Global CEO advisory firm Teneo announced today the launch of Teneo Performance, a new business designed to help companies successfully navigate the long term social and business impacts brought about by the events of the last 12 months. According to Teneo, the new business will encompass experiential programs and organizational changes, built around new norms of diversity, inclusion, purpose and sustainability, fully integrated with new hybrid models of working.

Teneo Chairman and CEO Declan Kelly said:

“Now is the right time to launch Teneo Performance as the world returns to the workplace and CEOs will need to find new ways to engage and motivate themselves, their teams and their organizations to be successful in what we call the ‘New Different’ global operating environment. To really build performance, companies must internalize current experiences from multiple, diverse sources – including wins but also experiences of significant challenge and setbacks. Teneo brings direct exposure to leaders who have been at the coalface of performance and have compelling stories to tell. We are delighted to be starting this business with a great team in Ireland and look forward to expanding it to be of a global scale over the coming weeks and months to help our clients around the world.”

Areas of focus for the new business will include corporate purpose development, culture transformation, organizational alignment, talent strategy, ESG and DEI leadership, among others, built around senior-led and delivered interactive development programs and mentorship.

Teneo Performance will launch initially in Ireland, where it will work closely with senior executives of both Irish and multinational corporations. The business will be led by Chairman of Teneo International, Chris Wearing, and will leverage the insights and expertise of Teneo’s senior team including organizational performance advisors James Bowen and Brian MacNeice who joined Teneo last year through the acquisition of Kotinos Partners. Liam Sheedy has been appointed as a Vice Chairman of the business in Ireland.

Teneo International Chairman Chris Wearing said:

“The past 12 months have accelerated so many important trends for companies – digitization, alignment with purpose, diversity & inclusion, focus on employee mental wellness – that leaders need a more comprehensive approach to attaining high performance based on directly relevant experiences across multiple situations.  As rapid change, disruption and uncertainty now dictate the business climate, leaders can no longer rely on academic ‘one size fits all’ leadership and performance models.”

Teneo Senior Advisor Ursula Burns added:

“Corporate boards around the world are focused squarely on the issues Teneo Performance is working to solve in response to the need for diversity and the dramatic changes to the workplace caused by COVID-19. The post pandemic world will require companies to take a new approach to how they develop and engage their workforce. I look forward to working closely with the Teneo Performance team to help companies address these challenges.”

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