• 10 March 2022

Kirros celebrates new company name with launch party in London


On 10 Mar 2022 we hosted an evening event at London's Southbank Centre to celebrate the launch of our new company name. We want to extend a huge thank you to all our friends and colleagues who travelled from far and wide (including Manchester and Jersey) to join us on the night, as well as our livestream audience who tuned-in from as far away as Greenwich, Conneticut, USA!

We hosted three amazing speakers, along with food and drink, a free prize draw and plenty of good cheer.

The event was hosted Dr Matthew Critchlow (above), Founder and Managing Director of Kirros Consulting, who welcomed the audience and spoke about the origins of our new name. Also speaking at the event were Charlie Cannon, Lesley Aitcheson and Pete Lanagan, some of the best executive coaches in the business and all RQi Practitioners (see more below). We're very grateful to our speakers for making such an excellent contribution to the evening, delivering inspiring messages around resilience, wellbeing and the RQi.

What did they say?

"The most resilient people have the courage to ask for help when they need it. It's not weak to speak and it's OK to be not OK. I think right now we need leaders who have the courage to be vulnerable."

Charlie Cannon

"Matt and his team have developed an amazing psychometric questionnaire and team reports that really mean something, that are meaningful to businesses and organisations."

Peter Lanagan


Watch the highlights!



Who spoke at the event?


Charlie Cannon

Charlie is a performance enhancement coach who has helped leaders, teams and global organisations build resilience. He has worked as a leadership development consultant and coach with some of the world's best-known brands, including, HSBC, PepsiCo and Tesco. Charlie specialises in performance under pressure, personal resilience and wellbeing at work; his passion is to educate executives and teams to develop personal resilience, drive sustained performance and develop the fitness to lead.

Charlie spoke about the importance of building a resilient leadership team.

Dr Lesley Aitcheson

Lesley is the director at Cerulean Ltd., a company specialising in providing tailored learning and development to affect change and produce results from day 1. Their emphasis is on high quality, relevant and practical training that people can take back to their work places and apply with growing confidence. Lesley has a background in both business and psychology, so is able to bring a useful mix of skills to training design and delivery – by helping people assimilate their learning and try new skills with colleagues. Lesley is also a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working at Harley Counselling and Psychotherapy, a small private practice based at Harley Street, London, working with individual adults. Lesley is usingthe RQi to support leadership development programmes in the UK.

Lesley spoke about the similarities, differences and boundaries between coaching and therapy; and how coaching serves as powerful intervention for personal and leadership development.

Peter Lanagan

Peter Lanagan has 26 years of experience in the pharma/biotech industry working with companies such as Shire, Amgen, Bausch & Lomb and Eli Lilly. His experience in commercial excellence includes building and processing implementation in sales and marketing, change management, commercial planning processes, sales management and coaching. He has particular therapeutic experience in various areas including Oncology, Nephrology, Bone disease, Rare diseases, Psychiatry and Primary Care. His commercial capabilities are evident through his connections in multiple regions throughout the world, including Europe (and the CEE), North America, South America, North Africa and the Middle-East. As Director of Element Consulting, Peter has used the RQi as a consultant, coach and trainer with large pharma across Europe.

Peter spoke about how he has used the RQi in the pharmaceutical sector as a platform for coaching, teambuilding and change management.


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