After starting out as an academic zoologist, Dr. Steve Hutchinson realised he preferred coaching people to observing flies and so switched fields and since has been at the forefront of academic development practice – having led programmes and units at the Universities of York and Leeds. After defecting to set up his own consulting company he has designed and delivered successful leadership, communication and effectiveness development programmes for a range of HE institutions internationally.  He’s worked on change interventions for several UK HEIs and has led programmes for many other organisations in the public and private sectors.  He is a fully accredited executive coach and has worked with many individual academic leaders and professionals from across the world. 

He’s published books on Doctoral Supervision, Experiential Learning, Coaching and Mentoring and Educational Leadership.


  • Coaching for leadership, personal impact and personal effectiveness
  • Workshops covering a range of subjects from leadership and project management to presentation skills



“Full of energy, ideas and commitment to the client. Listens, acknowledges inputs, and builds on others’ ideas. When you work with Steve Hutchinson the bar is set high and he expects you to deliver the same. Exactly what I like.”