Founded in 1989 and specialising in Business Psychology, Team Focus Limited (TFL) combined applying Psychology to Business in its assessment and development work with becoming one of the leading trainers in Psychometric Testing. Closely involved in the development of the standards for training advocated by the British Psychological Society (BPS), we quickly built a reputation for independence and rigour. Today we offer one of the widest range of training programmes in the major personality questionnaires and are now recognised test publishers offering our own series of tests and questionnaires branded under Profiling for Success.
Our work involves enabling individuals, teams and organisations to learn, develop and change. Our highly experienced consultants use a wide range of approaches, techniques and assessments both from our own product range and from the best of what is available. Our key brand is that, even in our assessment work, people experience a truly developmental benefit. We do not use tests as ways to label, categorise and constrain people but as models for understanding and enabling people to develop their own talent and to build better relationships.
Team Focus can help you with recruitment but we have particular strength in developing the skills of individuals and teams to meet organisational change. Development starts with what and who you know: it risks less and costs less. Psychology offers more to organisations than testing – though you wouldn’t think so if you read the business press. Testing is part of our service, but we have much more to offer in effective training, counselling and skills-development.
We have our own instruments which offer alternatives to more expensive ones offered by larger corporations. But we also draw on techniques from across the world. Our solutions answer your questions; they aren’t driven by our desire to sell a particular product or run a particular course.
But we don’t have to be. If you want us to, we’ll do the work. If you want control, we can advise and train you in essential knowledge and you can become an internal consultant. It’s up to you.
Team Focus has 2 decades of experience but has remained small. That’s deliberate. If you ring you’ll talk to a person you know, not to a machine. Everyone in Team Focus will know you’ve called and what you expect to happen. Efficiency, knowledge and understanding are crucially important when you’re dealing with your most fragile asset: people.
Roy has worked in organisations at senior levels for more than 20 years and focuses on developing capability and building relationships. He works both as a coach and facilitator; assessments expert and psychometrician, and also delivers some of our advanced training courses.
John has more than 30 years experience in the field of applied psychology and is responsible for all IT development. He is a core part of all psychometric test development projects and is the architect of the Profiling for Success online assessment system.
Ro works across educational and occupational psychology. In the former she works with children with learning or behavioural difficulties, as well as high achievers. Occupationally Ro brings her experience of tests and feedback to our training courses and high-flyer assessments.
Janet is a training specialist and tutors on our psychometric courses. She is also involved with Assessment & Development Centres as an assessor or manager and writes exercises and simulations. Additionally, Janet is heavily involved in facilitation and counselling.
Since joining us in 2006 as a book-keeper, Elvira’s role has evolved considerably. She is responsible for all things financial, as well as managing our 360° feedback system and providing logistics and admin support for Assessment & Development Centres and coaching programmes. Her language skills have proved useful in proof-reading and checking translations of some of our questionnaires into various European languages.
Dr Elise R. Facer-Childs (MSci, PGCert, PhD) is a Director of Team Focus Ltd and Founder of Peak Sleep to Elite Pty Ltd. She completed her training in the UK and holds a masters and PhD in sleep, circadian rhythms and performance. She currently leads the Sleep and Performance Program at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She is a member of the Sleep Research Society, the European Biology Rhythms Society, Society for Research on Biology Rhythms and the Australian Sleep Society. She is also a speaker for the Sleep Health Foundation.
Dr Facer-Childs is an international expert in her field showcased by a track record of high impact publications, on-going consultancy and expert sleep coaching. She has worked with elite athletes (AFL, NRL, British Athletics) and business leaders across the globe. Through scientific backing and empirical interventions, she helps people to manage their energy, adjust their sleep patterns and deal with harnessing both cognitive and physical performance. Her aim is to help people understand how sleep and biological clocks impact our health and well-being in order to achieve optimal productivity and performance.