Smart Coach works with employers on the design of Employee Value Propositions for their Hiring Campaigns. Smart Coach acts as an independent, confidential resource to businesses recording the employee’s daily experiences and perspectives about the employer.
- Smart Coach conducts Employee Interviews to gain Independent and Honest Insights into the daily Employee Experience
- An Analysis and Summary Report of Employee Feedback is delivered to the HR dept and other stakeholders
Group Managing Director | Brennan & Company, SVS Ltd & SMCNI Ltd.
The detailed work that Maura did with our 12 senior management team members, across the 3 companies in the Group, has been very beneficial to our overall strategy for our future growth. Our senior leadership team’s abilities and knowledge are crucial to our future. Maura has helped immensely in assisting them in pinpointing strengths and opportunities for development, which has led to greater cohesion among our teams and a better focus on priorities. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any organisation that is looking to develop a high-performance management team.
National Recruitment Federation | Education and Operations Manager
I recently worked with Maura on a workshop for the National Recruitment Federation Skillnet on 'Becoming A Superior People Development Manager'. This programme was personally designed by Maura for the Recruitment Profession. Maura prepared, delivered and provided feedback on the programme in an extremely professional manner, she was very approachable and easy to work with. Maura got the best out of all the managers that attended this programme, she was engaging, very knowledgeable and more than willing to work with each person to ensure the best outcome. The feedback from our participants was simply excellent!
Osborne Recruitment | L&D Programme Manager
Maura is one of our partners in our Leadership Development Programme. Maura is a strong facilitator, she delivers content very well in a highly engaging, thought provoking manner. She encourages the team to really open up, share experiences, thus learning from her & each other. The course content in Superior People Manager was a nice blend of new material & a reminder to the team on importance of leadership qualities such as listening, Emotional intelligence, Team dynamics, Self-care, being present, the differences between Mentoring and Coaching & when to use for high performance.
Maura also ran our DISC profiles, it was enjoyable and very helpful our team to identify their own skills and is at the core of the next stage in our peoples development plans.
We all very much enjoy working with Maura, she has very warm & practical approach, giving real life scenarios, solutions and very tailored to each individual. We look forward to continuing this partnership.
Yala | Operations Director
Becoming A Superior People Development Manager: Maura Byrne (Your Business Smart Coach) Normally, when you put a bunch of recruiters (competitors) into a room together and ask them to discuss how they run their teams, you are met with awkward silences and a definite lack of participation/trust. Maura managed to avoid this totally and hold a two-day training session, full of mutual respect for each other’s ways of doing business and a very high level of interaction. She did this through her passion for her field and also her innate ability to read the energy in a room. I look forward to attending future training sessions with Maura.
Ed - Brand Manager Food Industry
JOB MOVE TO DIFFERENT INDUSTRY
I thought Maura was a fantastic coach. She helped me make a clear decision when I was really confused and a bit down about where my career was going. I was at a crossroads. I needed to change job and Maura helped me to assess all the job opportunities and coached me through interviews helping me make the right career choice. Maura was an invaluable resource. She provided great insights, used visualization techniques and made me aware of negative self-talk which was eroding my confidence. She was a fantastic sounding board. Maura's coaching enabled me to get a new job with a significant pay rise and more career opportunities. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Paul McHugh, Owner, Keystreet
SMALL BUSINESS SCALING COACHING
Being a solopreneur can be lonely, with no one to bounce ideas off. Maura provides me with the facility to explore ideas and assists me to make an objective analysis of opportunities or situations I find myself in. As an entrepreneur it can be difficult to get your head out of the day-to- day tasks and plan for the future growth of the company. My wife said that in the few months I have worked with Maura I have done more planning than I had done in the past 10 years. Maura has assisted and advised me on moving office, recruiting a new employee, and assessing business opportunities. Maura is non-judgmental, therefore allowing honest discussions. I always leave a session with Maura in an upbeat confident mood armed with an action plan to be tackled.
Sarah Magee, Assistant Director – Finance, Morgan McKinley
PROFESSIONAL RE-FOCUS COACHING
I’m part of a team of 15 with 6 direct reports generating Team Revenue of €2M p.a. As part of my Learning & Development at MMK, having never done coaching before I was a little apprehensive and unsure about what to expect when I started my course. From that first meeting through to the end I felt totally at ease working with Maura and really looked forward to our sessions. Maura's deep listening skills and communication style is excellent. She really pushes you to reflect and acknowledge your areas of development and her knowledge and passion for what she does really shines through. You leave each session with renewed energy and focus on what you need to achieve. The outcome of my coaching has left me with a much more positive frame of mind and has raised my self-awareness and personal belief in my abilities both professionally and personally.
COO of an ICT service company managing a team of 150
CAREER MOVE / FIRST 90 DAYS COACHING
I began working with Maura at a time when I wanted to make changes in my working world. She has been an exemplary professional coach. Her style and method are very effective, helping me to refocus my energies in attaining my goal. She made me “stop and think” to acknowledge my potential and realise my value. Within 4 months I was well on the way to moving to a new job and she supported me through this transition. I felt very supported and championed in attaining my goal and Maura was a vital person to me in this transition. Maura is the person to go to when you need assistance in making changes in your career and accomplishing your goals – I cannot believe it was so easy to make it happen. Thank you Maura.