About me

I am a researcher, writer, educator and facilitator. I’m currently engaged on a research project but do at present accept one or two coaching clients (in English) on a not-for-profit basis through our French association, The Empowering Partnership.

In my background I have coached members of the Senior Civil Service and senior managers in British and European businesses and have facilitated a wide range of learning and development programmes.

John Gloster-Smith
John Gloster-Smith

I have taught politics and history at leading English public schools and was for 10 years the Director of the History and Politics faculty and latterly also the Director of School Examinations. I have a BA Honours degree (2:1) in Modern History and a PGCE, both from Oxford University.

I also extensively studied Gestalt Therapy at the Metanoia Institute in London. Thus I bring to my work a knowledge of History and Politics, a skill in detailed research, a strength in designing and facilitating learning experiences, and an ability to listen to and observe people in their personal, social and organizational contexts, and work with awareness to support insight, understanding, growth and change.

Mindfulness and meditation

The material on this site about mindfulness and meditation is provided to support those who need it during these challenging times.