Dr. Rebecca Newton is an Organisational Psychologist and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the Department of Management, and teaches on the Accelerated Leadership Program at Harvard Law School. She has spent 20 years researching and teaching on leadership, change, and management practice at the LSE, and is co-responsible for the Management in Practice course on the Global Masters in Management programme. Her doctoral research was in the psychology of change leadership in law firms. Rebecca was a Visiting Fellow in the Psychology Department at Harvard University, and has taught executive education for LSE, Duke Corporate Education, the University of Cambridge and Harvard Business Publishing.
For the last two decades, Rebecca has coached and advised leaders and teams on organisational change, culture, leadership, communication and influence. She regularly speaks on authentic and collaborative leadership, women in leadership and to future leaders. Rebecca is the Founder and CEO of CoachAdviser and works with firms and corporate clients globally, applying psychological profiling and behavioural diagnostic tools, coaching leadership teams and designing bespoke professional development programmes to drive behavioural change, collaboration, leadership capacity and growth. She has experience working across technology, finance, energy, pharma, insurance, construction, telecoms, FMCG, creative, legal and consulting sectors. Rebecca has advised leaders and professionals from organisations such as Accenture, American Express, AXA Partners,Bank of America, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Ericsson, EY, Google, HSBC, Industrial Bank of China, Mayer Brown, Microsoft, Mishcon de Reya, Nike, PwC, State Bank of India and the United Nations OHIM.
A regular keynote speaker and facilitator, Rebecca has spoken at the Harvard Kennedy School Conference on Intergroup Leadership, and the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, and chaired sessions for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and the British Psychological Society. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Change Management, has contributed numerous chapters to books on leadership and organisational change including Leadership for Lawyers (2019). She has been featured in the Financial Times, on BBC Radio London and Wharton Business Radio, and is a regular contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review. Rebecca is the author of Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why.