Bringing a wealth of experience and deep understanding of business from our own background and the complex landscape of the corporate world and the challenges faced by professionals, you know you are in trusted hands when you work with us.

Partnering with us you will gain a competitive edge by gaining clarity on your skills and strengths as well as possible areas for development or blind-spots, identify what is important to you at this career (and life) stage to help you with critical decision making and identify any obstacles that may be holding you back.  We provide expert coaching enabling invaluable insight and a clear roadmap towards your own goals and unique potential.

Also learn how to develop a powerful presence through your brand and how you promote it as well as the confidence to move forward. Delivering specialist expert guidance on the elements of the go-to-market strategy including routes to market, refining your brand/Executive CV, honing your competency interview skills (public/private sector), networking for success and developing an all-star online presence.

Key Services for Professionals Include:

Executive Coaching

Coaching is a process of discovery and action.  It involves a one-on-one relationship between coach and professional, focusing on specific goals or challenges.  Through insightful coaching, psychometrics (when relevant), feedback and support, coaching helps individuals identify their strengths, overcome obstacles, develop new skills, and maximise potential and performance..

Your coach is your partner with you each step of the way, determined for your success.   A client described coaching as “a unique opportunity to have in-depth conversation with myself in a safe space” the coach acting as your mirror so-to-speak and assisting with clarity, confidence and accountability.

To enquire further and receive more information on a bespoke coaching package for your specific requirements  book an exploratory call here.  

Career Management

Competency-based Interview Preparation and Practice Interviews for Public and Private sectors

  • Extensive experience as External Interviewer for panel competency-based interviews for public sector bodies and private organisations.  Services include:
  • Structured competency-based applications and interview preparation including practice interview/feedback in line with the public sector framework
  • Interview training and preparation for private sector including assessment centre process and behavioural interviews, aptitudes etc.

Career Transition Services

  • Clarify awareness on your individual value proposition through psychometric assessments and career inventories and coaching to help discover the right career path for you or to make the best career decision for you at this stage of your life/career.
  • How to develop a strong online presence/Executive CV
  • Guidance on how to develop an All-Star online presence (LinkedIn)
  • Job search strategy skills and all routes to market including networking for success.
  • Prepare for structured competency-based interviews within the public and private sectors

Please Contact Us to discuss an individual request

Why Us
  • Over 25 years’ experience in HR & business roles 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. 
  • Accredited Practitioner British Psychological Society Level A and B Assessment.
  • Trained Group Behavioural Assessor and Interviewer for Assessment Centres
  • Qualified Executive Coach and Professional Certification to Senior Practitioner with EMCC.
  • Qualified NLP Practitioner with a background in sociology, positive psychology and currently completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership in Health & Wellbeing in the Workplace.

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


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


“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