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Ian Taylor

Senior Associate at The Whole Thing Group, UK

Location: UK















Ian is a published author, psychologist and an expert in the design, delivery and evaluation of learning and development programs.


He is a chartered occupational psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council and British Psychological Society (BPS) in the UK. He also holds chartered member status with the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Ian is qualified to administer and interpret a wide range of psychometric assessments and holds BPS Level A and B (Intermediate)  qualifications in occupational testing.


He has over 30 years’ experience in learning and development. For a total of 17 years he worked for two of the world’s most successful airlines, Emirates and Etihad, where he designed and delivered a range of leadership and management skills programs aligning these to succession management and engagement initiatives.


He has also been responsible for professional development of facilitators and training standards in Emirates and Etihad.  Using his experience as a chartered occupational psychologist Ian designed and implemented a wide range of assessment and development centres for managerial and specialist roles including airline pilots and cabin crew.


Ian combines strong theoretical and academic insights with a pragmatic, results focused approach.


His publications include “A practical guide to assessment and development centres” (Kogan Page 2007) and he appears regularly as the occupational psychologist “business doctor” on Dubai Eye radio station.


Ian holds four degrees from various UK institutions including; MA (Education), BSc (Hons), BA (Hons) and an MSc in Occupational Psychology from Birkbeck College, London University.



Assessment and development centre design and delivery. Executive coaching. Design, delivery and evaluation of learning interventions. Performance and talent management.


Email: ian.taylor@thewholething.net

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