Amanda has been at the centre of our business transformation since 2009. What started as a single session as a facilitator has blossomed to the point that Amanda has become my personal Business Coach in addition to helping lead and steer the new culture and direction of our business.
On a personal level, Amanda has a wonderful knack of unlocking the issues that without her challenge would have remained dormant and unresolved. She has a record of getting to the nub of a problem without making the individual feel threatened or exposed and gives a mixture of expert counsel and direction that ensures the individual is engaged and truly wishes to achieve their goals.
On a team level, Amanda has garnered the respect of the individuals many of whom would have been wary of “yet another consultant”. Amanda has helped direct a new Vision, Mission and culture for the Retail team over my two year tenure as newly appointed Director within DAA. The results are tangible- we have just delivered a fantastic offer within Terminal Two at Dublin Airport and recently recognized as “Best Retail Facilities” of all European Airports. This was delivered against possibly the toughest economic challenge of our history and without a single additional appointment to the team. Amanda has absolutely ensured that we fully unlock and maximize the potential of each and all within our team. A pleasure to work with!
Retail Director, Dublin Airport Authority
Amanda is a trusted partner who delivers value beyond the core brief. Amanda has worked with me to provide executive coaching and team development solutions across a variety of needs and the feedback has always been excellent. Of particular note is Amanda’s high level of integrity and clear passion for her area of work which means that as clients we benefit from objective expert guidance, delivered either with disarming empathy or challenging clarity according to the situation. I would have no hesitation in recommending Amanda as a professional partner.
Learning & Development Manager, Bord Gáis Energy
Amanda has partnered with myself and my Leadership Team since February 2012. She has taken us through a journey of Team Development that has transformed how we work together. My team, without exception, warmed to Amanda; she very quickly established trust with each team member and managed team dynamics most effectively during the away days. She is always meticulously well prepared and seems to anticipate every potential problem or issue. In addition to her absolute professionalism Amanda shares her sense of humour and fun comfortably and my team is eagerly awaiting our next team away day with her.
Mrs. Margaret Swords
CEO, Louth Meath Hospital Group
Amanda has played a key role in the work of the IITD over many years through her expertise in the areas of Competency Development, Executive Coaching & Mentoring, and Setting up Learning & Development for Success. She has also provided a strategic contribution as a member of the IITD Council in determining the direction for the Institute.
Amanda is a member of the judging panel for the National Training Awards in her capacity as an industry expert and in recognition of the breadth of her experience and exposure to all industry sectors. She is a regular contributor to T&D journal and has co-authored a number of publications which have been selected as the core texts on the IITD’s education and training programmes from NFQ Levels 6 to Masters.
In summary, the professional manner in which she approaches her work and her integrity in her dealings with others, combined with her expertise and credibility in the field is of the highest standard.