Richard has over 18 years of experience as a practitioner psychologist. He has worked on both sides of ‘the fence’, as an internal professional and external consultant.
Originally from Dublin, he began his career as a consultant at Royal Mail Group, spent time working with the Psychometrics Centre (then at City University), followed by several years at Kenexa, where he helped organisations interpret and act on employee opinion survey data.
Richard then spent over six years working with Talent Q, where he was Head of Learning and Development Solutions. He grew Talent Q’s training and development proposition from two online courses to a full suite of development programmes and a coaching team.
Richard has worked with a wide variety of organisations, such as King, Dentsu Aegis Network, Carlsberg, Virgin Atlantic, Lloyds Banking Group, Spirax Sarco Engineering, Royal Mail and London Ambulance Service to help them identify and develop key talent. He has worked across sectors and at all levels of organisational seniority.
Richard has designed processes for identifying ‘high potential’ groups of future leaders, coaching interventions for new graduates, leadership development programmes for technical specialists and development centres to inform succession planning activities.
All of these projects were underpinned by a single principle: the application of psychological science at work.