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Paul Matthews

Paul MatthewsSince 1993 Paul has been director of Mobius Coaching & Development Ltd, an organization focused on Leadership, Executive and Team Coaching. He was formerly a Director of The Leadership Circle UK and Ireland.

Paul works courageously with senior leaders to enable them to approach change, tackle tough challenges and thrive. He demonstrates passion and sensitivity to operate effectively at all levels within organisations. He has been asked to plan and implement programmes including Leadership, Executive Coaching and Team Effectiveness.

Previously Paul held management positions at a senior level in Training and Development with Scottish Widows and Abbey National.

Paul is certified in The Leadership Circle Profiling instruments. He leads certification workshops to license coaches in the use of The Leadership Circle suite of assessments and supervises newly certified coaches in their use of the tools .

He is a qualified coach, gaining that recognition from the Coaches Training Institute in 2002. Paul has also trained as an Organizational Relationship Systems Coach. In 2010, Paul graduated in the Kegan & Lahey Immunity to Change Coaching Programme (Harvard University) to become one of the first certified Immunity to Change Coaches in Europe.

Paul is based in West Cork, Ireland.  He works with clients at his pupose built Centre for Leadership Development in Ireland and with clients located around the world.

Sarah Matthews

Sarah MatthewsSince 2000, Sarah has been Director of Mobius Coaching & Development Ltd, an organization focused on Leadership, Executive and Team Coaching. She was formerly a Director of The Leadership Circle UK and Ireland.

Sarah works as an executive coach and workshop leader with clients ranging from executives from multinational companies to small business owners. Through a collaborative process that is both analytical and intuitive, she enables clients to thrive in their present situation, while also developing their ability to handle future challenges. Specifically, she works with clients to extend personal leadership by increasing insight, creativity, interpersonal skills, systems awareness and accountability. Sarah leads Certification Workshops to license coaches and consultants in the use of The Leadership Circle suite of assessments, supervises newly certified coaches in their use of the tools and delivers post certification development sessions to deepen knowledge and increase skill levels.

She previously held senior management positions with Hilton Hotel Group and Legal and General Assurance Co.

Sarah earned her coaching certification through the rigorous Coaches Training Institute in 2002. Sarah has further extensive training in the areas of team and relationship coaching and leadership, completing the ‘Organisational & Relationship Systems Coaching’ programme from the Center for Right Relationship. She is a certified coach and workshop leader for The Leadership Circle. In 2010, Sarah graduated in the Kegan & Lahey Immunity to Change Coaching Programme (Harvard University) to become one of the first certified Immunity to Change Coaches in Europe.

Sarah is based in West Cork, Ireland and works with a client’s located around the world.

Anne Nagle

Anne_Nagle (299x350)Anne Nagle is an executive coach and management consultant whose focus is on leadership development. This work is delivered in many settings where Anne’s overarching purpose is to help people grow to handle greater complexity. A key pillar of Anne’s work is an approach focused on overcoming the Immunity-to-ChangeTM, which she studied in 2009/10 under the principals responsible for this breakthrough model, Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, in their Harvard-based certification programme. The Immunity-to-ChangeTM process helps people make those changes that are most important to them but have proven resistant even to thoughtful plans and heartfelt intentions. Anne guides clients through this process in individual, team and workshop settings. She is also certified to administer the Leadership Circle ProfileTM, a 360 O competency assessment that simultaneously provides focused competency feedback while revealing the underlying assumptions that are causing a leader’s pattern of strengths and limitations.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Anne spent more than twenty years in corporate life as a senior executive in charge of worldwide Supply Chain functions for a number of US multinational organisations. This gave her rich experience in handling increasing levels of complexity. Her strong interest in personal development brought her to the world of Business and Executive Coaching in 2007, when she completed a Diploma with ICTI and her personal development journey is ongoing – most recently completing CTI’s Leadership programme.

Anne holds a BSc and an MBA from University College Cork. She also holds a Diploma in Management, Executive and Business Coaching from ICTI and a Foundation Diploma in Training and Education from NUI Galway. Based in Cork, Ireland, she works with a diverse range of clients around the world and collaborates with other like-minded professionals to bring ‘development’ into leadership development. She also lectures part-time at University College Cork, on a range of degree and masters’ level programmes, on leadership development, leading change, and supply chain management.

Ivor Twydell

Ivor-Twydell (250x250)Ivor works as a leadership coach and facilitator to help leaders become more conscious and mindful in order to improve their effectivness and achieve greater success for themselves, their organisations and their communities. He currently works with leaders, teams and organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. He particularly focuses on creating a collaborative partnership with his clients in order to help them find and develop their authentic inner voice, to be able to lead from heart and and gut as well as head, and use all their gifts and talents to the full.

With over 20 years in senior and executive leadership roles in the police service Ivor has extensive experience in leading and facilitating large-scale organisational change in a challenging operating environment. Simultaneously he built a first-rate reputation for developing leaders and helping them build empowering relationships in order to create genuine, positive, and sustainable change. Throughout this time he worked across all areas of policing and represented the UK police service both nationally and internationally.

Having set up his coaching practice in May 2012, Ivor merges a broad coaching repertoire drawn from a comprehensive background of professional coach training with strategic awareness and a direct and pragmatic approach to leadership. However, what really lies at the heart of his coaching philosophy is a deep belief that every human being is capable of achieving remarkable results for themselves and their communities.

Ivor is a certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and holds a Diploma in Performance Coaching. His coaching credentials also include being a licensed user of ‘The Leadership Circle’ and ‘Immunity to Change’ methodology, a certified NLP practitioner and a mindfulness teacher.

Pat Humphreys

Pat HumphreysPat Humphreys has a proven track record as an energetic, professional Operations Director and Leader with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He has specialist experience in the areas of Lean Management, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management and Leadership influencing skills in the pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics and food sectors. For the last 9 years he has worked with a diverse range of clients through his company Pat Humphreys Management Services Ltd. As a qualified facilitator and trainer Pat has worked closely with business owners, boards and senior executives to enable successful positive change and growth at the highest level.

Prior to this, Pat worked in various senior management positions for 22 years with the family owned multinational corporation Bourns Electronics. He understands the dynamics international business and the competitive challenges faced today by business leaders. He is an approved ‘Excellence Through People’ Advisor and has carried out many mentoring assignments on behalf of Cork City and County Local Enterprise Offices and ‘Enterprise Ireland’ board.

Pat’s academic achievements include an MSc in Lean Six-Sigma Quality Management from the University of Limerick. Pat is known to be an assertive, sincere, dependable and persevering individual. He brings a whole system perspective to Mobius clients which is invaluable; clarity about business focus and structure, the tough but essential questions, a blend of innovative ideas and common sense whilst attending to all aspects of the organisation – people and processes.

Cornelis Tanis

cornelis tanisWorking with Cornelis on an individual basis or as a team, you will benefit from his 20+ years expertise in working with international technology, science, and professional services organisations and his experience in developmental coaching of leaders and specialists.

A theme that connects most of Cornelis’ work with clients at all levels of the organisation is helping them to become better at negotiating ‘good deals’ with others and with themselves. In this view, mastering leadership includes mastering the art of negotiation, all of which is a lifelong developmental journey.

Cornelis’ personal drives are independent thinking, creativity, innovation, development, harmony, and connection. Bringing these drives into a coaching relationship helps create a safe and challenging climate for growth.

Besides developmental coaching and counseling, Cornelis also provides independent facilitation of cross-boundary negotiations in complex, deadlock-prone situations.

Cornelis holds the following relevant credentials:

  • Accredited as a facilitator to deliver the Immunity-to-Change ™ workshops in small to very large groups.
  • Selected for the 2014/15 class of the Coach Certification Program lead by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (MindsatWork/Harvard); certified in November 2015.
  • Certified by The Leadership Circle to deliver several leadership and organizational culture 360° Assessments; the most prevalent is The Leadership Circle Profile™.
  • BSc In Agricultural Engineering in the Netherlands and and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Kent (United Kingdom).

Cornelis lives near Utrecht (Netherlands) and enjoys working in Dutch or English. He gets by pretty well in Spanish, French and German, but prefers to stick to Dutch or English in coaching contexts.