Jon Chapman

Jon Chapman, Executive Coach, Number 42


Executive Coach & Psychotherapist


Career Synopsis

Jon worked in industrial market research for several years then moved to work for the Hay Group as a business analyst and as a management consultant. He worked for fifteen years in the speciality chemicals industry as Commercial Director and Chief Executive of an independent medium-sized UK company. He was Director of Responsible Care at the UK Chemical Industry Association, involving consultation, lobbying and dialogue with industry, government, regulators, NGO’s and professional bodies at UK, European and international levels. Jon now works full time as a freelance management development consultant and executive coach.

Jon’s first degree was in history, for which he won a scholarship at Cambridge University and in which he retains a strong interest. He has a Cranfield MBA and has undertaken extensive training in personal development techniques. He has completed a training programme in Pesso-Boyden body-mind psychotherapy and is an accredited Body Psychotherapist

Jon is a Visiting Fellow at the Praxis Centre at Cranfield School of Management, where he designs and delivers management and leadership development programmes, specialising in resilience, transformational leadership, influencing strategies, and interpersonal skills.

These programmes include coaching and action learning set facilitation. Jon has worked with organisations from both public and private sector, in the UK and abroad; sectors include mining, automotive, consumer products, utilities, financial services, construction engineering, information systems, healthcare, education, publishing &media, and professional sport.


Qualification as an Organisational Development (OD) Consultant, Leadership Developer and Coach

  • Masters in Business Administration, Cranfield School of Management
  • A Certified Pesso Boyden System Psychomotor (PBSP) Therapist, Jon has also completed training as a Supervisor for those using this integrative body-mind psychotherapy method in coaching, and is a Board member of the Pesso Boyden Association UK
  • UKCP-accredited Body Psychotherapist
  • Qualifications in the use of psychometric & survey tools (e.g. Belbin Team Profiling, Stress Freeway Wellbeing Survey)
  • Ongoing personal development programmes, workshops & conferences to increase personal development and coaching skills and techniques
  • Personal supervision of his own coaching activities to improve his practice


The qualities Jon brings

A vital concern for modern organisations is how to create resilient, yet flexible, leaders in a world of rapidly increasing complexity and interconnectivity. This requires an ability to access the full range of human intelligences – emotional, physical, spiritual, imaginal, social and intellectual. Resilience and flexibility require a robust and conscious inner life as well as external knowledge and skills – Jon seeks to develop this capacity for inner exploration and perspective in his coaching clients, without which external activities can be hollow and lack both integrity and motivation.

Jon combines a deep awareness of integrative developmental techniques with many years’ experience of operating at a senior management level within organisations. His approach is both insightful and pragmatic, warmly appreciative and appropriately challenging, working in partnership with his clients to develop new and effective strategies for performance.

Among Jon’s current interests are the use of myth and story in leadership development.

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