Personal Leadership Programme Testimonials
Our organization wanted to run a leadership development program and wanted to strengthen team bonding, so we decide to participate in Maurice Whelan’s Personal Leadership Program. Maurice was an excellent facilitator and set the right tone for the 3-day program right off the bat with his open and honest communication style. The setting was ideal, at an old house along the coastline of Dalkey and inspired the team members to be open with each other. It was the first time our team felt so close to each other after almost a year working together and it was surprising to discover more aspects of our colleagues’ personalities. Maurice interpersonal skills are second to none and the team really trusted him from the get-go. The Personal Leadership Plan helped us, not only professionally but also on a deeper more personal level. This has been an amazing experience and I would recommend Maurice to any group of professionals that want to create deeper team bonds and learn more about themselves.
“Managers Drive success but Leaders Inspire success”
This quote describes the course and it also describes Maurice Whelan. His openness and his talent to inspire individuals helped us all to grasp the changes that would occur as a result of the lessons within the course. It might sound a bit of an exaggeration but this course leaves you with a gift that you can then share with others. I have achieved better results and more satisfaction from my work and my personal life after completing the course. I have spent 9 years in college and university achieving different qualifications and I got more out of these 3 days than all those courses put together.
After talking around (and reading these testimonials) our company decided to bring Maurice in to discuss the opportunity to work together. Our cross-functional and multi-cultural team was strong, but never before had we all sat down together to grow as a leadership team – and that’s exactly what Maurice delivered on. Over the course of the 3 days we were challenged to work together in a positive and supportive environment and walked away with tangible, actionable items to take to our teams the very next day. What was so successful was seeing immediate improvement in both the way our team worked together, but also the impact that had on the greater operations in our office. Within days, we’d completed our homework activities, started to spread the learnings to our other offices and scheduled our own internal trainings to boost communication and workplace culture. This program was a fantastic foundation for our leadership skills to grow and develop and we’re excited to see how they play out over the next 6-12 months. And to top it off, the skills are easily transferable to daily life and helping us improve on a personal level as well! Highly recommended for groups looking to come together in a unique way while building strong personal and professional relationships.
The Personal Leadership Programme (PLP) is an excellent opportunity to stop and reflect on what is important and why! It is an opportunity to step back from your hectic work environment for 3 days and really think about what you wish to get out of life and your role. It reminds you that it’s all about choices, but you are the one to make those choices, and only you are in control. The tools and models used allow you to acknowledge where change is necessary in order for you to be that effective leader. The section on beliefs and behaviours will resonate with every individual. Being mindful of these beliefs and behaviours and making the choice, to make small changes can have a huge impact not only for you, but also on the engagement and effectiveness of your teams. The sessions, led by Maurice were excellent, they were motivational and thought provoking. Maurice’s authentic style and introduction on the first day really captured the group and took us to a much deeply level of participation and the honestly shared was far greater than I have ever experienced on a programme like this one before.