Professionals

Bringing a wealth of over two decades of experience and a deep understanding of business from a strong backgrounds in strategic HR/people development, we are aware of the challenges faced by professionals as they navigate business and career.  You know you are in trusted hands when you work with us as your coach or mentor.

Partnering with us you will gain a competitive edge by gaining clarity and focus in determining what is important to you at this stage of life and career, identifying your unique personality, strengths and skillset to help you with critical decision making, identifying any obstacles that may be holding you back including confidence or mindset.  We provide tailored packages to include expert coaching, guidance and/or assessments accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) when required enabling invaluable insight and a clear roadmap towards your own goals and unique potential whether within or outside the organisation.  We have built up a solid knowledge and quality connections within the external market in a number of industries and are delighted to share this with you as needed.

Key Services for Professionals Include:

Executive Coaching

  • Coaching is a process of discovery and action. Our executive coaching programmes are between 4-6 sessions and leverage active listening, insightful assessment, challenging questioning, on-going feedback and support between sessions.   Our coaching approach is invested in increasing awareness for our clients to discover and maximise strengths, become aware of blindspots, overcome obstacles, take accountability for action, and maximise potential and performance.
  • We partner with you each step of the way, determined for your success.   A previous client described coaching as “a unique opportunity to have in-depth conversation with myself in a truly safe and supportive space to discover the best of me” the coach acting as your mirror so-to-speak and assisting with clarity, confidence and accountability.
  • Executive coaching programmes are available for professionals both inside and outside the organisation.  To enquire further and receive more information on a bespoke coaching package to suit your specific requirements  book an exploratory call here.  

INTERVIEW COACH:  Competency-based Interviews & Assessment Centres

  • Extensive experience as Chair/External Interviewer for competency-based interviews for both public sector bodies and the civil service to include government departments, the HSE, Universities, HSA, Food Safety Authority and An Garda Síochána.  Industry experience in several private industries to include the pharmaceutical/medical device assessment centre process, behavioural group interviews, aptitudes etc.
  • Packages include:
  • –  Advice and guidance on application form and competency completion
  • –  Interview preparation consultation
  • –  Simulated or mock competency-based interview in line with relevant framework
  • – Provision of interview feedback (option to have recorded)
  • – Provision of helpful resources across a number of related themes
  • – Post-interview feedback

FlexiSmart Career Development Programme:

  • This 4-6 week programme menu includes:
  • – Discovery and awareness of your individual value proposition and career inventories through British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited assessments based on personality, interests, values, skills and strengths.
  • – Guidance on how to develop and optimise your brand including digital presence (LinkedIn etc.)
  • – Executive CV review including creatives
  • – Job search strategy exploring all routes to market
  • – High quality connections across a number of sectors
  • – Advice on networking for success.
  • – Tips and resources on key career management areas
  • – Refining your personal and professional brand externally
  • ** Complimentary Career Development Plan with every programme **

Please Contact Us to discuss an individual request or for more information on the various packages available including the FlexiSmart Career Development Programme.

Why Us

  • Over 25 years’ experience in HR, recruitment & business across industries to include IT/Cyber Security, Engineering, EHS, Call Centre, Pharmaceutical and Biotech.
  • Previous experience as external interviewer and Chair for a leading public sector body
  • Expert experience as an executive CV designer for a leading London career agency working with senior clients worldwide. 
  • Qualified practitioner in British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited psychometrics.
  • Trained group behavioural assessor and interviewer for assessment centres
  • Qualified Executive Coach and professional certification to senior practitioner with the EMCC.
  • Qualified NLP Practitioner with a background in sociology, positive psychology and a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership in Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace.
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Having worked in the civil service I had the opportunity of promotion.  There were 2 panels for both EO and HEO and I applied for both. The support and advice from Aideen was invaluable in preparing the application, and when it came to the competency-based interview the guidance and techniques I received really prepared me well for the interview.  Aideen had given me the confidence to complete each interview successfully. I have been lucky enough to have passed on both sets of interviews promoted firstly to EO and then HEO.  I would highly recommend Aideen’s interview preparation service for anyone interested in civil service roles or competency- based interviews. A small investment in the present for a big investment in your future”

Graham Connolly, HEO, Department of Social Protection

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“I want to express my sincere gratitude for your invaluable assistance and encouragement during my recent interview for the Director of Nursing position at University College Cork Dental School and Hospital. Your coaching not only boosted my confidence but also instilled a belief in my abilities to excel in the interview process. You provided invaluable guidance on structuring my responses, enabling me to effectively showcase my skills and talents to the panel. Aideen you also emphasised the importance of letting my personality shine through, ensuring the panel gained a genuine understanding of who I am. Your support was instrumental in helping me present myself authentically and convincingly during the interview. I am delighted to inform you that I will be commencing my post in the coming weeks”.

 

Niamh O’Sullivan, Director of Nursing UCC Dental School & Hospital

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Earlier this year I needed help relating to my future career pathway. I was approaching something of a ‘career crossroads’ and sought out Aideen’s professional expertise to help guide me. Aideen was most professional in her approach, establishing our timeframes, parameters and expectations at the outset. From there she facilitated a series of very engaging conversations that challenged my perspectives on life, work and family. This led me to become very aware of my core beliefs, inner values and awaken my real passions. Realizing the importance of these core traits, in turn, brought a move to a role more aligned with more authentic goals. This new role delivers both high levels of job satisfaction and a far more manageable work/life balance. Challenging my perspective helped change my reality. Would recommend the services of FlexiSmart Coaching to anyone at a career crossroads. “

Alan Langton, Senior Financial Advisor, Kildare

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“I am delighted to let you know I have I secured a senior project role and want to thank you sincerely for all your help with the support you provided to me recently in achieving this role.  Your help was invaluable. I am delighted to recommend your executive career coaching services”.

Ruth Gaffney, Managing Director