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Professor Dr. Justin James Kennedy

N3 Co-Founder, Advisor, Academically published Neuroscientist, Organizational Psychologist , Academic Professor & Executive Coach

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Prof. Justin Kennedy is a globally recognized professor of neuroscience, executive coach and keynote speaker, aspiring executives to peak performance. His work is based on data, biotechnology and ensures medically measurable results. 

For over twenty years Professor Kennedy has been delivering C-Suite coaching services globally to executives in leading corporations (e.g. PwC, and Toyota) He has successfully delivered innumerable coaching and leadership development projects. His coaching helps executives improve their cognitive performance and deliver behaviour change that has a direct impact on business.  He also has responsibilities as a research academic notably with:

Monarch Business School, Switzerland, Head of Department - Organisational Behaviour and Neuropsychology

University of Pretoria, where he is lead neuroscience researcher and teaches Applied Neuroscience

He has a special interest in succession planning and talent pool management. From his thorough understanding of neuropsychological research, Prof. Kennedy has published innumerable corporate and clinical studies on how to apply neuroscience as part of a coaching intervention. He leverages his extensive business experience with an emphasis on accelerating executive performance. His coaching has shown to make a difference by assisting valiant professionals find their most effective thinking and business related behavioral skills. He applied neuroscience coaching process was bought by Sherpa Coaching in the US where he now functions and completes research. He has worked in the UK, Ireland, US and South Africa and is now based in the Dubai, UAE whilst working with clients acorss the Middle East, Africa, Europe and US. 

Matthew Lewis B.Sc Hons

Executive Search, Leadership and Career Coaching Expert. 

ex Partner - Middle East & Africa, Boyden, Head of Leadership Consulting 

N3 Co-Founder, Certified Executive Career, Leadership & Executive Health Coach

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Matthew is a senior executive search, leadership and executive coaching professional with over 25 year’s global expertise in identifying, assessing and coaching talent and senior level executives.  He has hired senior executives in 45 countries across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific for the world’s leading companies.

From 2010 to 2020 he was Partner for the Middle East and Africa with Boyden, the world’s oldest and largest private executive search firm, founded in 1946 with over 70 offices in 40 countries. Matthew led the Middle East and Africa Board, Government, and Aviation Practices and launched and led the Leadership Consulting Practice.  Matthew has conducted over 600 Global Searches, interviewed over 6000 global C level senior executives, conducting over 1000+ hours of executive coaching and assessment of executives, boards and their performance.   

In 2009 he founded Alchemy Executive, an emerging markets focused Executive Coaching business works with leading regional companies and exceptional individuals across MEA. In 2015 he Co-founded N3 Executive Coaching with Professor Justin Kennedy, Professor of Neuroscience and Developer of the N3 Coaching Programs. In 2020 N3 celebrated 5 years of success and research whilst working with over 50 corporate and individual clients across the MEA region. 


He delivers Neuroscience based, academically accredited coaching to senior executives, corporates, and MBA schools across the EMEA region. Matthew is currently conducting his PhD research in the field of Neuroscience and its impact and effectiveness in Executive Coaching with Professor Kennedy, whilst also writing his first book, focused on the field of Employee Engagement, Motivation, and Corporate and Personal Performance. He is a member of the AESC (Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants), a member of the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and the Capital Club, Dubai.

Matthew serves as a Non-Executive Director and Committee Member of the British Business Group, Dubai and Northern Emirates and the Capital Club, DIFC, Dubai. He is also a volunteer, Coach and Mentor to Reach, the leading Women in Business, Not for Profit mentoring organization in the Middle East and a promoter of executive health, mental health and wellness in the workplace and its positve effect on engagement, performance and profit. 


Matthew is a regular speaker at various MBA Schools including INSEAD and London Business School where is he is also an EMBA coach. He is a regular media contributor and commentator in the MEA region on talent, succession planning, leadership, regional dynamics, cultural awareness and nationalization. Matthew graduated with a BSc (Hons) in the UK and has lived and worked in London, UK, Hong Kong and since 2007 in the Middle East and Africa based from Dubai, UAE.