BA (Oxon), PGCE, M.Phil (Cantab)
Executive coach, trainer, facilitator and organisational consultant
Robin worked as a trainer, educator and social work manager for 15 years in London, before moving to Scotland in 1995 where he founded the Findhorn Consultancy Service. He has extensive experience of leading and developing groups and individuals across all sectors – corporate, public, and third sector.
Robin is trained in a wide variety of approaches to personal and organisational development including: Appreciative Inquiry, the Frameworks for Change Coaching Process, Process Work, Spiral Dynamics and Tools for Corporate Transformation. His facilitation work draws on these processes as well as Open Space, World Café and other innovative processes to maximize the group’s collective intelligence. For more than 25 years, he has facilitated groups of all sizes, from 6 – 600, in all sectors. Robin is a registered facilitator for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and was part of the design and facilitation team for the 2013 UN Global Compact in New York.
Robin’s clients include PricewaterhouseCoopers, BP, Birmingham City Council, the National Health Service, ABN-AMRO Bank, RBS, Tasweeq Qatar, BAE Systems, Equal Exchange, UN, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace International and the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Robin is also an Associate, Lead Presenter and Executive Coach for Olivier Mythodrama Associates, for whom his clients include: Microsoft, Nokia, Motorola, INSEAD, UN International Atomic Energy Agency, Daimler, McDonalds, UK Cabinet Office, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of Abu Dhabi, UK Office for Public Management, HM Revenue and Customs, London Institute of Education, and Bertelsmann University.
Robin has participated in many local and national TV and radio interviews and phone-ins relating to criminal justice matters, the Findhorn Foundation, and matters relating to business and sustainability.
Robin is a regular contributor to The Guardian Online Sustainable Leadership Hub and has also published:
“Black Workers in the Prison Service” (ISBN 0 946209 22 7), Prison Reform Trust, London. Prizewinner in Prison Reform Trust national research competition.
‘Beyond You and Me – Inspiration and Wisdom for Building Community’ ed, Kosha Anja Joubert and Robin Alfred (ISBN: 978-1-85623-038-4). Permanent Publications.
“What’s the Best Day You’ve Ever Had at Work?‘ by Robin Alfred and Robin Shohet, published in ‘Building on the Best – Appreciative Inquiry in the NHS’ ed. John Edmonstone (ISBN 1-904235-49-2). Kingsham Press.
‘Daring Not To Know‘ – Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, November 2003
‘Working with the Inner Critic – A Coaching Story’ – Global Talent Network
Findhorn Foundation Consultancy Service Occasional Papers, (for which he is also the Series Editor):
– “Integral Leadership”
– “Appreciative Inquiry – the 5th D” (with Robin Shohet)