Michael Pearn is a Chartered Psychologist, based in Dublin and Malta with over thirty years’ experience as a researcher, teacher and consultant. He is a graduate of Trinity Dublin and holds a PhD from London University. He has worked in Ireland, the UK, in many other parts of Europe, North America, as well as South Africa, China, and the Caribbean.
Clients have included Shell International, Motorola, Chase, Ford Motor Company, Colgate Palmolive, Bank of Ireland, Hibernian, Glaxo, Tesco, Digicel, Eircom, Kerry Group, the Swedish Institute of Management, Google and several Johnson & Johnson companies.
Michael works closely with clients providing in-depth senior executive assessments for recruitment and also for personal development planning, using appropriate psychometrics as needed.
He also designs and runs pioneering Building Resilience Workshops for individuals, senior managers and for teams backed by Personal Resilience Coaching for senior executives.
He works closely with clients to design highly personalised and innovative personal development programmes.
He also specialises in in-depth coaching and mentoring for senior executives with a focus on motives, values, preferences and behaviour both for personal development and to provide support during challenging transitions. His approach is deeply rooted in the emerging framework of Positive Psychology, the new science of optimising human functioning with its focus on strengths, virtues and well-being rather than remedying weaknesses.
He also designs and runs powerfully facilitated group and team processes for senior management teams. Topics include
• Leadership Resilience in Troubled Times
• Envisioning the future and energising a mission
• Values into behaviours
• Appreciative enquiry for high performance
• Positive relationships that work
Michael is the author of seven books including Empowering Team Learning, and Ending the Blame Culture, which was recently translated into Mandarin and also Simplified Chinese. He is the Editor of The Wiley Handbook of Individual Differences and Development in Organisations. He is currently working on a new book on Introversion/Extraversion.