Deborah Barleggs

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Deborah Barleggs, BSc (Hons), MSc, C.Psychol, AfBPS, MISCP Accred

Director, Learning & Development

Core Strengths: Attentive. Networker. Fair

Deborah joined Zircon in 2018, bringing two decades of experience leading client learning and OD initiatives to enhance performance at the individual, team and organisational levels. Most recently she was Head of Psychology with Arup Consulting; and Head of People for Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme, Home Office. Previously an independent practitioner in the learning, development and OD field and before that, Divisional Director in a multinational media organisation.

Deborah is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and a Registered Psychologist with the Health Care & Professions Council. She is also an accredited coaching psychologist with the International Society of Coaching Psychology and is on the BPS Register of Coaching Psychologists.

She relishes applying her psychology knowledge to design and deliver talent management, OD, learning and development, coaching, high performing team and collaborative working programmes within organisations, capital projects and supply chains. Clients benefit from her evidence-based practice, which is enhanced by the realism of having been client side as an executive, leader and manager.

She is trained and licensed to use a number of psychometric profiling tools, holds the Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing and is listed on the BPS Register of Qualifications in Test Use (RQTU). Her portfolio of assessment tools includes BeTalent Strengths Insight, Culture Fit, Decision Styles, Winning Attitude, Saville Wave, MBTI Step I and II, Hogan Development Survey, MVPI, NEO-PIR, OPQ32 and Firo-B.

Testimonial: Deborah’s unusual range of practical management experience and professional expertise means that she can work in a wide variety of settings and fit her tools and style easily to the situation in hand. And she’s living proof that pleasant and business-like can go together!” Chief Executive, Mental and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

Deborah taught me a lot about how to manage people professionally. Her empathic style of communication and considerate approach to the needs of her team gets the best out of those working with her. She inspires creativity and a calm measured approach, even in more adverse circumstances when deadlines are tight and stakeholders are not aligned. Deborah's reputation as someone who is able to apply psychological theory and principles to solve real world human problems is well deserved and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from her.” HMI and Human Factors Specialist, Jaguar Land Rover

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