Dr Michael Drayton is an internationally renowned executive coach, clinical psychologist, and an acclaimed author.
Throughout his career, Mike has harnessed the power of scientific psychology to transform leadership capabilities, spark creativity, and enhance decisiveness. With his keen ability to detect and resolve intricate problems, he has become a trusted advisor to world-class organisations, including Novartis, Sony PlayStation, and the UK Cabinet Office.
Mike's career journey is nothing short of extraordinary. His roles have spanned from driving a London bus to serving as an ambulance paramedic, from being a national director of clinical psychology to a global business psychologist. Mike has also served as an enrichment lecturer for Cunard cruise lines speaking to audiences of 700 about popular scientific psychology and psychotherapy. This diverse experience has profoundly enriched his comprehension of the human mind and behaviour. Further underpinning his global appeal is his international experience, which extends from Moscow to Madrid, Amsterdam to Basel.
Currently serving as a Leadership Coach on the MBA and EMBA Programs at Said Business School, University of Oxford, Mike brings together his vast expertise and nuanced understanding of psychology to guide future leaders. He holds distinguished affiliations with the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College, is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a professional member of the American Psychological Society.
As an author, Mike is recognised for his insightful exploration of the human mind's intricate depths and their implications on the work environment. His books include 'The Saboteur at Work,' a comprehensive investigation into unconscious psychological processes that can disrupt careers, teams, and organisations. 'Burning Bright Without Burning Out' and 'Antiburnout' serve as vital guides for managing stress and burnout at the workplace.
Born and raised in Bradford, West Yorkshire, Mike is not just an accomplished professional but also a man of diverse interests. His love for guitar playing, culinary arts, and long-standing support for West Bromwich Albion Football Club reflects his appreciation for life's balance.
On this author website, you can journey into Mike's world, where the realms of science, leadership, and literature converge. Explore his books, immerse in his profound insights, and learn about his unique leadership and psychology approaches.
Praise for Mike's work includes accolades such as, "The Saboteur at Work is a significant contribution to our understanding of how unconscious psychological processes can sabotage leadership, organisational behaviour and global politics..." by Professor Sue Dopson, Said Business School, University of Oxford. Ryan Wynch, Global Head of Occupational Health, Novartis, considers it "A must-read for anyone managing a team or striving to improve individual performance in the workplace." His books' engaging storytelling, robust research, and practical solutions are well-regarded, embodying his deep understanding of the human psyche and his passion for its exploration. Welcome to the world of Dr. Michael Drayton, where profound psychological insights meet real-world applications.