Founder & Chair

“ALAN BRANAGH – ALCHEMISTS CHAIR & FOUNDER”

PERSONAL PROMISE
“To bring people together as equals to make better decisions, become better leaders and gain better performance.
To build strong relationships through dialogue, learning and enjoyment that enables us ALL to thrive and achieve our full potential.”

Alan is Founder & Owner of the ALCHEMISTS (Chair) & INSIGHT FACTORY (CEO), both privately held businesses since 2000 and he has over 35 + years International corporate business experience as well. Alan has Chaired Confidential Peer Groups for  Business Owner’s, CEO’s & MD’s (which ever term you use) of Privately held small and medium sized companies from 2005. As well as being CEO of INSIGHT FACTORY from 2000 Alan has run 2 and exited 2 franchises. He is a C-Level Executive Performance Coach with a background in Mergers & Acquisitions as well. His work covers Building Company Value, Corporate Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Asset Finance & Leadership development, Executive Performance, Identity & Culture transformation.

As Chair of the ALCHEMISTS Alan’s role is to Chair, Guide, Coach, & facilitate :-

BETTER DECISIONS, BETTER LEADERS, BETTER PERFORMANCE.

Alan has also Chaired the Board of the Canoe Association for Northern Ireland (a charity).

Alan’s aim is to coach & facilitate leaders, executives, managers, teams, organisations and individuals to perform at higher levels and to better achieve and surpass their goals and desires.

Before starting his own boutique consultancy, INSIGHT FACTORY in 2000 Alan worked for a range of international & global corporate organisations such as Avis Europe, Fore Systems (now Marconi), Druid Systems (now Xansa) and BEENZ.COM (the first digital currency). He has over 35 years international business experience in Identity & Culture transformation, Sales, Consultancy, Customer Relationship Management, eCommerce and IT, particularly in the High Tech, CRM and Internet start-up arenas. His roles have included business analyst, European Data Centre Manager, European Director of IT, Operations Director and Senior Consultant in Customer Relationship Management and eCommerce and CEO, Managing Director & Chairperson. He is a LEGO SERIOUS PLAY & Experiential Business Learning facilitator. His main success criteria were to deliver services that meet and exceed business expectations.

Alan has been retained to help & support organisations Internationally as well as across NI, ROI & GB to develop and deliver their Leadership, Cultural Transformations, corporate growth and exit strategies. In this capacity he has helped organisations such as Avis Europe, GSK, B9, Accenture, BT, O2, Government Agencies, Hay Group, Irish Football Association, Bank of Ireland, Reuters, Panasonic Avionics, Datactics, PWC, Accenture, Edwards & Co, Novosco, Inonology, W5, Belfast Met, Danfoss, LEGO Group, Invest NI etc.

He has a certified Executive Performance Coach, Certified Value Builder Systems, Inner Game Coach & Team Coach (Working Together) with Timothy Gallwey and Sir John Whitmore of Performance Consultants. He is also a Certified LEGO Serious Play Partner and Master Facilitator since 2003, Certified to deliver The TAS Group Sales Methodologies (i.e. Target Account Selling), Certified in the Hay Groups Emotional Intelligence Competence Inventory as well as a Certified NLP Practitioner. He also has an MSc in Coaching and Organisational Development and is a member of the Institute of Directors, Sales Institute of Ireland.

I have come to believe that coaching might be even more essential than mentoring to our careers and our teams. Whereas mentors dole out words of wisdom, coaches role up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. They don’t just believe in your potential; they get in the arena to help us realise our potential. They hold up a mirror so that we can see our blind spots. They take responsibility for making us better with out taking credit for our accomplishments. They are real coaches … quote Eric Schmidt – Ex CEO & Chair GOOGLE

Executive Performance Coaching – 121 sessions

In your Executive Performance Coaching sessions it’s your precious “me-time” to unpack your thinking, reflect at a deeper level, identify what’s really important, and get to the root of things. You will grow stronger and go further.

LEADERS, Entrepreneurs, Owner Managers, MD’s and CEO’s. (Alchemists) are rarely shrinking violets and we understand that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, there is no point, entrepreneurs are going to do it anyway, risk all on their beliefs. So, we coach you, to raise your awareness and take ownership and responsibility for your choices and decisions. We know you are different.

VIRTUAL Executive Performance Coaching – 121 sessions (ONLINE)

In your ONLINE Executive Performance Coaching sessions it’s your precious “me-time” to unpack your thinking, reflect at a deeper level, identify what’s really important, and get to the root of things. You will grow stronger and go further.

LEADERS, Entrepreneurs, Owner Managers, MD’s and CEO’s. (Alchemists) are rarely shrinking violets and we understand that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, there is no point, entrepreneurs are going to do it anyway, risk all on their beliefs. So, we coach you, to raise your awareness and take ownership and responsibility for your choices and decisions. We know you are different.

Group Performance Coaching Sessions with others who want to Achieve their Full Potential

In your group Coaching & Mentoring sessions, we will ask you questions that come from a whole range of different views and experiences you may not have considered. This will enable you to see your challenge more clearly, and understand it more fundamentally. Your peers then share with you their wisdom, perspectives, observations and advice and you get to choose what you would like to do. The best bit is that the decisions you make and commit to will be held to account; they will ask you what happened and what progress was made when they see you the following month.

Learning, Enjoyment, Ownership, Responsibility, Accountability and therefore PERFORMANCE all rests with you.

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