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Expert in Outplacement & Career Transition Coaching and Training, Psychometric Testing, Emotional Intelligence

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

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Expert is a career & personal development coach and trainer with extensive experience in Career Transition, Outplacement, Executive Coaching, Psychometric testing and Emotional Intelligence assessment & development, both in a one-on-one and group setting.

Expert's skills have been developed over a period of nearly 20 years in the helathcare/pharmaceutical business, most recently at senior management/board level. She has held positions in a variety of areas including research, sales & marketing and communications. Her experience spans global pharmaceutical companies, independent consultancy and start-up operations.

PERFORMANCE AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COACHING • Pharmaceutical/healthcare, entrepreneurs, independent consultants, start-up companies, senior executives and business women • Professional development, talent management, leadership skills, effective management, work-life balance, emotional intelligence, time-management, stress management, delegation • Psychometric testing for selection and development.

CAREER COACHING • Career planning & advancement, career transition, outplacement, retirement, redundancy, returning to work. • Psychometric testing and feedback - aptitude, ability and personality. • CV preparation and Interview skills • Firework® career transition programme: A groundbreaking and unique, structured career coaching programme aimed at people at a career crossroads.

PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING • Professional assessment, selection, development and coaching, career decision, career guidance • Range of testing services available including the world leading tests of personality, career and ability tests including 15FQ+, NEO-PI-R, Jung Type Indicator (JTI); Bar-On Emotional Intelligence Questionnaire, Emotions and Behaviours at Work (EBW),The Career Profile and Ability Tests.

Originally from a science background, Expert holds an honours degree in Pharmacology from UCD, and an MSc in Biotechnology from UCG. She later went on to receive a Diploma in Management from TCD and a Diploma in Public Relations from the Irish Academy of Public Relations. She is a qualified Life and Business Coach and is recognised by the British Psychological Society as Level A & B qualified in psychometric testing. Expert is a licensed Career Coach with Fireworks Coaching Company which offers a structured career transition programme for those at a career crossroads. She has recently completed a Certificate in Training and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth.

Expert is an associate consultant to the global outplacement company DBM and has also coached individuals from a broad range of organisations including Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bank of Ireland, Bank of Scotland Ireland, Intel, Symantec and Accenture.


executive coaching


leadership development




emotional intelligence




pre-employment testing


team building


employee empowerment


employee motivation


pharmaceutical industry




career counseling


career transition

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1989   M.SC.   Biotechnology   University College Galway   Second Class Honours Grade 1
1987   B. Sc (Hons)   Pharmacology   University College Dublin   Second Class Honours Grade 1
1994   Post-grad Diploma in management   Management for Scientists and Engineers   Trinity College Dublin   P1
1997   Diploma in Public Relations   Public Relations   Irish Academy of Public Relations   First Class Honours
2008   Diploma Life and Business Coaching   Coaching   Life and Executive Coaching Institute  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to





Owner (Managing Consultant)


Career and personal development coach with particular focus on career transition & outplacement, psychometric testing, emotional intelligence assessment and development, and talent management

2009 to 2010


DBM Global




Associate Consultant


Outplacement consultant

2004 to 2008


BellPharma Ltd



Co-founder and Commercial Operations Director


Executive Director with responsibility for maketing and communications, personnel management and product portfolio and in-licensing co-management.

1997 to 2004





Marketing Communications Consultant (Owner)


Marketing communications services to the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector

1994 to 1997


Schering AG (Ireland)


High Tech Hospital Products


Product Manager


Management of marketing and communications activities for high tech hospital products (Oncology and neurology).

1992 to 1994


Sandoz Ireland ltd


Hospital Products


Specialist Hospital Representative


Sales and marketing activities for Clozaril, including launch (anti-psychotic) and Sandimmun (immunosuppressant for use in organ transplantation).

Career Accomplishments:

Division of Work and Organisational Psychology (DWOP); British Psychological Society; Association for Coaching Ireland (AC); Pharmaceutical Managers Institute; AONTAS: The national adult learning association.


British Psychological Society: Certificate of competence in Psychometric Testing Level A and B; Certificate in Training and Continuing Education (Fetac level 7): NUI Maynooth; Emotional Intelligence: Bar-On EQi & EQi-360 accreditation: MHS; Emotions and Behaviours at Work (EBW), accredited facilitator: Brentfield Consultancy; Fireworks Career Coaching Programme, Licensed Career Coach: Firework Coaching Company.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • As an associate consultant for DBM, she provided outplacement support and career coaching (one-to-one & workshops for up to 12 people) to approximately 100 individuals from organisations including Bank of Ireland, Symantec, Accenture, Intel and Bank of Scotland Ireland within a 12 month period.
  • Co-ordinated and completed an Emotional Intelligence assessment and feedback project to a team of 48 at Bristol Myers Squibb Pharma (BMS), Dublin within a 3 month period, providing report and recommendations to management.Conducted EQ-360 assessments, feedback and follow-up executive coaching to management team and key personnel in BMS.
  • Turned around a problematic employee anger management issue for Pharmaceutical company through coaching over a 3 month period resulting in a highly motivated, positive individual, improved team relations and a dramatic improvement in performance and attitude as reported by management.
  • Planned and co-ordinated, in association with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Edelman PR and key Medical specialists launch of Viagra® to primary care, ensuring communication of accurate, non-sensationalised information.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Over 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare sector in a range of areas (laboratory, dales and marketing, communications, in-licensing, general management, board level). Experience spans Blue-chip pharmaceutical companies, consultancy and start-ups.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

CV workshops, Interview skills workshops, Career continuation workshops. (as an associate consultant for DBM global outplacement.

Emotions & Behaviours at Work (team workshop accredited facilitator)

Firework Career Transition Programme: Structured career transition programme aimed at helping individuals discover their ideal career and creating an action plan to get there. Suitable for anyone at career crossroads: redundancy situations, early retirement, return to work women, general career frustration.

Other Skills and Services

Particularly strong relationship building skills, highly empathetic with an ability to relate well with clients and builds rapport quickly.


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