Timoney Leadership Institute is managed on a day-to-day basis by our executive team and staff who are here to help you assess if our executive training is best suited to your leadership needs.
Ronan is one of the founding partners of the Timoney Leadership Institute and became its first CEO in 2015. In 2017 he was appointed a Regional Fellow of IESE Business School in Ireland.
A graduate of International Commerce from UCD, he worked initially as a Strategic Analyst and then as International Brand Manager with Baileys Irish Cream which is part of Diageo plc.
He subsequently worked as Managing Director of Lismullin Institute (www.lismullin.ie) which is an educational initiative inspired by the catholic organisation Opus Dei. During his time he managed a €12 million expansion of Lismullin Conference Centre at Tara in County Meath financed through a national fundraising campaign.
Along with other business leaders he launched the Lismullin Leadership Forum, which in 2012 led to the establishment of Timoney Leadership Institute.
He is a board member of various educational charities including Rosemont School in Stepaside in Dublin.
Programme Promotions Director
Sean is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, holding an MSc in Management Practice. A highly experienced retail banker, with 15 years’ senior management and executive experience, he spent most of his career in front line branch banking. In 2008 he was appointed Head of Regulatory Compliance for AIB Group (UK) plc, and was a member of the AIB UK Divisional Management Team. In December 2013 he availed of an early retirement opportunity to pursue other interests. He remains a director of AIB Pensions UK Limited, and joined the Timoney Leadership Institute as Programme Promotions Director in 2016.
Alison is recent graduate with a 2:1 BA hons in Event Management from Dundalk Institute of Technology. She has lots of relevant experience from a marketing and event management Internship which she completed with Dublin Town as well as lots of customer service experience from her time working in retail. Alison is responsible for coordinating Timoney’s classes and events, implementing a people-centered approach at the heart of each of project.https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-casserly-a90149b9/
Executive Education Director
Louis has over 20 years’ industry experience in Learning and Performance management. His current focus is on maximising our Alumni experience and connecting more people who would benefit from our Advanced Leadership Programme.
Previously Louis has enjoyed many successes in very different types and sizes of business; from Anecto Ltd, American Power Conversion Corporation, IBM Microelectronics Division (Dublin and Singapore) to being a sole trader, Community Development Officer, Radio host and producer and even a film extra.
Louis has developed and deployed L&D programmes aimed at Senior Management, Middle Management, Junior Roles and Specialists in a broad range of industries and international standards. Industry Speaker covering Learning & Development management. He has a passion for continuous improvement, process development, Organisation Development corporate learning and people.
He has been a champion of Lean Learning and also the corporate learning ideas of Charles Jennings; especially the 70:20:10 model of learning (as employed by Princeton University).
He is qualified in the use of a range of psychometric and personality assessment instruments including the Thomas International Personal Profile Analysis (PPA). He created and ran an executive coaching programme based on the Harrison 7 step problem solving method.
Louis is from Donabate, Co. Dublin, but now lives in Moycullen Co. Galway and is married to Joanne and they have three beautiful children; Alannah, Adalynn and Joseph.https://www.linkedin.com/in/louis-b-davis-9584919/
Dublin , Ireland
Brian is one of the founding influencers of Timoney Leadership Institute, undertook the first Advanced Leadership Programme in 2013 and became Marketing Director in 2019.
After graduating with a B.A. (Honours) in Business Studies from the University of Ulster and a Diploma in Marketing from the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, Brian initially worked as a marketing executive in the construction and linen industries in Northern Ireland. From there, he joined PA Consulting Group in regional marketing and management consulting, working out of their Dublin, Belfast and London offices.
Having subsequently managed a number of SME-focussed marketing, design and communication agencies, Brian latterly established BrandCreate in Dublin and London to provide LMEs/Large and Medium-Sized Enterprises with international brand strategy and design consulting.
He has vast experience in working with c-suite executives in leading and delivering brand strategy and marketing solutions and has worked with an extensive range of Irish and international businesses in manufacturing, services, the public sector and retail.
Brian is a media spokesperson on brand and communications issues, with experience spanning television, radio and press. He is an Author who has has written a book on branding, has spoken at international business conferences and has published a wide range of articles and brand/marketing commentaries in noted business journals. He is a member of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce (2013-2019) during which time he was a core committee member.https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcgurkbrian/
Paul is one of the founders of the Timoney Leadership Institute and also director of the Lismullin Leadership Forum, from which the Institute developed. He is director of the biennial Cleraun Media Conferences which focus on professional integrity and ethics for journalists and filmmakers and also works with the information office of the Opus Dei Prelature. After graduating from UCD in mechanical engineering, he worked on automobile engine research, and later as a production engineer, production manager and general manager with international companies in Ireland and Italy.
Timoney Lead Coach
International C- suite Executive Coach
Alan is a senior executive coach and change management expert-mentor who collaborates with the leading global business school of IESE, Barcelona, Spain in their prestigious advanced management programs. He is the Lead Coach for the Timoney Advanced Leadership Programme and coordinates the executive coaching aspect of the Timoney Advanced Leadership Programme.
He has worked closely with board members, CEOs, regional presidents and executive leadership teams of multi-million dollar operations for many years. His areas of interest include leadership development, executive team effectiveness and business performance. One of his specialities is a profound, world-class process to define his clients’ core brand essence which helps them secure their optimal role-work environment combination.
Coaching Scope: Geography, Network, Sectors
Currently based between Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro and Cairo, Alan is well connected with the business world in all of those areas. He has a number of CEOs, commercial directors, HR Directors, and private equity investment consultants in his immediate network and has clients from the USA, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, UK, Norway, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Hungary.
Alan has coached, facilitated and mentored both males and females of all religious faiths across the FMCG, oil and gas, chemical, banking, pharma, mining, manufacturing, automotive, packaging, NGO and professional service sectors. He has also prepared people for job processes including senior positions in European institutions like the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and designed and delivered executive development events, facilitated strategic implementation sessions, change management trainings and largescale employee engagement events for up to 800 attendees.
Coaching Clients & Qualifications
Career Stage, Challenges, Aspirations, International Coach Federation (ICF)
A typical client for Alan is a current or aspiring C-Suite executive facing the challenge of defining and leading a major strategic initiative, a high potential on an accelerated career path, a top executive team wishing to move to genuine high performance and executional excellence, or a professional in the 35 to 45 year-old age range seeking to maximise their potential through career transition. Alan undertook his fully-accredited ICF professional coach training in London with Coaching Development Ltd. and is also a licensed administrator of the leading B5-Plus personality inventory, based on the big five factors. He’s known for the strong, supportive and trusted relationships he develops with the executives with whom he works, and has a particular strength in
listening. Alan works effectively in English (mother tongue), Spanish and Portuguese.
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“What Timoney did for me was actually give me confidence in what I was doing was right. The case study brings it all into focus as to why you do things that way, and that made me a better leader because I became more confident in what I was doing.”