About Me

Hi, I'm Ann Halloran, welcome to my About Me page.

I have managed my own training consultancy for the last twenty years, working in a wide range of business sectors across Ireland. Much of my experience has been in the multinational pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

For me, the major learning has been that we all look for the same things in the workplace. It is about trust, recognition, respect, communicating well with each other, having fun and enjoying what we do. If as a manager you create conditions for this to happen you will be well on your way to success.

I started my career in HR/Training Management, working in the telecommunications, construction and the medical device industry, before going it alone. My work involves:

1. Designing Training Material

I design trainer kits so their trainers have everything they need to deliver successful training. They include presentations, handouts, exercises, assessments and trainer notes. It doesn't matter what the topic, it is the approach that counts. Major projects:

• Managing Food Hygiene in the Hospitality Industry

• Retail Training Programme for an oil distribution company, involving 360 sites

• Staff Orientation Training for a wide range of clients

2. Supporting Learning and Development in Business

For me, that is about going into businesses to:

  • • analyse what training they need going forward
  • • prioritise training needs and develop a costed training plan
  • • give advice on developing a learning culture
  • • provide them with the software to monitor and track training

3. Management and Leadership Training

This can involve working with the management team in a business through workshops spread over a number of months.

Topics such as leadership, communication, coaching, conflict resolution, time management, change management and presentation/facilitation skills are covered.

And Finally

When I started this site in 2009, I had no knowledge of how to build a website. Thanks to Site Sell for getting me there. If you want to build a web presence, I strongly recommend their training approach and excellent tools. Click on the Site Sell Page to see how you can do it, too. Or go directly to their Elearning package to follow their structured learning programme.

Thank you for visiting my site. I hope you find useful, practical management skills advice.

I would love to hear your views, so Contact Me and let me know what you think.

Best wishes...Ann