The scenery here can be quite breath-taking....when it's not raining! My wife Heidi and I share a cottage on the rugged coastline...facing out into the Atlantic Ocean. So this is where I am, when I'm not away on training assignments around Europe.
I am a graduate of University College Dublin, and the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. My early career was spent as a salesman in Britain, working my way up to a marketing management position with Lever Brothers. I then left, to join the Irish Management Institute in Dublin. I spent many happy years there as a Marketing Management Trainer. It was at the IMI that I first began to develop my own style of training.
Around 1981 I began to specialise in the area of Personal Development. And so I have been ever since...working as a management training consultant & coach. Perhaps my best-known public training course, is called "Untap your True Potential !". I run this regularly in Dublin, for groups of chief executives, senior managers and professionals. Most of the courses I run are "in-company" with different organisations, mainly in Europe. I specialise in Personal Development training for business & professional leaders.
I have also been a practising Hypnotherapist for over 20 years. My very first experience of Hypnotherapy, was on the receiving end over 30 years ago ! The incredible Dr Jack Gibson of Naas, got me off cigarettes back then - permanently !
I myself learned the healing art of Hypnotherapy, mainly through intuition & experience. However, I also studied under the NLP "gurus" Richard Bandler and John Grinder. Like every modern hypnotherapist, I was also inspired by the work of the late Milton Erickson. But I mostly owe Dr Dave Dobson of St Juan Island (near Seattle)...who inadvertantly "kick-started" me into this way of working, more than twenty years ago.
Combining my experience of both Management Training and Hypnosis, I have also developed my own unique form of Executive Coaching. It's called Hypno-Coaching.
I have served on the teaching faculties of the following institutions over the years....
Management Centre Europe, Brussels Dublin University The Irish Management Institute, Dublin The Institute of Marketing (U.K.)
Some of the Clients I have worked for....
AIB Bank The European Commission NV Philips NorthWest Securities ICI Swiss Bank Corporation Aras an Uachtarain The Prudential Assurance Company IBM Owens-Corning Fiberglas SA TSB Bank Gallaher Limited KPMG Peat Marwick Digital Equipment
Various articles in such publications as....
Business Horizons Sloan Management Review (MIT) The Chief Executive's Digest The Independent Decision Magazine The Irish Times Management Magazine
Would you like to look through some of my recent published articles ? Click onto my "Recently published Articles page - and have a good read !
Countries where I have worked on various assignments
United Kingdom Ireland Belgium Norway U.S.A. Netherlands Denmark Saudi Arabia Vietnam Sudan Kazakhstan Tanzania Venezuela Zimbabwe Pakistan
As a training specialist with the Irish Management Institute in the 70s, I was one of the first to adapt and implement the Action-Learning approach, originated by the late Reg Revans. This transformed the Marketing Management Training Programme, which I ran back then for the IMI.
Inventor of Hypno-Training ( a unique method, incorporating the principles and practice of Hypnosis into results-oriented management training). Presented and demonstrated to the Conference of the Association for Management Education & Development, in Henley, England....and subsequently to the International Creativity Conference in Buffalo, U.S.A.
"Untap your True Potential !" is the personal development training programme for Chief Executives and Senior Managers, which I designed some years ago. I ran it originally at the Irish Management Institute in Dublin for a number of years. I have recently re-designed this programme completely - and run it now as a 5-day event, at Moyglare Manor, just outside Dublin. This programme is unique inasmuch as it enables experienced senior executives to reach new heights of achievement - through Hypno-Training. Nothing like it is available at any other management centre or business school - anywhere !
Developer of a new form of one-to-one Hypnotherapy , which triggers dramatic (and permanent ) changes...after just one session. Perhaps you are thinking about such a Hypnotherapy session for yourself ? Would you like more information about my approach ? If so - just click onto my Frequently asked Questions page.
Hypno-Coaching combines what I've learned about management Development and NLP and Hypnosis over the years. It is a unique form of Executive Coaching for business leaders.
I have also been ( and still am !) a Sales Trainer. I designed the original "Selling a Sevice" course for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (U.K.) many moons ago. I also regularly ran my own sales-training course at the IMI in Dublin. It was called "Sell that Product !". In fact this particular course was one of the most successful & popular courses ever run at the Institute.
What Clients say....
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I am a voracious reader of books about the Human Condition. People are continuously fascinating to me. Over the years I have been building up a list of books. I call this list.... "Some Readable Books on the Human Condition" . To qualify for inclusion in this list, a book must...1) Throw some light on the human condition....and 2) Be readable.
As you can imagine, 99.5% of books fail this double test! The testing itself of course is purely subjective! Anyway, if you would like like to look at, or copy this list - just click here for your Book List !