Cogtio - Clarity from Complexity
Enabling companies

Cogtio, provide Jess™ licencing, training, certification and support.

Cogtio is the single master license holder and are licenced to use Jess™ and to train, certify and licence others to use Jess™.

Jess is a methodology and a set of physical tools. It helps people to perform at their best and stay well through life and work stressors. Jess™ Programs enhances the ability of coaches, counsellors and facilitators to help individuals and teams understand what will help them growth and retain resilience.

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Cogtio Team

Bringing together a unique blend of Corporate and Coaching experience.

We are:

  • Brad Allen
  • David Baily
  • Shelley Crawford
  • Barbara Nugent
Brad Allen

Brad Allen

Brad oversees the business management and operations, provides input to program design and execution, delivers coaching, training and workshops, and drives our certification programs.

Brad holds an Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Science degree, and is certified with The British Psychological Society for Psychometric Testing. Brad is an accredited practitioner with the EMCC.

Brad is an experienced Business, Project and People Manager. Since 1993, he has been bringing people, technology and process together. He has worked across functional, geographic and cultural boundaries to deliver over 50 business reengineering, software development and IT transformation projects. He has helped launch five businesses and three new business units. In 2014, Brad formally branched into coaching and facilitation. Since then, he has delivered coaching and mentoring to individual senior managers within several organisations, including GE Healthcare and Trend Micro. He has also facilitated group learning across multinationals covering offices in Ireland, the UK, Mexico, Czech Republic and India.

David Baily

David Baily

As well as providing guidance on sales & marketing efforts, delivering coaching, training and workshops, David drives our engagement with partner organisations and our volume based licence holders.

David holds a Higher Diploma in Coaching and Coaching Psychology and a Degree in Business & Marketing. David’s focus is on business development and sales, specifically helping companies build belief in their ability to sell, build belief in what they are selling, and develop a process through which Customers become part of the value proposition process. As well as measurable success in this regard David has a rich experience of Corporate life, specifically in developing routes to market, building sales pipelines, optimising the value proposition and Customer engagement. This experience has taken place in Ireland, England, The Netherlands and Thailand.

Barbara Nugent

Barbara Nugent

As well as contributing to our financial governance, providing creative input and delivering coaching, training and workshops, Barbara drives engagement with our certified practitioner community.

Barbara Nugent holds an MSc in Business Practice, Diploma in Executive Coaching (First Class) Hons University College Cork/Irish Management Institute, Diploma in Leadership (First Class Hons) UCC/IMI, Diploma in Organisational Behaviour (First Class Hons) UCC/IMI, FCCA – Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. Barbara is accredited with RocheMartin Emotional Capital Report 360 and MBTI. Barbara’s focus is on executive and team coaching with a particular passion for the power of Emotional Intelligence on business performance. As well as measureable success in this regard Barbara has a rich experience of Corporate life. She has significant organisational experience in the areas of finance, telecommunications and process implementation. As a VP of Finance, Barbara has led operational finance functions as well as leading a number of teams and cross-functional projects, and worked on process and systems implementations. Barbara has a wide span of experience ranging from the US Multinationals, the European Commission and manufacturing industry.

Shelley Crawford

Shelley Crawford

Shelley drives the creative aspects of our service development and delivers workshops, coaching, training and supervision.

Shelley holds an MSc. in Health Ergonomics (Human Factors), Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching, Advanced Diploma in Mental Health and Wellbeing Coaching, BCom.(Hons) in Industrial & Organisational Psychology, PGDip. in Project Management, PGDip. in Human Resource Management. Coaching Supervisor European Mentoring and Coaching Council. Psychometrics Certificate Test User - Ability and Personality, Specialist Training and Evaluation: Quality & Qualifications Ireland, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, Transformational Leadership Coaching. Shelley is an accredited Executive and Personal life Coach specialising in wellbeing and resilience-building. She supervises other coaches and assess EMCC European Individual Accreditation applications. She is accredited by, and registered with the EMCC, ICF and BPS.She started her career as an economics and dramatic art teacher, later training as an organisational psychologist and executive and mental health and wellbeing coach. Her science masters was in health ergonomics, specialising in workplace wellbeing, and the impact of stress on performance. Shelley's passion is in resilience, and the neuroscientific and positive psychology research behind resilience-building. She has coached people on work-life balance, resilience-building and communication and performance issues for the past 20 years. She has designed and delivered resilience-building, mental health and wellbeing & leadership development programmes for companies in government, corporate and higher education institutions in Ireland, the UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Bahrain.

We have worked with

  • AdvTech Ltd, South Africa
  • Apple, Ireland
  • Aspen Pharma, South Africa & Ireland
  • CareCall, UK
  • Cork Independent, Ireland
  • DAA, Ireland
  • Dept. Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Ireland
  • EAP, Ireland
  • Euros Global Leadership USA
  • GE Healthcare, Ireland
  • GIBS, South Africa
  • Health Services Executive, Ireland
  • Independent Institute of Education, South Africa
  • Lilly, Ireland
  • Musgrave, Ireland
  • PGi, Ireland
  • SAP, Ireland
  • SolveMyLegal, Ireland
  • Trend Micro, Ireland
  • University College Cork, Ireland
  • Yahoo, Ireland

Accreditations and Professional Memberships

European Mentoring and Coaching Council The Association for Coaching, Ireland International Coaching Federation The British Psychological Society Emotional Capital Report (ERC) Accredited Cogtio Team


Enabling Resilience Building

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Cogtio is head quartered in Cork, Ireland.

We operate globally. We engage online and our workshops can be found in major centres across Europe and beyond.

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