UNLEASH POTENTIAL

Unleash Potential is a dynamic Irish company with a genuine passion and competency in supporting business owners in this current challenging economic environment. Unleash Potential provide a unique learning experience focusing on the specific needs of each client, with an emphasis on unlocking the power within the clients business in order to increase revenues.

With a wealth of experience and disciplines to provide the very best tailored solution for your company, Unleash Potential work with a number of associates who are aligned to our mission and values, so our wealth of experience and disciplines can be drawn upon in order to provide a tailored solution for your business.

MAURICE

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 WHELAN, FOUNDER

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). Maurice is EMCC Accredited Coach & Mentor at Practitioner level and subscribes to the EMCC Code of Ethics (see emccouncil.org).

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.

Maurice has a genuine passion in delivering an ‘Extraordinary Experience’ for his clients. His focus is on supporting them in exploring and unlocking their inner power in order to reach their full potential and to add value to their organisations. His unique set of skills and person-centred approach allows Maurice to support clients on their journey in uncovering and developing new and exciting possibilities.

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to inspire, support and encourage individuals and organisations to explore new possibilities and seek out new opportunities which will Unleash Potential to achieve greatness.

OUR VALUES

Client Focused 

We work closely with our clients supporting them to achieve optimum results

Passionate 

We are passionate about delivering an extraordinary experience to our clients that offers real value for money, and is totally focused on the outcomes that they wish to achieve.

Confidentiality

We provide a safe and confidential environment, free from judgement, where clients have the freedom to express themselves fully in order to achieve their goals and objectives.

Trust

We pride ourselves on building trust and rapport with our clients and partnering with our clients on their journey of fulfilment.

Integrity

We hold ourselves accountable to operate with our client’s best interests at heart, and to abide by the ethical standards of the bodies we are members of.W

Unleash Potential  Corporate Social Responsibility

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, we donate to  Friends of St. Lukes Cancer Care and Calcutta Connect.

Unleash Potential also take on two aspiring, worthy, professional clients pro bono per annum who avail of free coaching and/or consultation.

THE UP ASSOCIATES TEAM

MAURICE
WHELAN

JAN
BECKER

DERMOT
MAGUIRE

PADDY
CREEDON

AILBHE
HARRINGTON

LORCAN
MALONE

The UP team are highly competent and experienced professionals who have expertise in Executive, Leadership Coaching and Development and Change Management, and together, have a genuine passion and competency in unlocking the power within your business.  The UP Associates team have a wealth of experience and disciplines to provide the very best tailored solution for your company 

MAURICE WHELAN – 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.

JAN BECKER – Associate

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.

DERMOT MAGUIRE – Human Resources Associate

Formerly the Group Head of HR at VHI Healthcare, Dermot Maguire has a wealth of experience in all aspects of HR. With a unique flair and passion for Performance Management, Employee Engagement Programmes, Employee Development, Succession Planning, Coaching and Mentoring, Mediation and Investigations and understanding of Employment Law procedures and Conflict Resolution.

He has a reputation for delivering exceptional creative and innovative solutions for clients and is regarded by his peers as a shining example of a HR professional at the top of his game.

Dermot is a graduate of the National College of Ireland Relations (Management and Industrial Relations). He subsequently completed post-graduate qualifications with a Master of Arts in Industrial Relations from Keele University in the U.K. and a Master of Business Studies from Dublin City University. He also holds a Diploma in Executive Coaching. He is also has received accreditations with Myers Briggs, using ESCI 360-degree tools and Psychometric Test User (A&B) from the British Psychological Society. He is a trained investigator for employment grievances and employer investigations.

Dermot has a Diploma in Company Law and Corporate Governance with the Law Society of Ireland. His professional qualifications are a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. (FCIPD).

He has lectured part-time in Human Resources on third level courses at a number of Dublin universities.

He is also a current Board Director of Recycle IT. (Community Enterprise Board) and Carrs Child and Family Services.

PADDY CREEDON – B.A., M.B.A. – Associate 

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.

AILBHE HARRINGTON – Associate 

For 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 Ailbhe’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 a 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.

LORCAN MALONE – MBS in International Marketing, BA (Hons) in International Business – Associate 

Lorcan 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.

OUR CLIENTS

Unleash Potential has been the Leadership and Coaching service of choice for new innovative start-up companies in the hi-tech sector who have an international presence and also for multinational companies. Our current and past clients are from the following companies:

Clients of ours, like PayPal, VoxPro and airbnb explain why Unleash Potential has been their Leadership and Coaching provider.

COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP

Short informational videos from Maurice about Leadership, Empowering Questions, Diversity, Appreciation and Listening.
It’s all common sense – now let’s make it common practice!