Mr Steven Baguley

Job: Faculty Accreditation Manager / PhD researcher

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Faculty of Business and Law

Research group(s): People Organisations and Work Institute

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom

T: 0116 207 8019



Personal profile

Steven Baguley is an experienced Higher Education Manager, PhD Student and Accredited Executive Coach at De Montfort University’s Faculty of Business and Law. He received his BSc in Psychology and MSc in Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester between 1997 and 2002, and practised as a Psychologist in forensic and health settings for ten years. During this time Steven gained extensive experience working with a range of clients on a 1:1 and group work basis, receiving training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Attachment Therapy and groupwork interventions with a range of client groups. 

More recently Steven has retrained as an Executive Coach, graduating with Distinction from the School’s Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching in 2018. Steven also works within the Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University advising senior management on the delivery of strategically important accreditation's and professional body certifications. 

Steven teaches on the LCBS PG Cert Professional Coaching and PG Cert Leadership programmes, covering areas including Mindfulness and Coaching, Coaching and Wellbeing, Psychological Factors affecting the Coaching Relationship and Ethics and Professional Boundaries. Steven is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the BPS Division of Coaching Psychology. Steven is also a member of the De Montfort University Coaching and Mentoring services, and was previously co-facilitator on the Association for Coaching Leicestershire Co-Coaching Forum. He is currently undertaking a PhD by concurrent publication, exploring the role of Second Generation Mindfulness Based Interventions on Workplace Wellbeing and Coaching Practice. In his spare time Steven is a keen rock climber, runner and very occasional jazz trumpet player. He lives in Leicester with his Bosnian rescue dog, Astro Bear.

Research group affiliations

People Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)

Publications and outputs

Association for Coaching Health and Wellbeing Podcast - 'Mindfulness in the workplace improves performance and relationships'.

Research interests/expertise

  • Mindfulness and Staff Wellbeing
  • Mindfulness and Ethics in the Workplace
  • Coaching and Mindfulness
  • Mindful Organisations
  • Coaching in Organisations
  • Coaching and Wellbeing

Areas of teaching

HRMX5000 Coaching Fundamentals

HRMX5001 Coaching Exploration and Discovery

HRMX5002 Organisational Coaching

PG Cert Leadership Coaching Engagement and Wellbeing


  • PhD Coaching and Mindfulness (in progress) - 2019-2025
  • PG Certificate in Professional Coaching (Distinction) - 2018
  • MSc Forensic Psychology - 2002
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Sociology - 2000

Courses taught

Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Coaching

Membership of professional associations and societies

  • Graduate Member British Psychological Society -  2020 to date
  • Member of the Division of Coaching Psychology, BPS - 2020 to date
  • Association for Coaching (Organisational Member) - 2019 to date
  • British Academy of Management - 2019 to date

Professional licences and certificates

Accredited Foundation Executive Coach - Association for Coaching (2020 - date)

Working towards British Psychological Society Coaching Psychologist Chartered status (ongoing)


PhD research - An Exploration of the Role of Second-Generation Mindfulness Based Interventions (SGMBI's) on Workplace Coaching practice (2019 to date)

Conference attendance

Coaching Ethics Forum - Ethics: The Heart of Coaching. Expanding the Boundaries of Thinking and Practice, Online Conference, 8-9th December 2023

AACSB Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference, Online Conference, 1st - 4th June 2021

Association for Coaching 'Coaching in the Workplace', Online Conference, 24th-26th June 2020 

Consultancy work

Mindfulness and Wellbeing awareness session, Warwick University Students Union, January 2021

SEN Weight Management programme, Coaching Psychologist consultancy, 2022-23 

CPD activities 

Coaching Psychology and Mental Health: the importance of evaluating the limitations, risks and potential misuse of coaching in order to practice safely and ethically, British Psychological Society, Online Training, 12th December 2023

An Evidence Based Approach to Team Coaching, Paul Lawrence, British Psychological Society, Online Training, 15th November 2023

Action Packed Coaching - Catalysing Change through Chairwork, British Psychological Society, Online training, 6th September 2023

UK Virtual Event: Coaching and Bereavement in the Workplace with Julia Menaul, Association for Coaching Online training, 18th January 2023

UK Virtual Masterclass: First do no harm: Introduction to Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness by Pilar Puig, Association for Coaching, 24th November 2022

Basic psychological needs and the importance of empathy and trust in coaching, British Psychological Society, Online training, 10th November 2022

Introduction to Gestalt Coaching Skills - Creating Profound Change through Being rather than Doing, Association for Coaching Virtual Masterclass event, 30th September 2022

Relational mindfulness for psychologists: Building moment by moment awareness in our client relationships, British Psychological Society Online training, 25th May 2022

Introduction to Compassion Focused Coaching, Association for Coaching Digital Learning, 13th May 2022

Positive Psychology Coaching, British Psychological Society, 28th January 2021

AC UK Virtual Event: The screen in-between: Coaching at Depth Online with Dr Robyn Vesey, 21st January 2021

Story roleplaying and coaching, Online Seminar, 4th November 2020

Helping teams learn and develop using Belbin, Online training, 5th August 2020

AC Virtual Event: Mindfulness & Coaching, Webinar, 7th July 2020

Transpersonal Coaching  - Creative leadership in times of crisis, Webinar, 24th April 2020

Collaborative Conversations with Masters - Fostering a Coaching Culture in your Organization, Webinar, 6th March 2020

Association for Coaching Skills Development Seminar - Childhood stories and their impact on behaviour, Leicester Castle Business School, 3rd March 2020

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programme, Exercise Mindfulness, Newarke, June - August 2019

Collaborative Conversations with Masters: Holding the Liminal Space for Transformation in Coaching, Webinar, 12th October 2018