Dr. PAUL BROWN
Dr Paul Brown is qualified as a clinical and organisational psychologist and executive coach, with an international practice that has taken him into Europe, the USA, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos and China. He has recently been Visiting Professor in Organisational Neuroscience at London South Bank University and in Individual and Organisational Psychology at the Nottingham Law School; an Associate of the National School of Government; and for twenty-one years has taught annually at the Royal College of Defence Studies on the neuropsychology of leadership. He teaches regularly on EDPs at Said Business School, University of Oxford; and in May 2014 2014 facilitated a 4-day programme at St George’s House, Windsor. Also in 2014 he it to give invited keynote addresses in Budapest, Brazil and at Ashridge Business School, UK, and teach in Spain. He is also appointed as a Visiting Expert at the International Energy Research Centre, the Tyndall Institute, Cork, Ireland.
Within organisations, Paul Brown has a long-standing interest in the development of individuals within corporate systems; leadership; organisational structures; careers; and the family management of landed estates. Clinically, he has maintained a practice specialising in the resolution of complex relationship problems. His focus is upon the way energy gets blocked and can be made to flow again based upon the development of intelligent emotions.
After postgraduate training at the Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, London in 1961-2 he left the National Health Service in 1974 during which time he was Hon Sec of the Clinical Division of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Psychologist and a Fellow and elected member of its Council. He completed a PhD in 1979 under a government research grant and in co-operation with (the then) National Marriage Guidance Council on the treatment of sexual difficulties. He has subsequently been managing director of a career counselling company in London, Paris and Geneva; has sat on the private banking board of a merchant bank; on the management boards of two great houses; and spent two years as Director of Adaptive Research for Penna Consulting plc. His main professional fascinations are with establishing fear-free organisations; the nature of the Self; the effective organisational use of the endless supply of productive energy that human beings can create under the right conditions; and the neuropsychology of leadership. He has also been part of a small research and applications team that has developed a web-enabled methodology for organisations to map complex adaptive systems within whole-systems thinking, based upon how people perceive what is happening. It shows how energy flows in organisations and where it is blocked.
Dr Paul Brown has co-authored five books, including Managing Meetings; and, for the Open University Press / McGraw-Hill (2012) Neuropsychology for Coaches: understanding the basics. His first (co-authored) novel, River Dragon, was published in July 2013. With Dr Tara Swart and Lady Kitty Chisholm Neuroscience for Leadership: Brain Gain will be published by Palgrave/Macmillan in early 2015which, in a shortened form, has been appearing as a twelve-part series in IEDP’s Developing Leaders throughout 2013/4. The Fear Free Organization, with Joan Kingsley and Dr Sue Paterson, will be published by John Murray / Kogan Page also in 2015. He contributes a regular monthly column called Brain Gain to Developing Leaders and has authored thirteen chapters in edited books; some twenty scientific papers in academic texts and journals; and was also a contributor to the first edition of The Oxford Companion to the Mind. He has variously been invited to make psychological contributions to the meetings at Wilton Park (UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office); was a founder member and has been Chairman of the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS) in the UK; and with colleagues established the UK Branch of the NeuroLeadership Institute. He was invited to become an Honorary Member of the Association for Coaching after a keynote address to the 2012 Edinburgh Annual Conference and is its Global Ambassador for Applied Neuroscience in Coaching. Among a variety of pro bono involvements he sat as a magistrate for ten years in Marylebone, London; is a Senior Advisor to the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation in Hanoi; and is Connector in Vietnam and Laos for the Fellows of the Royal Society of Arts, London.