Business Strategist & Coach
Mary thrives on supporting people and organisations to grow, flourish and reach their full potential. Since setting up Growth Potential in 2010, she has developed a reputation for distilling all of the noise down into clear, key ambitions and for bringing order to complex environments. Balancing a logical, data-driven approach with a recognition of the need for collaboration and inclusion, Mary is adept at getting people & organisations to reflect on their values, and at encouraging organisations to be clear about what client problem they are trying to solve. She has worked with clients from the private, public and not-for-profit sectors
Prior to founding Growth Potential, Mary worked in design engineering, management consulting, business development and overseas humanitarian aid & development. She held senior management roles at several organisations, the most recent of which was Creganna Medical, where she was a key player in defining and delivering on a highly ambitious strategy, opening up new global markets, securing existing business, and building and developing strong teams that contributed to exceptional growth. She progressed to become VP Business Development, with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions. A member of the AC (Association for Coaching), Mary also has an MBA from DCU and is a Licensed Business Practitioner of NLP.
Mary has acted in many plays and enjoys dancing and getting lost in a book. She loves getting outside in nature and spending time with family and friends and enjoys numbers, patterns, connections and analogies.
Pay Attention. Once you notice what you are doing, you have the power to change it – (Michelle Burford)
It’s the journey, not the destination!
Will is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organisations to flourish, with particular experience in mental health, peacebuilding and humanitarian aid & development. He has proven interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills, is a great listener and manages to build good relations to foster collaboration and buy-in to decisions made. He fundamentally believes that individuals, teams and organisations are the best architects of their own solutions and is excellent at facilitating them in that process.
Will is a highly regarded not-for-profit senior manager and consultant and a qualified psychotherapist. Until November 2017 he was CEO of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (Glencree). Under his leadership, Glencree moved from a position of precariousness to stability and Will helped to re-establish Glencree as a highly trusted and vital civil society support to the ongoing peace process on the island of Ireland. Previously, Will spent nine years in International Humanitarian Aid & Development working for Concern Worldwide both overseas and in head office and was involved in large event management such as FIFA World Cups 2002 & 2006. He works with a small number of psychotherapy clients.
Will is an outdoor adventure enthusiast and regularly spends time in the mountains or sea and in beautiful, remote places with his family in their campervan. He loves to cook for and host friends and family and occasionally plays tennis, watches rugby and follows the three grand cycling tours and ultra-trail running events
Accept what you cannot control, seek to change that which you can and develop the wisdom to understand the difference