Who is the Mentor of Mentors?

Prof. David Clutterbuck defines developmental mentoring as helping a client with the quality of their thinking, about issues important to them. The most effective mentoring, he believes, allows the client to have the conversations they need with themselves, to determine and work towards their own aspirations. 

David is one of the international pioneers of coaching and mentoring. He works with individuals, teams and organizations to help them have the conversations they need, to bring about significant, positive change. He brought the concept of structured mentoring programmes to Europe in the early 1980s and, with David Megginson, is a co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council, for which he is now a Lifetime Ambassador. Of his 60 books to date, more than a third are in the field of coaching and mentoring.


I had the privilege to host the first ever Conference in Italy of Prof. Clutterbuck, the Mentor o Mentors, founder of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. In the first workshop, David explored the role of mentors in business in front of an audience of coaches and executives; in the second one, he introduced the benefits of mentoring in Education at the British Council.