Professor Bob Garvey holds the chair in Business Education at York St John University Business School. He is one of Europe’s leading academic practitioners of coaching and mentoring and an experienced coach/mentor working with, for example, Musicians, HR Managers, Small Business Owners, Young people, Academics and Executives. He is married to a professional singer and their two daughters are both in the performing arts business. Their granddaughter at 3 years old hasn’t decided yet what she will do!
Bob has great experience in a whole range of organisations. This includes large corporates, small business, the public and private sector, voluntary organisations and NGOs. He has worked in many different industries including financial services, manufacturing, scientific, creative arts, education and health. Bob subscribes to the ‘repertoire’ approach to coaching and mentoring. He is also in demand internationally as a conference speaker.
A client recently said about Bob in an unsolicited testimonial “He is someone multifaceted, who is creative, positive, pragmatic and professional: someone with a critical intelligence, plenty of ideas, rigor and challenge. Bob’s generosity, good humour, enthusiasm and ability to put people first are especially striking.”
Bob has a PhD in Mentoring from the University of Durham. He has published many papers and books on the practice of coaching and mentoring and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.