EMCC Global Provider Summit

26th November 2019 - London Heathrow, United Kingdom


EMCC Global Provider Summit

26th November 2019 - London Heathrow, United Kingdom


Elaine Patterson & Jackie Arnold

Executive reflection for developing tomorrow’s leaders today: exploring the relevance and value of executive reflection to leaders in a global, virtual, and diverse (GVD) world

Session on 26 November 2019 11:00 UTC - View on timetable


What do tomorrow’s leaders need today?

Leaders now find themselves working virtually and globally with extreme uncertainty and unprecedented complexity. We are calling for a new style of leadership called Executive Reflection which fills the void left by more traditional models and approaches. This is a radical approach for our radical times. Our work is based on new research, interviews, and new thinking which enable us to support, resource and encourage the global leader – both in delivering their organisation’s purpose and playing their part in attaining the United Nations

2030 Seventeen Global Goals for Sustainable Development for us all.

In our new book which his due out in December 2019 we define Executive Leadership as ‘A distinct leadership style which enables global leaders to lean into today’s VUCA GVD world and through a range of powerful reflective processes discover how to wisely adapt, evolve, and transform not only themselves but also their teams and their organisations to both navigate the present and co-create new futures for the good of all.’

Join us for a provocative round table discussion to explore what leading wisely in turbulent times means for you.

This pioneering action research and practice has been featured in a 2019 UK Parliamentary Review of ‘best practice’: and in the short film Executive Reflection for Global Leaders


Jackie Arnold is an international Executive Coach, Supervisor and Cross-Cultural Expert at Coach4Executives who has spent over thirty years partnering with leaders from all over the world. As well as being a prolific author she has worked extensively as a leadership coach with a wide range of organisations in Europe and the Far East.

Elaine Patterson is an international Executive Coach, Supervisor, and Reflective Thinking Partner at the Centre for Reflection and Creativity Ltd. Elaine blends over thirty years of senior leadership with her extensive training and research in creativity, reflection, and people development.