• Designing/delivering customised training experiences for leaders and leadership teams 
  • Developing inspirational business strategies
  • Executive coaching – partnering with leaders in a thought provoking creative process that maximises leader potential 
  • Leadership development for a rapidly changing world – encouraging agility and innovation, while removing non-constructive behaviours 
  • Building innovative agile cultures & organisations
  • Change Management and Disruption Management 
  • Team development,  including novel team effectiveness workshops using whole-brain approaches
  • Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument and cognitive diversity &  inclusion
  • Hogan Assessments, Realise 2 strengths diagnostics, team diagnostics, leadership diagnostics, and culture diagnostics 
  • Personal development-helping individuals make lifestyle changes to reduce busyness, while increasing wellbeing & productivity 

Jay Chopra PhD

Managing Director / Lead Consultant / Co-founder

Jay is a former Fortune 100 executive, specializing in leadership development, inclusion team effectiveness, innovation, and culture change. Jay is passionate about making work more human. He has extensive experience as an organisational development consultant having travelled to 20+ countries to work with various multi-national organisations – routinely operating at senior leadership level. He also works with clients in a virtual environment via webinars, virtual executive coaching and virtual team facilitation.

Jay holds a PhD in science and is one of only a handful of master certified Whole Brain® inclusion facilitators globally. He is also a certified executive coach & Hogan assessment practitioner. Jay’s x-factor is his strong belief in inclusion as a key business enabler. He developed this belief from his personal experience of building-a-bridge within himself between his Irish and Indian heritage, while growing up in what was then a homogenous Ireland. Jay is a member of The Society for Diversity.

Jay is passionate about personal wellbeing and believes that wellbeing is the fundamental fuel for innovative organizations.


Career Highlights:

  • Served on the Innovation Leadership Team for a large multinational organisation – organisational development role focused on creating an inclusive, innovative culture by developing inclusive & innovative leaders, teams and projects – scale: 20,000 global staff, 5+ years

  • Co-founded boutique consultancy, Making Shift Happen – works with organisations such as Merck/MSD, GSK, UCC, Capital Investment Group, Suntory, Teleflex, Zoetis, Abbvie, Pfizer, Dr. Martens and Exxon Mobil

  • Co-led the design and implementation of an inclusive, innovative culture change program across a large multinational organisation using bottom up and top down approaches – scale: 20,000 global staff, 5+ years

  • Delivered 1000’s of hours executive coaching over the last 10 years, including full executive team to president level in multinational arena

  • Designed and delivered inclusive team effectiveness workshops – 300+ workshops up to executive team level in multinational settings

  • Designed and implemented a culture change program to create a Great Place To Work at a site of a large multinational. Focus Areas: Innovation & Entrepreneurial Thinking, Wellbeing, Inspirational Leadership, Diversity and Team Effectiveness – scale: 1000+ staff

  • Trained 300+ Innovation Coaches via inclusive bootcamp experiences

  • Regularly delivers speaking engagements to large audiences e.g. American Chamber

  • Serial Innovator (earlier in career), helping to deliver mega-million dollar innovations

David O'Mahony

Director / Co-Founder
David is an experienced leader with over 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles within Corporate, SME and Real Estate Banking and Corporate Finance sectors.

David has significant people management and leadership skills with commercial experience in strategic planning, operations, restructuring, transaction management, and real estate.

David has led a number of major re-organisation and transformation programmes from design phase to activation and full operation. He is a change agent having had responsibility for change management and culture change initiatives within a number of teams.

David is particularly interested in helping individuals and teams unlock their potential and believes that the working environment can bring out the best in people and organisations. David’s experience coupled with his listening, questioning and grounded commercial skills helps people and organisations to make the shift needed to improve performance and increase satisfaction in life and work.

Aoife O’Dwyer

Client Director
Aoife is an experienced client relationship manager with 18 years’ experience in the financial sector working in both retail and corporate banking. Throughout her career she has excelled in building strong relationships with her clients across a wide variety of sectors & backgrounds. She is an experienced change agent, with extensive project management and facilitation experience including in the area of “Lean Six Sigma” in which Aoife holds a Level 9 University qualification. Aoife has extensive experience in sales and customer relationship management having led and managed direct and indirect sales teams. She is a Herrmann HBDI ® Certified Practitioner and qualified financial advisor.

Aoife is particularly interested in using her experience and skills to provide an exceptional customer experience for Making Shift Happen’s clients.

Mary Clavieres

Senior Consultant
Mary Clavieres is a senior consultant specializing in change management, team effectiveness, and transformation for both individuals and global corporations. With a degree in engineering and 15 years experience in Fortune 100 companies, Mary utilizes her expertise to help leaders and teams navigate change by leveraging cognitive diversity. She is certified in the Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument®. Mary is also passionate about building communities.

Mary co-hosts the FearLess Business Podcast. She has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Romper, Swaay, and other media outlets. In 2019, she was the recipient of NPR’s How I Built This Fellowship Program.

Anne Mahler PhD

Consultant & Making Shift Happen Academy Leader
Anne holds a PhD in English Literature and has extensive research experience in the international higher education environment. Anne has an international track record in teaching and public speaking on private, corporate, and university levels. Originally from Germany, she has taught at Leipzig University and University College Cork, Ireland, and presented at international conferences. Anne is MSH Academy Lead and Content Lead acting as a bridge between academia and industry in the organisational development space. Anne also delivers workshops to our blue-chip client base.