CARY COOPER is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at the Lancaster University Management School, UK. He is the author of over 125 books, has written over 400 scholarly articles, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, television and radio. He is a Fellow of the British Academy of Management and also of the US-based Academy of Management. In 2001 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. He was Founding President of the British Academy of Management, and formerly the Chair of the Sunningdale Institute in the National School of Government, UK. Professor Cooper is Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, President of RELATE, President of the Institute of Welfare and Patron of Anxiety UK. HR magazine named him the 5th Most Influential Thinker in HR in 2011 and he was awarded the Lord Dearing Lifetime Achievement Award at the Times Higher Education Awards 2010.
JILL FLINT-TAYLOR is a Founding Director with business psychologists, Rusando Ltd, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Ashridge Business School in the UK. A Chartered Occupational Psychologist, she has a PhD in the psychology of leadership selection and talent management from King's College, University of London. In her consultancy practice Jill works with a wide range of organisations, with a focus on assessment, leadership and resilience. In her research and development work, she specialises in tools and processes that strengthen individual and team resilience. She is also an experienced crisis counsellor and executive coach, with a particular interest in helping leaders, managers and management teams to optimise levels of engagement and well-being among those who report to them.
MICHAEL PEARN is Founder and CEO of Pearn Consulting LLC, located in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and holds a PhD in Psychology from London University, UK. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. Having worked initially as a researcher at the Industrial Training Research Unit in the University of London, Michael went into consultancy with SHL before founding Pearn Kandola. Michael's consultancy and training work has taken him to many part so the world including China, South Africa, Brazil, the Caribbean, North America and many parts of Europe.