David Clutterbuck

at The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School


  • Henley Business School
  • The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School




The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School

  • Introduced supported mentoring to Europe in early 1980s
  • Co-founded European Mentoring & Coaching Council (now Special Ambassador for the EMCC)
  • Visiting professor, Sheffield Hallam & Oxford Brookes Universities; external examiner, Ashridge coaching MBA
  • Leads a global network of mentoring experts and trainers, Coaching and Mentoring International
  • Author of 54 books (including one book of comic children’s stories)
  • Latest book, The Talent Wave questions HR practice in talent management and succession planning
  • One of “HR’s most influential”
  • David also works in partnership to deliver expert consultancy and delivery of coaching, mentoring and leadership development programmes. The David Clutterbuck Partnership includes Coach Mentoring Ltd, Bluesky International and a pool of highly experienced experts in coaching and mentoring.
  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Adventurer
  • Reputation for asking “massively difficult questions” that oblige people and organisations to think
  • Takes on a major learning challenge every year
  • Founder of international consultancy, Clutterbuck Associates, specialising in mentoring programme design
  • Works with learning and socially disabled children and adults to promote social inclusion
  • Runs an organisation called ‘the professional mentor’ which supports executives and coaches with the education and development required to make that transition into a professional mentoring role.

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