- Introduced supported mentoring to Europe in early 1980s
- Co-founded European Mentoring & Coaching Council (now Special Ambassador for the EMCC)
- Visiting professor, Sheffield Hallam & Oxford Brookes Universities; external examiner, Ashridge coaching MBA
- Leads a global network of mentoring experts and trainers, Coaching and Mentoring International
- Author of 54 books (including one book of comic children’s stories)
- Latest book, The Talent Wave questions HR practice in talent management and succession planning
- One of “HR’s most influential”
- Serial entrepreneur
- Reputation for asking “massively difficult questions” that oblige people and organisations to think
- Takes on a major learning challenge every year
- Founder of international consultancy, Clutterbuck Associates, specialising in mentoring programme design
- Works with learning and socially disabled children and adults to promote social inclusion
- Runs an organisation called ‘the professional mentor’ which supports executives and coaches with the education and development required to make that transition into a professional mentoring role.
- Loves being a granddad!
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