Create the conditions for others to be their best selves.

Why

My purpose is to Create the conditions for others to be their best selves.

I create the conditions for others because I believe everyone wants to be their best selves.

I believe being our best selves allows us to:

Be better engaged with the needs of those that work for and with us.
Be better engaged with the needs of those that work for and with us.
Be more creative and produce greater value for our customers.
Be more creative and produce greater value for our customers.
Be respected more by our peers and stakeholders.
Be respected more by our peers and stakeholders.
Be healthier, more active and have access to a richer set of experiences.
Be healthier, more active and have access to a richer set of experiences.
Be more present when we are present with loved ones.
Be more present when we are present with loved ones.
Play, laugh and have a whole lot more fun.
Play, laugh and have a whole lot more fun.


Equally, I believe when holding meetings and workshops, we want everyone to be our best selves.

We want to feel our time is well used.
We want to feel our time is well used.
We want to feel every moment together has meaning and purpose.
We want to feel every moment together has meaning and purpose.
We want to feel empowered to share openly and without being judged.
We want to feel empowered to share openly and without being judged.
We want to act respectfully and supportively of our fellow participants.
We want to act respectfully and supportively of our fellow participants.
We want to own the objectives and the outcomes and do it with ease and calm.
We want to own the objectives and the outcomes and do it with ease and calm.
We want to leave the workshop, commited to moving things forward.
We want to leave the workshop, commited to moving things forward.
We want to have fun.
We want to have fun.

How I do it

Coaching & Mentoring

My approach involves working together, with my clients through one or more twenty-six week cycles.

Abundance

I engage with my clients via a five-figure fee, paid partly via a modest monthly retainer, with the remainder indexed and paid against the successful realisation of the “what”. The “what” being the answers to the questions being asked.

A program will typically include the following elements:

  • A monthly 2-3-hour face-to-face / one-to-one workshop.
  • A weekly 45 minute check-in video/voice call.
  • Unlimited query, reminder and encouragement interactions i.e. instant messaging, phone calls and emails.

Programs are customised to my client's needs. The idea is to ensure minimal resistance is experienced in themselves and others as they strive towards building further abundance in all that they are.

Programs start with a no-obligation 3-hour face-to-face session. This first session uncovers the context and sets the framework for the program. It is where the “what” is defined and agreed.

Facilitation

Facilitation

My diverse background and skills are leveraged in workshop facilitation, where I wear the hats of a co-designer, lead facilitator, process facilitator or knowledge worker.

I am an active participant in the workshop design and delivery process. This process makes optimal use of valuable resources in solving problems, facing down challenges and strategy building and execution.

Facilitation is delivered via my partners.

Who is Brad?

Brad Allen

I am a skill facilitator and an accredited lifestyle coach/mentor working in partnership with entrepreneurs, business owners and senior executives/directors.

I've coached and mentored dozens of professionals, managers and leaders, and helped them focus on what is important in order to see better balance in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

I’ve facilitated group learning across multinationals covering offices in Ireland, the UK, Mexico, India, Switzerland and Czech Republic.

My BIO

Since 1993, I’ve been bringing people, technology and process together. I’ve worked across functional, geographic and cultural boundaries to deliver over 50 business reengineering, software development and IT transformation projects. I’ve helped launch five businesses and three new business units.

Years of experience
  • 6 years leading corporate IT change programs;
  • 10 years leading enterprise IT system and software integration services;
  • 3.5 years building educational software;
  • 3 plus years coaching and facilitating senior managers.

The projects I’ve managed include solutions for Eircom, ESB, Eirgrid, Forfás, Radio Telefìs Èireann, and Cork County Council, as well as the guiding of a 30 strong geographically spread team of software developers in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from Waterfall to Agile Scrum.

In 2014, I formally branched into coaching and facilitation. I’ve facilitated group learning across multinationals covering offices in Ireland, the UK, Mexico, India, Switzerland and Czech Republic. I have delivered coaching and mentoring to dozens of professionals, managers and leaders, and helped them focus on what is important in order to realise abundant success in all aspects of their personal and professional lives.

Perform better with better outcomes

My focus is helping others perform better and achieve better outcomes. As well as measurable success in this regard I have a rich experience of Corporate life, specifically in driving and managing technology adoption within corporate environments, designing and delivering IT solutions, and facilitating agile based web software development.

I create the conditions for others to be their best selves. I bring creativity, discipline and professionalism to the coaching/mentoring and facilitation of businesses and their leaders. My strengths include creativity, honesty, having perspective and being persistent. And, above all I give a damn. My approach motivates and helps create the momentum to bring about real change.

 

European Mentoring and Coaching Council Accredited Practitioner European Mentoring and Coaching Council

I am an accredited practitioner with the EMCC and I subscribe to the EMCC Diversity Policy and Code of Ethics (see www.emccouncil.org)

I have a can-do-attitude and hands-on approach, having employed a multitude of coaching tools, business models and frameworks, and used project management philosophies from, the early incarnations of Prince and PMBOK, to Waterfall and to Agile Scrum. I consider continuous improvement as a matter of course and I am skilled at understanding and transforming sales, business and delivery processes and technology.



Clarity from Complexity

Cogtio

I am a Director of Cogtio. Cogtio, provide Jess™ licencing, training, certification and support.

Cogtio is the single master license holder and are licenced to use Jess™ and to train, certify and licence others to use Jess™.

Cogtio

Jess is a methodology and a set of physical tools. It helps people to perform at their best and stay well through life and work stressors. Jess™ Programs enhances the ability of coaches, counsellors and facilitators to help individuals and teams understand what will help them growth and retain resilience.

Visit jess.global to learn more about how we enable resilience building.

Contact me at Cogtio to learn more about how I help other to perform at their best and stay well through life and work stressors.

Solving complex problems

Starfish Taylor

I do Freelance Facilitation work with Starfish Taylor.

Starfish Taylor helps large, multi-national organizations solve complex problems through creatively designed, artistically-inspired, event-based consulting projects, meetings and workshops, and targeted advisory services.

Contact Brad at +353 (0)21 234 8008 or via info@bradallen.coach to learn more about how Starfish Taylor is helping organisations solve complex problems.

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