Operations Director

Adrian King

Perspective – Social Intelligence – Creativity

Here are the three key pieces of information to retain about our operations:

Assessment + Behavioural Intervention programs

We are now arguably the world’s largest developer of assessment + behavioural intervention programs that deliver outcomes for government policy objectives – particularly with adult, youth and disabled unemployed initiatives.

Higher fiscal returns than existing solutions

Our focus is solely upon applying measurable outcomes that deliver. All Esher House solutions must be practical, evidenced, scalable and financially sustainable.

Maximise outcomes amongst sometimes apathetic, suspicious and resistant groups

Our unique approach directly addresses how to utilise, say, resilience and positive psychological programs with cohorts that might not “buy into” the concepts.

There has been a “cognitive revolution” – a profound increase in understanding why humans behave the way we do.

The fact is that humans do not act for “net gain”, as economics might have us believe. Rather, we:

  1. lack self-control;
  2. take the simplest route and;
  3. as a social animal – predominately act in order to impress (or avoid embarrassment).

These are the drivers of human behaviours. Holding these principles at the forefront of intervention development will deliver the greatest outcomes.

Whilst not always completely predictable, controlled testing can help to identify what works and inform ways to “nudge” – to borrow Thaler and Sunstein’s phrase – citizens towards better choices.

Esher House harnesses knowledge from proprietary research, behavioural science and controlled pilots, devises evidenced-based interventions and delivers world-leading outcomes for government initiatives.

In short, we substantially improve the return on investment for the public purse.

Interventions can seem closer to common sense that rocket science…whilst results are often surprising, debunking generations of conventional wisdom.

We can now suggest not only explanations, but actions concerning:

  • Does empathy mobilise or inhibit clients from taking action?
  • How do we eliminate such high burn-out and turnover in advisors and counsellors?
  • Does “internal” or “instrumental”, “hedonic” or “eudemonic” motivation drive the most sustainable outcomes?
  • Why does long term unemployment seem to be increasing in Western nations, even when overall unemployment rates decrease?
  • How can we improve outcomes by 10-98% for weight control, anti-smoking, mammography, domestic violence, bullying and re-employment programs?
  • How can we prevent people from quickly dropping out of interviews, college, apprenticeships or work?
  • Who ‘fakes’ action more: men or women?
  • Are older people more resilient than younger people?

We are committed to applying positive psychology, neuroscience and behavioural science to improve lives in a fiscally sustainable manner. Esher House functions as a bridge between academia, government and real people.

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Darren Coppin

Darren Coppin

Chief Executive & Head of Research

Via strengths

• Creativity
• Curiosity
• Love of Learning

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Adrian King

Adrian King

Operations Director

Via strengths

• Perspective
• Social Intelligence
• Creativity

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James Weait

James Weait

Acting General Manager

Via strengths

• Kindness
• Humour
• Social Intelligence

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Alistair Hunter

Alistair Hunter

Manager, Europe

Via strengths

• Creativity
• Curiosity
• Forgiveness

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Jodie Clark

Jodie Clark

Research & Development Manager

Via strengths

• Love
• Creativity
• Humility

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Francesca Reed

Francesca Reed

Clients Services Sociologist

Via strengths

• Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence
• Love of Learning
• Judgement

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Dr David Rosete

Dr David Rosete

Behavioural Analytics Consultant

Via strengths

• Creativity
• Bravery
• Gratitude

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Ben Conolan

Ben Conolan

National Business Development Manager

Via strengths

• Creativity
• Curiosity
• Love of Learning

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