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Professor David Clutterbuck

Guest Speaker, Professional Certificate in Team and Systemic Coaching

David clutterbuck


  • Coaching, 
  • Team coaching, 
  • Leadership

David holds a research PhD from Kings College London and a postgraduate diploma in coach supervision from four business schools, including Henley. He is a distinguished fellow of The Conference Board and leads a global alliance of educators, Coaching and Mentoring International. His key areas of interest include coaching, team coaching, mentoring, talent development, leadership, governance, ethics and the decolonisation of coaching.

David is author, co-author and editor of more than 70 books and hundreds of articles. He is also co-editor of the Routledge EMCC masters in coaching and mentoring series. He has delivered over 2,000 conference papers

and maintains a continuous programme of research, with current themes covering: coach maturity, the ripple effect of mentoring, coaching in politicised environments and the growing practice of supervising coach pairs. David is lead coach for the Ethical Coach project, bringing coaching to developing economies and is an adviser to the Africa Executive Coaching Council. One of his current projects is trialling materials to develop school-age coaches and mentors, with a target of achieving five million young coaches over a five-year period. He is co-dean of the Global Team Coaching Institute, the world's largest coach educator.

As one of the world's top coaches, David holds a variety of fellowships and awards. He was recognised by the Marshall Goldsmith Thinkers50 as 'Number 1 Coach for Impact on European Coaching' and has appeared a number of times in the HR Most Influential list (compiled by HR magazine). He is a serial entrepreneur, having built and sold two businesses, and has served as a non-executive director on a variety of boards.

Every year, David sets himself a major learning challenge - the most terrifying was learning to become a stand-up comedian.