Peter Hawkins

Peter Hawkins has spent nearly all his life fascinated by both leadership and stories. He is currently Chairman of Bath Consultancy Group ( a leading international consultancy organisation in the field of organisational transformation, culture for performance and leadership, which he co-founded in 1986. His own leadership journey has involved starting and leading several other organisations including Centre for Staff team Development which he co-founded in 1979 ( and which is one of leading organisations in the field of supervision and support systems development across all the professional fields. In 1984 he founded, and first chair, of the Bath Centre of Psychotherapy and Counselling (

His involvement in stories started when he worked in theatre, community arts, then dramatherapy and psychodrama and then in psychotherapy. When working at the University of Bath he developed with Professor Peter Reason storytelling as a research methodology (Reason and Hawkins 1988) and with Adrian Maclean ways of understanding and working with organisational culture using the organisations, formal, informal and implicit stories.

He is co-author of the best selling Supervision in the Helping Professions Open University Press 1989/2000 and Supervision of Coaches, Mentors and Consultants: Polishing the Professional Mirror Open University Press March 2006, and author numerous other chapters, papers and articles.

The two areas of interest come together in his interest in how we achieve transformation in individuals, team, organisations and wider systems, at the level of thinking, emotions and fundamental purpose.



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