Before moving to the Midwest, Richard has taught at the London Business School (LBS) for the past 20 years during which time he has consistently been one of the school’s most highly rated, innovative and award-winning lecturers. He has taught at Columbia Business School for 13 years and at 20 other academic institutions around the world.
He has taught core OB and leadership courses, electives on organizational change, power and politics, and inter-personal dynamics, as well as on all the flagship Exec Ed open programs and custom programs for more than 70 LBS clients. He has also designed, launched and co-directed two new Exec Ed open programs – Leading Change and Professional Services – Strategic Client Relationships. Richard has been identified as one of the most entrepreneurial course creators having created two new, highly popular electives – Paths to Power and Inter-Personal Dynamics; student field trips to Lima, Peru and Mexico City; and the London Core Application Practicum consulting program for technology, media and telecoms and government, healthcare and third sector.
For the past 22 years, Richard has been a Director of the consulting firm, Stokes & Jolly Ltd, with offices in the UK and, now, the US. He coaches senior managers; facilitates senior group processes; delivers keynote addresses; runs senior development programs; and works on a diverse set of consulting assignments. His clients are located in a broad range of geographies and industries, and he has lectured and consulted with leading companies in 41 countries.
Richard received his MBA with Distinction from London Business School.