We draw upon a wide network of highly skilled and experienced psychologists, HR and OD consultants, to create a team that complements your needs and business.


Kate Oliver BA (Oxon), C. Psychol., AFBPsS
Director

Kate is a Chartered Business Psychologist with over 25 years’ experience in talent management, leadership development and organisational change. She started her career at SHL and held senior positions in a number of consultancies, both in the UK and overseas, prior to founding KO Consulting.  

Through her consultancy practice, Kate has helped many organisations navigate change and develop a competitive edge through their people.  She is pragmatic and insightful, adept at understanding the needs of different organisations and how to co-create solutions that achieve lasting results.   Clients tell her that she brings a powerful combination of brainpower, energy and fun to her work.

Kate has worked with senior executives, leaders, middle managers and high potential leaders in many leading UK and global organisations, in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.  She thrives on learning and regularly engages with CPD activities to ensure she stays at the leading edge of her field. She sees her role as a facilitator and coach as creating the right balance of challenge and support for people to increase their awareness, so that they can effectively lead themselves, their people and their businesses.

Kate’s qualifications, expertise and experience provide her with a range of frames and tools to apply flexibly with her clients.  She regularly uses emotional intelligence, 36o feedback and range of personality style and vertical development diagnostics, as a means of helping clients to gain greater self-awareness and increase their effectiveness as a leader. 

She is accredited in the OPQ, Wave, Hogan (HPI, MVPI, HDS) Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Lumina Spark, FIRO, MTQ48 (Mental Toughness), EIP (Emotional Intelligence) and MQ (Motivation Questionnaire), the Leadership Development Profile (LDP) and Cognitive Process Profile (CPP), and several 360° feedback tools. She is a qualified Coaching Psychologist, on the BPS register of Coaching Psychologists, an NLP Practitioner and certified in Transactional Analysis. Kate is also a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA).

In both 2015 and 2016 Kate was shortlisted as a finalist and awarded the runner up position in the Association for Business Psychology Awards. 


Jo Hennessy BSc MSc C. Psychol. AFBPsS
Associate Director

Jo is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with a depth of expertise in leadership development, employee engagement and executive coaching. With a passion for learning, she supports experienced business leaders to develop in emotional intelligence as a key enabler of success for individuals, teams and businesses.  She has held senior leadership positions in a number of leading consultancies, including Brathay, Penna, Roffey Park and JCA.  We have been working together for over 20 years. 

As a coach and facilitator, Jo feels it is important to support people to understand and manage themselves so they can then lead their business and its people. She is known for being a challenging and insightful coach.

Her interventions are informed by leading edge thinking in the fields of leadership and management, employee engagement, organisational development and change – all areas where Jo has personally conducted research, published papers and reports and is a regular platform speaker. Whilst always working with executives to support them to find their own way forward, this breadth and depth of knowledge adds a real edge to her credibility with any senior audience.


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Carolyn Bogush Bsc (Hons) MSc C.Psychol

Carolyn is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist and former colleague from SHL and Human Qualities.  She has twenty years’ consulting experience, working with individuals and teams in a broad range of organisations, from hospitality to finance, charities to FMCG, and media to telecommunications.  

Her core expertise is in identifying and developing talent, executive assessment and leadership development.  Carolyn particularly enjoys supporting and coaching individuals to reach their potential and lead their teams more effectively.

She is also qualified in a wide range of psychometric tools, including OPQ, WAVE, MBTI Step 1 & 2, IE & TE (emotional intelligence tools) and HDS. Her clients appreciate her down to earth and pragmatic approach, using her expertise and knowledge to generate practical and useable solutions that really work. Her extensive expertise in assessment, development and leadership, and willingness to share her real life experience to bring issues to life, mean that Carolyn is always in demand.

In addition to her consulting work, Carolyn is also the Global Chair of Limmud, an international not-for-profit education organisation.


Coretta Barry MA MSc C. Psychol. AFBPsS

Coretta is an ex-colleague from SHL with over 20 years' experience as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Registered Coaching Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.   She has worked with a wide range of organisations in the UK and internationally, across sectors including financial services, telecommunications, technology, retail and hi-tech manufacturing. 

Her areas of expertise include competency design, Assessment and Development Centres, executive assessment, 360° feedback, team and individual coaching and development planning. 

She holds Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing Levels A and B, and is a registered user of numerous psychometric tests and questionnaires, including the OPQ, SHL Motivation Questionnaire, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), 16PF, FIRO Element B, Saville Consulting WAVE, the Hogan Development Survey (HDS) and various 3600 questionnairres.

Coretta enjoys finding pragmatic and realistic solutions that benefit both businesses and individuals. Her focus is to help businesses get results through supportive but disciplined leadership and management practice.  She’s an effective communicator, confident facilitator and engaging speaker with a straightforward approach. Clients love her business insight and honesty.


Clare Amos BSc MSc CPsychol AFBPsS

Clare Amos is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a former colleague from SHL.  She has over twenty years’ consultancy experience.  Her approach is underpinned by robust and contemporary psychological thinking, complemented by a pragmatic, empathic and challenging approach that is focused on achieving inspiring results for her clients. 

Clare is experienced in the design and delivery of leadership and team development, executive assessment, coaching, 360 feedback and organisational design. She has worked with senior executives and management teams across a range of industries within the UK, Europe and Asia. She has spent time researching the field of accelerated learning and has also studied and worked internationally with a wide variety of coaching professionals.

Clare’s coaching work is rooted in her belief that achieving better individual performance for senior executives is often a function of psychology not individual capability. Consequently, she uses both psychological tools and personal insight to enable her clients to articulate and change psychological processes that form a barrier to great performance. Her solutions are always aligned to business goals.

She is accredited in a broad range of psychometric measures including OPQ, Wave, TalentQ Dimensions, MBTI, FIRO, Hogan, EQi and is BPS Level A and B qualified. She is a qualified Coaching Psychologist and is on the BPS register of Coaching Psychologists.


Felicity Lee BSc MSc C. Psychol.

Felicity is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, facilitator and executive coach with experience across a range of industries, focused on enabling individuals and teams to shift performance and realise their potential, across a wide range of cultures. 

Building on over 15 years of experience, Felicity has worked extensively in organisational development at senior level across a host of disciplines including; team development, coaching, leadership development programme design and delivery, senior level facilitation and senior level appointments.  She draws from a wide variety of disciplines and works creatively to design and facilitate client solutions that have impact and are enduring.  She has a personable and engaging style, underpinned by an ethical rigour. 

Her accreditations include; Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching, Culture Audit Practitioner (CTT), Appreciative Inquiry Practitioner, NLP Practitioner, psychometric qualifications include; Level A & Level B Intermediate, MBTI Step 1 & II, 16PF, FIRO-B, CPI, IPI, Benchmarks (3600  instrument) and EQ-I and delivering accreditation programmes including MBTI, FIRO-B and Innovation Potential Indicator.

Felicity has been a mentor for Innocent founder, Richard Reed in 2012 ‘Be Your Own Boss’ and a panel psychologist for The Apprentice 2006 and 2007 and BBC1 Documentary, “What Am I Like? The Personality Test” in 2004.


Martin Adams BA BSc MSc (Psychol.) 

Martin brings a strong international perspective, honed through delivery to clients throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and New Zealand (from where he hails) and through first-hand experience of adapting to working life in unfamiliar countries and cultures.  He is now based in Dubai, and represents KO Performance Consulting in the UAE.  An accomplished and innovative Business Psychologist, with experience working for SHL and Hudson, Martin has extensive commercial experience with a range of public and private sector organisations.

Martin’s core interests lie in the application of psychology to the world of work to support organisations in the development of their talent.  His particular expertise lies in assessment and coaching.  He is accredited in SHL, Hogan, Psytech, Genos, Kenexa and PreVisor assessment tools.  He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching from Middlesex University.


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Neil Thomson MA(Hons) MSc C.Psychol AFBPsS

Neil is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist with 20 years’ experience as both an internal HR and OD consultant with BT and as an external consultant with SHL and PAL.  

Neil has a particular focus on two areas of work – executive assessment, development and coaching, and organisational development.  He has worked on the design and delivery of a wide range of assessment centre, development centre and coaching programmes, from worldwide leadership development initiatives to individual coaching of senior executives.  He is an acknowledged expert in the design of organisation-wide competency frameworks, having developed these for many organisations, from UK brands to multi-national enterprises. 

In parallel with his work on executive assessment and coaching Neil works on major change programmes with UK public sector departments and agencies, and has acted as a programme consultant to both the Police Service and the Department of Education.

Neil is certified on numerous psychometric tools, including OPQ, MQ, MBTI, FIRO-B, Wave, Dimensions, the Hogan suite and Strengthscope, as well as being a registered PRINCE2 practitioner and an experienced business process analyst.


Carol Jefkins C. Psychol. BA (Oxon)
MSc AFBPsS

Carol is an ex-colleague from SHL with over 20 years' experience as a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, working in assessment and development consultancy. She has worked with a wide range of organisations in the UK and internationally, across sectors including financial services, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals, hospitality & leisure, consumer goods and supermarkets. Prior to working as an independent consultant, she worked as a Learning & Development Consultant at One2One (now T-Mobile) where she was responsible for redesigning the organisational competency framework, improving selection and performance management in the call centres and designing development centres for technical professionals. 

Her areas of expertise include competency design, Assessment and Development Centres, simulation exercise design, executive assessment, 360° feedback, development planning and coaching. 

Carol is also an experienced designer and facilitator of leadership, management and personal development programmes and team events. She holds Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing Levels A and B, and is a registered user of numerous psychometric tests and questionnaires, including OPQ, WAVE, 16PF, MBTI, FIRO-B and HDS. She has also completed a Certificate in Coaching and is working towards a CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HR Development.

Carol's strength is her ability to bring a potent mix of creativity, best practice and pragmatism to her work, along with a great energy and dedication to deliver results. This is what clients love about her and why we choose to work with her.


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Caroline Katz BSc MSc C. Psychol, AFBPsS

Caroline is an ex-colleague from Human Qualities.  Her career spans over fifteen years, with experience gained working as an internal consultant in organisations as diverse at the Metropolitan Police and American Express before moving into a range of external consulting roles.

Caroline’s passion is for the growth and development of individuals and teams.  She believes strongly that the key to change lies in getting people to take responsibility for themselves and their actions.  Her specialist areas include leadership development, assessment-based development, facilitation and executive coaching.  

She brings to her work a combination of insight, warmth and challenge that enable her to really bring out the best in people.

Caroline is qualified in a range of psychometric tools, including MBTI, 16PF, HDS and IE & TE (Emotional Intelligence tools).  She is also a qualified NLP Practitioner and certified in Transactional Analysis.


Tina McCarthy BSc MSc C.Psychol. AFBPsS

Tina is an ex-colleague from SHL and has over 20 years of experience working as a chartered business psychologist and executive coach. She spent ten years with SHL during which she managed a team of consultants and was involved in a diverse selection of consultancy projects spanning clients across all industry sectors. In 2001 Tina became an independent consultant, working in partnership with a wide range of clients from the private, public and not-for-profit sector in the UK and internationally. Her main focus is enhancing the potential of individuals, teams and organisations through objective assessment and targeted development.

When offering executive coaching Tina aims to respond in a tailored way to the needs of each individual and will often use psychometric instruments and 360 degree assessments as a starting point. Tina is British Psychological Society (BPS) Level A and B qualified and is licensed to use Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Team Focus Type Mapping System, JCA's Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire (ie), FIRO Element B, WAVE, OPQ and HDS.

Clients describe Tina as a highly knowledgeable practitioner who has a very flexible, upbeat and dynamic style. Her vast energy and positive outlook help to engage and enthuse others and bring out the best in them.


Karen McManus BA MSc C. Psychol.

Karen is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist and former colleague from SHL.  She has over twenty years’ consulting experience, and has held senior roles in a number of consultancies including Commercial Director of SHL Australia and Managing Director of SHL Ireland.

Her specialism is assessment and selection work, and encompasses both 1:1 assignments and large scale multinational assessment centre projects. She has substantial experience in the development of bespoke competency models and assessment exercises.  

Karen is trained in the use of a broad range of psychometric measures including MBTI, 16PF, FIRO-B and the SHL and Saville Consulting assessment portfolios.

Karen has extensive cross cultural experience gained from work with international clients in Europe, the Middle East and Asia where she has facilitated numerous assessment and development programmes.  Clients and colleagues love Karen’s warm and down-to-earth nature, her common-sense approach and her wicked sense of humour.


Chris Mitchell BSc (Hons) MSc C. Psychol. AFBPsS

Chris is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, with well over twenty years of consulting experience in implementing practical solutions involving assessment for recruitment, selection and development.  

Chris combines strong professional delivery and project management skills, with a dedication to client service, and a strong track record in managing organisations and delivering projects in diverse, international environments (he works extensively with the United Nations).  

He is an ex-colleague from SHL, where in addition to holding senior roles in the UK, he also spent 10 years working overseas, first as the General Manager of SHL Hong Kong and then as the Managing Director of SHL New Zealand.  

His main areas of work include executive assessment, 360 degree feedback, assessment and development centres, competency development and competency based interview training.   He is an expert in the design of objective assessment tools and exercises, and is qualified in the use of SHL, Talent Q and Saville Consulting products.


Amir Morshed BSc (Psychol) MSc

Amir is a multi-culturally experienced consultant who has worked with a number of leading Occupational Psychology consultancies, including SHL UK, A&DC, Penna and Saville Consulting. He has delivered successful solutions for a wide range of private and public sector clients across the globe, including the USA, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Germany, Spain, Italy, the UK, Switzerland and Nigeria. 

He specialises in identifying, assessing and developing managerial and leadership potential through the application of best practice business psychology.

He holds Certificates of Competence in Occupational Testing Levels A and B, and is a registered user of numerous psychometric tests and questionnaires, including OPQ, WAVE, Talent Q, PAPI, HPI and HMVPI.

Amir is based in the UAE and is one of our key international partners.


Nicky Rowe MA, MCIPD

Nicky is a strategic, proactive, commercially aware and business focused Strategic HR Consultant and Executive Coach with 20 years’ in-depth, HR experience in blue chip manufacturing and retail organisations.  In her extensive corporate experience at senior level with Tesco and RHM, she designed and delivered strategic corporate people plans aligned to business goals and worked closely with directors and senior leadership teams to deliver improved people performance. 

Nicky has coached senior teams to deliver transformational corporate change programmes and coached executives and leaders to bring about personal change.
Her approach to coaching is a flexible and pragmatic one, grounded in her experience of the corporate sector, and working in a way that best suits each individual client.  

She holds Certificates in Coaching, Performance Coaching, Coaching Psychology, Stress Coaching and Problem Focused Coaching.   She uses her knowledge of these approaches to get the best from her coachees, balancing support and challenge to help leaders grow and reach their potential.

She has an MA in Strategic Human Resource Management and is qualified to British Psychological Society’s level A&B in psychometric assessment.  She is a member of the Association of Coaches and the CIPD.  She is also an Accredited Mediator.


Kate Williams C Psychol, MSc, BSc Hons, AFBPsS

Kate is a chartered occupational psychologist with 20 years’ experience working as a business consultant.  She was previously employed as a senior consultant by OPP Ltd and Ashridge Management College, where she was responsible for managing and delivering to clients in the specialisms of management and leadership development, assessment and organizational change.

Kate has worked across several sectors both in the UK and globally with some world-class organisations, helping individuals, teams and groups reach their potential through the application of psychology.  

She is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator and is known for her insightful, gentle yet direct approach to supporting change.  Kate is quick to connect with people and her business clients appreciate her approachability and warmth in helping them manage the complex and sometimes emotional issues that are part of organisational change and individual development.

She is accredited to use an extensive range of psychometric tools and is considered an expert in the application of the MBTI and is a faculty member of the Association for Psychological Type.  She regularly uses FIRO-b, the Hogan Suite, OPQ, Wave and NEO-PI in her work along with Benchmarks 360 tools.  She is an accredited trainer with the Centre for Creative Leadership and an NLP Master Practitioner.