The Leader's Psychologist



Decoding AQ with Ross Thornley Feat. Jonathan Passmore

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Jonathan Passmore is rated as one of the top 10 professional coaches in the world.

His work over the past three decades, including 30 books, and over 100 scientific articles have contributed to his position as a global thought leader.

Professor of Coaching & Behavioural Change

He is the 2020-21 British Psychology Society Chair of the Coaching Psychology group and Chair of the European University Coaching Network.

Senior Vice President at CoachHub:
CoachHub is the leading global talent development platform that enables organisations to create a personalised, measurable and scalable coaching program for the entire workforce, regardless of department and seniority level.
CoachHub’s global pool of coaches is comprised of over 3,500 certified business coaches in 60 countries across six continents with coaching sessions available in over 50 languages.

Ross and Jonathan talk about Travel, psychology, learning, mentoring, curiosity, psychometrics, being your best self, coaching people, deeper understanding, variety, individual needs, global provision and growth. The pair also discuss real-time solutions, the benefits of CoachHub, reaching small organisations, employee benefits, app based solutions, technology vs humanity, AI, relationships, the future, fear and courage.


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  • 1:06 Jonathan's world map
  • 03:29 Getting into coaching 
  • 10:28 Thoughts on curosity around coaching and decision making
  • 17:07 Experience at CoachHub
  • 24:49 The future of coaching - consumers and companies technology
  • 27:35 Digital coaches
  • 30:36 Choice and embracing technology 
  • 33:27 The last time Jonathan did something for the first time

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