Alex Atherton

Alex Atherton is an experienced educator, executive coach and leadership team coach. He worked in education for 25 years, over half of which was spent as a secondary school headteacher in large inner-London comprehensives.
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Alex Atherton is an experienced educator, executive coach and leadership team coach. He worked in education for 25 years, over half of which was spent as a secondary school headteacher in large inner-London comprehensives.

On appointment Alex Atherton was the youngest secondary school head in the country. He has also led a pupil referral unit, and has worked with both primary schools and further education.

He now runs a leadership development consultancy which supports individual clients and executive teams from a range of industries. He is highly passionate about the value of professional development and in empowering others to overcome their leadership challenges. He specialises in working with senior leaders, supporting them to think big, shatter glass ceilings, achieve beyond their wildest expectations and work together with impact they did not think possible. Clients include CEOs and leaders from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

His focus on Generation Z came from two sources. The first is from clients who presented a range of frustrations in being able to recruit, retain and motivate the youngest generation in the workplace and wanted to call upon his expertise. The second was the negative stereotypes in the media about the generation he had worked with in schools. In short, he heard one ‘snowflake’ comment too many and decided his own generation needed to do some listening. He also supports organisations in thinking differently about Generation Z and managing their development as multi-generational institutions.

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Featured Topics Include:

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Understanding Gen Z

A talk about the key characteristics of Gen Z and the solutions organisations can use to recruit, retain, motivate and engage the youngest generation in the workplace. It works best with senior leaders and HR specialists who are in a position to make decisions. In short, I’m a former secondary school headteacher who heard the word ‘snowflake’ one time too many!

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From Frantic to Fulfilled

This talk is aimed at senior leaders in the public sector, particularly those looking for the next step up or are new in post. It focuses on the personal and professional challenges faced by those who take on these hugely difficult roles. I talk about how these challenges come about in the first place, the impact they have but also how it is possible to succeed, no longer feel swamped and move from frantic to fulfilled.

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Managing Intergenerational Teams

In this talk I focus on the increasingly intergenerational workplace. As retirement ages go up, and apprenticeships become increasingly popular, an age range of over half a century within a workplace is now the norm. I look at how age and generation gaps can be the elephant in the room in any organisation and how these issues can be overcome. It works best with senior leaders and HR specialists.

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Understanding Gen Z

A talk about the key characteristics of Gen Z and the solutions organisations can use to recruit, retain, motivate and engage the youngest generation in the workplace. It works best with senior leaders and HR specialists who are in a position to make decisions. In short, I’m a former secondary school headteacher who heard the word ‘snowflake’ one time too many!

2
From Frantic to Fulfilled

This talk is aimed at senior leaders in the public sector, particularly those looking for the next step up or are new in post. It focuses on the personal and professional challenges faced by those who take on these hugely difficult roles. I talk about how these challenges come about in the first place, the impact they have but also how it is possible to succeed, no longer feel swamped and move from frantic to fulfilled.

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Managing Intergenerational Teams

In this talk I focus on the increasingly intergenerational workplace. As retirement ages go up, and apprenticeships become increasingly popular, an age range of over half a century within a workplace is now the norm. I look at how age and generation gaps can be the elephant in the room in any organisation and how these issues can be overcome. It works best with senior leaders and HR specialists.

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Alex's preparation and facilitation skills were absolutely essential in helping get the best from this online event. He created a really inclusive space and made the links between the comments of the various panel members."

George Metcalfe - Tranquiliti

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Invaluable insights, an excellent opportunity for our attendees to learn about Gen Z and Gen Alpha. A great contribution to the success of the conference!"

Kemal Pehlivan - ICET

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