Alan Watkins

Dr Alan Watkins is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has a broad mix of commercial, academic, scientific and technological abilities. Drawing on his background as a physician and neuroscientist he has an ability to integrate different lines of development and scientific advances from many fields. Over the past 15 years he has been a coach and confidant to many of Europe’s top leaders. He is passionate about developing enlightened leadership in the world in multiple market sectors and enabling leaders to make a more meaningful contribution in an increasingly complex world.

Prior to leaving academic medicine Alan worked for 11 years in the health care system in the USA, UK & Australia. He has published a wide variety of scientific papers in various peer reviewed scientific journals, written several book chapters and his own book on Mind Body Medicine was published in 1997. His second book titled Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership, was published in November 2013.

Alan founded Complete Coherence Limited in 2004 and has worked with numerous executives and their boards. His combination of in depth understanding of how human beings function, learn and develop and his commercial business acumen makes him a robust, challenging developmental coach.

Alan holds a number of academic posts. He is an Affiliate Professor of Leadership at the European School of Management, London, an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience at Imperial College, London and a Visiting Lecturer at two other academic institutions. He has three degrees. He originally trained as a physician, he also has a first class degree in Psychology and a PhD in Immunology.


The Dynamics of Transformation

The future is a fascinating place. A mystery and a guess. Risk and opportunity in equal measure. In the 21st Century all manner of things need to be considered. Where raw materials come from, pricing strategy, political and legislative policy, consumer trends, new market entrants, public and media pressures, ethical and moral responsibility, competitors innovation and many more. Having capability to understand, think through and master this degree of complexity requires real energy and passion. It requires a rethink of everything. Especially leadership capability. Have the dynamics of transformative leadership ever truly been understood?

Brilliance Every Day: The Biological Basis of Leadership

We live in a turbulent, complex, confusing and continuously changing world where we have to move ever faster just to keep up. The pressures placed on executives today far exceed those of only 10 years ago. At every turn as leaders of our business we can find ourselves having to make difficult decisions and work in highly stressful situations whilst remaining completely energised, focused and inspiring.

Most leaders can deliver great performance sometimes. The challenge is being brilliant every day. In our closing address Dr Alan Watkins will turn the focus on you and explore the science behind leadership. He will reveal how the best leaders in the world think about leadership and show you how you can step change you own ability, control your own biology and regain the energy levels you had 10 years ago. Be prepared to be surprised by how good you could be.


“Alan’s qualities session has become a cornerstone piece for me, really. Helped me identify what is special about me. I’m using in my PDP and to help me share my journey with people when I coach. Really helping me build rapport. I carry the notes from the Alan session around with me.” HRD Multinational Group

“I found the complexity of the LVP analysis and the different measures both at work & at home really useful. The one-to-one follow up session to really explain & discuss the profile was excellent.”
Leadership Values Profile participant, Senior Executive, major retailer

“This session was one of the best I have ever attended. It really made you think and was very well facilitated. I’m sure this will have a positive impact on our top teams performance.”
Top Team Delegate, FTSE 250 main Board

“Your coaching has made a permanent positive difference to me. I am clearer about what I want, more decisive, more focused, more energetic and having a lot more fun than I was before.”
Senior executive, TV Company, Leadership Coaching Programme

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