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Speaker biographies

John Hackston

John Hackston

John is Head of Research at OPP. He is a Chartered Psychologist with over 25 years of experience in helping clients to understand and use psychometric tests and questionnaires, as a researcher, a trainer and a consultant. John has used Type extensively in both individual and team development, and has managed a number of large scale research projects including the development of the European versions of the MBTI Step II instrument.

Leanne Harris

Leanne Harris

Leanne Harris is a Lead Consultant at OPP. She has been a Type practitioner for over 20 years and a member of the European MBTI qualifying faculty since 1995. She delivers the MBTI Foundation, Conversion and Step II programmes as well as applications workshops. Leanne has also been researching Type for many years and has published and presented internationally. She is particularly interested in the areas of Type dynamics and Type development, how these can be applied in an executive coaching context, and has contributed to a book chapter on using the MBTI in coaching.

Betsy Kendall

Betsy Kendall

Betsy Kendall is COO and Head of Professional Services at OPP, with responsibility for MBTI certification and applications training across Europe, OPP’s consultancy services and its psychometric research function.  Betsy was pivotal in designing the certification training for MBTI Step I and Step II in Europe, and working with partners to establish this in more than 10 European languages.  She led the projects to develop European versions of MBTI Step I and II instruments, authored the MBTI Step I European Manual Supplement, and co-authored MBTI and Culture.  A highly experienced consultant and facilitator, she has run development interventions around the world.

Gil Parsons

Gil Parsons

Gil Parsons is a member of the European qualifying faculty and is responsible for the excellence of Step II training.  She is a highly experienced executive coach with extensive experience of using psychometric instruments for research, recruitment and assessment, self development, career guidance and team building. Gil has worked with very senior leaders from a range of industries spanning both the public and private sector. She is a Lead Consultant at OPP and also supervises the practice of other coaches.