We facilitate groups and teams to
develop strategy, innovate, solve problems,
ABOUT SIMON MC AULIFFE
Experienced Coaching Professional & Corporate Facilitator
For over 20 years we have been privileged enough to work with some of the greatest companies in the world. Organisations such as Dell, Google, HP, J&J, McAfee, Kerry group & Microsoft have trusted my colleagues and I here at BBA to develop and coach many of their top leaders and their teams not alone here in Ireland but across EMEA. I personally have worked in over 40 different countries at this stage and still counting. Not alone have we worked with the best but more importantly, we have been fortunate enough to learn from the very best. These large corporates are at the cutting edge of leadership and people development and are consistently looking for new ways to develop their leaders and create the best possible culture for their staff. This experience has been invaluable and it is this knowledge and insights that gives me the ability to add value for my clients today. Many of the skills, tools and techniques I use as a trainer / facilitator and coach have been developed and honed through my experiences with these large corporates. For example, the Drexler Sibbet team performance model was completely unknown to me until one of my key clients requested me to use it with his senior teams. He had experience of the tool in a previous role and found it useful. Having researched the tool and liking it, I flew to San Francisco to get certified in the use of the model… Now, I find that a workshop that incorporates Drexler Sibbet along with the forte communication profile provides one of the most insightful and practical methods of helping a team to communicate better, understand their differences and work through the process that they as a group of people need to go through to be the best team they can be. Awareness can change a belief, and changing a belief can change behaviour. Changing behaviour can change the team’s performance.
SVP & GM
Simon’s workshop facilitation skills and management development experience have been invaluable to my team. It’s sometimes difficult to see the tangible results from this type of work – a lot of the credit for that not being the case here goes to Simon for his creativity & adaptability, his subject matter expertise and his ability to strike the right balance between achieving cultural change & maintaining business results. Simon continues to work with me and my team today in these areas
Johnson & Johnson
Simon has worked with me and my team on an individual and a group basis in shaping that strategy and team development by facilitating multiple sessions. We used a number of different techniques and tools to better understand our strengths/challenges as a team and to create new strategies and focus areas and of course to amend as required. This has moved from real practical tactical areas of focus to more strategic focus as the team has evolved and matured.
Simon and BBA have the tools and know how to advise on teams, BBA will continue to help me with the current growth phase of the organisation.
Group Head HR EMEA
I have used Simon as a facilitator for many years, both at Kerry Group and Johnson & Johnson. He is knowledgeable, pragmatic and extremely insightful. He always brings an added element to the role of facilitating that sets him apart from others. He can support individuals and the collective as well as drive momentum and work effectively during difficult sessions. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon to Senior Leaders for 1:1 coaching or to Organisations looking for leadership development or team facilitation.