Khurshed Dehnugara specialises in working with the CEOs and Executive Teams of Challenger Organisations. He has an unusual combination of business acumen and psychological training, a highly experienced coach who brings leadership and strategy together for senior leaders in a challenging and collaborative way.
Khurshed has a deep interest in the ability of organisational leaders to challenge their habits and work with the inevitable anxiety this creates, in large businesses that are designed for stability rather than significant change. He is the co-author of The Challenger Spirit, a research project into those organisations that successfully disturb the status quo in their market. And is editor of the Challenger Spirit blog that is distributed monthly to over 1400 senior leaders worldwide.
As a coach Khurshed is particularly known for providing a strong challenge to habitual thinking. He specialises in working with those who are highly self dependent, intellectually strong, achievement oriented, sceptical about the value that coaching can provide and having to lead despite high personal stress levels.
Khurshed’s early career was as a Commercial Director with GlaxoSmithKline. He has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Pharmacology and a MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy. He is a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the UK Council for Psychotherapy. He also teaches and supervises students of coaching on the MSc in Coaching Psychology at the Metanoia Institute, London.