My early career started out in the world of banking. This path was dictated more by necessity than by choice and after several career moves within the banking industry I stepped down from a Senior Management Position in 2010 and launched LK Learning Solutions – A Training and Coaching Business.
It was on exiting the banking world that I came to realise the impact pressure and bad stress can have on the body. This led me into the world of 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 finally 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 stay with my client(s) 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 Everything DiSC® psychometrics for over 25 years I became an Authorised Partner in Wiley Everything DiSC® in 2020. I firmly believe Everything DiSC® is one of the most powerful self-development tools available in today’s market with a focus on self-awareness, accountability and ownership and now with their recently launched online Catalyst™ platform it is available to anyone no matter who or where they are.
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 the knowledge and insight that I have today.
I am great believer that everybody has the potential to learn and grow and the biggest room in the world is 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.