About Mentis Consulting
Mentis specializes in world-class assessment, training, coaching and development by partnership with the leaders in the field. Our experience covers all organisational levels, from designing and delivering graduate development to coaching and advising at CEO and Board level. Mentis prides itself on our long term relationships with our clients and believes that thorough understanding of client’s needs enables us to support them effectively.
Mentis is proud to foster long-term relationships with our clients. We believe that this enables us to support them more effectively. Our services are available throughout the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
Leadership Training and Development
Mentis boasts the ability to provide a vast array of off-the-shelf or bespoke training and development services, all delivered by subject matter experts. From the development of high impact leadership and management programs to the accreditation of world class personality profiling tools, Mentis takes great care to ensure that both the content and delivery maximises impact to both the individual and the organisation. By drawing on our own expertise, our considerable associate network and our relationships with highly respected academic institutions we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver thought leadership on a wide range of business critical subjects.
Diagnostic and Assessment Services
For either selection or development a detailed understanding of ‘where we are’ is essential in determining the best way forward. Whether for individuals or groups, Mentis brings a wealth of expertise and experience to implementing the most effective solution for our clients. Be it through the design of assessment processes, the selection of appropriate instruments or tailoring and customisation, Mentis uses state of the art diagnostic tools and techniques to help our clients increase individual and organisational success.
“Mentis” is a Latin word which means ‘mind, character & attitude’ and as such this reflects the purpose of our work. Our mission is “achievement through people”
– to help our clients to improve organisational performance by selecting, developing and retaining talented people.
Mentis was formed in 2003 and since then we have delivered management and leadership development programs involving many thousands of managers and leaders internationally.
With our HQ in London and Abu Dhabi and offices across the Middle East we offer world class leadership programs, talent management consulting and personality profiling tools to enable our clients to discover, grow and nurture talented people. Mentis works with 600 client companies in multiple sectors.
Our consulting is targeted to provide the following:
- Profiling and assessing leaders and high potential candidates
- Implementing structures and systems for talent management and succession plans
- Insightful coaching feedback for emerging and established leaders
- Leadership development
- Increased individual or team performance
Mentis defines four Company Values as our guiding principles in all the work that we do: Insight, Impact, Innovation and Integrity.
Our values are insight, innovation, integrity and impact.
- Insight to provide new perspectives, to listen and identify strengths and development opportunities using proven tools and techniques.
- Innovation to help your organisation introduce novel and lasting approaches, to leverage the value of research through close relationships with academic and commercial experts.
- Integrity to act ethically, to be honest, trusted advisers and protect confidentiality.
- Impact to provide value for money for our clients, exceed expectations and deliver tangible results to increase the performance of the organisations we work with.
Every organisation is different, and Mentis approaches your needs with an open mind, bringing the depth of experience you deserve.
Any consultant should act as a trusted adviser; delivering demonstrable added value and tangible benefits to your business. At Mentis, our consultants are motivated to deliver innovate solutions to people issues – prepared to be inquisitive, to draw on our expertise, to act ethically, openly and honestly and to work hard to deliver your objectives.
Our assessment practise is governed by the code of professional ethics of the British Psychological Society, with several team members being chartered psychologists.
Richard Brady, C Psychol
Chief Executive Officer
Richard Brady is a chartered organisational psychologist with over 20 years‘ experience in providing solutions to improve performance at Global 500 companies and in the Public Sector. He has a Bachelor‘s degree in Psychology from University of Birmingham and a Master’s degree in Organisational Psychology from University of London.
His early career was with UK Civil Service. Following three years‘ working as a psychologist for the Department of Employment, he worked as a Senior Psychologist at the Ministry of Defence between 1993 and 1997 where he implemented selection and development techniques for Royal Navy and Army Officers and other ranks.
Since 1997 Richard has provided HR consulting services to over 400 international companies. His current clients include HSBC, Emirates Steel Industries (ESI), Maersk Line, National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), Khalifa Fund and the English Cricket Board. Richard is a Founding Member of the BPS Special Group for Counselling Psychologists and he is passionate about helping both leaders and teams to improve. He is a popular coach and trainer and has delivered Executive Team development programmes to over thirty multinational companies. Richard is a recognised expert in the interpretation of the Hogan Inventories and since 2005 Mentis has been distributor for UK and the Gulf Co-Operation Countries (GCC) Regions.
Drew Watson BA CQSW MCIPD
Program Director, Executive Development
Drew is an organisation and executive development specialist with a track record of 30 years working at senior levels in blue chip organisations and a major global consultancy. He leads the Mentis programs in Executive Development.
Until recently, and for over six years, Drew worked full time as the Global Head of Executive and Leadership Development at Standard Chartered Bank where he is still retained part time on top level assignments.
Prior to this he was OD Head at Prudential UK and Europe and before that was Worldwide Development Leader at Silicon Valley’s National Semiconductor. Before this he was Principal Consultant in the HR Practice and Global Change Management Team at KPMG.
Drew is also a Special OD Advisor to an international airline based in Asia. He is a long serving member of the International Advisory Board for Executive Education at Said
Business School, Oxford University. He is also fully qualified and practiced in the Hogan Inventories and the TMS team profiles and uses these tools to assess and develop individuals and teams. Drew remains dedicated to igniting organisation and individual growth and development and has been recognised as a first class designer, orchestrator and facilitator as well as a broad based advisor.
Dr Steve Bull
Steve is a Chartered Psychologist with a 25 year track record of working with high performers in both sport and business. He has been Headquarters Psychologist for the Great Britain Team at 3 Olympic Games and has worked with the England Cricket Team since 1997 – first as “team psychologist” and now as a “leadership coach”.
Steve has worked in the corporate world as a coaching psychologist since the late 1990s and has consulted with a wide range of companies in Europe, the USA and the Middle East. During this time he has established himself as a leading expert on mental toughness and resilience in the workplace.
He is the author of 8 books - the latest of which “The Game Plan: Your guide to mental toughness at work” has recieved considerable praise and sold in more than 10 countries around the world. He has provided numerous expert interviews on national TV and radio, including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky news broadcasts.
In 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate for “outstanding services to international sport psychology”.
Ian Taylor, C Psychol
Ian’s career spans over thirty years in a variety of training and development roles. He has over seventeen years’ experience of working in the UAE in senior learning and development and assessment positions. His international experience also includes a period in Hong Kong .
Ian combines strong theoretical and academic insights with a pragmatic, results focused approach.
His UAE experience includes the design, delivery and evaluation of a wide range leadership development programmes aligning these to succession management and engagement initiatives . He has also been responsible for professional development of facilitators and training standards in two major UAE airlines. Using his experience as a chartered occupational psychologist Ian has designed and implemented a wide range of assessment and development centres for managerial and specialist roles including airline pilots and cabin crew.
Ian is a chartered occupational psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council and British Psychological Society (BPS) in the UK. He also holds chartered member status with the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Ian is qualified to administer and interpret a wide range of psychometric assessments and holds BPS Level A and B (Intermediate) qualifications in occupational testing.
His publications include “A practical guide to assessment and development centres” (Kogan Page 2007) and he appears regularly as the occupational psychologist “business doctor” on Dubai Eye radio station.
Ian holds four degrees from various UK institutions including; MA(Education), BSc (Hons), BA (Hons) and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London University.
Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is a rising star of psychology and world-wide expert in personality, intelligence, human performance, and psychometrics. He is a Reader at Goldsmiths, Research Fellow at UCL, and Visiting Professor at NYU, and has previously taught at the London School of Economics and the University of Bath. Dr Tomas has published more than 100 scientific articles and 5 books, covering a wide range of social and applied topics, such as interpersonal relationships and love, human intelligence and genius, consumer and media preferences, educational achievement, musical preferences, creativity and leadership, and frequently appears in the media to provide psychological expertise to a wide audience.
Dr Tomas has been the resident psychologist in the past four seasons of Big Brother and held regular columns on the show. He is also an active consultant and has worked with the BBC, MTV, Yahoo Music, Sky, Unilever, HSBC, Endemol, the British Army, and is an associate at Pulse-check and Mountanview. Dr Tomas is a regular keynote speaker for the Institute of Economic Affairs and Intelligence Squared.
Andrew Salisbury, MCHEM
Client Services Manager
Andrew Salisbury is responsible for commercial operations, finance, contracts, pre- & after sales client management and client satisfaction in the two main markets in which Mentis Consulting operates – UK and the Middle East. In this role, he leads Mentis’ commercial operations and is an advisor in sales decisions and the way in which Mentis’ products and services are handled. He is responsible for the operational excellence and has played a key role in achieving the high customer satisfaction, which has become a trademark of Mentis Consulting in the marketplace.
Mr Salisbury was named to his present position in 2010 after joining Mentis in 2009 and has since together with the CEO of the company, Richard Brady overseen the opening of our Abu Dhabi Office and our continued expansion of services in the UAE and UK.
Andrew Salisbury holds a Masters Degree specialising in Organic Chemistry from Balliol College, Oxford, where he also spent three years prior to that as an undergraduate studying Chemistry, Maths, Physical and Life Sciences.