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We’ve received some great feedback on our book ‘Emotional Intelligence - A Leadership Imperative’ which was published in late 2010. Daire and myself have conducted a number of seminars on the same topic in recent weeks. Here is a selection of the feedback we have received.

Speaking Testimonials for Deirdre and Daire’s book and seminar:

” Brilliant best event so far”      ” very well presented .. all useful.. great value “ 

” very informative”        “re-ignited my self-awareness” 

“ great interactive session”    ” absolutely great to avail of this workshop “ 

“excellent value and timing”    “excellent .. informative and inspirational” 

“Fantastic introduction to EQ”    “Should be a whole day” 

“EQ made very accessible… well done”    “references to books and research great” “engaging speakers.” 

Niamh Shiells Chair - Association for Coaching Ireland, on behalf of Seminar  Delegates, Belfast Feb 2011


“Thank you so much for your time yesterday evening at ESB HQ.  I really enjoyed the talk and found it very informative and was fully engaged throughout the session.”

Maria (Ria) Kennedy IPFMA Ireland General Services Manager
Citi Shared Services


 “I have been reading your book and I am very impressed.  It is a very informative and yet concise guide to EQ.  I will recommend that each participant receive a copy of your book.  It is very competitively priced too!

Well done to both you and Daire.  Another benefit for me is the reference section at the back- some new resources that I haven’t yet checked out, so I will be adding to my library!”

Karen Wiseman Career & Executive Coach Goal Focused Solutions


“Thank you again for a very informative and enjoyable workshop last night and I am really looking forward to reading the book.”

Mari O’Leary Managing Director - O’Leary PR


“Daire and Deirdre’s presentation was excellent! Thanks again for a really interesting and engaging seminar yesterday.”

Angela Wilson CMD Consulting 


“Thank you again for a wonderful seminar and your good wishes.  It was 
very evident how passionate you both are about the area and its 
potential not only in the business area but in helping individuals 
develop themselves.”

Marie Lord Director Lord Associates


“Hope your book is generating the interest it deserves…..really accessible, good tools, and great to read…..something to dip in and out of.”

Grattan Donnelly Director at Develop Potential


“May I say how much I enjoyed your recent workshop in ESB on Emotional Intelligence.  I found it was one of the most enlightening one hour sessions that I have encountered recently. I work mainly with Management in terms of their development and training and your book has already proved invaluable to me in terms of extra tips and techniques.”

Catherine Tyrell Instructor LearningZone Accenture


“I certainly did enjoy your talk last night – and well done for being such an inspiration to all of us!”

Donla Twomey Executive Coach STEP Performance Group Ireland


“Congratulations on a great workshop this evening. I really enjoyed it. EQ is of huge interest to me. I am half way through the book already and am finding it a very practical guide to EQ. Well done and thank you!

Eadine Hickey of Eadine Hickey Coaching - Executive Coach to Executive and Full-time MBA’s at Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business UCD


“Thank you for last night. It was inspiring and very motivating.”

Bill Mullally Executive Coach


“I believe that Deirdre and Daire are a powerful combination as speakers and teachers!”

John Shields Executive Coach ABACO


 “I really enjoyed your presentation and have finished the book – I found it very informative and enjoyable. Wishing you both every success in the future.”

Wendy Mc Culla Owner at Aspire Learning & Development


“I really enjoyed the AC session on Emotional Intelligence this morning. Thank you for your input and enthusiasm- and for the book which I look forward to reading.”

Paula Wilson Wilson Sloan Consulting