Grace Consulting is a specialist consultancy providing leadership and performance development interventions in support of strategic and cultural change to both private and public sector clients. We provide a comprehensive range of leadership services to businesses and to individuals. Our belief is that, for individual learning to lead to sustained organisational and personal success, we must support leadership in our clients by helping them tap into their real strengths, wisdom and experience.
Dr. Corina Grace – Director, Grace Consulting
BA (Psych), MA (Org. Psych.), PhD (Psych) MSc (Group Analysis), CIPD (Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, MPSI (Psychological Society of Ireland), MAC (Member institute of Coaching).
Corina brings over 25 years’ experience as a senior OD consultant, Psychologist, Lecturer and Group Analyst with senior leadership experience. She has a proven track record in designing and implementing major restructuring and organisational change projects, and has advised and consulted with senior managers on role redesign, performance management and the recruitment, retention and development of high potentials. She has extensive experience in the field of coaching having designed and implemented coaching programmes for managers and senior executives in areas such as Leadership, Managing Change, and Enhancing Performance through Open Dialogue. She designed, delivered and managed major coaching and culture change interventions for companies such as Britvic Plc, ESB, O2, Invest NI, NTMA, Three Mobile and An Post. She is part of ESB’s, Accenture, DAA, EY, and Beaumont’s coaching panels.
She has published a book entitled ‘Take Charge of Your Career and Find a Job You Really Love!’. She has been invited to speak at a number of conferences on such topics as Leadership & Talent Development, Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence and Change Management. She has also contributed to newspaper and journal articles on these topics and has been a guest psychologist on 4FM radio.
Corina also lectures in UCD, coordinates their Personal Development and Planning Modules and runs reflective practice groups in Dublin City University. She is running, as part of her Group Analytic training, a Group Analytic Psychotherapy group in one of Ireland’s mental health care centres. This has been up and running for the past two years.
In 2016, Corina won the prestigious G.A.S.I. International Student Essay Competition with her paper entitled "Endings and Loss in Mergers and Acquisitions: An Exploration of Group Analytic Theory". She is the first Irish person to win this award.
Chris Blakeley – Founder, Waverley Learning.
MSc in Organisational Behaviour from London University, MBA from London Business School, MA in English from Cambridge University.
Chris, a trained counsellor and facilitator, is the founder of Waverley Learning, a management centre in Farnham. He is responsible for the leadership development and change management practice. He has been working as a change management consultant since 1989, specialising in the cultural and human aspects of change. For example one of his first assignments was to advise on the cultural integration issues of the SmithKline Beecham merger. The continual theme of his work over 20 years has been helping leaders appreciate and handle the human aspects of change – in themselves and others.
Tim Richardson – Director, Waverley Learning
BA (Honours) Business Studies, Fellow of both the Chartered Bankers Institute and the Royal Society of Arts.
Formerly Head of Leadership and Talent at PWC (2000-2009), where he was the driving force behind the creation of an integrated talent strategy and leadership development, Tim started his career in financial services. He now focuses on talent and leadership consultancy bringing insights to senior people, Boards and all levels in organisations to encourage a more responsible approach and response to leadership challenges. Over the last 20 years he has worked with corporate clients such as: HSBC; BBC; Lloyds TSB; Thames Water; Barclays; Unilever; Tear Fund; and extensively within the voluntary sector. He has considerable international experience including the Far East, Central Asia, mainland Europe, North and South America and Africa. He is accredited in numerous coaching and people development techniques including MBTI, Hogan Systems and SIMA
Paul Redwood – Partner, Waverley Learning
Paul has been an Organisation Development (OD) Consultant and Executive Coach for over 20 years and has worked with Waverley for the last 9 of these. He focuses on helping leaders drive forward their performance and that of their people. His recent clients include Vodafone, Simmons and Simmons, PwC, B&Q, RSM Tenon, Worldpay, IMI, Deloitte, Legal and General, Britvic, The Body Shop, Ford Retail, Aggreko. Paul is currently working on two international programmes; the first is the design and delivery of Leadership Development workshops in Europe, the US and China working with internationally diverse teams for a large industrial organisation; the second is providing coaching for Partners in Germany and Russia for a large professional services firm. He has previously worked with clients in the US, HK, Australia, Russia and through much of Europe.
June Duffy – Managing Director, The Coaching and Mentoring Partnership.
BA (Psych), MA (Org. Psych.), MA (Tavistock), FCIPD (Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, MPSI (Psychological Society of Ireland), MAC (Member Institute of Coaching).
June Duffy is the founder and managing partner of The Coaching and Mentoring Partnership. With a background in organizational psychology, June has spent 25 years in the leadership development arena – helping managers and leaders to realise their potential and to deliver on their organisation’s strategic challenges. Since establishing her consultancy practice in 2005, June has worked with a variety of organisations in the private and public sector in the areas of strategic change, organisational and leadership development and executive coaching. She is part of the Google, Microsoft, Senior Public Servants and Central Bank of Ireland coaching teams. She was part of Diageo’s Executive Coaching faculty, having been selected from a pool of 700 coaches worldwide. June also runs a diploma programme where she provides leaders with skills in business and leadership coaching. June’s other coaching clients come from companies such as – Accenture, AIB, Air Contractors Limited, Beaumont Hospital, Coke-Cola, Deloitte, Irish Life, NTMA, Pioneer Investments, PwC, Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Safefood Ireland and various Government Departments.
Lisa Nolan – Coach and Programme Manager, Grace Consulting
RGN (NMBI), RM (UKCC), Dip. H.E. in Midwifery (Kingston University), Executive PA and Legal Diplomas (Pitman Training), Diploma in Business, Executive and Personal Coaching (Coach Institute of Ireland).
Having first qualified as a general nurse and subsequently as a midwife, Lisa has worked in a diverse range of clinical settings including general hospitals, street clinics in Calcutta, private hospitals in London, the world-renowned Royal Marsden Hospital and GP Practices in Dublin.
A move to the administrative side of healthcare brought Lisa into managerial roles in private clinics and practices, and the non-profit sector where she supported, mentored and coached rotating Board Members into their new roles and responsibilities.
With years of experience in guiding patients through healthcare challenges and crises, training healthcare professionals and allied support staff, and steering Board Members through times of change in the charities sector, Lisa now provides life and leadership coaching to healthcare professionals, managers and individuals. Her coaching practice is based on proven client-centred coaching processes and underpinned by a deep knowledge of how physical and mental health is woven into every aspect of our personal and working lives. This combination enables her to help her clients recognise and manage stress, make their health and wellbeing the cornerstone of every aspect of their lives, ground themselves and their leadership practices in their core values, reacquaint themselves with their life purpose, and design and implement meaningful changes that will last long after the coaching process has ended.
She has a special interest in health literacy and is a regular contributor to nursing and medical journals, websites and blogs, writing about new approaches and technology that enhance health literacy and inspire the motivation that’s needed to self-manage one’s health.