Mike Cockburn is a leadership and positive psychology coach with extensive experience in leadership and organisational development, facilitation, resourcing and team coaching.
As Managing Director of Sogno, he has worked with senior managers and management teams in a wide range of sectors including pharmaceuticals, food manufacturing, chemical processing, construction, Higher Education and the Public Sector. He helps them to tackle performance improvement, culture change, organisational development, behavioural change and career development challenges.
Recently he has delivered a number of drama-based learning programmes, designed to enable clients to embed a leadership approach based on coaching and positive psychology principles.
Qualifications: Post Grad Diploma in Coaching for Organisational Excellence; Member of the Association for Coaching; British Psychological Society Level A (1991) and Level B (1996); Experienced and qualified MBTI, 16PF5 and OPQ practitioner; Professional Development Programme, The Academy of Executive Coaching, 2003; Co-Active Coaching Course, The Coaches Training Institute, 2001; Coaching with Positive Psychology, Advanced Masterclass, Positive Insights, 2011; Positive Psychology seminars, University of Northumbria, 2011
Fluent Languages: English
Business Issues: Conflict resolution; Helping organisations embed coaching into their leadership culture; Enabling leaders to communicate more effectively; Designing leadership development programmes; Introducing positive psychology based leadership; Promoting empathy through appreciation of reflective questionnaires like MBTI
Organizations worked with: Mike has worked widely with local government, wider public sector, healthcare, higher & further education, and the private sector. Organizations include: Hartlepool Borough Council; Middlesbrough Borough Council; South Tyneside Borough Council; Stockton Borough Council; Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit; Newcastle City Council; Northumbria Police; The Probation Service; The Arts Council; The Highways Agency; Greggs plc; Twinings; Nokia; Koppers UK; SCA Hygiene Products; Crown Packaging; Hays; Grundfos Pumps; Kavli; Think Tank Development Solutions (Cairo); Novo Cinemas (Dubai); Kier Construction; Akzo Nobel; Stirling Group (UAE); Northumbrian Water; Siemens plc; University of Newcastle; University of Northumbria; Durham Business School; The Open University; The American University of Cairo; MSA University (Cairo)