SVP Neuroscience and leadership
Alison advises senior executive teams and leaders on issues of transformation and leadership & professional development. In this capacity, Alison helped leaders innovate and adapt to today’s highly volatile and disruptive markets. Equally comfortable contributing at a leadership meeting, providing one-on-one coaching, facilitating an executive team, or designing a program, Alison brings 20 years experience gained in 35 countries through a career that has spanned senior line-management positions, extensive advisory experience, and entrepreneurial ventures.
Alison was a founding European Partner at Pivot Leadership, a strategic leadership development boutique that designs and implements corporate strategy and executive development programs for Fortune 500 companies. In prior roles, Alison has launched new businesses, served as a senior executive in a publicly quoted business and served as a Non-Executive Director. Alison served as vice president of global client strategy at Korn/Ferry, where she was responsible for aligning the enterprise to drive deep and lasting client relationships worldwide. Alison’s early career was with KPMG Consulting, where she worked on complex advisory projects in corporate finance and international development.
Examples of past engagements include working with the COO of a Fortune 200 energy firm to align siloed businesses; leading in-market leadership programs to help the top 100 executives of a Fortune 100 business address key paradoxes facing the enterprise, working with the CEO of a Fortune engineering business to turn around a failing acquisition; helping the leadership team of a top technology firm to convert major sales opportunities; and shaping the professional development curriculum for a rapidly growing technical consulting firm. Today, Alison is a sought-after speaker on women in leadership and a passionate advocate for businesses to recognise the imminent opportunities and disruption of the internet of things.
Alison received her MBA from Edinburgh Business School and her BA from the University of Stirling. She is Level A & B accredited in psychometric assessment with the British Psychological Society, a practicing coach and qualified in the Hogan Leadership and NEO assessment suites. She is also a member of the Neuro Leadership Institute (New York).
Constanca is an expert in designing and leading professional development at all levels in consulting. Formerly she was a consultant with McKinsey in Portugal and Spain managing projects across multiple industries.
She was then a Manager at Kearney and a Principal at Monitor in performance acceleration processes, strategy development, leadership and corporate transformation before managing Private Equity investments at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, selecting and working with all the major consulting firms.
Currently she designs and delivers consulting process and behavioural development programmes to thousands of early in career consultants and facilitates leadership programmes to major consulting firms and industry leaders.
She is a Professor at the Nova School of Business and Economics teaching Strategy Consulting in the Master’s Programs and responsible for the Nova SBE Consulting Labs, providing “real-life consulting” business projects to client corporations and for designing and running the Leadership Development stream of the MBA programme.
She teaches Mindfulness across our leadership Courses, has an Economics degree from NOVA School of Business and Economics, an MBA with honors at INSEAD (Dean’s list, second in her class), is a Certified Coach by ECIT and CCF, a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher certified by the UK Yoga Alliance and a Neuro-Linguistic Programing expert trained by the creator of NLP Dr. Richard Bandler.
She works in English, Portuguese, Spanish and French.
Armond Mertikian has 20 years experience as a management consultant, venture capitalist and in professional development. He has experience across many industries having worked in KPMG’s venture capital unit and having run the Business Planning unit at London Business School with a focus on corporate venturing, digital technology and growth.
Armond manages Consulting Skill’s relationships with a global strategy consulting firm and a global software and technology services leader and leads our thinking into sales effectiveness, executive communication and career transitions. He has lectured at a number of business schools and holds a degree in Economics and German and an MBA from London Business School.
SVP Business Development and Communication
David was one of the founders of the original Consulting Skill team 30 years ago and having run his own global multi-disciplinary Consulting and Coaching firm working with clients across the world in the areas of Strategy, Leadership, Transformation and Culture Change.
Formerly a Managing Consultant in IT, Logistics, and Manufacturing at PWC working directly on strategy and change agenda with multiple CEOs of blue-chip global leaders.
He is responsible for the design and delivery of all consulting skills programs for new consultants, managers and partners in a variety of global consulting firms and industry leaders worldwide and our “breakthrough” behavioural change programmes across multiple sectors.
He has also designed and delivered leadership programs as part of the peace process in Palestine and run mentoring programs in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt.
He is a visiting lecturer at several UK University Leadership and Coaching Masters programs, has an MA in Chemistry from Oxford University, Body Rebalancing Certification from Stichting Opleiding Rebalancing Netherlands, and works in English, French and German.
SVP Behavioural Change
SVP Strategy and Organisation
Ian Bradley has over 25 years as a strategy and organisation consultant specialising in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.
Ian designs and delivers capability development and behavioural change programmes using the latest thinking around client relationships, business development and strategy consulting.
Ian started his career as a graduate with ICI. He then worked as the commercial manager of a university before embarking on his consulting career, joining PA Consulting Group in 1997. He ran PA’s Life Sciences practice and delivered PA’s in-house consulting skills development programmes.
After that he ran IMS Consulting in the UK, overseeing international product strategy projects for brand teams within major pharmaceutical companies and was responsible for organisation, recruitment and training.
Ian moved to Arthur D Little, where he was head of the firm’s UK healthcare practice and developed skills training programmes for all of the firm’s UK-based practices.
Ian is responsible for Consulting Skill’s relationships with a major consulting firm, a global technology leader and all healthcare clients.
Ian holds a degree in Engineering and Management from the University of Durham, a management programme prizewinner. He speaks at multiple conferences on strategic alliances, research and development strategy, and drug pricing.
Ivor Stevenson has over 25 years of experience as a strategy and operations consultant working with blue-chip organisations launching new ventures, transforming business models and operational infrastructure.
He was formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte working on strategy and operations projects and then Head of the Tech / Media / Telecom practice at Mott MacDonald, achieving double-digit growth each year.
Ivor designs and leads Consulting Skill’s leadership, sales and strategy operationalization programs across consulting, FMCG, engineering and technology sectors. He manages the relationship with a number of major consulting firms and global technology services leaders and leads our research into change management and behavioural change.
Ivor has a degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and an MBA (distinction) from the University of Strathclyde Business School.
SVP Change Management
SVP Leadership and Business Development
Jeremy has over 30 years of experience designing and delivering professional development around leadership development, career transitions, innovation, growth, and change.
He has developed professional skills in a wide range of consulting businesses, from internet start-ups to Big Five firms and internal consulting groups in global corporations.
After becoming a consultant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC), leading consulting and training assignments in the automotive, technology, manufacturing, and healthcare sectors, he set up Piper School, an education business specialising in helping FMCG companies and retailers innovate and lead change.
He is currently involved in a number of long-term projects to create leadership talent pools for clients ranging from luxury goods, IT security providers to professional firms. He teaches and coaches for London Business School and the Institute of Management and Development (IMD) in Lausanne.
Jeremy has an MA in Languages and Social Sciences from Cambridge and a PGCE from London University. He speaks German and French.
In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his family and his interests include farming in France, the theatre, gardening, walking and skiing.
Kathleen Bell has been a consultant and expert in professional development for over 20 years who facilitates strategy development programs and consulting skills programs across a variety of industries.
Her consultancy work began working for the United States Environmental Protection Agency, AIG and Travelers Insurance, focusing on risk management. At the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner) she was Director of Research (Washington DC and London), advising heads of strategy and M&A on strategy development and operational performance improvement and delivering programmes to major multinationals in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.
Kathleen is responsible for Consulting Skill’s US operations and manages relationships with clients such as a major strategy firm, a global technology leader, an engineering services firm. She also leads research in the consulting sector.
Kathleen holds a BA in Biology from Cornell University, a Masters in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Mike Griffiths is the Managing Director of Consulting Skill Ltd, designs and leads Executive Education Cambridge University’s Moller Institute and is a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard Medical School. He has worked for more than thirty years as a consultant and educator specialising in building consulting firms, strategy development, leadership, change and business development.
He is responsible for Consulting Skill’s curriculum for corporate and individual clients and research into entrepreneurship, business building, and sales. Mike has worked directly with over 55,000 professionals. The team at Consulting Skill has worked over 30 years with over 250,000 professionals in 510 organisations in 63 countries.
Mike’s role is to integrate the latest thinking in consulting and professional services with psychology and neuroscience and create innovative learning approaches that embed learning and achieve exceptional results. To date Consulting Skill has worked with 17 of the top 20 consulting firms or corporate consulting divisions and 43 of the Fortune 100 and has generated over $34b in increased profitability through applying these approaches.
Following a career as a professional musician, Mike joined a spin-off from Booz Allen and became a Principal at JMW, a New-York based behavioural change firm.
Mike’s work at Cambridge University’s Moller Institute focuses on leadership and business development. He has also lectured at Kellogg Business School’s Executive MBA.
Mike is a graduate of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education ‘Leaders of learning’ programme and a member of the UK Advanced Hogan psychometric practitioner feedback group.
Outside business, Mike plays and teaches the violin, runs Tough Mudders slowly and supports charitable initiatives in India and Africa.
Mike has over 30 years of experience as a consultant and expert in learning and development. He was formerly Global Head of Leadership for Ernst and Young and designed and led client management, business development, strategy, and leadership programs globally across the firm, helping the firm achieve record growth.
Mike coaches CEOs and SVPs of consulting and law firms and major corporations and designs programmes across client development, business development, strategy, governance and leadership.
He is the author of the Amazon bestseller “Leading Smart People” – shortlisted for Business Book of the Year 2020, a Senior Fellow at Conference Board Human Capital Practice, a case writer for Harvard Law School, a lecturer at Harvard Business School, and a member of British Psychological Society with an honours degree in Psychology. Mike was also a founding Partner of the Professional Services division at Cambridge University’s Moller Institute specialising in leadership, business, and client development.
Mike leads research into client relationship management and business development and has written multiple articles and cases. His case on client relationships and diversity for Harvard Law School was voted one of their top 10 cases.
SVP Instructional Design
Tony Cuevas has over 25 years of experience in instructional design for corporate clients, including work as a curriculum designer, consultant and Professor.
He was a Senior Consultant in Talent Development and Change Management with EDS (now HP). He then transferred to Kearney in 1995 to lead curriculum design, establishing performance-based curricula from a new consultant to Partner.
Tony leads Consulting Skill’s curriculum design and creates innovative learning approaches through applying the latest thinking in game-and simulation-based learning with interactive technologies.
He is founder and Academic Director of the Masters of Interactive Technology degree at Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a focus on digital game development and has a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems from Florida State University. He also leads teams in the development of simulations, games and apps for education and directly advised Barbara Bush in the curriculum for the Barbara Bush Library in Houston, Texas.
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