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. Thereby 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.
Managing Director (NI)
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.
Lorraine is a highly experienced and focused business coach. She has built her reputation for utilising her creative strategic thinking and in-depth knowledge of Applied Behavioural Science and organisational development concepts to transform the performance of senior executives and their teams.
Lorraine’s experience as Lead Coach on multiple EI Leadership4Growth Programme delivered in co-partnership with Stanford University, Duke CE and more recently with IESE Business School enables her to bring the latest thinking and best practice to her individual and group coaching sessions.
A Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Lorraine’s experience and academic background enable her to apply a range of models, constructs, and approaches to the challenges and opportunities experienced by senior leaders and their teams.
She is a member of Business Coaching/Execution Advisor panels for financial, telecommunications, and public sector entities, and has designed and facilitated bespoke in-house programs to support change initiatives and business growth challenges. She supports this development with one to one leadership, performance and behavioural coachinghttps://www.linkedin.com/in/lorraine-reid-978b5112/
Catherine is a mentor, facilitator, executive educator and coach. She has experience across a wide number of industries and is in demand for organization strategic planning facilitation and c-level coaching. She is qualified in a wide range of psychometrics as well as having degrees in Physics, Engineering and Management.
Since 2006 Catherine has been providing a range of services to private industry and support agencies in Ireland. Catherine has completed significant projects for Enterprise Ireland, Citco Bank Nederland, Murex Ltd, Musgrave Group, DERI and other businesses. The focus in all projects is always on facilitating strategic development conversations with a focus on inclusion and execution across organisations.
As business advisor – coach, Catherine facilitates the articulation of vision, values and executable plans for the leaders and management teams she works with. Using a variety of innovative visual and other facilitation tools Catherine focusses the energy of the group on achieving tangible agreed outcomes. Catherine is currently working with several companies in this capacity.
Catherine has significant industrial experience having spent 10 years working in the electronics sector. She has held the senior management positions of acting CEO, Marketing Manager, Engineering manager and Operations manager in this sector. As acting CEO of the Japanese subsidiary, Catherine successfully executed a turnaround strategy in 1 year.
In the Irish Management Institute (IMI) Catherine headed up the entrepreneurship and SME growth division for 9 years. Catherine has assisted companies to achieve profit growth of up to 74% as director of a business growth programme. National Programmes co-created / co designed by Catherine include TRANSFORM, Leadership 4 Growth, Accelerate and Spotlight on Skills. Catherine is a senior IMI associate and a member of the Innovation 4 Growth coaching team since 2014. She is Programme Director and facilitator of the Enterprise Ireland Spotlight on Skills Programme since 2017 and has worked with 230 companies on this programme.
Prior to joining the IMI Catherine was involved in the setting up of a DIT knowledge-based Enterprise centre. (Owned by DIT). As the CEO and director of this business she combined running the business with providing mentoring services to the centre’s knowledge-based businesses. Catherine produced a strategic plan for the business and liaised with the DIT and other stakeholders in this planning. Catherine mentored over 50 companies and worked with companies in sectors as diverse as tourism, crafts, food, electronics, Software/ IT. Start-ups Catherine mentored included Ash Technologies, EDI Factory Ltd., Morley’s Fine Irish Foods, Magnetic Solutions Ltd., Games world Ltd.
Catherine set up her own business Set2Grow (formerly Goodman & Associates) in 1992.
Catherine has co-authored a number of national development programmes including “Accelerate” and “The Future Leaders Programme” targeted at SME’s and women in leadership respectively. These programmes are rolled out by the LEO’s and BICs nationwide.
Coaching and Qualifications
Catherine has been the Lead Coach for the Enterprise Ireland Management 4 Growth programme and has been coaching clients on the Innovation for growth programme since 2015. This involves individual 121 leadership coaching and working with top teams in to develop strategies and cascade innovation and change throughout the companies.
Catherine has been coaching C suite executives since the 1990’s. Clients are typically CEO, CFO, CTO’s in their companies. Recent coaching clients have included members of the top teams in companies such as Murex Ltd, Citco Bank Nederland, Queally group, Depfa, Sumitomo Trust, TTM Healthcare, Masonite, Musgrave Group, Public Appointments commission, Enterprise Ireland.
Qualifications: MSc (Electronics); BSc. (Hons) in Experimental Physics ; MBA; Diploma in Coaching (1st Class Honours, level 9); Diploma in Management (Level 9);
Master trainer; Member of British Psychological Society; member of EMCC; Accredited Time to Think Coach
Psychometrics accreditation; B5plus, F60, EQi 2.0, EQ 360, MBTI, 16PF, MLQ 3600, CCL- Benchmarks 3600, Skillscope 3600.
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.
Head of Programme Delivery
Keith holds a degree in economics and politics from UCD, a Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College Dublin, a degree in Human Resource Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and is a Chartered Member of CIPD.
Having worked in the field of education as a teacher, lecturer, school principal and business owner, he was a consultant with Intel’s e-learning division for two years before becoming CEO of the Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE), Ireland’s national training academy for the horse racing industry. He has extensive management experience in the SME, not-for-profit and education/training fields.
Keith completed the ALP with Timoney in 2015 and is a qualified executive coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is part of the Timoney executive coaching panel.