We are firm believers in the ability of leaders to transform their leadership through building on the personal strengths of one's character and personality, developing virtues (good habitual behaviours) which improve performance and bring out the best in those working with you.
To help each participant achieve the most from the intensive learning opportunities which the ALP provides, we provide each person with an Executive Coach who will help you to apply the learnings and insights to improve your role as a leader.
Each participant also has the opportunity to avail of the B5 personality assessment and the F60 cognitive ability test, so as to better understand how your personality and abilities match the role and challenge facing you, so you can perform effectively in your role.
The Timoney Executive Coaches are lead by Alan McFarlane, an experienced international coach, who is part of the Coaching Unit of IESE Business School, which is guiding Timoney on the delivery of this service.
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.
John Carey, U-First Coaching & Development
John is a graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and an accredited corporate coach with the European Coaching Institute. After several years operating in senior management roles, John established U-First Coaching in 2002 to focus on delivering a wide-range of cross-industry professional development courses and services. These services provide owners and managers with the skills needed to realise their maximum potential, while being cognizant of the role environments can have on human performance. Over the last 15 years, John’s influence on human performance has spanned sports and business. In the sports domain, John has delivered performance coaching to a number of elite athletes and teams, winning four World titles, six All-Ireland titles and 69 All-Star awards. While more recently in the business domain, John assisted an Irish medical devices start-up to develop their core offering, before being acquired by a $23 billion multinational 26 months after its initial launch.
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.