iSallie Bate

Sallie Bate is an Insights Licensed Practitioner, Accredited to Deliver ’Leading & Developing High Performance Teams’, Accredited Coach with True North Coaching Excellence Programme, Accredited Practitioner with Liberating Leadership, Accredited Provider of Harrison Assessments

Sallie has over 15 years’ experience in team, leadership and organisational development. A compassionate coach and facilitator, Sallie delivers focus and commitment to individuals, teams and businesses. She is adept in dovetailing the strategic, big picture with tactical implementation and passionately facilitates models which can be directly applied back in the workplace.

Practical and highly emotionally intelligent Sallie forges strong, lasting relationships. Sallie has a steadfast belief in the people she works with and has an enviable track record of success both with and for her clients.

Sallie works to see ideas and systems translated into realities. She enjoys work that allows her to get her teeth into new projects.

cKathleen Sullivan

Kathleen Sullivan is a leadership consultant and coach with 25+ years of international experience working in several industries across many cultures. Her corporate career has spanned customer service, engineering, IT and call center operations to leading global IT and HR support organizations.

With a deep understanding of the interrelationships between people and operations, Kathleen uses that knowledge to help leaders create productive and healthy work environments. She is recognized as an experienced and inspirational consultant who has proven that organizations led by conscious leaders can achieve success while providing a platform for a higher purpose and human fulfillment.

Kathleen is the co-author of “100 Days of Doing Power Differently, Change Your Leadership, Change the World” published in 2018. This Leadership guidebook provides the platform for her work and passion to bring compassion, humility and inclusion into the leadership conversation to create a new paradigm for power.

Kathleen has an MBA from Monmouth University and a BS degree in Business Administration from Georgian Court University. She is a certified leadership coach with the Coach Training alliance and Insights Discovery® practitioner. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Low Country Chapter of the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for Georgian Court University and the Advisory Board for the University of Idaho’s Public Utility Executive Program.

Kathleen has been an avid photographer for many years and uses her photography to access a deeper level of thinking. Through her “soul images” she seeks to provide a window into the beauty, inspiration and grace that can easily live with us in the workplace. She is blessed to maintain homes in Charleston, SC and on the west coast of Ireland in Co Clare.

hHelen Toogood

Helen is a highly sought after motivational, down-to-earth and extremely approachable leader and facilitator who believes that “all people are extraordinary human beings.  If we truly, deeply understand each other, act with compassion and respect, we will make this world a better place”. This coupled with her strengths of Ideation, Strategic, Woo, Communication and Positivity means that she is fascinated by finding connections between seemingly disparate phenomena, quickly spots the relevant patterns and issues, creates alternative ways to proceed, loves the challenge of connecting people, together, to the idea, through positive communication!

Her passion for excellence and vitality is delivered through people who enjoy life and work. This leads to a strong desire to see real diversity and the agile work patterns, styles and cultures to enable this. This challenges the paradigms of how we do business today.

Helen works with leading global organisations, advising, consulting, team coaching and running workshops and  interventions in talent management, leadership, change management, mentoring & reverse mentoring and consultative relationship management.

Her specialities include transformational leadership and development of high performing, diverse global teams with a focus on helping them achieve their full potential.

kUna Crilly

Una is a Performance Consultant and Coach. She is passionate about developing people, building on their strengths and creating positive relationships and supportive work cultures where people and organisations thrive. Una works with organisations to improve performance and engage employees through delivering impactful training and coaching. Recently she was selected as an IBEC Keepwell Assessor to assess and mentor organisations on wellbeing programmes.

Una brings with her over 20 years experience as Head of Department for the Dunnes Stores Group, managing store standards and developing managers to improve employee engagement and performance. She is a qualified coach, Emotional Intelligence Assessor (EQ-i 2.0 / EQ 360 Certification), a Licensed Practitioner of Nero-Linguistic Programming and a member of the International Coaching Federation.

Areas of Specialism: Design, development and delivery of  Performance Development Programmes, One-to-One Executive Coaching, Culture & Change Management, Business Strategy Development Facilitation.

bCarol O’Reilly

Strategic Facilitator, Leadership Enablement Specialist, Executive Coaching 
Carol is the Founder of Redwood & Co., with over 20 years of experience in business management, leadership and organizational development across the United States and Europe.  Her ethos is founded on partnership, awakening hope, sparking curiosity and going on a creatively crafted journey with clients towards discovering potential and realising change. Leading & matching highly talented, independent specialist consultants to client global projects across private, public, and non-profit sectors. Delivering solutions that bring clarity, alignment and engagement to individuals and their organisations.

Areas of Specialism:
Business Development, Leadership and Management Development, Change Management, Organizational Design and Culture Change, Strategic Management, and Staff Training and Development.

Levels:
C-Suite, Director/Board Level and Senior Management

Accreditations:
Certified Licensed Practitioner for Insights Discovery, The Leadership Versatility Index and the Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence (EI) Brain Profiles.

dPaula Clarke

If you are looking for an inspirational, engaging and down to earth trainer, coach and speaker that can help get results and energise a group – Paula is the resource for you. She enthusiastically motivates people in a wide variety of occupations to reach their full potential. Participants walk away from Paula’s sessions with effective how-to techniques and the desire to put them into action.

Paula is a Licensed Practitioner for Insights Discovery and a Qualified Practitioner for Six Seconds, a global organisation specialising in the assessment of emotional intelligence (EQ).

With over two decades of experience Paula has…

  • Worked in the travel, media, retail, food, & health sectors -both in Ireland and abroad.
  • Been chosen as keynote speaker at various conferences, meetings and events
  • Successfully implemented and coordinated marketing campaigns on a national & international basis.
  • Worked with Third level colleges to help adapt the mindset of their students in this time of great change
  • Successfully coached a range of owner/managers in the areas of positive thinking, goal setting, people skills, visualisation, time management and communications skills.
  • Managed day-to-day operations, with responsibility for sales, customer service, distribution, quality control, and debt collection.
  • Developed, designed and delivered Cultural Change Programmes in a number of leading national businesses.
  • Delivered a yearlong Leadership Programme for a major Irish Company to help develop their pipeline of talent.
  • Worked with senior managers/business owners in a major retailing group on a customised management development programme to assist them to develop the skills necessary to meet critical business challenges.
  • Coached and developed a number of staff in client companies to successfully take up key management positions.
  • Designed and delivered a range of training programmes in Ireland, UK, Portugal, Norway, Middle East to assist a food company to develop and implement strategies to increase sales and improve client service.
  • Developing customised training programmes on telephone techniques, sales techniques, customer care, and competency profiling and performance assessment.
  • Developed a Customer Service training programme which was key in assisting a regional newspaper achieve the independent “Quality Mark” for service.

fPatrick Griffin

“Patrick’s energy, enthusiasm and passion for what he does ensures that his sessions are interactive, rewarding and challenging for participants”. His practical experience in sales, sales management, leadership and capability building lead to highly engaging and thought provoking scenarios that delegates thoroughly enjoy. Patrick’s ability to think on his feet lead, his humour and communication style means he is an excellent trainer and facilitator who energises and inspires participants”

Patrick is a Licensed Practitioner for Insights Discovery, a Qualified Practitioner for Six Seconds, a global organisation specialising in the assessment of emotional intelligence (EQ), an NLP Practitioner and an International Coaching Federation accredited coach as well as a facilitative leader and innovative consultant. Patrick works from the organisation’s set of core values in harmony with the concepts of commitment, learning and partnership.

Specialities Include:

  • Leadership Development – Design and delivery of bespoke training to enable individuals, teams and organisations to reach their full potential.
  • Sales Strategy – Devise, implement and execute a sales strategy from setting of sales targets, to route to market , to customer collaboration
  • Sales Force Training – Design and delivery of inspiring training combined with mentoring and coaching for professionals in sales roles.
  • Coaching for Senior Roles – For professionals in senior management roles, whether newly appointed or established, coaching and mentoring services to help leaders drive performance and manage the demands of the role.
  • Change Management – Expertise on the planning and implementation of change in business development and sales functions focused on process, people and communication.

oGillian McGrath

Gillian designs and delivers bespoke, high impact, results-driven training strategies that optimise individual and team performance.

Her strength-based, experiential approaches and methodologies, combined with her personable, authentic and highly energetic style, leave clients feeling empowered and looking forward!

Gillian has over 16 years of experience in coaching, training and people development and has qualifications in psychology, training and development, coaching and psychometric assessments.

Areas of Specialism: 

Design, development and delivery of  Leadership Development Training Programmes, One-to-One Executive Coaching, Business Strategy Development Facilitation, Performance Management & Conducting Effective Conversations, Culture & Change Management.

vLinda Coyle

Linda Coyle is founder of Connected Communication. A Voice Coach and Speech and Language Therapist with over 18 years’ experience in the field of communication.

Linda Coyle provides tailored communication skills training, and in particular offers Voice Capitalisation Training, which enables people to speak with impact. This specialised training maximises an individual’s unique asset, the voice, helping them to effectively engage, motivate and/or lead others.

Linda’s passion is to enable others to connect and communicate with others successfully and authentically.

Drawing from a broad wealth of experience including voice therapy, psychotherapy, music therapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

Linda provides one to one coaching and bespoke training according to the specific needs of the individual or organisation.

jNaomi Fein

Naomi Fein is the founder and CEO of Irish-based graphic harvesting and facilitation company, Think Visual who partners with Redwood and Co. across various client design and delivery projects.

Naomi is a fast creative thinker, who after over 15 years of illustration and design work, combined with group facilitation, has the ability to capture abstract knowledge and transform it into clear visual outputs on the spot.

Naomi works with private and public sector organisations both in Ireland and globally helping them to collaborate and co-create to deliver information clearly through striking visual outputs.

qOlive Fives

Olive Fives (MBA, BA, H.Dip.Ed) is an innovative organisational development consultant with experience in a wide variety of Corporate, SME, public, private and third sector organisations across Ireland, Europe and India in the areas of:

  • Coaching & mentoring executives and managers
  • Strategic planning, including organisational capacity & capability assessment
  • Teaching & facilitation skills: Fulltime & adult students, and top management teams
  • Designing organisational development solutions
  • Project management skills / interim/ transition management.

pMike Hensey

Mike Hensey is a strategic business consultant and business coach with over thirty years of international experience working with business leaders, management teams and individuals to improve organisational effectiveness.

His key areas of expertise include Executive Coaching & Role Support, Facilitation, Strategy Development, Leadership, Management & Organisation Development, Change Management, Strategic Performance Management, Organisation Culture, Organisation Restructuring and Programme Governance.

Coaching:
Mike has provided coaching role support, advice and guidance to CEOs, Directors, Executives, Senior and Middle Management. The strategic contexts of these organisations included growth strategy, business sustainability, product and market diversification, organisational restructuring and mergers & acquisitions.

Strategy & Management Development:
Extensive experience with CEOs and executive teams on strategic analysis, strategic choice and strategy planning & implementation. In parallel he has designed and delivered customised leadership & management development programmes for CEOs and their executive teams.

Consulting Competencies:
Mike’s consulting experience is rooted in the premise that the individual and their performance is at the heart of an organisation’s success or failure. Previous clients have included; O2, Hertz Group, Enterprise Ireland, AOL, Bausch & Lomb and many other leading Irish and Global brands in multiple sectors.

uHarry Largey

With a specialist focus in enabling global growth and developing Senior Management and Board level talent, Harry is a highly sought after business advisor and coach. His key areas of expertise include Strategy Development & Facilitation, Growth Enablement, Executive Coaching & Role Support, and Change Management.

Harry provides coaching role support, advice and guidance to CEOs, Directors, Executives, and Senior and Middle Management. In relation to business and individuals, Harry works extensively on strategic analysis, strategic choice and strategy planning & implementation.

Sample projects:

  • Executive Coach: One to One coaching focused on skills, behaviours, and motivations required to achieve a balance of both organizational and personal objectives.
  • Global Growth: transforming stagnating business with clear, bold plans for global growth supported by executional excellence.
  • Strategic analysis, strategic choice and strategy planning & implementation: Facilitating the strategic process, coaching executives and managers within this and developing leadership skills, behaviours and work processes to support strategy
  • Organizational Capacity & Capability Assessment and Planning: providing expertise, advice and guidance in the redesign of organizational / functional structure, roles and responsibilities
  • Change Management: Working with Executive Teams developing and implementing strategic organizational change programs

mValerie O’Hanlon

Valerie O’Hanlon is a graduate of the University of Limerick who has over 25 years’ experience in a range of industries in both the private and public sectors which include manufacturing, media, education, banking and hospitality.

Valerie has in-depth experience in the area of HR having held numerous positions over the span of her career. Valerie strongly values education and life-long learning and is a full member of the CIPD, a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is a qualified financial advisor (QFA).

Valerie is also a volunteer with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission on their “Money Skills for Life” programme.

Valerie works with clients to develop meaningful actions goals that can be applied to the reality of their day to day roles.

  • Training Design & Delivery
  • Professional Coaching
  • Facilitation
  • HR Process Improvement & HR Policies
  • Performance Management
  • Recruitment

Valerie is known for her ‘knack for quickly grasping’ the dynamics of businesses and people. Her clients describe her strengths and aptitudes as including: a strategic perspective, a great listener, an excellent communicator, consultative, measured, thorough, empathic with strong emotional intelligence, challenging but respectful, results oriented and professional.

sTess Horan

Tess Horan is an experienced Professional Coach and Leadership Development Consultant specializing in enhancing the professional growth and leadership skills of executives, managers and teams.

Key areas of expertise include –

  • Designing organizational development solutions and workshops
  • Facilitating training and development courses
  • Executive and management coaching
  • Facilitation of 360 feedback facilitation processes
  • Implementing team development and collaborative processes
  • Group facilitation and team building

As a Professional Coach since 2001, Tess’s insightful questioning and goal-driven conversations has exposed new possibilities and created professional development to support her clients in reaching their goals. She works with organizations and communities that value collaboration and trust and are committed to the wellbeing of their people. This results in more stewardship by leaders, managers who coach and empower their teams and less employee turnover. She assists newly promoted or transitioned leaders and managers so they hit the ground running and do not fall into old costly patterns.

Key Projects

  • Executive coaching: One to One coaching focused on enhancing skills, behaviours, and motivations required to achieve a balance of both organizational and personal objectives. Growing self-awareness for the sake of leading from self-knowledge and empowerment of others.
  • Strategy design and implementation: Facilitating and implementing strategic processes, coaching executives and managers within this and developing leadership skills, behaviours and work processes to support strategy.
  • Leadership and Team development: provide team conversational, collaborative and trust Assessments to uncover breakdowns. Create a strategy to address the underlying issues. Developing individual and collective team skills, behaviours, moods and trust to support new overall strategy.
  • Change Management: Support Senior Leadership Teams in developing and implementing strategic organizational change programs in line with their overall mission, vision and desired outcomes.

Diznarda Zuloaga

Diznarda Zuloaga (MBA, BA, Mayor in Organizational Development and Strategic HR Planning) is an innovative strategic human resources leader and consultant with 20 plus years of experience successfully delivering human capital solutions in complex, matrix organizations with 350 to 10,000 employees, with experience in a wide variety of Multinational, Corporate, private and multi sector organisations across Mexico, Latin America and the United States in the areas of:

  • Coaching & mentoring executives and managers
  • Strategic planning, including organisational capacity & capability assessment
  • Training & facilitation skills: Fulltime & adult students, and top management teams
  • Designing organisational development solutions

Sample Projects

  • Executive Coach: One to One coaching focused on skills, behaviours, motivations and long term career & succession planning.
  • Strategy Planning & Implementation: Facilitating strategic planning, coaching managers and developing middle management skills, behaviours and work processes to support strategy
  • Organizational Capacity & Capability Assessment and Planning: Designing, executing and reporting, with executive team, customized field & HQ organisational assessment
  • Succession Planning: Facilitating succession-planning meetings with executive team, devising plans, schedules and successor competencies.
  • Change Management: Lead consultant working with senior teams developing and implementing strategic organisational change programs
  • Performance Management: Design and implementation of performance management, including competencies and 360o feedback mechanisms for both public and private sector organisations
  • Large Group Facilitation: Open Space and World Café sessions for groups of between 50 and 150, in Mexico, over 1 to 3 days for pharmaceutical conventions

Teaching Experience:

  • MBA Lecturer: ITAM – Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (Mexico City) and ITESM- intituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (CEM)
  • Designing and delivering Diploma and Executive Diploma programs in HR Strategic Planning and Talent Management.
  • Various Courses Diversity & Inclusion, Helping Others Succeed, Targeted selection, Leadership and Change Management.

Industry Experience:

  • Employed in banking, financial services, pharmaceutical, consumer and health sectors, in Mexico, and Latin America.

iDavid Harper

David established The Advisory Alliance after spending more than 20 years consulting to the Fortune 50, 100 and 500, as well as leading and growing entrepreneurial organizations.

A skilled business executive with a proven record in both domestic and international markets, he has extensive consulting and leadership experience, with expertise in business and operations management, as well as leadership development and organizational change.

David has personally worked with clients on a variety of issues, including:

  • Design and delivery of the flagship 4-day Leadership Development program for all District Managers of a #1 category U.S. national retailer (1,100+ stores; 22,000 employees) to foster better strategic thinking, improved customer service and experience, and increased in-store sales.
  • Turnaround change for 26,000 employees of a Fortune 500 U.S. financial services corporation, developing a customer-focused culture in a climate that had undergone extensive rationalization.
  • The creation of the first Executive Leadership Development program for 3,000 senior leaders of a Fortune 50 global investment bank.
  • The development of the inaugural 3-day Emerging Leader program for a global corporation (3,000 locations; 168,000 employees) to build the leadership capabilities of high potential talent to support organizational and territory growth.

Prior to establishing The Advisory Alliance, David served as Senior Vice President with Partners International, a privately held management consulting firm in Manhattan, serving the Fortune 500.

Before being recruited to Partners, he led teams of consultants and independent specialists for multi-stream consulting engagements with The Forum Corporation, a global leader in leadership and management development serving the Fortune 500.

David has presented to various organizations including the American Association of Airport Executives, The Florida Retail Federation, ADP, and others. He is also contributing author to The Conference Board’s in-depth research report, The Changing Role of the COO, and authors The Advisory Alliance’s monthly 60-Second Read™.

David is an SPHR™ certified member of the Society for Human Resource Management, a certified consultant and facilitator from the Positive Deviance Initiative of Tufts University, a certified facilitator and administrator of the Hogan Personality Inventory (HPI), Development Survey (HDS), and Motives, Values, Preferences Inventory (MVPI); the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®); the Student Leadership Challenge; and the Student Leadership Practices Inventory. He is also a master global certification consultant for the Leadership Versatility Index®.

He is a Beta Gamma Sigma Medal recipient and graduate from Columbia University Graduate School of Business (MBA, Finance and Management), and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration as well as a BA in Psychology from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

rJackie Woodside

Jackie Woodside, CPC, LICSW is a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, radio and television personality and seminar leader who is passionate about the expanding the edge of human potential.

“Jackie Woodside is calming the chaos for many individuals, groups and corporations through her ground-breaking knowledge of managing energy rather than time” – Sherri Henley

Key Facts:

  • Seminar Leader: design and deliver skills based seminars
  • Specialist skills in Change Management
  • Author of two books: “Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather than your Time” and “Time for a Change!”
  • TEDx Speaker, “Creating Conscious Communities”
  • Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner (EL-MP) by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC)
  • Over 25 years of clinical experience as a manager, therapist and consultant
  • Fluent in American Sign Language and helped to start many programs serving the Deaf Community

nMary Lynch

Mary Lynch (MSc. HRM&D, BSc. (Biotech) Grad Dip Mgmt.) is a highly skilled and dynamic organisational development consultant with experience in a wide variety of Corporate, SME, public, private and third sector organisations across Ireland, Europe and the US in the areas of:

  • Talent Management
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Strategic Development – Specialising in Implementation
  • Facilitation Skills – Top Management Teams
  • Designing Organisational Development Solutions
  • HR Strategy and Consultancy

Key skills and projects:

  • Executive Coach: One to One coaching focused on skills, behaviours, motivations and long term career & succession planning.
  • Strategy Development & Implementation: Facilitating strategic planning, coaching managers and developing middle management skills, behaviours and work processes to successfully and effectively support strategy.
  • Talent Management: Devising talent management strategy and succession planning processes with executive teams.
  • Change Management: Lead consultant working with senior teams developing and implementing strategic organisational change programmes.
  • Performance Management: Design and implementation of performance management, including competencies and 360o feedback mechanisms for both public and private sector organisations.
  • Large Group Facilitation: Open Space and World Café sessions for groups of between 50 and 150, in Ireland and Europe, over 1 to 3 days.