Mike Brent is the co-author of Influencing: Skills and Techniques for Business Success. A British and French citizen, Mike is a senior member of faculty, programme director and head of experiential learning at Ashridge Management College in the UK. Prior to joining Ashridge he was Head of HRM Department at Rennes Graduate Business School in France. He has British Psychological Society level A and B qualifications in Psychometric testing, is a licensed NLP Practitioner and has trained in Solution Focus Coaching and Therapy. Mike has published a number of articles on influencing skills, coaching, leadership and personal development, and is the co-author with Fiona Dent of Influencing Skills. Mike and Fiona`s new book, Influencing Skills for Leaders was published in 2010. In addition to his Faculty role at Ashridge, he is a visiting lecturer at Ecole de Management Lyon, University of Lyon, Helsinki School of Business, ESMT Berlin, Tashkent University and a Senior Associate at the MiL Institute in Sweden.