0863840132 mark@markdonovan.ie

Do you want to hit the ground running in 2022…?

If you are ready to transform yourself and take your career to a new level, ready to lead and contribute in a whole new way. This is the programme for you.

Aim of the programme:

In today’s fast-changing business world, simply working harder will not be enough. Relying solely on your functional skills and expertise will no longer be enough. Even accumulating more years of experience will not be enough.

I’m going to provide a programme which will be high-energy, candid, practical and inspirational in four key areas:

  • Personal Best: how to magnify your strengths and reach new levels of confidence
  • Interpersonal Best: how to deal more effectively with conflict and sharpen your influence
  • Professional Best: how to polish your image and increase your appeal to customers, staff and other key stakeholders
  • Big Stretch: how to change through personal accountability, discipline, and resolve

This programme will:

  1. Transform you from being a ‘competent’ employee/manager/business owner to a sought after, difficult to replace talent
  2. Give you the tools to do your job more effectively and accomplish more with less stress
  3. Discover hidden opportunities to grow, get promoted and achieve more in life
  4. Help you prosper in fast-changing times
  5. Improve the value-added contribution of your team or department
  6. Maximise your productivity on a daily basis
  7. Develop an attitude of ‘healthy selfishness’
  8. Build a powerful personal Brand
  9. Build Resolve- this is more than accountability and discipline. It is that set of learnable skills and behaviours which provide for growth, sustained improvement, and acceleration
  10. Return to work with a dynamic, exciting and new performance skills tool box

Areas we will be covering:

  • What will make you an effective and memorable leader
  • Recognizing our strengths and areas for development
  • Building confidence and self-esteem
  • Being liked verses being respected
  • Developing your personal brand
  • Effective performance evaluation and feedback
  • Communication skills that will influence and get results
  • Holding up the mirror – knowing who I am and how others perceive me
  • Presentation influencing skills
  • Delegation – moving from a rower to a steerer!
  • Avoiding the ‘ostrich effect’- dealing with under-performing and difficult staff
  • Managing upwards
  • Put your own oxygen mask on first – techniques for dealing with pressure and stress
  • ‘Listen to the whispers and you won’t have to listen to the screams’ – effective ones to ones

Timing & Venue:

There will be five full day group workshops.(see dates below)

Weds 8th December ‘21
Weds 19th January ‘22
Weds 23rd February ‘22
Weds 23rd March ‘22
Weds 20th April ‘22

Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown. Dublin 15
Lunch and tea/coffee will be provided.

Investment: 1,050 Euro per participant (normally investment is 1,500 Euro but I have managed to get skillnet funding for this)

Comments from Previous Programme Participants

“This was the most influential course I’ve attended to date”Melissa Finneran, Manager, Allied Irish Banks (A.I.B.)

“Would recommend this programme to others, Mark is an excellent support to any organisation, he really takes the time to get to know the individuals and identify and deal with their skills gaps”Diane Hogarty, Cadburys

“This programme has changed my management approach significantly for the better” Colum Colbert, Manager, Paddy Power

“Very effective, took me out of my comfort zone, really built my skills to handle my business challenges more effectively”Clodagh Strahan, Manager Virgin Media

“Course was brilliant, Mark has given me the tools to handle the key situations I will come across in the workplace. I have no hesitation in telling my employers how successful the course has been”Colin Daly, Manager Intra Snack Foods (Tayto)

“Really appreciate the time you took to ‘coax me’ to do the programme as it was an excellent investment for me and my business”Donal Mc Grath, Director, MCG Consulting

“Highly satisfied, an excellent approach to developing my key leadership skills”Campbell Scott, Manager Virgin Media

“Mark used his excellent consulting skills to help us create a new agenda that will drive significantly higher levels of performance for the business”Gary Brady, Managing Director, Thornton’s Re-Cycling


Please call me on 086 3840132 or email me on mark@markdonovan.ie if you or any of your team are interested in attending.