Marcus Aurelius

The Boss Whispering Institute is committed to evidence-based practice.




  • “Coaching Abrasive Leaders” Harvard Institute of Coaching’s Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare Conference, Boston,
  • “Helping Managers Manage Abrasive Behavior: Solving Workplace Bullying”, Organization Development World Summit, Portland
  • “Workplace Bullying Laws on the Horizon: Dark Clouds or Silver Linings for EAPs?”World Employee Assistance Program Conference 2015, San Diego
  • “Research Findings on Abrasive Leaders”, 3rd Annual Colloquium on Abrasive Conduct in Higher Education, Harvard University, Cambridge
  • “Workplace Bullying: Focus on the Abrasive Leader”, The Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, Tokyo
  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders” , United Nations Human Resources Roundtable, International Maritime Organization (IMO), London
  • “Boss Whispering: The Science & Practice of Coaching Abrasive Leaders ”, Executive Coaches of Iceland, University of Reykjavik, Iceland
  • “Managing Abrasive Behavior & Mentoring Mature Interactions ”, United Nations Human Resources, UN Secretariat, New York
  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders” Australia Human Resources Institute Annual Convention, Sydney
  • “Coaching Abrasive Leaders”, Executive Coaching India
  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leadership” United Nations Ombudsman & Mediation Services, New York
  • “Boss Whispering: The Science & Practice of Coaching Abrasive Leaders”, Coaches & Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA)
  • “Sad, Angry, & Hopeful: Reflections from the Front”, Keynote Address to the Eighth International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • “Solving the Problem of Abrasive Leaders”, Human Resource Professional Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • “Boss Whispering: Coaching Abrasive Leaders”, The Australian Psychological Society, Melbourne, Australia
  • “Intervening With Abrasive Leaders”, Human Resource Institute of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand
  • “Resolving Workplace Bullying: A New Approach for Ombudsmen” International Ombudsman Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon
  • “The Dynamics of Defensiveness” University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
  • "Coaching Abrasive Leaders: An Emerging And Essential Specialty", The British Psychological Society's First International Coaching Psychology Congress, London, England
  • "Intervening With Workplace Bullies: A Call to Researchers", Seventh International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Cardiff, Wales
  • "Workplace Bullying: What Is It And What Can We Do About It?". Health Canada International Conflict Day Keynote Presentation, Ottawa, Canada
  • "Coaching Abrasive Leaders: A Solution To Workplace Bullying", Annual Conference of the Society of Consulting Psychology, San Diego, California
  • "Rehabilitating Abrasive Leaders Through Executive Coaching & Organizational Intervention", Sixth International Conference on Workplace Bullying, Montreal, Canada
  • "Coaching Abrasive Executives: A Solution to Workplace Bullying", International Coach Federation European Coaching Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
  • "Ethical Considerations in Qualitative Coaching Research", International Coach Federation Research Symposium, San Jose, California
  • "Developing Executive Insight: A Psychoanalytically-Informed Approach To Coaching Abrasive Executives", International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations Annual Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland