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Joy Palfery

Joy Palfery

Associate Consultant

Joy is widely respected chartered psychologist who enjoys helping to find a better fit between people and work. She works with individuals and teams to help them identify the right people to fill gaps and both facilitates groups and coaches individuals to enable them to be the best they can be. She works internationally with clients like Allianz, Anglo American, Borealis, BP, Heathrow, Janssen, Marks and Spencer, Old Mutual Wealth, Rolls Royce, RBS and Vodafone.

Her approach is positive, practical and business focused. Clients find her easy to get on with and appreciate her ability to draw deep insights and foster them in others. Highly experienced and constantly developing herself, Joy has a wide range of tools and approaches to draw on, enabling her to adapt to different cultures, contexts and individuals in order to facilitate meaningful and lasting change.

Recent assignments include:

  • Designing and running a cross-Europe development centre for middle managers in Borealis
  • Assessing senior leaders in Marks and Spencer for development, with feedback and coaching
  • Delivering ‘leadership essentials’ programmes for middle managers in Vodafone, covering subjects including coaching skills, interviewing skills, self-awareness and performance management
  • Coaching senior leaders on areas such as delegating, personal influence and tackling difficult conversations
  • Supporting several well known charities in evaluating suitable candidates for CEO roles
  • Assessing for a variety of senior technical roles in Anglo American, addressing the challenge of balancing technical and leadership job requirements
  • Delivering high-impact building resilience through change workshops in several different financial institutions

Joy is an active member of the profession; she reviews conference papers for the British Psychological Society, is a founding member of the local Association for Business Psychology coaching supervision network and has been a supervisor for practitioners in training. She is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Scientist and a qualified Coach and NLP Business Practitioner. She is qualified in an unusually large selection of psychometrics for evaluating personality, emotional intelligence, cognitive capacity and learning agility, and has trained others in market leading tools like OPQ or using MBTI for team building.

CPsychol, AFBPsS, CSci, MSc, PPABP, BA (hons)