Tuesday 11 May 2021


Jan Hall & Jon Stokes

Re-assessing what has defined you in the past, what you want to be in the future and how to achieve this

Coping with transition can be hard at every stage of life, but it presents unique challenges when people face the end of very full-on, full-time work.  Jon and Jan join Diana Fox Carney to discuss why work is such an important part of a person’s identity and how challenging it can be when it’s time to change gear to a fuller life. They explore why this is often complicated for people, identify what is most important and suggest ways to make the transition a positive one.

Jan Hall

Jan is the Founding Partner of No 4, a leadership and Board advisory business.  Prior to this, she was the Founder of JCA Group and spent 22 years as one of the UK’s very top headhunters.  She worked on CEO and Chairman appointments for major FTSE companies and acted as a strategic adviser through many challenging transitions.

In her earlier career Jan was a business leader.  She has 35 years experience as a Non-Executive Director and is also a qualified Executive Coach.

Jon Stokes

Jon is a clinical psychologist and one of the UK’s top leadership coaches.

He has taught for many years at Oxford University as a Senior Fellow at the Said Business School and is a Senior Member of St Antony’s College. His research and writing focuses on leadership for the modern world.

'I can only marvel at this book, which is full of practical wisdom.'

Sir Anthony Seldon