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The Connected Leader

When working with leaders to help them become better connected, there are four principal domains in which we work. Each one of these is – quite naturally – connected to the others.

Four domains that may, at first glance, appear to be independent, but in fact influence one another profoundly. Push here and something happens over there. They are the component parts of a unified whole.

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The secret of innovation? Look to the edges

We live in the age of disruption,where apparently left-field, unexpected solutions to problems we thought we had licked can creep up on big, established market leaders, to become noisy, irritating challengers.

To the outmanoeuvred, to the sluggish establishment, the struggle is knowing how to be different and how to change. It’s as if the innovators rewrote the rules of their sector and didn’t tell anyone. It’s like their upstart competitors really did uncover the secrets of alchemy or worked out how to speed up evolution.

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We have a team of expert consultants, coaches, change-makers and leaders.

We have many years of global board-level experience. We value and draw on this experience, while always being independent thinkers and innovators.

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Susan is an expert in leadership and team performance. She gained 15 years’ leadership experience at American Express before founding Scala Advance. She has spent 25 years working with international teams and leading businesses.

As well as business, her experience spans health, education and the third sector.

Susan was born in Ireland, and educated there and in France. Now, she lives in England, but works and thinks globally.

She has a deep knowledge of trends, innovation and research. Combined with her experience, this knowledge leads her to the kind of original thinking that achieves sustainable business results.

Susan has been described as “a masterful facilitator, an engaging speaker and an executive coach who challenges and supports people to achieve their goals”.

Susan says… 

“How do you transform a team, create culture change, support and equip leaders with the skills needed to lead in highly complex, global and matrix organisations? I create bespoke ways to deal with these challenges, using an extensive toolkit of skills, techniques and draw on over 20 years of experience.  At Scala Advance, we are totally focused on delivering exceptional standards.  I am particularly proud of the results clients achieve for their business from investing in leadership, team & innovation. Helping people to achieve their goals, overcome obstacles, advance their careers, develop into thoughtful, successful and powerful leaders of people gives me immense personal & professional satisfaction.”

As a consultant with broad international experience, Sophie’s approach is to work seamlessly with clients to achieve a consistent and successful relationship, which delivers value to all the key stakeholders.Sophie has worked in HR at both a strategic and operational level in the private and public sector. With an extensive track record in various industries including financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and the NHS, Sophie’s passion is making a difference to people through better leadership, team and HR practices.

Sophie says…

“I’m passionate about linking people, performance and strategy in order to achieve long-term success. I enjoy facilitating the conversation with the client, understanding the core issues and then creating a solution tailored to their wants and needs. The management of people is a complex process that is constantly evolving and I believe people are the foundation to value creation in any workplace, and my focus over the last 18 years has been to help people get the best from themselves and those with whom they work.”

Greg has worked for many years at the director and chief executive level running large and complex operations.  He is regarded as a charismatic and successful leader bringing out the best in people and organisations. He has developed a presence regionally and nationally advising professional bodies and addressing conferences on visioning, ethics, social value and business growth.

His particular strengths in leadership lie in developing culture based upon strong values, in leading change and transformation, and in bringing an entrepreneurial approach to organisational development.

Over recent years Greg has also operated and qualified as an executive coach and leadership mentor built on a history of coaching and mentoring leaders, emerging leaders and non-executive directors.  He is an integrative coach calling on a number of disciplines to suit the client, facilitating personal and professional growth.

Greg says…

‘The most exciting and rewarding coaching outcomes are when individuals, through self-realisation, discover their own leadership ability. Developing self- awareness unlocks potential and allows people to unlock the potential in others.  I like to create a coaching presence, based on an empathetic partnership with the client, liberating creative talents’

Caroline is a highly experienced business and people director with an outstanding track record of success working in a global multi-national and Irish business across the food-retail-facility-logistics and semi-state sectors.  

With almost 20 years of extensive leadership experience, Caroline has operated as a key adviser and confidant to senior leaders in challenging, commercial and high volume environments. Clients describe Caroline as passionate for generating business results through quality service delivery and business coaching & mentoring.

Caroline completed her post-grad studies at Dublin City University having obtained an MSc in Business (HR Strategy).  In the early part of her career, she achieved a BA in HRM and Certificate in Business. She is true believer in continuous learning and is working towards a Higher Diploma in Executive Coaching at University College Dublin.

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Women in Leadership

Step Back, Stand Out:
A two day leadership programme plus ongoing coaching

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