Tatiana Bachirova

Tatiana Bachirova


Beautiful ideas that make us ill and how to prevent it

We live in a world that is dominated by the exchange of information and a wide variety of ideas and theories. From culture or science, new or old, compatible or contradictory, these ideas are not as benign as we might think. Some of them, if accepted uncritically, can be extremely harmful as they can affect how we think about ourselves, about what constitutes a good life, and how we should act in the world. In this talk I will identify some of these ideas and the way they might influence leaders, coaches and all those who are concerned with the development of people in organisations. I will also draw on philosophical pragmatism to suggest some ways of mitigating unwanted influences.


Professor Tatiana Bachkirova

Tatiana Bachkirova is Professor of Coaching Psychology and Director of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Being an academic, she teaches on postgraduate programmes and supervises PhD students. As a practitioner she supervises coaches individually and in groups.  At Oxford Brookes she also leads an internationally renowned programme of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision.

Tatiana is a recognised author, international speaker and holder of an achievement award in recognition of distinguished contribution to coaching psychology from the British Psychological Society. She is a Convener and Chair of the International Conference in Coaching Supervision and serves as a member of the editorial boards of four academic journals. As an active researcher she published many research articles, book chapters and books, including the Complete Handbook of Coaching (2010, 2014 and 2018), Coaching and Mentoring Supervision: Theory and Practice (2011), Developmental Coaching: Working with the Self (2011) and The SAGE Handbook of Coaching (2017)


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