Testimonials 2018-02-02T11:57:42+00:00

Our reputation is everything we have ….

Working with a multi-functional team, Dave created an environment which gave individuals the freedom to contribute on a range of topics and create effective solutions in areas beyond their comfort zones. While helping the Authority evolve a workable strategy for the future, Dave also provided invaluable coaching and feedback to help the group work better together as a team.” – Loretta Lambkin, Director of Marketing & Support Services at The Dublin Docklands Development Authority

“I have known Dave for a number of years now, first in a ‘personal development’ sense and later as a mentor and strategist in my family business. Since Dave began working with us in March 2010 he has created a space in which I have been able to look at the dynamics and the dysfunction of ‘The Family Business’. He has initiated a management structure for the business by bringing together the goals of stakeholders, staff and clients – no small task especially when I, the Managing Director, have been the driving force in the business for the past 36 years. His input has shown the light at the end of the tunnel and is pointing the way and gently but intelligently dealing with the issues that are impacting on our business. He is accepted by all as the ‘Honest Broker’ and is patiently chipping away at all the prejudices and biases that have built up over the past number of years. I am truly grateful for his input and anticipate with confidence a very positive long-term outcome” – Freddie Maguire, Managing Director, Massey Bothers & Patrick Massey, Funeral Directors

Dave and his team have put together a unique programme which not only immerses you into a unique learning environment but challenges you with the right questions. I not only found the course practical on many levels ,I also learned a lot from my peers in entirely different industries, to help give more perspective on our particular industry. You will get out what you put in. Marc O’Rourke, Director, Fashion House

Dave brought a clarity to the process of that change, and helped the management team to re-define itself and its purpose, enabling people to fulfil their potential both individually and collectively.  Never before have I worked with a consultant who connects better with people.  Dave Smyth, Managing Director, Ogilvy Dublin

Meeting Dave in 2012, for me, has been life changing and immensely beneficial to the business. Dave has enabled us to have a clear strategy and focus on our priorities. He has helped us clarify the “why” we exist and as such move forward as a cohesive team. He is facilitating the training and development of our people, our most valuable asset. It is obvious Dave is passionate about what he does and evidently he is very clear about why he exists….to enable businesses to grow and develop. Anne Dolan, Founder and Director, Clink Hostels

I found the Leadership Programme informative, thought provoking and most importantly fun. All trainers that took part in the programme were energetic, extremely professional and the presentation of the course kept me very engaged. The environment created was such that I felt at ease and confident within the group. There was just the right amount of practical and classroom activity which has allowed me to use what I’ve learned in my everyday job. I would highly recommend this course, Pamela Farrell, Director, Evros Group