Jess Hayden

Director & Lead Consultant, MSc
Jess is an organisational psychologist and facilitator who uses design thinking tools and evidence based approaches to design and deliver learning events. When she's not running Elan Vital, she's reading about neuroscience and coaching clients from startups, social enterprises and for-profit organisations who are going through change or innovating in their respective markets.

Brendan Allen

Brendan Allen

Consultant Facilitator, MSc
Brendan is an experienced scientist, entrepreneur, mentor, facilitator and coach with a focus on evidence-based business model innovation and entrepreneurial methods. When he's not running his businesses Castlemine Farm, Larder360 and Food360, he collaborates with us at Elan Vital to create and facilitate fun, innovative workshops and consult on client projects.

Lucy McKenna

Lucy McKenna

Consultant Facilitator, MA
Lucy is an experienced facilitator and coach with a focus on design thinking tools, and creating innovative learning approaches. When she's not running her business Full Aeon she collaborates with us at Elan Vital to create and facilitate fun, creative workshops.

Ray McKiernan

Ray McKiernan

Specialist Consultant, MA
Ray is a highly experienced specialist skills trainer, lecturer, and training consultant. A leading authority on evidence based interventions for managing pressure and building resilience in the workplace, Ray has over 20 years’ experience delivering skills development programmes for employees working under pressure. He is founder and a director of Resilience International, and also a Director of The Stress Management Institute. Ray collaborates with us to provide high-impact organisational interventions with our clients who are experiencing the challenges brought about by change, innovation and market disruption.