Professor David Clutterbuck

Professor David Clutterbuck is one of Europe’s most prolific and well-known management writers and thinkers. He has written more than 65 books and hundreds of articles on cutting edge management themes. He co-founded the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, the primary professional organisation in the field with Europe, and is now its Special Ambassador, promoting good practice in coaching and mentoring internationally. He founded the International Standards for Mentoring & Coaching Programmes and recently completed a 3 year term as external examiner for Ashridge Coaching MBA. He was voted Coaching at Work magazine’s first Mentor of the Year and is visiting professor at three universities – Sheffield Hallam, Oxford Brookes and York St John.

David is a serial entrepreneur, having built and sold two consulting businesses. He now works with an international network of mentor trainers, supporting organisations in developing capability in coaching and mentoring. He maintains a continuous programme of research into mentoring, coaching and leader development. He is an accomplished and controversial public speaker in high demand around the world. The broad scope of his work can be seen on his websites: and He likes to practice what he preaches, setting himself the goal of achieving at least one major learning challenge each year – these range from sky-diving to becoming a stand-up comic!

David Clutterbuck Partnership

David Clutterbuck Partnership is the leading international consultancy on effective mentoring. David and his team have assisted thousands of organisations around the world create sustainable mentoring programmes, train mentors, mentees and programme managers, and support mentoring relationships over time. The Partnership is also at the forefront of research-based good practice in the areas of team coaching and talent management, offering innovative, evidenced solutions that often deeply question received wisdom.

Coaching and Mentoring International

Coaching and Mentoring International (CMI) is a boutique training consultancy, specialising in mentoring programme design, implementation and training, in coaching culture consultancy and in training in team coaching. It operates through a global network of partner trainer-consultants, all of whom have been trained and accredited to provide a consistent, high quality and reliable service in this specialist area.

CMI work with multinational companies to help them achieve a strategic and practical approach to both local and multi-country mentoring programmes, and with both national and international organisations, to design implement high impact, sustainable mentoring programmes. Heavily supported by both fundamental and good practice research, its products and services are designed or supervised by Prof David Clutterbuck, who has been at the leading edge of mentoring for more than 30 years.