The Unleash Potential Team
Managing Director, BSc (Hons) Psychotherapy
Maurice Whelan is the founder of Unleash Potential, a dynamic Irish company passionate about supporting executives within the current challenging economic environment. Maurice focuses on the specific needs of each client, with an emphasis on unlocking their power within to help them to achieve their specific business and personal goals. Maurice provides tailored executive coaching, business consultancy, personal development and psychotherapy programmes for individuals and businesses.
Maurice has over 20 years experience working in both the public and private sector at Senior Management and Executive level. He has qualifications in Psychotherapy, Marketing, Supervisory Management, Stage Craft and Voice Production. Additionally, he is a Graduate of Insead Paris where he successfully completed the Advanced Management Programme.
Maurice’s leadership and strategy execution skills have been recognised by the many National and International Awards he has achieved, including European People Manager of the Year and European Industry Champion of the Year(ECCA). He has twice received the National Award for Contact Centre Manager of the Year, the only individual ever to receive this distinction.
He is a Fellow of the Contact Centre Management Association (CCMA) and in 2007 he was the recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. Maurice is an accomplished, engaging, entertaining and powerful Conference Speaker.
Jan is a Leadership Development Specialist who has been working in international companies for over ten years and training leaders of all levels, SMEs and other individuals for over six of those years.
Since 2016, he is qualified to deliver the Personal Leadership Programme and has been helping over 100 leaders in Europe and North America to level up their Leadership Skills. In addition to this programme, he holds certifications for a multitude of Leadership and Management approaches, Team Development and Communication techniques, as well as for Project Management Frameworks.
Jan is dynamic, flexible and experienced with working in multicultural environments, most notably in the entertainment and tech industry. He will use his energetic and approachable style to engage learners and make sure the learning experience is impactful, enjoyable and tailored to the specific needs of each customer.
Ailbhe HarringtonFor over 25 years, Ailbhe has been a People Development Specialist and has been firmly committed to the concept that all human beings have the potential to grow and develop. The foundation of her philosophy holds that each of us has within us the resources for self-understanding and change – and with the right conditions – we can tap into these resources and reach our full potential. Her style is to provide backbone and heart that enables clients to bring into awareness new perspectives, insights and possibilities for change. This in turn shifts clients into an action-orientated state which generates increased effectiveness in their operating environment. A key area of Aibhe’s strength is achieving transformation and performance for individuals experiencing role transitions, work stress and challenges in critical relationships at work. She is very aware of the importance of her role as facilitator in terms of creating an environment that enables people to feel safe, and to have an opportunity to learn in an experiential way. She is also highly experienced in managing group dynamics and being emotionally aware of what needs to be addressed in groups so they function effectively.
MBS in International Marketing, BA (Hons) in International BusinessLorcan is an international business development and marketing consultant with over 20 years experience helping companies to win new business in global markets. Lorcan is a former International Marketing Director with Enterprise Ireland where he managed a portfolio of over 700 Irish SME client companies looking to win business in European markets.
His career also includes senior management roles with Ericsson, British Telecom, ECDL Foundation.
Lorcan has spent many years advising companies in the areas of international business development, business strategy, marketing and commercialisation. He specialises in winning new business in international markets, creating new partnerships and channels to market, establishing new businesses and revenue streams.
Lorcan is also founder of the Analytics Institute – the professional body for the data analytics and data science sector. Lorcan’s key areas of expertise include business strategy, International Business Development and Commercialisation.
B.A., M.B.A.Paddy holds a B.A. in Management, an International Executive MBA (Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School) and has extensive healthcare management experience, including over thirty years experience with the Voluntary Health Insurance Board (VHI), Ireland’s largest private medical insurer. He has developed a solid reputation as a thought leader in healthcare, with extensive management experience, both nationally and internationally, including at CEO level, with a focus on strategy development and execution, team building and motivation with a strong results orientation. In addition, he has a special interest in behavioural healthcare, corporate social responsibility and local community development. He continues to work on a pro bono basis in this area, bringing him into contact with a number of key people and organisations in the UK, including the PFA, UKESAD, across Europe and the United States.