Through two interactive, workshop style, sessions our intention is that you see some of your current challenges with new eyes, leaving you with new accesses and actions to transform (as opposed to ‘improve’ or ‘change’) them.

Much of the time, when facing safety (and other) challenges, we are left with options that are variations of doing a little more, better or different than what we have done in the past. It can often seem as if we invest ever increasing resources (time and money) in safety with less and less return on investment. People are still being hurt and our assets and the environment are being damaged – despite our best efforts and intentions, we, for the most part, are not producing the results that we are committed to.

In the first session we will identify a key challenge you are currently facing and explore some new ways of seeing it. We will present some of the key approaches we use in our consulting and discuss how these apply to your challenge.

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” Albert Einstein

In the second session, we will present a brief case study demonstrating how bringing new eyes to challenges can produce extraordinary results. We will revisit the challenge you identified in Session 1, and through a series of inquiry-based questions, explore possible new actions and accesses to tackling the challenge.

Our commitment is that you leave these two workshops with some new actions to take that will allow for a breakthrough in performance.

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller


Alan Palmer was born and grew up in Dublin, Ireland.

He joined JMJ Associates in July 2003. His work has included Incident and Injury-Free (IIF), High Performance Team and Alignment, and Executive Coaching.

Alan has filled a number of key roles at JMJ. He was Lead Consultant for our IIF engagement on the Tengizchevroil Second Generation expansion project, a venture that saw extraordinary success in safety after the implementation of IIF. He has worked as a lead and support consultant on the T5 Project at London’s Heathrow airport, at Intel in Ireland, with Laing O’Rourke in the United Kingdom and has been a senior member of the JMJ Middle East team managing a team of consultants and lead several large Qatar-based engagements. One of Alan’s key engagements, the Qatargas 2 expansion project, has enjoyed excellent performance in safety with a TRIR of 0.20 (down from 0.72) and an LTIR of 0.03 after JMJ joined the project. His most recent engagement is as sponsor for Shell Upstream Internationals (UI) Safety Leadership journey, bringing about a new era in Safety Leadership across the Shell UI organisation.

Alan’s current role is Partner and Director for Europe at JMJ Associates.

Alan Palmer