Having worked as a Human Resource Manager successfully supporting line managers in a wide range of departments & businesses Claire set up her own business in 2007 providing consultancy, coaching & training to entrepreneurs & start up companies.
Claire’s background knowledge of business, human resource management, and psychology, gained while working with various multinationals in Dublin, and through studying the Dip HRM and Bsc HRM (Hons) Cipd, combined with her excellent people skills means that she is one of the best coaches in her niche, as her clients regularly tell her and others. She has created a style of coaching which is totally client centred and specifically sets out to identify the clients’ skills, assets and weaknesses; this empowers clients to transform weaknesses into strengths. Clients working with Claire have found that having an experienced business coach is what makes all the difference to developing their business. Strategy & decision making become easier & easier and their own effectiveness as well as the business is vastly improved.
Claire was an early adopter and tapped into the power and value of Social Media Marketing after exploring cost effective ways for her clients to market themselves in early 2009. She herself has been active in online social interaction since 1996 with online forums & topic focused chat rooms etc.
In May 2010 The University of Ireland, Galway carried out research which shows that Claire is one of the top most tweeted people in Ireland, next to national Tv presenters & radio DJs, and "Jedward" :)
She regularly delivers “Tweeting for Business Success” seminars as well as “Twitter Masterclasses” for entrepreneurs, business owners and marketing managers of corporations. And has been a guest speaker at a variety of business networks.
Her blog gets regular readers and comments (between 50-300 per post) and is regularly retweeted by businesses in UK, Ireland, Europe and USA. One blog post alone was RT 2,000 times within 48 hours and her story was picked up & published in 3 national newspapers as a result.
Claire works with SME’s in various types of businesses & organisations; Wedding Planning, Bubblz! Maths Clowns, Educational Software developers, Authors, Business Consultants, Virtual PA, T Shirt Companies, Comedy Clubs, Tea Specialists, Public Speaking Trainers to name but a few.
Tony de Lacy as a member of the Management Matters team plays an active hands on approach to many of the projects which we undertake and in building client relationships.
For 30 years he has played an important role in a number of multinational and locally based companies embracing sales and marketing, accountancy and general management at the highest level. He has been Chairman of Irish and UK companies and has represented industry at EU meetings. The organisations include a wide cross section of industries from pharmaceuticals, fast moving consumer goods, hardware, electrical, construction to cosmetic and beauty products. Many of the companies are market leaders in their sector.
For the past 8 years, in addition to running his own successful business he has worked as a trusted advisor, coach and consultant for a wide range of businesses including retails stores, professional services, construction and sporting organisations.
Tony was educated at UCD and INSEAD Paris where he specialised in Entrepreneurship and company planning and strategy, especially as it applies to growing businesses. He is an NLP Business Practitioner. He has a philosophy that ‘good is never good enough’ and is well known for setting high standards in all aspects of business life. He has been described as ‘a builder of businesses’. He is a leader and proven achiever.