October 16, 2015

About Us

Thomas Garavan
Thomas is a leading international expert in the areas of leadership development, career development, career assessment and career guidance. He has over twenty years experience working with industry, education and the public sector. He has published research on careers and teaches career assessment to career guidance teachers at the University of limerick. He has extensive consultancy experience in areas such as leadership development, career development and planning, multisource feedback and assessment centres. He is qualified in the administration, scoring and assessment of psychometric instruments and he has experience in career assessment for adolescents, mature students and employees in career transition.
Michael Gaffney
Michael has almost 13 years experience in leadership development, career development and assessment. He is qualified in the administration, scoring and analysis of a variety of psychometric instruments in the areas of ability, personality, careers, and leadership development. He has particular expertise in a variety of career assessment instruments including the Advanced Occupational Preference Inventory, The Vocational Preference Inventory and the 16PF5 Questionnaire. He has worked with a variety of organisations and individuals including leading multinationals in the selection, assessment and placement of employees.

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Valerie O'Sullivan
Valerie has a strong background in career development, consultancy and the recruitment, assessment and placement of employees. She is a qualified career coach and is also fully accredited in the administration, scoring and assessment of a number of career assessment instruments. For the past 10 years, she has worked with a number of multinationals and SMEs across a variety of sectors and has been involved in a number of major start-ups. Valerie has specialised in the use of a range of diagnostic tools including behavioural interviews, ability testing, personality assessment and group exercises in the assessment of candidates. She has provided career transition and outplacement support to a number of individuals and has worked with a large variety of groups and individuals in relation to their career and life choices.
Noreen Clifford
Noreen has more than 18 years experience in the areas of education, career development and consultancy. She is a fully qualified trainer and career coach and has a strong interest in people and their development. She is client centred and results focused and has worked with a large variety of clients, including large multi-national organisations and SME’s. Noreen is qualified in the administration, scoring and analysis of a variety of psychometric instruments in the areas of ability, personality, careers, and leadership development. As a Consultant for the past 10 years she has specialised in the use of psychometric tools in the areas of recruitment, personal and leadership development, outplacement support and career assessment. She has worked successfully with individuals of all ages in career assessment, planning and transition.
Avril Quinn
Avril’s background is focused on the areas of Learning & Development and Recruitment & Selection. Starting off her career in the Education Sector, Avril was responsible for international student recruitment for UCC. She then progressed to a number of Recruitment positions with Morgan McKinley and Stryker, also having worked for Johnson & Johnson. Avril has also worked for large organisations such as EON Energy in Madrid and has provided HR Consultancy support to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Trained in both the Gallup and British Psychological Society accredited tools for psychometrics, Avril brings a diverse range of skills to the careers space. Today Avril offers a number of career supports to individuals at all stages of their career and also delivers careers workshops to groups. Finally is a member of the part-time lecturing team at University College Cork (UCC).