LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING COURSES
“As a leader I can see how the power of effective coaching inspires greater performance and potential in a team and organization. The trainer was good at leading, facilitating and getting the best out of everyone. She was engaging, motivating and encouraging and the training made be excited about my new leadership role.”
Service Team Leader – Sky Ireland
“Recently I have taken up a new leadership role and I felt it was necessary to build on my interpersonal and communication skills in order to encourageand grow teamwork, loyalty and commitment.
I really found the training course to be an enjoyable and valuable experience.”
L. McGreal – Osprey Hotel
“I can only say that the course I attended on motivation was certainly that ….. motivational.
I learnt so much about the different ways in which we are all motivated – how the culture in an organization plays a key role. Most importantly, creating ‘a great place to work’ where goals are achieved, peoples’ talents are tapped into and everyone’s contribution valued is at the heart of Inspirational and effective Leadership.”
Sales Team Leader – Sky Ireland
“During the training course I learnt what my leadership style is and how it affects my ability to lead.
I also became aware of other leadership styles I could use. The piece on values was very thought-provoking, as I never realized until now how my values affect my decisions and behaviour. Time well spent.”
N. Fennell – Pfizer
“The course on emotional intelligence was interesting and insightful. To be a really good leader you have to be emotionally intelligent, at least that’s what I believe. Building relationships with your team and other Managers is vital if you want good results. “
S. Ryan – Irish Life
“I felt Grainne engaged us in a well-structured course. We had the opportunity to do some actual presentations, which I found helpful, as I learn when given the chance to practice. She showed us a lot of techniques we can use to persuade and influence others. The course was highly motivating and interactive. A refreshing experience!”
T. Murphy – Price Waterhouse
“The trainer is definitely on top of her game. I have learnt how to create a better work environment by looking at my teams’ strengths instead of always focusing on what they cannot do well.”
D. McGrath– SAP
1-1 COACHING TESTIMONIALS
“The career coaching was fantastic. I’m now definitely on the right career path. Thanks for the inspiration.”
“The career coaching sessions were brilliant – they gave me a real sense of direction and helped me to pinpoint the types of positions I would like to work in because up to this I had no real sense of clarity. Grainne is an excellent coach; she is very helpful and gives 100% to each session.”
“I have gained more clarity on the career direction I want to take. It also helped me compose a CV and I gained interview techniques that will be of value.”
“I wanted some help with my delegation skills and to revive my enthusiasm and interest in my job.
I had become a bit stuck in a rut and was feeling de-motivated in relation to work. Through coaching I improved my delegation skills, applied some of my ideas and improved my relationship with my direct reports. I also identified some areas that would give me greater job satisfaction and found renewed energy. Grainne helped me to attain real results. The sessions really benefited me in a practical way.”
“Life is too short to waste on work that you don’t enjoy. Career coaching helped me to discover the type of work I would like to do in the future.”
“I had a lengthy interview with the instructor for a University Course. I found the interview easier as a result of being coached and I have been offered a place on the course. Thanks.”
“I feel like at last I’m on a career path I really want to be on. I have set goals and I know that everything I want to do is possible – I just have to believe it and set down practical steps to get there – very exciting stuff! I had heard that Grainne genuinely is interested in her clients and their ambitions and in my experience this has definitely proved to be true.”
“I found the training and coaching sessions to be very worthwhile – a great learning opportunity.
I achieved a new career, a greater understanding and awareness of self and others and I learnt how to be assertive. Grainne has truly helped me to change my life. Thank you.”
“The sessions were very informative and interesting. I now have more confidence in myself and feel more in control of situations and events in my life and at work. I believe in myself more, feel less afraid to make mistakes and I know I can achieve what I set out to do.”
“I have achieved definite results – I have a clear plan of action for my future. I have found things in life that are important to me and a positive attitude is so important. Grainne has been a tremendous help to me and I always looked forward to our sessions.”
“I have learnt to accept people as they are – to not let them disappoint me so much. I have learnt to believe in me and go for my goals. I feel it is time for me to move on in my career. I have a fantastic support network including Grainne. I would highly recommend life coaching.”
“After the coaching sessions I am more aware of my value and self-worth and of my ability to deal with situations and people.”
“I’m more positive, more assertive and more confident after having engaged in life coaching. Grainne is very good at her job.”
“I came to coaching as it helped me to deal with and figure out a way through difficult situations. It has taught me that you cannot change a situation but you can change the outcome i.e. how it affects you, by changing the way you look upon it. I have learnt that I have the answers and the power to change. I would give coaching a score of 20 out of 10 as it has made such a difference to my life.”
“I am driven to be successful in my role in Sales Management. Coaching has had a significant impact on how I perform. The coaching sessions have helped me highlight areas that require development and to create a plan towards improving these areas.
They have been extremely useful for my personal development too – I would be happy to recommend my coach to any of my colleagues. Grainne is an amazing coach.”
S. O’Toole – PayPal
“The coaching sessions have changed my whole approach to the role regarding how to obtain results. They developed my potential as a Sales Team Leader and have impacted positively on my team’s attitudes and behaviours, communication, ownership of tasks, teamwork and key performance indicators. I believe that coaching is my pillar to being a good leader/manager, helping improve my performance and that of my team.”
J. Fahey – Sky Ireland
“Coaching helps me action my aspirations and to develop areas of opportunity. I have built relationships with my peers as coaching has helped me to ‘put myself out there.’ Coaching has given me confidence in my role in managing the performance of my team. It helps to motivate and inspire them and it gives them the opportunity to find solutions to challenges.
I would recommend 1-1 coaching as I now contribute to the company more and understand my capabilities and personality better. I will continue to engage with coaching as a tool to maximize my potential.”
F. Hogan – Sky Ireland
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING PROGRAMME
The topics of the course that I found helpful and beneficial related to setting realistic goals, understanding how to value and believe in myself and learning how to silence my seriously bad inner critic. I now know I am unique and have a lot to offer to others. Excellent! I really enjoyed the course.
The parts of the course that helped me the most were Assertiveness, learning to value myself and looking at how to build self-esteem and confidence. Grainne has excellent interpersonal skills, is professional, efficient, helpful and very pleasant. I wouldn’t make any changes to the course and I feel that everyone could benefit from doing it.
I most enjoyed the interesting and inspirational stories and the questions that were asked that helped reveal what was holding me back. It was very helpful to learn about the inner cirtic and how to control it, limiting beliefs and the power of positive thinking.
In coming to the course I felt at times I was following the pack and not living my own life.
I enjoyed the interactions in the class and I found the assertiveness module and saying ‘no without feeling guilty’ very helpful indeed especially in my work environment. Congratulations Grainne and Well done! – you’ve made a difference.
The goal setting is an incredible tool. Learning to value yourself and not feel guilty about it. Realising that you have choices and opportunities if you want to take them. Weekly feedback from exercises was very valuable and being in her presence was a very positive experience.
After having completed this Personal Development Course I am looking forward to the future. I can see things in a different light and can put problems in perspective. I am confident and determined to achieve my goals.
This Personal Development Course has helped me to take responsibility for the life I am choosing to live. I am looking forward to the future and taking time to follow my chosen pathways. I am choosing to be more decisive and self-assured. With the knowledge I have gained through the course, I really feel I can take steps forward towards achieving things that will enrich and fulfill my life and all those around me.