Mary Carroll


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Mary Carroll is a Business Strategist & Coach with many years’ experience in coaching, design engineering, management consulting and business development. She has worked in senior management and management consulting roles, in various sectors.
Since 2010 Mary Carroll has specialised in supporting both not-for-profits (including Druid, Irish Wheelchair Association and Down Syndrome Ireland) and corporates through the entire strategy development process (including strategic review) and in Inclusion & Diversity programmes. She has also provided business coaching and business planning support to multiple organisations, including Pobal funded social enterprises and Social Innovation Fund Ireland awardees. Mary has worked with both well-established and start-up clients, supporting them in other areas such as lean canvas, entrepreneurship, business planning, market research, feasibility studies, sales process development and innovation, as appropriate. A member of Enterprise Ireland’s Business Advisors Panel, she provides strategic support to their clients, evaluates applications for funding and is a Growth Advisor on their “Go Global for Growth” management development programme.  Mary was involved, prior to that, in the development and implementation of successful strategies as a member of corporate senior management teams. Mary is a member of the AC (Association for Coaching). She has an MBA from DCU and a BE from UCD and a Diploma in Coaching from the Coach Institute of Ireland. She is also a Licensed Business Practitioner of NLP with the Irish Institute of NLP.


Will Devas is an experienced and highly regarded not-for-profit senior executive and consultant with expertise in: Strategic planning and reviews; organisational development & management; programme/project management; programme/project evaluations; team/group facilitation; and increasing experience in mental health and resilience. He has proven leadership, facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills and is excellent at facilitating others to reflect on and define priorities and implementation plans for success. He fundamentally believes that individuals and organisations are the best architects of their own solutions, goals and plans and that his role is to facilitate them in that process through listening, questioning, challenging, giving feedback and sometimes making recommendations based on his broad experience. Until November 2017 Will was CEO of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree) for over four years.  Glencree, under Will’s leadership, moved from a position of considerable precariousness to stability and Will managed to re-establish Glencree as a highly trusted and vital civil society support to the ongoing peace process on this island. Previously Will worked as a consultant conducting strategic planning and evaluations for clients; worked for Concern Worldwide for nine years both overseas and in head office; was involved in large event management (FIFA World Cups - 2002 & 2006 and the Verbier Music Festival) and in hotel management and managing a property portfolio in ski industry. He is in his final year of a 4 year MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with Turning Point Institute (accredited by UCC).
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Principal at Dwyer Doyle Associates, Geraldine Doyle is multi-disciplinary qualified and brings a unique critical perspective to any situation where an objective and committed approach is required.
  • MBA qualified Mechanical engineer with 13 years experience in MNC environments with senior manufacturing manager responsibility.
  • Executive Coach and Career coach with BSc in Psychology and Masters in Work and Organisational Psychology
  • BPS Registered Level A and Level B (Intermediate) Psychometrician accredited with SHL (OPQ32i), Thomas International (PPA, TEIQue), Career Decision Maker and experience with AQR and Cut-e.
  • Skilled communicator working with people at all levels to build self-awareness, acquire new skills , improve performance and achieve objectives.
  • Consultant researcher with excellent detail and analytical skills with experience working with EGFSN on future skills requirements in manufacturing.