Tony Shone – Director
An experienced facilitator, Tony has successfully worked with a diverse range of people and organisations to help them achieve their objectives. He has a wealth of practical ‘hands on’ management & leadership experience in both small and large organisations and has designed and delivered interventions for Danske Bank, Ryanair, the Defence Forces, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Liberty Insurance to mention but a few.
Tony’s international management experience encompasses Ireland, the UK, United States and a number of Middle Eastern countries; in each case he was responsible for large teams of people in both multi-unit and multi-cultural environments. Prior to forming Invisio with Louise, Tony held a Senior Group Management role with one of Ireland’s largest and most dynamic private companies. During this time, he was extensively involved in the successful re-development of a number of businesses, two of which achieved the prestigious quality ISO 9000 award.
Tony’s passion is unleashing the potential in teams in both new and existing businesses. Tony has an MBA from the internationally renowned Henley Business School.
Louise Mc Namara – Director
Louise Mc Namara has extensive operational, human resource and general management experience in a variety of organisations as well as several years consulting, training and facilitating in organisations around the world.
As an experienced facilitator, Louise has worked with clients in the crucial areas of Organisational Planning and Vision & Mission development. She has worked closely with the university sector, one of the top legal firms in Ireland and a number of organisations in the financial sector. Working on new business set-ups she has consulted in the areas of Human Resources and Training and Development and is highly regarded in these fields. Louise’s role within Invisio involves working in Ireland, Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S.
Bringing a client to new levels of awareness, instilling lasting changes in behaviour and thinking through Business and Executive Coaching, are challenges enjoyed by Louise. Coaching helps the client focus on actions that lead to results and consequently is proving increasingly popular as business leaders strive to seek competitive advantage.
Louise has a Masters in Organisational Behaviour with Trinity College Dublin / IMI, achieving an Outstanding Academic Achievement Award.
Patricia Byron – Coach & Learning Facilitator
Patricia Byron has over 25 years’ experience working in the Financial Services Industry from customer service to senior management level. Patricia also has extensive experience in the design and delivery of training, education and CPD programmes for financial service professionals.
Through this experience, Patricia draws on a unique insight into the challenges faced by organisations. She understands how to unite the developmental needs of the individual with the needs of the organisation and has the ability to cross the theory –practice divide. Her delivery style is facilitative and empowers participants to reflect on their own development and learning.
Holding a Masters in Learning and Teaching, Patricia has a deep understanding of the theories, research and practical strategies for learning throughout life and delivers real techniques and strategies to support ongoing lifelong learning and development. Patricia has a Diploma in Executive Coaching from IMI.
Tony Devitt – Learning Facilitator & Production Architect
Tony has extensive facilitation and management experience in a range of settings including airport, retail, hospitality environments and has worked in many countries creating, delivering and implementing programmes relating to core skills, management development, customer service and corporate culture. He has worked with Invisio for more than 15 years.
When not facilitating and training, Tony is a trained actor, and has appeared in numerous RTE television drama productions. He also manages the production of training video’s for Invisio clients.
Betty Nerney – Learning Facilitator
Betty has over 20 years’ experience in business with a background in operational management, Human Resource management and Learning & Development at unit level, multi-sites and in Corporate roles. She has extensive experience of business restructuring, change management, HR systems implementation and organizational development. She has good business acumen and a track record of making a difference for the business.
More recently she has concentrated her efforts in the area of service excellence, leadership and performance management having successfully completed service leadership programmes at Ashridge Business School. Betty loves what she does and is passionate, energetic and enthusiastic about it, with the ability to build rapport with people at all levels fast, uses her quick insight to understand the critical issues and produce tangible results.
Máire O’ Meara – Learning Facilitator
Prior to joining the Invisio team, Máire worked as a learning solutions consultant in France and Ireland, developing and delivering learning solutions programmes for a variety of multi-national companies. She has also worked with a number of EU commission representatives during their EU presidencies to facilitate and develop communication and negotiation skills.
Drawing on her extensive experience, Máire is an effective facilitator of management development programmes. Her skill in identifying and unleashing individual and team potential together with her ability to relate to a variety of types of organisations makes her a respected trainer who can quickly adapt to the needs of trainees across a range of disciplines. She has also developed and delivered cross-cultural awareness programmes, learning solutions management and staff to work effectively with their overseas partners. She currently develops and delivers programmes in People Management, Learning Solutions & Development and Interpersonal Skills.
Máire has completed a Master Practitioner’s programme in Neuro Linguistic Programming and is a fluent French speaker.
Matthew Tye – Coach & Learning Facilitator
Matthew brings an extensive knowledge and experience of the Leisure and Hospitality Industry to Invisio.
After many years in Operational Management, Matthew decided to specialise in learning solutions & development, joining a major UK Operator in a Senior Group Learning Solutions role. He joined Invisio in December 2007 and since then has quickly earned an enviable reputation with our clients, delivering development programmes that add real value to both the organisation and the individuals themselves.
Kathleen Halligan – Coach & Senior Learning Facilitator
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. Kathleen has led the Learning & Development function in large global and national organisations and has designed and delivered a wide range of people development initiatives for clients.
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. 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
Daniel Sheahan – Lead Researcher
Danny is a research specialist for Insights by Invisio. Financial Services, Agribusiness, Retail, Public Sector and Hospitality are just a few of the areas that he has provided research and consultancy services to. Danny is an active member of The Marketing Institute of Ireland and has more than 10 years experience in the design, administration and analysis of telephone, paper based, online and face-to-face research and surveying.
His expertise of employee surveys, customer surveys and focus groups greatly enhances the Insights by Invisio service.
Kieran McGovern – Financial Specialist
Kieran Mc Govern is a member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has a successful accounting practice for a number of years.
He has held senior positions in financial management in small and large organisations. Currently he operates as a financial consultant to many organisations specialising in small and medium sized enterprises as well as providing accounting services to clients.
Kieran is a certified trainer and provides training in all aspects of financial management.
Mark Fenton – Coach & Learning Facilitator
Mark joined invisio in 2017, having over 20 years’ experience in global financial organisations (including 12.5 years within the AXA Group), with a proven track record in finance, business development, HR and support function strategies. In his latter years Mark facilitated, a number of inhouse workshops for the world’s most valuable insurance brand, AXA.
Mark’s focus is on unlocking the potential and power of for organisations and leveraging this through an inclusive culture. This translates into pragmatic, tailor-made solutions (facilitation, training, advisory, programs, networks and so on).
Mark has lived and worked in several global capitals (including 9 years in London and 5 years in Paris), he has recently completed the Level 9 (masters level) Executive Coaching course run by the Irish Management Institute and I am an active member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. He works with individuals (of all levels within big and small organisations) to help them unlock their own potential and realise their ambitions through career and/or personal transformative coaching. He acts as a mentor to businesses in Ireland and the UK and is part of the UCD alumni mentoring programme.
Mark sits on the board of the Irish Film Board and chairs the audit & risk committee, as well as Network Irlande (a Franco-Irish trade association) and help these organisations in a pro-bono capacity.