Bradford Cooper

Country: United States of America
Sector: Healthcare
Job title: Chief Executive Officer
Subject of study: Psychology
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Catalyst Coaching Institute

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I was a non-traditional PhD student at Exeter, starting the program at age 50 and working full time throughout the program in addition to school. So no significant change in career except a shift in focus, perspective, etc.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

We actually just produced a brief video about why we started our company: and another about some of the lessons learned:

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

My two supervising professors – Dr. Mark Wilson and Dr. Martin Jones – were outstanding. They were absolutely the highlight of my experience.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Expanded worldview. I’m based in Colorado in the United States and had only been out of the country a handful of times. While doing my PhD, not only did I have the opportunity to spend time in the UK, but when speaking at conferences, also explored Germany, Portugal, Spain, Ireland, N. Ireland and other countries. Very valuable time.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Long story, but Dr. Martin Jones’ area of expertise and his kind welcoming of me and guiding me through the initial process was the deciding factor.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

We actually covered this question with a series of (freely available) videos on the business of health & wellness coaching. Here is link to the playlist:

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Please see above.

What are your plans for the future?

One day at a time.


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