Dr. Paul Tosey is a Senior Lecturer in the
School of Management, University of Surrey.
After studying for his PhD in organizational
change at the University of Bath (1986), Paul
taught at the University of Edinburgh and the
Open University. He has also worked as a
consultant and coach in the public sector, and
in a freelance capacity.
Paul has extensive experience of developing
consultants and coaches through the MSc Change
Agent Skills and Strategies that he established
at Surrey in 1992. In 2007 he was awarded a
National Teaching Fellowship by the UK Higher
In 1992 Paul trained as a
Master Practitioner of NLP and is a member of
the Association for NLP. He convened the world’s
First International NLP Research Conference at
the University of Surrey in July 2008, and is
writing a Critical Appreciation of NLP, to be
published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2009. His NLP
project website is:
Most recently he qualified as a Certified
Facilitator of Clean Language (2007), an elegant
and powerful new coaching method.
Paul has also developed, in collaboration with
TLA and a partner in South Africa, an instrument
that profiles an organisation’s `energy’.
His other interests include organisational
learning; transformative learning through
management development and coaching;
enquiry-based learning; and complexity theory.