Matt Driver

Matt is a lead faculty for RCPCH mentoring skills courses and peer support webinars. He has worked in Coaching and Leadership Development for 15 years, including significant periods as an internal manager, internal and external consultant and coach.

Matt’s focus is the area where business and psychology meet and he has a strong academic and hands-on background to support this. He works particularly well with individuals, teams and organisations facing major challenges or who need to think differently about where they are and what they need to do.

Recent and current work includes:

  • Coaching leaders in local government, a multinational manufacturer, a major UK public organisation, the British Council, the NHS, entrepreneurs and many more
  • Health Education North West London: Helping to develop a coaching and mentoring service and training over 600 doctors and dentists in London with over 2,400 people having used the service; significant follow-up and supervision support
  • Health Education England, Yorkshire & The Humber: Developing a coaching and mentoring service and training for doctors from all specialities, and supervision support
  • Scottish regional development agency: Developing an in-house mentoring service to support emerging leaders
  • Sport Scotland; NHS NW; UK – various clinical specialties; Doradca Consultants Warsaw, Kinharvie Institute Glasgow; Focolare, Prosperous, Ireland; ECB in Frankfurt; Presenting workshops and training on positive psychology, coaching and leadership

Matt holds an MBA, an MSc in Organisational Psychology and Diplomas in Executive Mentoring and Coaching and Organisational Consulting. He has practitioner training in NLP and Gestalt and is qualified to use the MBTI and 16PF personality questionnaires and the R2 strengths assessment. He is a tutor, supervisor and assessor for the Level 5 Certificate and Level 7 Certificate and Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM). He tutors on European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC)-accredited programmes.

An expert on positive psychology at work, Matt’s book Coaching Positively – Lessons for Coaches from Positive Psychology (McGraw Hill/Open University Press, 2011) focuses on how this relatively new field of psychology can inform and transform relationships and performance.

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