Tony Shone – Director

Tony’s international management experience encompasses Ireland, the UK, Channel Islands and Middle Eastern countries, such as UAE (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Bahrain and Jordan. 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 has a wealth of practical ‘hands on’ management experience in both small and large organisations. He helps develop new and existing businesses and is a business mentor for the project development centre. His determination to help these develop typify the Invisio ethos of ‘enriching your organisation’.Tony has been awarded Fellowships of both the IHI and the Institute of Hospitality for his contribution to the Hospitality Industry.

Louise Mc Namara – Director

Louise Mc Namara has extensive operational and general management experience in the areas of HR and Executive Coaching. Louise has spent several years providing learning solutions and facilitation to businesses in Canada, USA, Mongolia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Uganda. She has worked extensively providing Executive Coaching services to businesses in Bermuda, Cayman Islands, New York and Canada. Louise was Ireland’s youngest female General Manager, and was the first hotelier to receive the Q Mark for their hotel.

As an experienced facilitator, Louise has worked with clients in the crucial areas of Business Planning and Vision & Mission development. Working on new business set-ups she has consulted in the areas of Human Resources and Learning Solutions and Development and is highly regarded in these fields. Louise’s role within Invisio involves working in Ireland, Europe and the U.S.A.

Bringing a client to new levels of awareness, instilling lasting changes in behaviour and thinking through Business and Executive Coaching, are a challenge 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.

Tony Devitt – Learning Facilitator & Production Architect

Tony has 20 years experience in operations, business development and learning solutions in a variety of industries. He has worked in the UK, Spain, Scandinavia, USA and Luxembourg, delivering and implementing programmes specifically designed to improve performance, sales, and service. He has a very distinctive style that engages even the toughest of audiences and leaves a lasting and memorable impact. Tony is high energy and this rubs off on those he works with. His creative streak really enhances participants experience and learning.

When not facilitating and learning solutions, Tony is a trained actor, and has appeared in numerous RTE television drama productions. He also manages the production of learning solutions video’s for Invisio clients.

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 learning solutions, education and CPD programmes for financial service professionals. She also delivers personal development programmes across a range of disciplines.

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.

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.

Kieran McGovern – Financial Specialist

Kieran is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants with an extensive background in providing financial and accounting services to business. He also has considerable experience in new business ‘start ups’ ranging in size from small/medium enterprises, to larger, high profile, ventures. Prior to joining Invisio, Kieran held senior positions with some of Ireland’s best known companies. Having sound business experience alongside his professional qualifications makes Kieran an ideal trainer across a range of commercial topics.

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.

Mark Fenton – Coach & Learning Facilitator

Mark joined invisio in August 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.

Betty Nerney – Learning Facilitator

A graduate of Shannon College of Hotel Management, she has over 20 years’ experience in the Hotel & Leisure business with a background in operational management, Human Resource management and Training & Development at unit level, multi-sites and in Corporate roles.

Having worked with Forte, Whitbread and Marriott Hotels in the UK, 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.

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.