Robert Garvey, York St John University

Robert Garvey

Professor Bob Garvey PhD, FHEA, FRSA holds the chair in Business Education at York St John Business School. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and of the Royal Society of Arts. He is one of Europe’s leading academic practitioners of mentoring and coaching. Bob has extensive experience in working across many sectors of social and economic activity. This includes both large and small business and the public and voluntary sectors. He has developed many training films, delivered international Webinars and developed interactive training materials on a variety of coaching and mentoring topics. Bob mentors/coaches a number of people from a variety of organisations and walks of life. Currently, he is supervising 10 research projects on a range of coaching and mentoring issues. Bob has published many papers on the practice of coaching and mentoring in a variety of journals including the bestselling ‘Mentoring Pocket Book’ and ‘A very short, slightly interesting and reasonably cheap book on Coaching and Mentoring’. He is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and the International Mentoring Association (IMA). He regularly contributes to the professional journal ‘Coaching at Work’ and in 2014 ‘Coaching at Work’ awarded him a life time achievement award for contributions to mentoring. Also in 2014, Bob received the EMCC’s mentor of the year award. He recently published ‘The Fundamentals of Coaching and Mentoring’: a 6 volume reference collection in the Sage ‘Major Work Series’.

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David Clutterbuck

David Clutterbuck is a leading international authority on leadership and developmental dialogue. David was named as number two amongst the UK’s top coaches by the Sunday Independent. David is visiting professor at the Mentoring and Coaching Research Group, Sheffield Hallam University (MCRG), at the coaching and mentoring faculty of Oxford Brookes University, and at York St John University. He co-founded the European Mentoring Centre in 1992 and helped to steer its evolution into the European Mentoring and Coaching Council – the main co-ordinating body for professional practice in this area in Europe. He has been chair of both the UK and European research committees of the EMCC and is now a lifetime ambassador for the EMCC. He lectures on coaching and mentoring at universities and conferences around the world. He is external examiner in coaching and mentoring for several educational institutions, including Ashridge. David has coached and consulted widely in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He originally brought the concept of structured mentoring to Europe in the late 1970s and has developed an international reputation for his mentoring programme design and support. He advises companies and governments on how to develop the effectiveness of Boards/top teams and how to develop talented senior managers into talented directors and corporate leaders; often working one to one with top management to help them become role models for good coaching and mentoring practice. He designed the Stepping up to the Board and Board Evaluation programmes for the National School of Government. He is an experienced non-executive director. A serial entrepreneur, he is currently building his third group of companies (having twice sold and started again) – an international network of mentoring and coaching trainer/ consultants. David is author or co-author of 60 books, of which more than one third are in the area of coaching and mentoring. These include the first substantive books on developmental mentoring, team coaching and coaching culture. He maintains a continuous research agenda. Among his current research interests are talent management in the context of complex, adaptive system environments, and multi-country mentoring.

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Karen Posa Amrhein

Dr. Karen Amrhein is the director of First Year Experiences and Mentoring at California University Pennsylvania (Cal U). Karen served as a member of the International Mentoring Association’s Board of Directors from 2007-2014, and currently serves as an associate board member. She has presented at numerous regional, national, and international conferences on the concept of mentoring and has also provided consultation for various mentoring programs in higher education. Karen also serves as the co-advisor of Cal U’s chapter o the freshman honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD), and was a member of the national council of ALD from 2011 to 2014. She is a certified facilitator of True Colors and EQ: A Different Kind of Smart. Karen earned a master’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a doctoral degree from West Virginia University in Educational Leadership in Higher Education.