Insight Leadership is a boutique leadership development firm founded in 2007.
The firm provides bespoke leadership development in 3 key areas:
We believe that all those privileged to lead at the senior level must develop their own leadership style. For leaders to develop an effective style we believe they need the following key attributes
Our approach is based on Mr. Brittain’s 30 years of leadership in bomb disposal and counter terrorism and Mr. Gauthier’s 25 years of experience both leading and providing leadership development in the corporate world.
We know that leadership style comes from within and we seek to provide the questions, reflective listening, tools and advice to help leaders both discover and refine their individual styles.
Why Hire Us?
We have a proven experience and a track record of leading teams and businesses. We have provided leadership development interventions to thousands of leaders throughout the world.
OUR TAILORED SOLUTIONS
We design our interventions based on your needs, your context and the current state of your business. We pride ourselves in providing a service that is just right for you.
We enjoy our work and take enormous pride in making sure our interventions will lead to long lasting and measurable change. We are willing to invest in our relationships to make sure that everything is just right for you.
Vincent is a founder and Director of Insight Leadership Consulting Limited in Hong Kong, and Insight Leadership Inc. in Montréal, Canada. He lived in Hong Kong for ten years after living in Shanghai from 1995 to 2000. Prior to opening his own companies Vincent worked 12 years for global human resource consulting firm, Hewitt Associates (now called Aon Hewitt), where he held a number of positions culminating in him being the General Manager for Hewitt’s Hong Kong operations.
For the past 23 years Vincent has been travelling the world advising, coaching and developing leaders in multinational companies. He has trained thousands of managers on the art of leadership and the science of management. Over the last 10 years, he has developed the Executive Command senior leadership development program in partnership with Mr. Dominic Brittain. The Executive Command program is an intense nine-day leadership development program based on Mr. Brittain’s 30 years of experience leading elite bomb disposal units and Vincent’s extensive experience in the corporate world.
In his coaching work, Vincent helps leaders improve performance, successfully manage career transition and relocations, and change behaviors. His coaching clients include CEO’s, MD’s and managers in senior positions.
To keep his feet firmly in the business world, Vincent founded I-Scream Ltd. I-Scream was a fast growing fully integrated manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer of fine Italian Gelato in Hong Kong. For I-Scream, Vincent looked after finance and marketing. Vincent sold his share in I-Scream in 2013.
In his spare time Vincent does voluntary work for Montreal Inc. Montreal Inc. is a non-profit company helping young entrepreneurs with start up grants, mentorship and advice. For Montreal Inc. Vincent evaluates new businesses applying for financing grants. Vincent also does free coaching for young entrepreneurs in Montreal.
Vincent has an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University in Washington DC and a BA in Chinese Studies from the University of California at San Diego. Vincent is fluent in English, Mandarin, French and Italian. Vincent now lives with his wife, two children and a dog in Montreal Canada where he is from
Dominic has over thirty years’ practical leadership experience in extreme situations. By the end of his bomb disposal service in 2011, he had personally defused well over a thousand explosive devices on dry land and underwater. These ranged from complex Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) to large wartime bombs.
In addition to his operational role, he commanded the bomb-disposal unit in Hong Kong, at the strategic level, for 13 years. The Hong Kong bomb disposal bureau is widely regarded as one of the finest such units in the world. Over his last two decades of service, he was responsible for training and developing an entire generation of bomb-disposal leaders, from countries across the world.
During his last ten years’ service, he also chaired the group which coordinated the response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents. As the founding Chairman, Dominic defined the strategic intent, planned the response, obtained Ministerial approval and implemented the concept. Implementation involved leading over 40,000 staff, drawn from nine government departments. Under Dominic’s chairmanship, the work of this group became an international standard for the strategic approach and tactical response to CBRN incidents.
Since 2007, Dominic has worked as a command consultant and business speaker. He draws on his extensive experience of command and leadership, at the strategic, operational and tactical levels, to help build effective teams and to further develop the innate leadership potential of senior executives. His core philosophy is that good leadership is based on sound thinking, is unique to each individual leader and is largely common sense; while good teamwork is based on trust and clear communication. However, the relentless need to get results and meet deadlines can make these important things easy to forget.
Dominic has extensive experience of forging teams and of helping people to think clearly, both under extreme pressure. He uses this, through workshops and individual coaching, to show leaders how to effectively and consistently think strategically, inspire others, and to build strong teams - even when the pressure is intense. He abhors management terms and jargon, preferring to reinforce people’s understanding through clear thinking, humility and enthusiasm. He believes in the importance of humour - but as well as the sound of laughter, he also aims for that characteristic, deep silence which shows that the group is thinking.
In 2014 Dominic designed and developed an online test measure the cognitive biases of senior executives. Since then he has delivered workshops to clients worldwide helping them to clarify their strategic thinking through understanding and mitigating the effects of their cognitive biases.
His engagements take him to every continent except Antarctica. His broad experience of working with executives from diverse cultural backgrounds helps keep his perspective fresh and topical. As a result, clients from around the world report that their people are more focused and inspired after working with Dominic, which leads to both better performance and better retention of key staff.