Richard Boston - Author Speaker, non-fiction book PR & publicity, READ Media

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Richard Boston


Richard is a Chartered Business Psychologist and the MD of LeaderSpace. He has an unparalleled knowledge of leadership, team performance, and psychology. He believes in delivering exceptional outcomes – something made possible by his ‘one size fits one’ rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach.

Speaker / Business Coach

Richard is a highly-respected speaker and coach. He is committed to finding new ways to create lasting behavioural change within organisations and helping companies in the private, public and third sector achieve their objectives.


Richard’s huge roster of clients have included BT, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Shell, Siemens, Virgin, HM Prison, the NHS and many more. Among his professional highlights, he has coached CEOs and senior staff across Gucci Group’s eight brands worldwide, including Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and YSL. He has designed and run development programmes for Deloitte senior managers and Southampton Football Club’s senior management team.


You have an incredible ability to listen and to understand how we are trying to impact our business. You are methodical in your thinking … think creatively … and your enthusiasm is delightful to work with … I thoroughly enjoy working with you and would highly recommend you.”

Karen Lombardo, Executive Vice President of Global HR,
Gucci Group


“You have been a pleasure to work with over the years … you have taken time to understand the culture and structure of Siemens … the solutions offered have been aligned totally to the business requirements, and continuously reviewed and developed to change with the business.”

Teresa Frost, Head of Talent Management, 


“A highly skilled coach who won respect from senior managers, whose respect in this area is not easily given. He combines personal authority, gravitas, empathy and expertise in a way that creates trust and productive coaching relationships.”

Alistair McIntosh, Head of Organisation Development,
British Library


Richard is the author of two highly-acclaimed business books. His latest book, The Boss Factor (Jan-18), rated one of HR Magazine’s “Best of HR”, is highly practical and thought-provoking. It offers 10 lessons learned in the course of his work that will help you get the most from your relationships with the people who lead you

Richard's first book, ARC Leadership (June-14) helps leaders be simultaneously more Authentic, Responsible and Courageous. These three qualities are key to thriving in an increasingly complex and interconnected world, where people are losing faith in their leaders.

The Boss Factor Book Cover


“An insightful, enjoyable book that offers the kind of instant payback that’s critical to anyone working in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial business. It challenged me to look closely at myself, how I operate and how that plays out with others”

Michael Borthwick, Group Financial Controller at Claranet


“Richard Boston has nailed it. If only I’d known this earlier in my career, I’d have saved myself a lot of grief, done a much better job, and had a happier boss!”

Peter Young, Director and executive coach at Bladon Leadership



One of the most thought-provoking books I’ve ever read. It touched numerous nerves with me and shone a light beautifully on my own leadership, my years at the BBC, ITV and Disney and the way we lead at Nickelodeon.”

Tim Patterson, Vice President, Director of Programming, Nickelodeon

In The Media

An informed and engaging commentator, Richard’s profile is growing rapidly in the media. His latest book The Boss Factor has been featured widely, including in:

The Telegraph; The Financial Times; HR Magazine’s “best of HR” books; Sloan Magazine; The Sun.


The Boss Factor also features on Working Mums and Graduate Fog, and recent interviews with Richard include BBC Radio; My Career Crisis and Prosperity Kitchen.

Richard Boston - Author Speaker, non-fiction book PR & publicity, READ Media

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