Connemara Corporate Activities, Zetland Country House Hotel

Connemara Corporate Activities, Zetland Country House Hotel

Personal & Executive Coaching

  • Are you concerned about your market position and want to improve it?
  • Are you wondering how to retain your best people?
  • Do you want to know how you can get the best from yourself and your people so that they can go that extra mile?
  • Have you received some feedback on yourself that you don’t know how best to act on?
  • Do you want to improve your confidence and interpersonal skills as a manager?

    If you have answer yes to any of the above, you have identified ‘leadership development’ as an area of key focus in your organisation.

    Who are the main targeted participants in this programme?

  • Managers and business leaders who want to lead rather than manage
  • You may be in a new role, or you may have current issues that need resolving, or you may simply want to develop your leadership skills

    PWC HR benchmarking 2003 Ireland identified ‘leadership development’ as the second most important issue and is also identified as an important business issue.

    What will the sessions cover?

  • Discussion of your issues and aims
  • Recognition of your own strengths and drivers with the help of different personality diagnosis tools (Belbin Team Role profile and personality questionnaires)
  • Development of a leadership style that is tailored to your values
  • Communication - including persuading and influencing others
  • Empowering yourself and your team
  • Coaching and mentoring techniques
  • Building confidence in your vision, ideas and approach
  • Creative problem solving groups

    What are the individual benefits of this 3-6 months coaching programme?

  • Built respect and gained the trust of your team
  • Gain a better understanding of emotional management
  • Developed your own leadership style and be able to adapt depending on the situation
  • Coached or mentored some individuals in your team and seen some results
  • More confidence to champion your vision and ideas, and those of your team

    The major focus on this type of behavioural coaching is targeted in helping the new leader to assimilate and achieve the business objectives by clarifying specific behaviours or habits or learn new, more effective ways to work and interact with others. This type of coaching often helps individuals who are otherwise very successful in their current jobs or are taking new responsibilities that require a change in specific behaviours.

    What will the organisation gain from this programme?

  • Completion of this programme will shift a manager’s paradigm from a ‘manager as a boss’ attitude to a ‘Manager’s as inspiring leader’.
  • Managers will have the knowledge to utilise advanced communication skills and coaching versus outdated ‘command and control method’.
  • This programme is designed for managers to achieve greater results from their staff including fostering the rapid development of individuals and teams, leading to increased organisationl capabilities.


    Bernard Chanliau MBS & Msc HRM
    Bernard describes himself as a “practical hands-on businessman”. Before joining XenerGie Consulting Ltd in 2002, Bernard worked for major IT corporations at strategic operational management positions predominantly as EMEA Sales Director.
    His vast experience in international business management spanning 7 countries and emphasis on practical applications makes him a resource for human resources management strategy, project team building, executive performance coaching and application of Belbin methodology.
    Bernard has recently completed his Msc in Strategic Human Resource Management in the NCI, Dublin.

    Lorna McDowell CHC(UK) MMI
    Lorna founded XenerGie in 2000 with a vision of “making humans fit for companies and companies fit for humans” following experiences and observations during 14 years in corporate communications, marketing and change management in Europe and the USA.
    Prior to setting up XenerGie, she was director of corporate communications at PLAUT International Management Consulting and European Operations Manager at Brodeur Worldwide, where she was responsible for team development and facilitating change during an international merger programme, and held various marketing for Tektronix Europe, Micrografx France and Budget Rent a Car.
    More recently she has qualified, and is in practice, as a psychotherapist specializing in hypnotherapy, NLP and counselling, offering a unique skill set combining corporate experience with psycho-therapeutic techniques. Lorna also sits on the council of the Marketing Institute West Region.


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