Learn more about Jonathan's unique background and approach to psychology and coaching.

Academic insight built on executive experience

Prof. Jonathan Passmore is a UK based chartered psychologist and accredited coach and supervisor. He holds five degrees including an MBA and doctorate in occupational psychology. He holds professorship titles at the University of Reading, UK and the University of Évora, Portugal.

His doctoral research focused on the coaching relationships and coach behaviours and led to the development of the Integrated Coaching model, published in 2007. His current research interests include AI and coaching, digital coaching, the potential and risks of Coachbots, diversity, coaching ethics, coach impact and evaluation.


Jonathan has published widely with over 100 scientific papers and book chapter, over 40 books (including Becoming a Coach: The Essential ICF Guide, The Coaches Handbook, Excellence in Coaching, Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management, Mindfulness at Work, and Top Business Psychology Models). He has also delivered over 300 conference papers to audiences across the globe.

Jonathan is the Series Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell Handbook series on organisational psychology and edited the British Psychological Society guides to coaching 'Coaching Researched' and 'Coaching Practiced'. He was previously Editor in Chief of the British Psychological Society journal 'International Coaching Psychology Review'.


Jonathan has held a number of executive and non-executive board roles and worked for global consulting firms, including PwC , IBM Business Consulting and CoachHub. He was managing director of Embrion, a psychology consulting company with clients such as Technip and HSBC; he has advised professional bodies such as the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)and the International Coaching Federation (ICF) producing reports on coaching policy and practice. He has been is an accredited coach with both the ICF and EMCC and an active member of the British Psychology Society where he has served on multiple committees over the past twenty years and was instrumental in the creation of the Division of Coaching Psychology in 2021 becoming its Inaugural Chair in 2021-2022. He was also served as Chair of the European University Coaching Network 2019-2021 and HLT, a multi-million pound turnover sports and leisure company.


Jonathan has won several international awards, including the Association for Coaching Global Award (2010), the British Psychological Society Coaching Research Award (2012) and the Association for Business Psychology Chairman’s Award for Excellence (2015), Best Article 2019 ‘Coaching at Work’ and is listed in the Thinkers 50 Marshall Goldsmith Top 8 Global Coaches and Global Gurus Top 30 Thought Leaders.

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