Meet the Facilitators

We are incredibly fortunate to work with industry leading experts for our Centre of Learning programmes who work tirelessly to ensure all attendees feel comfortable to grow in confidence and takeaway valuable and practical advice for their personal and professional life.

The Facilitators

Andrew Toogood - Proclaim Consulting

Andrew Toogood - Proclaim Consulting

Managing Director

Andrew facilitates the Brilliant Communication Programme. An in demand communicator & leader with over 20 years experience working with a wide range of organisations and brands, Andrew specialises in creating high performance culture by developing emotionally intelligent leaders and teams. A certified Herrmann® practitioner, his areas of particular interest include communication, influence & persuasion, resilience, emotional intelligence and high performance dynamics.

Debbie Cousins - Advance Coaching

Debbie Cousins - Advance Coaching

Head of Career and Interview Training

Advance Coaching facilitate and sponsor the Mentoring Programme. Debbie has over twenty five years’ experience working in a variety of demanding roles within the voluntary sector, with sixteen years at senior management level. She brings considerable experience of managing, developing, coaching and mentoring a wide variety of professional individuals and staff teams to achieve personal goals and business objectives.

Louise Friel - Desktop Genie

Louise Friel - Desktop Genie

IT Consultant and Owner

Louise facilitates our Excel Essentials programme. Louise is an IT professional with over 30 years' experience in IT and telecommunications and is the owner of Desktop Genie which provides IT consultancy and business solutions. Louise provides a range of specliast IT Training including MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS Project and marketing through Twitter and LinkedIn training. She is an Accredited Microsoft Master Instructor and an accredited ECDL and Advanced ECDL Tester.

Sandra Lee- Training and Learning Solutions

Sandra Lee- Training and Learning Solutions

Managing Director

Sandra facilitates The Power of Diversity programme. Having been actively engaged in the field of learning and development for over 20 years, Sandra is a highly professional and experienced Learning & Development Consultant who co-ordinates and project manages learning solutions to support the wider business strategy of her clients. She works across sectors and industries both locally in Northern Ireland and globally including global delivery of female development programmes.

Sarah Travers

Sarah Travers

Director of Bespoke Communications

Sarah facilitates the Women in Business Reflect and Reboot - Resilience Workshop. She is a former BBC news journalist and TV presenter, with a keen interest in stories and the people that shape them. Sarah has coached hundreds of people in media training, presentation skills and leadership development. Sarah will always be warm, engaging and encouraging in her training sessions, as she shares her wealth of knowledge with you.

Una McSorley - Marcomm Training

Una McSorley - Marcomm Training

Director

An award-winning communication and training consultant, Una McSorley is recognised as one of Northern Ireland’s leading communication trainers. Her expertise is in complex communications issues and development. She has also built a reputation for excellence in the field of career transition coaching and is an Accredited Executive coach and member of the Association of Coaching. Una is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations for her outstanding contribution to the PR industry.

Niamh Shiells - Advance Coaching

Niamh Shiells - Advance Coaching

Head of Leadership and Team Coaching

Advance Coaching facilitate and sponsor the Mentoring Programme. Niamh is an Accredited Professional Executive Coach and Systemic Team Coach. She is former Chair of Association for Coaching Ireland and an AC Fellow. She has extensive experience of working with local and global leadership teams where she consistently achieves exceptional outcomes.

Educational Partners

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