UCL School of Management

Lorenzo Todorow

Lecturer (Education)


Lorenzo is a Lecturer in organisational behaviour and Executive Coach with academic and “hands-on” expertise in coaching, teams & organisational dynamics, and leadership development. He leads the executive and career coaching team in the MBA programme while teaching “Leading global teams” and “Leading organisations” in the same programme.

Lorenzo’s academic credentials include a BA and MA in philosophy from the University of Florence/Paris Sorbonne and a PhD in organisational behaviour from Henley Business School (University of Reading). As a researcher, he has studied how to foster genuine dialogue within the context of multistakeholder round-table initiatives and has collaborated with important institutions such as the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). He has also presented his findings at international conferences in New York, Europe and the Middle East and published his work in international and peer-reviewed journals.

Lorenzo is an Accredited Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and holds professional qualifications in coaching, team and group dynamics from Henley Centre for Coaching, the Co-Active coaching institute, the Centre for Coaching, and Stanford University. He is also a professionally qualified group facilitator. He is the founder of the Growing Seed, a coaching and consulting firm that provides executive, leadership and team coaching services to clients worldwide, including the NHS, the UN, LHH, Heathrow Airport, Alshaya and the National Bank of Bahrain.

In addition to his work, Lorenzo is a pro-bono coach for the social enterprise Three Shepherd in London and the Humanitarian coaching network. He is also an amateur jazz/gipsy jazz saxophone player and a wanna-be explorer with his tent and T-25 VW campervan.