Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe's most prolific and well-known management writers and thinkers. He has written some 70 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. Co-founder of The European Mentoring and Coaching Council, for which he is now lifetime Special Ambassador, David leads a global network of trainer-consultant-researchers, Coaching and Mentoring International.
David is perhaps best-known in recent years for his work on mentoring, on which he consults around the world. His many books on mentoring and coaching include the classic Everyone needs a mentor, as well as Learning Alliances, Mentoring in Action, Mentoring executives and directors, Techniques in Coaching and Mentoring, andMaking Coaching Work, Coaching Teams at Work and Beyond Goals.
David has been responsible for the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of highly successful mentoring and coaching programmes in numerous organisations around the world. His clients include many of the world’s multinational companies, non-governmental agencies and large public-sector organisations. He has also researched, published and consulted widely on Board performance and behaviour; and on talent management. His book, The Talent Wave kick-started the systemic talent management movement.
David is active in the UK research committee of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and maintains an extensive and continuous programme of research in his own right. He is also active in a charity he co-founded to develop new ways of using mentoring-style approaches to support young people with learning or social disabilities. He is a trustee of several charities, including Mowgliand the London Comedy School, looking at the use of laughter for social well-being and prevention of youth crime. Among his current major projects is one to create five million school-age mentors.
David holds a PhD from King’s College, London, and a post-graduate diploma in coach supervision from Oxford Brookes. His academic work takes him to universities around the world. He is visiting professor in the faculties of coaching and mentoring at Henley Business School, (Reading University), Sheffield Hallam University, Oxford Brookes and York St John Universities. Among his many honours is acceptance as an honorary Maori.
David sets himself a new learning challenge every year -- these range from skydiving to stand-up comedy. Among his not-for-profit roles is chair of the research committee of the London Comedy School, which investigates the use of laughter for social and mental well-being. His pastimes include writing humorous children’s stories, including My Grandad’s a Dragon and The Amazing Adventures of Hector, the Giant Flying Smelly Jellyfish.
Session length: 45 minutes
Coachbots are pretty clunky right now. Mostly they are not using genuine artificial intelligence, (AI) because they do not learn. But that’s all changing. Over the next few years, most of what basic level coaches do will be done as well or better by an AI. – and more cheaply.
The key to survival for coaches will lie in how they face up to this challenge. Do we treat it as competition? Or seek practical ways to incorporate AI into our practice, so we can, in partnership with AI, support our clients even more effectively?
Session length: 90 minutes
When a coach feels that a coaching session didn’t go well, it’s tempting to assume that the problem lies in how they managed the spoken coaching conversation. But the silent conversations both coach and coachee have before, during and after the session also have a role to play.
In this supervision demonstration, David will support a volunteer coach in exploring these multiple conversations and their implications for future sessions with this and other clients.