Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
His own practice has been influenced principally by systemic, social constructionist, appreciative, narrative, and dialogic ideas and approaches, which he has had the opportunity to experience, try out, develop, and embody in a wide variety of situations with organizations like the NHS, Royal Mail, British Airways, Prudential, Unilever, Selex Gallileo, VISA, and Vestas. His two most significant clients where he was able to develop and work within more creative open-ended relationships over the longer term, have been: the BBC where he provided facilitation and development support to small and large groups over a 14 year period [1990- 2003] engaged in rapid technological and market change; and the University of Exeter where he worked on the online coached MA program in Leadership Studies for 10 years [2004-2014] helping develop the program and providing one to one coaching to students during their studies. During this latter period he was able to carry out action research on his working practices in regard to the educational learning taking place within the context of student-coach relations during the 2 year program, to gain his PhD at Bath University.
He has also co-authored a paper published in the journal of Leadership that describes the lessons of the early years of the online coached MA in Leadership Studies at Exeter University: