She has worked internationally across different industries in senior and board-level positions, with a focus on driving change through people.

Priya holds an MSc with distinction in Coaching and Behavioural Change from Henley Business School, University of Reading (2023), an MBA with distinction from Warwick Business School, Warwick University (2010), a coaching diploma in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (the International Neuro-Linguistic Programming Trainers Association, 2014), a certificate in Leadership Development from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (2004) and a certificate in Management Studies from Oxford Brookes University (1998). Her previous qualifications include a BSc with distinction in Botany from Delhi University, India (1991), a certificate in Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam (1991) and a postgraduate diploma in Software Programming from the National Institute of Information Technology, India (1992).

Priya is a practicing coach with a senior practitioner accreditation from the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and an associate certified coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has published both fiction and non-fiction and is interested in contributing more written material to the world of coaching and leadership.