Dr Alan Watkins is the CEO and Founder of Complete, a consultancy specialising in developing exceptional leadership through individual and team development. Alan is unusual in that he advises completely different businesses in totally different market sectors, in different geographies, and works with many different types of businesses from innovative start-ups to FTSE 100 giants. He is the author of several successful books including Innovation Sucks! co-authored with Simon May, and HR (R)Evolution: Change the Workplace, Change the World, co-authored with Nick Dalton.
In this interview, I’m joined by Dr Alan Watkins.
Alan is the CEO of Complete, a leadership development consultancy that specialises in developing exceptional leaders, the author of 8 books, and a 5 time TEDx speaker, whose talks have more than 7 million views.
In this lively and wide ranging discussion, we explore:
→ Why Alan transitioned out of his career as a medical doctor into executive coaching
→ Why the reduction of human suffering can provide a meaningful trajectory to build your working life around
→ The 4 characteristics to look for in mentors
→ The work of Joseph Campbell, and how having a meta frame around the change process can help you navigate the major transitions in life
→ The benefits of existing in a perpetual state of “beginner’s mind”
You can learn more about Alan’s work by going to: www.complete-coherence.com/