My early career started out in the world of banking. This path was dictated more by necessity than by desire and after several career moves within the banking industry I finally stepped down from a Senior Management Position in 2010 and launched L K Learning Solutions, a training and coaching business.
It was only when I got a chance to plan my dream career that I fully realised the impact pressure and stress can have on the body. So initially I concentrated on Psychology, CBT, Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management. In 2013 I developed my first wellbeing programme The Resilience and Wellbeing Springboard which is currently being delivered nationwide.
Having seen the negative impact a tough target driven sales environment can create, I am committed to ensuring I keep the client’s needs at the heart of what I do. Before I commence working with an individual, a team or an organisation I set out first to understand the behavioural learning objectives. I then explore the perceived barriers to achieving these objectives and aim to capture a specific picture of what success might look like. When all becomes clear I work with my client(s) to design effective solutions combining the appropriate learning tools and modalities that will meet their specific goals and expectations. I then make a point of staying in the background till the goals and desired results become a reality.
My work today focuses on individual, team and leadership development. Having worked as a certified practitioner in DiSC® psychometrics for over 25 years I became an Authorised Partner in Wiley Everything DiSC® in 2019. I firmly believe DiSC® is one of the most powerful self-development tools out there with a focus on self-awareness, accountability and ownership and now with their recently launched online Catalyst™ platform I know it is going to be around for many years to come.
To expand my training and coaching offerings to Leaders / Managers, in 2017 I became an accredited practitioner in The Roche Martin ECR™ Emotional Capitalist Report. This has proven very successful and over the last few years I have seen remarkable transformations with this training. When I look back on my managerial days I often think how different things might have been if I had had this knowledge and insight back then.
I am great believer that everybody has the potential to learn and grow and the biggest room in the world in the room for improvement. I ensure my workshops, both virtual and classroom are packed with interactive and thought provoking modules, hands on exercises and fun.
I am a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) an Accredited DiSC Practitioner and a Certified trainer in The Roche Martin Emotional Capital Report – ECR®. I hold a diploma in Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotional Intelligence and am about to complete a certificate in mediation with the MII. I am also a member of the Institute of Bankers and the Irish Institute of Training and Development.