Jonathan Passmore – Author

Jonathan is an active writer, sharing his research and thinking through a range of sources from popular books and in professional magazines, to academic textbooks and peer reviewed journal papers.

He is the winner of several awards for his research and contributions to organisational psychology and coaching.

Jonathan’s reputation extends beyond the UK. His books have been translated in to more than a dozen languages including Chinese, Korea, Indonesian and Polish.

You can buy copies of Jonathan’s books by clicking on the links to publishers or book sellers below.

Mastering Executive Coaching is essential reading for executive coaches, consultants and trainers who are looking to further develop their practice. The book aims to enrich the knowledge and toolkit of executive coaches and help them on their development path towards mastery. Edited by three leading practitioners, Jonathan Passmore, Brian Underhill and Marshall Goldsmith, it brings together the expertise of an international range of Master Coaches, and provides evidence-based practical chapters across a broad range of topics, including contracting, ethical dilemmas, evaluation, behavioural change, cross cultural working and super-vision, with a selection of case studies revealing how top organisations like IKEA and Walmart have used coaching to deliver high performance cultures.

Mindfulness at work is about being an active participant in your own life and the life of others around you. The authors, Jonathan Passmore and Sam Amit, offer a multitude of different everyday exercises and meditations for the reader to experiment with, and they encourage readers to find a daily practice that works for them. With personal inquiry, you can reflect and gain insight, learning to master emotions and responses so that less reactivity is experienced and more meaning in everything is fundamentally attained.

Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Excellence in Coaching presents cutting-edge thinking in the field of workplace coaching.  This comprehensive industry guide, now in its second edition, enables coaches to achieve personal excellence in a rapidly evolving profession through a collection of best-practice material covering: setting up and running your coaching practice; transpersonal coaching; behavioural coaching (the GROW model); integrative coaching; appreciative inquiry coaching; solution-focused coaching; intercultural coaching; cognitive behavioural coaching; coaching and stress; NLP coaching, coaching ethics, evaluating coaching, and making the most of a coaching investment.

Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Diversity in Coaching explores the impact and implication of difference in coaching. The book looks at how coaches can respond to issues of gender, generational, cultural, national and racial difference. Understanding how diversity impacts upon coaching is a crucial element to coaching effectively in today's diverse society and can give coaches the edge when responding to their coachees need. The second edition updates and includes new chapters covering Coaching in Europe, North America, Australasia, South Africa, Brazil, China, India, Middle East, Russia & Japan, as well as working with individuals with diverse backgrounds including gay, lesbian and transgender clients, disabled, older clients and clients with mental health issues. 

Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Psychometrics in Coaching offers expert advice on how coaches, consultants and human resources managers can use psychometrics to support and develop individuals in the workplace and outside. This comprehensive book, now in its second edition, provides an overview of psychometrics, how they can be used in coaching and personal development, along with an in-depth review of over a dozen psychometrics instruments including MBTI, OPQ32, Saville Wave, HDI, MSCEIT, VIA, MQ, CTT, StressScan, FIRO B and LSI.

Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Leadership Coaching examines the models and techniques used to develop leadership in others through a coaching relationship. Looking at specific models, each chapter explores how the model can be of help in a coaching relationship. The book includes chapters on well known models such as Porter's Strategy model and Goleman's model of leadership styles. It also draws on work from both the western view of leadership, including Authentic Leadership, Integrated Leadership, Emotional Intelligent Leadership, as well as other traditions such as using ancient writers of Sun Tzu and African myths.

Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Supervision in Coaching examines how coaches can use a range of professional development tools to improve and develop their coaching. This title provides essential guidance on a range of topics, including different approaches to supervision, how coaches can manage ethical dilemmas, the role of regulation and licensing in coaching and the development of accreditation and professional standards. The book provides a series of multiple pathways for those seeking to continue to develop their professional practice. 

Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Mastery in Coaching offers an advanced coaching book for the more experienced coach, with longer and more in-depth reviews. It takes a rigorous, evidence-based approach which will give you a practical understanding of each method, supported with examples, and underpinned by the theory of the key psychological concepts in coaching. The title includes advanced level reviews of the ten most commonly used evidenced based approaches including Cognitive-behavioural coaching, Gestalt, Motivational interviewing, Psychodynamic coaching, Narrative coaching, Compassion based coaching, Neuro-coaching Acceptance and commitment coaching, Mindful coaching and Positive psychology coaching. 

Graham Alexander, Jonathan Passmore, Association for Coaching

Grow Coaching is a training guide to help new coaches observe the practices of leading coaches. It is a 55 minute 1 to 1 coaching session followed by an 18 minute analysis between the session coach and Jonathan Passmore, covering the 4 stage Grow Coaching model: Goals, Reality, Options and Way forward for Wrap.

Sarah Lewis, Jonathan Passmore, Stefan Cantore

Appreciative Inquiry for Change Management studies AI in depth, illustrating the method of asking particular questions and envisioning the future, encouraging staff to consider both the positive and negative systems in place and to recognize the need to implement change. It demonstrates how AI, along with World Cafe and Open Space methods, can be practically applied through positive psychology, understanding various perspectives and trialling tested approaches to create change through conversation. Case studies from organizations that have already integrated conversational methods into their change management practice show the value and effectiveness of the processes and how to promote, create and generate such conversations yourself. 

Bridget Grenville-Cleave, Jonathan Passmore

The Facebook Manager explains how the networking process works, and demonstrates how it can be used to promote career and business success. The areas covered include: the use of online profiles and profiling for networking, recruitment, and business communication purposes; techniques to build online personal and business brands; the use of networks for coaching purposes; the use of online word-of-mouth to promote goods and services; and much more.

Stefan Cantore, Jonathan Passmore

Top Business Psychology Models is an accessible overview to the fundamental theories and frameworks that will help you understand human behaviour, emotions and cognition at work. Each model is presented in a short and crisply written summary, which could be easily converted into materials for use in training or in coaching conversations. Clear, succinct and well-referenced chapters also offer routes into accessing further information. Free of academic jargon, this book giving you all the essential information to immediately implement business psychology techniques in your organisation.

Jonathan Passmore, Paul Renshaw, Jim McGovern, Denise Pearson

Beyond TX is a coaching self help booked written for those leaving the UK armed forces. Written in an accessible style by a team of psychologists and ex-forces personnel who have already made the move, the book offers 50 ideas and exercise to help you plan your transition, from thinking about your next career step, training and finances, to recognising the psychological affects of a change in roles. The book is supported by Combat Stress - the military charity - with all proceeds from sales being donated to the charity by the authors. 

Passmore, J., May, T., Badger, L., Dodd, & Cooper, K., & Lyness, E. (2014).

Coaching for Success: The key ingredients for coaching delivery and recruitment is a practitioner guide aimed at individual and organisations interested in developing their coaching performance and the way their organisation uses internal and external coaches. Published with the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM), the guide provides a critical review of the research literature on organisational coaching, as well as presenting a unique behavioural anchored framework for use as a competency framework for coaching practitioners, for us in both self reflection and development as well as in coach selection.

Jonathan Passmore, Denise Pearson

Sea Change is a coaching self help booked written for those in the oil and gas sector. Written in an accessible style with fifty exercises and scores of top tips to help those facing career transition and change in the oil and gas sector. A free copy of the e-version of the book is available on request.

H. Skipton Leonard, Jonathan Passmore, Rachel Lewis, Arthur M. Freedman

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Leadership, Change and Organizational Development  is a state–of–the–art reference title, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in–depth, international, and competencies–based approach to the psychology of leadership, change and OD. This title puts cutting–edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners with chapters covering leadership and employee well–being, organizational creativity and innovation, positive psychology and Appreciative Inquiry, and leadership–culture fit. 

Jonathan Passmore, David Peterson, Teresa Freire

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring is a state–of–the–art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in–depth, international, and competencies–based approach to the psychology of coaching and mentoring. This title puts cutting–edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners with chapters covering theoretical models, efficacy, ethics, training, the influence of emerging fields such as neuroscience and mindfulness, virtual coaching and mentoring and more.

Kurt Kraiger, Jonathan Passmore, Nuno Rebelo dos Santos, Sigmar Malvezzi

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Training, Development, and Performance Improvement is a state–of–the–art reference, drawing on key contemporary research to provide an in–depth, international, and competencies–based approach to the psychology of training, development and performance improvement.  This title puts cutting–edge evidence at the fingertips of organizational psychology practitioners with chapters covering needs analysis, job design, active learning, self–regulation, simulation approaches, 360–degree feedback, and virtual learning environments.

Sharon Clarke, Tahira M. Probst, Frank W. Guldenmund, Jonathan Passmore

This Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Occupational Safety and Workplace Health provides a comprehensive review the latest thinking and research in the interconnected fields of workplace health and safety. Key topics in this volume include wellbeing, safety culture, safety leadership, stress, bullying, workplace health promotion and proactivity.

Lindsay G. Oades, Michael Steger, Antonella Delle Fave and Jonathan Passmore

This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of positivity and strengths-based approaches at work. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as resilience, wellbeing, hope, motivation, flow, authenticity, positive leadership and engagement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Kim Cameron, Shane Lopez, Peter Clough and Robert Biswas-Diener.

Eduardo Salas, Ramon Rico, Neal Ashkanasy, Jonathan Passmore

This handbook makes a unique contribution to organizational psychology and HRM by providing comprehensive international coverage of the contemporary field of team working and collaborative organizational processes. It provides critical reviews of key topics related to teams including design, diversity, leadership, trust processes and performance measurement, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Linda Argote, Neal Ashkanasy, Robert Kraut, Floor Rink and Daan van Knippenberg.

Harold Goldstein, Elaine D. Pulakos, Carla Semedo, Jonathan Passmore

This handbook makes a unique contribution to the fields of organizational psychology and human resource management by providing comprehensive coverage of the contemporary field of employee recruitment, selection and retention. It provides critical reviews of key topics such as job analysis, technology and social media in recruitment, diversity, assessment methods and talent management, drawing on the work of leading thinkers including Melinda Blackman, Nancy Tippins, Adrian Furnham and Binna Kandola. The contributors are drawn from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of countries, giving the volume a truly international feel and perspective. Together, they share important new work which is being undertaken around the globe but is not always easily accessible to real-world practitioners and students.

This authoritative Wiley Blackwell Handbook in Organizational Psychology focuses on individual and organizational applications of Internet-enabled technologies within the workplace. The editors have drawn on their collective experience in collating thematically structured material from leading writers based in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Coinciding with the growing international interest in the application of psychology to organizations, the work offers a unique depth of analysis from an explicitly psychological perspective. Each chapter includes a detailed literature review that offers academics, researchers, scientist-practitioners, and students an invaluable frame of reference. Coverage is built around competencies set forth by regulatory agencies including the APA and BPS, and includes E-Recruiting, E-Leadership, and E-Learning; virtual teams; cyberloafing; ergonomics of human-computer interaction at work; permanent accessibility and work-life balance; and trust in online environments.

International Titles

Many of Jonathan’s popular titles have been translated into foreign languages. Readers can now read Excellence in Coaching, Top Business Psychology Models and others in a range of languages from Korean to Polish and Chinese to Bahasa Indonesian.

Top Business Psychology Models


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