David Megginson is emeritus professor of Human Resource Development at Sheffield Hallam University. He is author of a number of books on mentoring including Mentoring Executives and Directors, Coaching and Mentoring: Theory and Practice and Mentoring in Action. He is an executive mentor and coach. With David Clutterbuck he founded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council – which is constituted in 22 countries and now has 5,000 members.
David has been a leader in a Business School and has run his own mentoring/coaching business. He has worked with directors in manufacturing, financial services, health, government, voluntary sector, religious organisations and education, among others. He has worked on his own development of mind, body and spirit, and brings the insights he has gained to those he mentors. He has chaired a number of voluntary sector organisations.
David has an active spiritual life as a Quaker, and he serves as clerk to Quakers in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. He sees his mission as helping his clients to create organisations fit to house the human spirit. Feedback he has received recently includes – he is a tempered radical; he asks elegantly disruptive questions; he has unconditional positive regard for his clients.
David has a PhD in management learning from Lancaster University, and a Masters in management education and change from UMIST and a BSc in botany from Bristol. He is a chartered fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He works best with those who are keen to develop and want to broaden their contribution to their organisation and to society, while furthering their insight into themselves.