We are an international firm of Business Psychologists specialising in developing human capital; the ultimate competitive advantage. We are MHS Master Trainers, and a trusted partner and distributor of MHS Talent Assessments.
As chartered business psychologists, we offer excellent certifications and unrivalled support post-accreditation. We provide experienced and engaging trainers and we take great pride in partnering with you and helping you remain confident and creative as you use your talent assessment and development tools.
All our team are qualified coaches, with international experience and expertise in leadership and executive coaching across a wide range of roles and industries. Positive Psychology, the scientific study of the strengths that enable individuals to thrive, is at the heart of our approach as we strive to help our clients reach their full potential.
Alan Lyons / Managing Partner
Alan is a managing partner in KinchLyons – where psychology means business! He is a business psychologist and bestselling author who works internationally as a leadership coach, psychometrician, facilitator and keynote speaker. Alan is passionate about helping people to perform at their optimal level through leveraging emotional intelligence, clarifying purpose, disciplined execution and mental toughness. Building on the best positive psychology he created the acclaimed Solution Turbine™, a compelling framework that enables individual optimal functioning and unleashes leaders and their teams towards high performance. This is imperative as academic studies have shown that a positive mindset results in 31% higher levels of productivity. Alan is a chartered coaching psychologist and a founding member of the Society for Coaching Psychology.
‘Your brain at positive is 31 per cent more productive than your brain at neutral, negative or stressed.’
Positive Intelligence’, Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 2012
Billy Byrne / Leadership Development Specialist
Billy is an executive coach and leadership development specialist at KinchLyons. He has extensive coaching experience with clients from across a broad range of industries. He has a particular interest in the development of Emotional Intelligence and Authentic Leadership in order to enhance performance within organisations. His coaching work spans all organisational levels, from graduates to senior executives, using instruments including Pearman Personality Integrator, MBTI, EQ-i2.0 and EQ360. His academic interests lie in the area of Organisational Behaviour and Sense-making in Organisations. Billy is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and an accredited coach at Senior Practitioner level (European Mentoring & Coaching Council). He holds an MSc in Organisational Behaviour from Trinity College and an MA in Coaching from Middlesex University.
Tanya Hudson / Business Psychologist
Tanya is a chartered psychologist and a member of the Division of Work and Organisational Psychology and Coaching Psychology Group within the Psychological Society of Ireland. and a member of EMCC. As an accredited coach, certified trainer and facilitator, she works in public and private sector across technology, pharmaceutical and finance industries delivering individual coaching, leadership and team development programs.
Tanya tailors her training sessions to the unique needs of every client and consistently focuses on her participants to facilitate high impact events.
She is a certified practitioner in instruments including the EQ-i 2.0, EQ360, 16PF, Risk Type Compass, Hardiness Resilience Gauge, Change Style Indicator, Change Navigator, Influence Style Indicator, Decision Style Profile, Discovery Leadership Profile, Paper Planes, Press Time and DISC.
Tanya has guest lectured on the M.B.A. Programme at the National College of Ireland and the Diploma in Organisational Change and Development at the Irish Management Institute.
Her qualifications include M.Sc. (Work and Organisational Psychology) from University of Limerick, B.A. (Psychology) from University College Dublin, Adv. Dip. (Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching), Cert. Solution-Focused Business Professional from University of Milwaukee and BPS Certificates in Occupational Testing: Test User Ability and Test User Personality.
Julie O'Sullivan / Business Psychologist
Julie joined our team in 2018. She is interested in combining psychology and business to maximise potential, productivity and positivity in work, in order to sustain long-term growth for clients. Her involvement in start-up social enterprises has also given her insights into various business functions, such as marketing, finance, and project management. She studied at the University of Limerick to obtain an MSc in Work and Organisational Psychology. She holds British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited certificates in Occupational Psychometric Testing: Test User Ability and Test User Personality, and is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. While completing her BSc in Applied Psychology, she undertook a research project investigating language use and perceptual biases, which won the Award for Innovation at the All-Ireland Psychology Student Congress.
Leisha McGrath / Business Psychologist
Leisha joined KinchLyons in 2013 and has been an active part of the team since. Her work focuses mainly on coaching and team facilitation, as well as psychometric assessments for selection and development purposes. Leisha is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and the British Psychological Society. She is also a member of the Association for Coaching and facilitates on the Coach diploma for the Coach Institute of Ireland. Her passion lies in facilitating those she works with to become the best version of themselves through developing personal insights and action plans for progress.
Niamh Gaffney/ Executive Coach
Niamh is an award winning psychology coach with a particular focus on change management and mental strength development. She is passionate about empowering clients to better navigate changing landscapes. She is a licensed medical coach, an experienced speaker, facilitator and trainer and an accredited member of the International Coaching Federation , the Psychological Society of Ireland and the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Also a chartered certified accountant and with almost 15 years’ senior and leadership level corporate experience, Niamh brings with her an business understanding that allows her to connect with and empower clients at all organisational levels.