Emma aims to help develop kinder, wiser workplaces, with more relational leadership and people management, improved employee health and wellbeing, and greater inclusivity. Her varied professional portfolio includes teaching relational mindfulness, coaching senior managers, individual and group supervision for coaches, consultancy for organisations and teams, research, writing, speaking, and public policy. She is a Registered Occupational Psychologist, an Accredited Executive Coach and a Certified Coach Supervisor. She is Director of Affinity Coaching and Supervision, Founding Director of Affinity Health at Work, a member of the Health and Safety Executive Workplace Health Expert Committee. She co-authored Preventing Stress in Organisations, which won the BPS Book Award.
To create the best possible evidence-base for her work, Emma is actively involved in research; at the same time, her coaching and consultancy work ensures that the research is of genuine practical use in real-world settings. Her recent doctoral research explored the use of mindfulness and relational mindfulness for leadership development. Building on this, she has developed a range of programmes applying relational mindfulness to support leadership development and coach development. In addition to 20 years as an occupational psychologist, she draws on 12 years’ previous experience working in international relations and communications.