EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Dr Stuart Eglin

Dr Stuart Eglin: The inner fire: a coaching alchemy

Session on 25 November 2020 03:30 UTC - View on timetable


Providing examples of my own personal and professional journey in research, organisational development and coaching – from the themes that under pinned my PhD, to my work as an influencer for change in UK health and higher education research communities, I will share my learning and insight to date. As a Master Practitioner in mentoring and coaching I will show how, particularly at this time where the impacts of COVID 19 drives research and the future of work, placing research at the heart of practice can create dramatic and dynamic organisational change for the better.

This session will comprise a description of a personal journey from a doctoral thesis looking at Carl Jung’s concepts of archetypes, alchemy and individuation, through the development of a series of books that chart the synthesis of research and experience into a coaching practice.

The session will consist of a pre-recorded film to set the context of the table dialogue followed by a “live” digital workshop event and feedback session based around three key questions. The film comprises my description of the themes and models that are emerging through the books that I am writing. The first two books – “Values Count: believing in what we do” and “Insight Coaching: from values to action” were published in 2017 and 2020. The film will give an overview of these and also cover the next two books which are in preparation. The title of this workshop is the title of the next book “The Inner Fire” which develops an alchemical approach to coaching.

This workshop will be run in each of the three phases of the Global Event. The feedback session from each dialogue will be distilled into key outcomes and learning which can be shared with all of the participants in the form of a paper capturing the group responses.

Learning outcomes

To raise awareness of the underlying value of research into practice for coaches, particularly looking at how theoretical models can be brought into everyday practice.

To introduce participants to coaching approaches that are underpinned by values and more intuitive approaches, as an alternative to the more common behavioural approaches to coaching.

To provide a distillation of best practice and learning from the contributions of the participants in the “live” workshops that can be shared and used to signpost best practice and provide effective community support for those who want to take the topic further.


Dr Stuart Eglin works part-time in the National Health Service (NHS) in England where he leads work on strategic development of R&D for the North West region. He is a Master Practitioner Coach accredited by EMCC Global. He also spends time each week writing books about Coaching, Leadership and Organisation Change. He is an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Liverpool in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

For the past 30+ years he has worked in the NHS in England in many roles including being National Head of Evaluation for the NHS Modernisation Agency, and was Regional Director of Research & Development for the NHS in the North West of England.

He has worked extensively on patient and public involvement and was Chair of the Strategic Alliances Working Group of INVOLVE for six years. He is currently Co-Chair of the North West People in Research Forum. He ius very interested in organisational change and organisational culture and have developed key approaches to these issues through the work he heads within the NHS.

Stuart began his career in the voluntary / charitable sector as a Community Arts Worker and later as Manager of a Disability Organisation.

He has a PhD in organisational change from Manchester Business School in which he studied the psychological aspects of change within organisations in the NHS, focusing particularly on applications of Jungian and Archetypal Psychology. He have previously held honorary appointments with the University of Manchester, Lancaster University and Liverpool John Moores University.