Our core team of consultants work with an established, longstanding group of senior Associates, selected for their expertise to match your needs. Each member of our team has more than 25 years experience of developing both clinical and non-clinical professionals. When you consider our combined skills as consultants, coaches, trainers and facilitators, and experience in health and social care, you can readily see how we are perfectly placed to help you and your team achieve your full potential.
Rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, we draw directly on our own rich experience to work with you on practical issues that you and your team face in order to get results – fast – and will work closely with you to ensure they become a key part of your company culture.
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Meet The Core Team
Barbara Bradbury TD, PhD, RGN, AFHEA, MAC
I am the MD of Halland Institute, founded in 1999. I originally trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital, London and held two Ward Sister posts before moving into the field of organisational development, focussing on leadership and management development and service quality. I gained strategic management experience at the King’s Fund, Regional and Trust levels and have accumulated over 30 years experience as both an internal and external consultant and coach to the NHS and independent healthcare, public and charity sectors.
A key contribution from my PhD research was the design of a framework for the development of organisational resilience. The thesis identifies the strategic leadership behaviours utilised by leaders in NHS Trusts who have successfully developed organisational resilience and sustainability in response to challenge.
In addition to my considerable experience in health care, I have trained extensively in coaching, supervision, conflict mediation, leadership and management; I’m a licensed user of several psychometric tools such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Steps 1 and 2), Firo-B, The Emotional Intelligence Profile and 360° Feedback, and an experienced user of the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument.
I am a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Southampton and enjoy playing golf, cycling, skiing, countryside walking and choral singing in my free time.
Isabelle Iny MBA, FCIPD
I’m a senior development consultant who’s worked with the NHS, local governments and the private sector over many years. I worked as an internal consultant at BT in the Total Quality Management department for 10 years, as well as holding positions in the NHS, education and social sectors prior to moving into consultancy.
I’ve always been interested in people and personal development, which is what originally led me to gain an MBA and qualifications in psychology, careers guidance, personnel management, coaching, mediation, project management and quality management systems. I am also qualified to administer a wide variety of different diagnostic tools, including Myers Briggs and 360° Feedback, and incorporate all these into my workshops, training sessions and action learning sets.
I am married with 3 children, one of whom is on the autistic spectrum. I love going to the theatre and acting with an amateur dramatic company.
John O’Connor PhD
My main role in Halland Solutions is to ensure the on-going success of our bespoke programmes through proper programme evaluation. Too many learning and development companies get feedback from their clients, but don’t take the time to measure how much the training really impacts the organisation’s success. That’s what led me to develop my pragmatic and results-focused approach to results assessment, in order to ensure that every one of our clients gets the best possible return on their investment.
I have a PhD in instructional design and have worked with a wide variety of public and private clients over the years, all of whom informed the development of my current approach. I am also trained in Open Space technology and have run Open Space events with clients in India, as well as in the UK.