Our Story

Novum, Our Story

The roots of Novum go back to Peter Bluckert, one of the UK’s leading figures in coaching, leadership development and organisational consultancy.

In the nineties Peter built a team of people and organisational development experts whose values, ethics and way of working, underpinned by principles of Gestalt psychology, reflected his own. ‘PB Coaching’ was born, a business that became and has remained one of the UK and Ireland’s leading executive coach training and development specialists.

In a fledgling industry PB Coaching aspired to promote standards and ethics and to always put quality first. The business has been closely associated with the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), now Europe’s largest professional coaching body, since its inception, and was one of the first organisations to be approved to provide EMCC accredited coach training programmes at Foundation, Practitioner and Senior Practitioner levels.

As the reputation of PB Coaching grew and the brand became synonymous with coach training excellence, relationships were forged with Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University) and the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, University College Dublin. Long standing partnerships with both these institutions, with whom we train the highest quality executive and business coaches to Postgraduate level, remain firmly in place.

From PB Coaching to Novum

Over time our business developed and became known for a broader range of services for individuals, teams and organisations. The ‘Novum’ brand was launched to articulate this full range of offerings that goes beyond coaching.

As a core pillar of the Novum business PB Coaching continues to develop the highest quality executive and business coaches through it’s class-leading range of open programmes.

Our unique approach

Peter’s approach has remained the golden thread at the core of our company ethos in terms of a commitment to always delivering quality, and to working in the ‘here and now’ with the inner landscape of people’s experience – hopes, fears, anxieties and values, the whole person. We whole heartedly commit to our values, and a belief in the potential for change, regardless of the individual starting point.

Although our commercial work is primarily with senior leaders and organisations we also provide pro bono development as part of our commitment to social responsibility. We do this for people and organisations that are close to our hearts, who might otherwise have little, if any, access to this kind of support.

It is our hope that we can make their capacity to improve lives even greater.