Jon brings both great depth in psychodynamically-based coaching, and twenty years of experience coaching at CEO / Main Board level across Europe. He is a Director of the leadership and management development firm Stokes & Jolly, Founder of the Consulting Service at the famous Tavistock Clinic, where he is also a clinical psychologist, and an Associate Fellow at Oxford University Said Business School.
Jon trained originally as a clinical psychologist and worked at the Tavistock Clinic and Institute in London, where he became Director of the Adult Psychotherapy Department before founding the organisational consulting service Tavistock Consulting, which he led as Director for five years. In 2000, Jon left the NHS to create Stokes & Jolly with Professor Richard Jolly of London Business School.
He has worked as a leadership adviser, business psychologist and coach to many different types of organisations, and in recent years particularly professional service firms in the law, accountancy, financial services and advertising.
Jon brings an understanding of depth psychology, group and organisational dynamics to the challenges faced by leaders, who - like every member of an organisation - are faced with the dilemma of being both a member of that organisation and at the same time being true to themselves. He believes the purpose of coaching is to improve the performance of the client, while the purpose of leadership is to enable an organisation to adapt effectively to its environment; and that, as such, leadership can be exercised by anyone, at whatever level in an organisation.