The Team

Kathleen Halligan

C. Psychol. Ps.S.I.

A chartered Work & Organisational Psychologist and seasoned HR Strategist, Kathleen has over 25 years’ experience partnering with senior business leaders across a wide range of sectors, industries and geographies, to deliver sustainable change programmes. Specialising in Organisation Effectiveness and Talent Development strategy, Kathleen has led the successful implementation of a broad range of Organisation, Leadership and Team development programmes. Kathleen’s approach is simple, seek first to understand the need of the client and then meet them where they are at with tailored, sustainable solutions designed to deliver well defined measurable outcomes. Cognisant of the volatile, uncertain, and often ambiguous context within which Organisations must operate, making the complex simple is a core strength of Kathleen’s. A skilled business and executive coach, Kathleen works with senior executives and leaders enabling them to unleash and capitalise on their potential. Passionate about enabling Organisations and Employees get the best from each other, Kathleen uses evidence based and innovative practices to help deliver the desired outcomes. Kathleen has worked with global leaders across EMEA, APAC and the Americas and has facilitated programmes in country extensively throughout these regions.
In addition to her corporate clients, Kathleen has lectured at post graduate level with the University of Limerick on the Masters in Work and Organisational Psychology.
Examples of some of the projects and programmes that Kathleen has led and implemented:

Organisation Effectiveness, Leadership & Talent Development

  • Partnering with global senior leaders in the design and implementation of a groupwide culture & values change programme
  • Design & development of a global people development strategy to enable people leaders to manage and lead in a matrix structure with globally distributed teams
  • Design and implementation of a group-wide Learning & Development strategy complete with Learning Management System implementation; eLearning programme design and delivery
  • Implementation of a global metrics and evaluation plan to demonstrate ROI and facilitate informed learning needs identification and planning
  • Introduction of a talent acquisition process and recruitment matrix aligned to job size and function, including psychometric testing and a suite of validated selection methods, reduced the time to fill roles, and improved retention and succession targets
  • Design and implementation of an in-house Performance Management process with an integrated Competency Framework within a range of organisations spanning different industries
  • Design, development and facilitation of the range of flagship Leadership Development programmes, including Trainer the Trainer, for the top 1500 Managers, Directors, VPs and Snr Execs in a global CRO
  • Design and Facilitation of a suite of Leadership Development programmes and assessment centres designed to support the broader leadership talent development and succession planning strategy within a utilities and energy company


  • MSc Work & Organisation Psychology (UL)
  • BSc Psychology & Pharmacology (UCD)
  • Nat. Dip. Personnel Management (NCI)
  • Cert. in Training & Education (NUIM)
  • Accredited Coach and NLP practitioner
  • Accredited facilitator of KornFerry Dimensions, Saville Wave; Facet 5; SHL OPQ32; Insights Discovery; ECR 360; EQi; MBTI; 16PF

The following are some of the Industries and Organisations that Kathleen has worked with:

  • Pharma – ICON Plc
  • Utilities, Energy & commercial semi-state – Bord na Mona
  • Professional Services – PWC
  • Finance – AIB
  • Retail & FMCG – Maxol
  • IT & Tech – Intel
  • Public Sector – Defence Forces