Rebecca Newton

Organisational Psychologist, Executive Coach, Speaker & Author.

Rebecca is the CEO of CoachAdviser and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics.
Portrait of Rebecca Newton, CEO of CoachAdviser

About Rebecca

Dr Rebecca Newton, PhD, is an Organisational Psychologist and Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University. Rebecca serves on the faculty team of various executive education programmes at LSE and Harvard Law School. She has 20 years’ experience researching and teaching on leadership, organisational culture, collaboration and change. She is the CEO of consultancy, CoachAdviser, and works with clients to increase leadership capacity, create healthy cultures, drive engagement and sustainable growth through coaching and bespoke leadership programmes. Rebecca has advised leaders and teams at Accenture, American Express, AXA Partners, Bank of America, Coca-Cola, Electronic Arts, Ericsson, Eversheds, EY, Google, HSBC, Mayer Brown, Microsoft, Mishcon de Reya, Natwest Markets, Nike, PwC and the United Nations.

Rebecca is a Registered Psychologist, holds a PhD in Psychology (LSE), is accredited in various profiling tools for leadership and team assessment and development, and was awarded the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s highest accreditation in Coaching and Mentoring at Master Practitioner level in recognition of her contribution to the field of coaching. Rebecca is a regular keynote speaker and has been features in the Financial Times, on BBC Radio London and Wharton Business Radio. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Change Management and is a regular contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Her book Authentic Gravitas: Who Stands Out and Why was published by TarcherPerigee, Penguin Random House in 2019.

Work with Rebecca


With over 20 years’ experience consulting to business leaders around the world, Rebecca’s global clients seek her advice on increasing leadership capacity, building healthy leadership teams, strengthening organisational culture, driving collaboration, leading people through change, and workplace well-being. Rebecca has a substantial team of experienced leadership consultants, and all programmes and interventions are designed bespoke to meet each client’s specific needs.


Rebecca runs executive education courses both in-house and as open enrolment programmes. She has over 15 years’ experience as faculty on programmes including for LSE, University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School and Harvard Business Publishing. Her courses are on leadership; collaboration; gravitas, influence and executive presence; leading change; and coaching and mentoring for leaders (including accreditation courses with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council).


Rebecca works with a select number of senior leaders in a coaching capacity, working with them on personal leadership effectiveness, strategic thinking, executive presence and broad influence, leading teams and managing stakeholders, psychological well-being and resilience. Rebecca is accredited at Master Practitioner level with the EMCC. She has a strong team of accredited coaches who work with her closely and follow her CoachAdviser framework of combining traditional coaching with powerful insights and advice in the coaching relationship.


A regular keynote speaker to firms and corporates globally, Rebecca’s speaking engagements are both in person and virtual. She combines the latest research findings and client examples, with practical insights and advice. Rebecca is regarded by clients as an engaging, warm and interesting speaker. Her topics include authentic leadership and gravitas, women in leadership, a culture of collaboration, leading in a hybrid world, leading change, building resilience and psychological well-being.

Rebecca’s client experience includes

Rebecca's Clients Include

Authentic Gravitas

Having a powerful, meaningful impact on others is not about being the most dominant person in the room; it’s about being intentional, curious, and courageous.

Gravitas can seem like an elusive, intangible quality, but it isn’t about adopting the style of another or being someone you’re not. Rebecca draws on extensive research and experience coaching business leaders to show what underpins authentic gravitas and how anyone can develop it.

Authentic Gravitas by Rebecca Newton

What Others Are Saying about Authentic Gravitas

"Gravitas must be caused by an agent acting constantly according to certain laws, and Rebecca Newton has found those laws. It doesn't take confidence to matter, but it does take courage."
New York Times Bestselling Author, This is Marketing
“Rebecca Newton’s book ​Authentic Gravitas​ gives leaders a practical roadmap to achieve two things: a way to be much more effective in how they communicate; and, at the same time, a way to do this that is true to who they are. Every leader I know should read this book.”
Dr Elsbeth Johnson
Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan
“A must-read for leaders who want to bring out the best in themselves and their people. The robust tools in this book will help you to identify practical ways to drive value and make a significant, meaningful impact.”
Heidi K. Gardner
Bestselling Author and Distinguished Fellow, Harvard Law School