Hello there – I’m Neil Fogarty and I work with organisations around the world, helping to define and fix problems. An international speaker and business writer, I use my skills as a Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Advisor and Facilitator.
It’s always a little tricky to know what to say on a website without sounding like you’re just bragging all the time (yeah, its all about me, me, me). To cover this off, I always offer the same thing which is, “do you want to meet for a coffee?”.
What this means is that I’ve had some great (and awful) caffeine in different parts of the world ranging from little side road cafés in Cairo, accompanying chicken dishes in Kampala, take-away with plantain in Accra… all the way to a cheeky burger in London.
Well, coffee can be great (and awful, of course) but good company always makes it better. Time spent with open-minded, forward-facing people is brilliant.
Within the context of Leader Language, people who see that any conversation is an opportunity to learn something new are always going to be best suited to be a leader of the future.
Anyway, during these conversations around the world, I get to chat to people about leadership, intrapreneurship, and organisational health topics. This covers such items as culture, communications, collaboration, cohesion and performance.
The media bits
I’m enthusiastic about the happiness of people – and this is reflected in what I write and speak about. My first book was published in 2008 and I now have a collection of publications to my name on such topics as entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and leadership.
In 2018 I started work on a book about psychology, communications & behaviours under the title, ‘Leader Language: LLQi’. One of the questions in the book was about what’s next in terms of human-computer interaction. This led to the formation of Litha – a Psychology AI company.
In the development of Litha Group, we have aligned our commercial expertise with a strong technical partner, How Human to create a psychology & communications platform. The first Use Case is an AI Psychotherapist and we have identified a pipeline of applications.
Launched in March 2019, we anticipate the go-live of our first product to be December 2019.
Eskil is a business consultancy built on a network of Associates in Partners around the world.
Based in the UK, I have steadily built my experiences with an international view – working in such diverse locations as Croatia, East Africa, West Africa and North Africa, The Caribbean, and a great deal of work across the Middle East.
A visiting lecturer in both entrepreneurship and leadership with ESLSCA Business School, I also sit on the Advisory Board of MSA University’s Corporate & Business Services Division (CBSD) as a Business Consultant and Advisor.
I am a Principal Practitioner Member of the Association for Business Psychology; a member of the International Association of Facilitators; and a Certified and Master Practitioner in Emotional Capability.
I work locally, nationally, internationally and online, from my UK base in Warwick.
The majority of engagements that I take on are where this is a need for communications, collaboration and consensus. As the honest broker, my role is to make your discussions easier – facilitating problem solving, decision making, strategic profiling and more.
Through an international network of facilitators, I can provide access to highly experienced bi-lingual people with sector and functional expertise.
I work with key individuals in such areas as tailored learning interventions, critical friendship, performance intervention and turnaround, and mentoring. Often, these people are either working in the boardroom or have been identified by board members as being a key person to support and develop.
I work with people in groups who have some common interest, goal or problem that they need to collaboratively address. This includes boardrooms, leadership teams, management teams and work teams, regardless of sector or size. I work with organisations to develop and deliver focused management development and leadership development programs. Through a key partnership, I also provide access to high impact team development days and retreats.
A history of delivery
As a business consultant, sample assignments include:
- Business Consultant designing a full entrepreneurship model for an African Federal Government;
- Facilitation of conflict resolution in the Middle East;
- Facilitation of the development of a CSR Commitment for an organisation within the Norwegian Military. This included defining corporate values, authoring CSR policy documents and delivering management briefing sessions;
- Training and mentoring the head of IT in the Paris office of a global pharmaceutical organisation. She sought to develop her brand and that of IT within the business;
- Intervention and turnaround of a key local government manager that had ‘hit the wall’. He needed to refocus his career and re-engage with colleagues;
- Intervention and turnaround of a sales team dealing with internal and external conflicts. This included moving them from a reactive culture to one of proactivity;
- Interviewing of benefits claimants as part of a soft-test for customer-centered public services. This led to supporting the development of an award-winning ‘customer portal’ for residents in a London Borough
- Building of an intrapreneur framework in an award-winning UK local government organisation incorporating training, facilitation and mentoring
- Definition of mission and values for UK local government
- Introduction of commercial thinking practices to a UK charity
- Definition of values for a newly-merged customer services team (bringing 3 organisations together)
- Facilitative Leader as CEO of Litha Group