Dr Stephen Burt
Stephen has worked as a coach, facilitator and speaker since 2002. Before that, he was a teacher, consultant, and Whitehall civil servant. He draws on all these perspectives to help others become more effective leaders. At the heart of this work is his experience that good listening makes a difference, and is increasingly challenging in fast-paced, multi-cultural organisations and teams. Stephen’s book, ‘The Art of Listening in Coaching and Mentoring’, will be published by Routledge on June 28 2019. He is currently developing his listening further through playing jazz guitar and performing improvised comedy.
David works as a coach, director and facilitator in a wide range of international settings. He worked in insurance and business development for ten years. He has been a professional facilitator and director for fourteen years and listening is the core of both. David combines his skills as a coach and director with his knowledge of the corporate world to offer powerful insights into the challenges of human interaction and how to overcome them.
An Executive Coach, Sarah has over a decade of experience designing and leading leadership programmes throughout Europe, the Middle East, North America & China. She focuses on how subtle changes in behaviour and mind-set can transform clients’ impact and effectiveness. Her unique mix of Transactional Analysis, government service and international law allows her to flex quickly to ensure learning happens. (She also likes to run, cycle and tries to play golf.)
Articles by Stephen Burt
The Eloquence of Silence
One of the unexpected joys of writing a book on listening is that people I meet often share their views and experiences of listening. And the part that silence plays in good listening is a frequent topic. Theodor Reik said of therapy that “The silence of the analyst works upon the patient encouragingly, and worksFebruary 7, 2020
Leadership Euphemism Bingo
As 2019 recedes from our memories and the yawning chasm of 2020 opens up before us, it’s timely to reflect on the characteristics of the leaders we have met in the last year and begin to wonder about who we will encounter at the beginning of a new decade. Past experience suggests that much willJanuary 13, 2020
Learning through doing – lessons from writing my first book.
I believe that one of the things that you learn when you write a book is how to write a book; and how not to. Another thing that you learn is who you are as a writer. Finding your voice Sustained writing requires the writer to find their voice, to decide how they want toJune 10, 2019