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ABOUT COGNOSCENTI BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGISTS

Sharon De Mascia, Director and Owner

As director and owner of Cognoscenti, I collaborate with a small team of experienced and professional Associates to apply our expertise in the business world. Our collective passion is very much about Putting Psychology to Work.
I’m a chartered occupational psychologist and scientist, with over 25 years’ experience delivering organisational training and development with organisations including; Santander, BBC, the Vita Group, NHS and ATL.

My areas of specialism are wellbeing, leadership, change management and executive coaching. Other credits and interests include:

  • Coaching and development trainer for the Chartered Institute of People and Development and Vice-Chair of the Manchester CIPD committee
  • Published author, Executive Coach and supervisor for the global MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Guest lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Reykjavik
  • Co-convener of the British Psychological Society
  • Committee member of the Association of Business Psychologists

WHAT DO OUR CLIENTS SAY?

 

SHARON’S PRESS INTERVIEWS

  • Super Stress: Crumbling Under the Pressure of the Economic Crisis. A contribution by Sharon De Mascia. Evening Standard. (2012)
  • The Economy and Its Impact on Stress. A contribution by Sharon De Mascia. Personnel Today. (2012)
  • A Healthy Mind on the Job. a contribution by Sharon De Mascia. The Guardian. 1st July (2011)

 

SHARON’S PRESENTATIONS

  • The 2016 Annual ‘Division of Occupational Psychology’ Conference on ‘The Contribution That Occupational Psychologists Make to Wellbeing in the Workplace.
  • The 2016 annual ‘Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace’ conference at the Birmingham NEC on ‘Why Existing Organisational Wellbeing Approaches Don’t Work for Men’
  • The Icelandic Project Management Institute. November 2016, on ‘Managing Successful Projects’
  • The ‘Women’s Entrepreneur Network. November 2016, on ‘The Mind-Set for Success’
  • The ‘Lawyers Professional Development’ Group, on ‘Armour Plating Yourself Against Life’s Curve Balls’. November 2015
  • The Salford University, ‘Work Health and Wellbeing: An Integrated Approach to Fitness for Work ‘conference, September 2015, on ‘Managing Presenteeism in the Workplace’
  • Presented at the ICEAW Conference in London. 2015 on ‘Employee Engagement’.

An example review of Sharon's book, 'Project Psychology: Using Psychological Models and Techniques to Create a Successful Project.

“One of the books biggest strengths is the straightforward language which neatly summarizes a wealth of knowledge so that it can both act as an introduction for those unfamiliar with psychology or an "aide memoire" for those with considerable knowledge in this area. Insightful questions throughout the book enable both types of reader to focus on the psychological essentials for successful projects.

Writing a book which is likely to appeal to both HR Specialists and technically trained Project Managers is a skill in itself and De Mascia is to be congratulated on her achievement. Much of what she covers is also likely to be of interest to HR and MD specialists operating in more traditional team development settings”. A.J.Mellor (full review on Amazon.co.uk)

For more information about my publications and papers, click the articles and publications link. You’ll also find my blogs here.

publications

Putting Psychology to Work

Register for our ‘Putting Psychology to Work’ emailer and you’ll receive helpful insights twice a month on: Wellbeing, Change, Leadership and related issues. We won’t share your info with anyone else. Sign up now and receive your free copy of "What Psychology Tells Us About Creating A Shared Vision That Will Engage Staff".





publications

Putting Psychology to Work

Register for our ‘Putting Psychology to Work’ emailer and you’ll receive helpful insights twice a month on: Wellbeing, Change, Leadership and related issues. We won’t share your info with anyone else. Sign up now and receive your free copy of "What Psychology Tells Us About Creating A Shared Vision That Will Engage Staff".

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