With a background in the medical device / pharmaceutical sector that was heavily focused on customer & training related issues, he brings with him a wealth of practical experience to projects that he is involved in.
In his educational background he has achieved academic qualifications in Science up to Doctoral level and in Business he has also been awarded a M.B.A. from the Ulster Business School at the University of Ulster.
On a professional level, Jim has professional membership status within the Life and Business Coach Association of Ireland (LBCAI), the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD). He has also successfully completed his Assessor TDLB Units D32 and D33 with the Institute of Management and passed at the top of his class, the lead-auditor examinations of the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA). He has in 2005 completed his training as an NLP Practitioner and is accredited through the American Board of Neuro Linguistic Programming. In 2007, he completed the Master Trainer program with the Irish Management Institute (IMI).
In his activities as a Training Consultant, Jim has designed and delivered management and personal development programs across a range of subject areas focused on developing core skills. More than 15,000 participants have benefited from training using the learning materials designed to make them think! The programs are designed to create an interactive learning experience so participants can bring the learning back into the workplace for immediate implementation.
As a coach, Jim has designed and implemented performance management coaching interventions in the public, private and not for profit sectors of industry. His client-centred approach to coaching is designed to maximize the benefit for the client allowing them to unlock their potential and deliver the results they need for their organisation. Jim’s coaching activity is not restricted to the business arena, he holds a third dan black belt in Shotokan karate and is the senior instructor / coach at the WSKF karate club in Ennis.
Having over ten years experience in the successful design and delivery of management and personal development interventions in client organizations, Jim’s passion for facilitating the development of others is evident in his approach and in the results for his clients.