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Aideen Lowe is an experienced leader, facilitator and coach, having spent almost 20 years in Learning & Development organisations at innovative and fast-moving tech companies like Facebook, Twitter and Stripe.

Aideen has travelled around the globe and worked with teams across all areas of business, including Sales, Operations, Marketing, Finance and HR, coaching business leaders and teams to develop their presence and engage their audience.

She holds a Certificate in Training and Development from the Irish Institute of Training, a Master Trainer qualification and an Advanced Diploma in Personal Leadership and Executive Coaching. Aideen's approach to coaching is both direct and supportive with a focus on helping others to build their confidence and develop skills to enable them to elevate their impact.

Learn how to craft a story that brings your vision to life and motivates others towards action.  Understand and apply the theory, importance and power of listening actively.  Develop focused and relevant messages and stories, by analysing your audience and achieve charismatic authority.  Understand the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication.

Learn how to remain positive and objective when communicating a difficult message or managing a challenging conversation.  Develop your personal influence and impact on others by showing empathy and achieving a win/win outcome.  Understand the importance of emotional intelligence and behaviour in persuasive communication.

Course Facilitator - Mary Groarke

Mary Groarke is a communication and leadership development expert, strategist and executive coach. She holds a Diploma in Advanced Business & Executive Coaching from UCD Smurfit Executive Development. Mary uses her background in drama to help draw out people’s true potential and talent and guides them to become more effective leaders and communicators. She is an Examiner with the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Drama.

Mary supports organisations in becoming more strategic and impactful, by giving their people the necessary confidence, self-awareness, motivation and drive.  She adds value to her clients’ strategic business plans and helps their achievement of strong succession planning and progressive leaders.

Mary empowers individuals and groups to achieve their full potential.   Her approach is practical, results driven and unique to each individual.  She specialises in developing skills in the areas of:

  • Powerful Presentations and Storytelling    
  • Personal Effectiveness and Influencing    
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership Development    
  • Leading in a Virtual World      
  • People and Task Management          
  • Building Resilience     
  • Managing Change        
  • Time Management and Self-Organisation
  • Interview Skills and CV Preparation

Mary is the founder and managing director of Vision Communications, a business communications and training consultancy, established in 2004.

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