Services - Training

Training & Learning

Where required, to compliment and expand the existing skills base of your staff, we offer tailored training in the following areas:

Insights Discovery – Improving Personal Effectiveness: Improve business performance and profitability, self-esteem and confidence. Be more assertive in taking personal action and connecting with others and understand yourself. Leave the program with goals for personal development, improved performance and profitability. Improve the performance of your business through expert communication and valuing differences. The personal profile acts as a catalyst or on-going continuous growth.

Emotional Intelligence EQ-i: EQ is a proven precursor to success personally and professionally. There is a proven link between emotional intelligence and an organisation’s success and failure. The course with the option of emotional intelligence coaching provides an EQ-i assessment together with a framework for development.

Networking for Success: An essential competency for all leaders as we as sales and marketing executives. Enhance your business financial strength. Learn the skill of networking and leave the training with solid leads! We also cover referral marketing where you discover how much more successful you would be if your valued customers, suppliers and business partners were willing, capable and active in communicating what you do, to people in their circle of influence.

Bespoke training programs Accelerating Performance work with companies to design bespoke training programs that are key in scaling and growing your business, developing staff, team & personal performance, customer acquisition skills and stimulating a growing vision. Invest in your staff or yourself to accelerate your performance, making a measurable impact.

Insights Discovery Personal Effectiveness Program

Insights Discovery recognises and celebrates the fact that each person is unique, with different styles, needs and expectations. In these differences are great strengths. The day course enables individuals to make the very best of these strengths.

It is fundamental that we all understand ourselves before we can understand others or assist others in understanding themselves. This is a fun and interactive learning experience. The workshop is an interactive and fun through which individuals will learn a lot about themselves and indeed about others in their group. Each participant will receive their full personalised profile on the day.

The programme is based on Jung psychology. The personality types are demonstrated through 4 main colours – Fiery Red, Sunshine Yellow, Cool Blue and Earthy Green.

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Our Insights Discovery program will enable you to:

  • assist individuals to understand themselves better & celebrate uniqueness
  • build confidence in people & encourages learning and development
  • have fun with strong interaction and an awareness of transforming cultures
  • assist individuals in gaining an understanding of their working style and understand how this impacts on others.
  • enable further enhancement of your inter-personal skills, improving team performance and creating a more positive cultural environment and therefore stimulate others to reach their potential.

To purchase an Insights profile + 90 minute coaching session click here.


“Caitlin O’Connor delivered Insights Profiling and Emotional Intelligence workshops on our MBA programme in 2010 and 2011. These workshops, part of the Personal Leadership Development module, very well received and feedback from participants was always very positive. I found Caitlin very easy to work with and always eager to ensure maximum value as well as a high quality service.” – Colin Hughes, MBA, DIT

“Caitlin worked with SEAT Ireland on a number of key assignments. Firstly, Caitlin supported us at our annual conference to deliver a workshop on Networking to create awareness on developing a pro-active strategy around business development. During the process of developing our Fleet strategy Caitlin provided some key insights to support our approach and enabled us to deliver our strategy from a much broader perspective. Caitlin also worked with the SEAT Ireland team in the capacity of facilitating an Insights programme designed to improve awareness of how team members interact in the business environment. The program anchored our staff and Caitlin’s input really helped to develop our internal engagement processes for the better.” – Cian O’Brien, Country Manager, SEAT Ireland

Emotional Intelligence

Accelerating Performance has immense experience in leadership. One tool which proves invaluable is the emotional intelligence evaluator.

This course is designed for those who wish to understand the principles of emotional intelligence and the appropriate competencies for leadership and how to develop these strategies for the future. In advance of the course all participants will complete the on line evaluator  and receive their profile during the day’s training.

The aim of the training is to help participants to understand the role of emotional intelligence in leadership. They will understand leadership competencies and how different competencies are related. In addition participants’ will put strategies in place for the development of their own leadership development and understand how to develop others in different roles and / or jobs.

Our Emotional Intelligence Training will enable you to:

  • Understand the dynamics of Emotional Intelligence and what success means
  • Know the difference between EQ and IQ & identify EQ in others
  • Understand star performance competencies
  • Be knowledgably of the power of emotional intelligence in leadership
  • Set your own EQ map with EQ strengths and weaknesses
  • Enhance your effectiveness as a leader and manager using EQ
  • Understand what makes you more employable, successful and fulfilled
  • Put personal strategies in pace or your own leadership and development
  • Understand the importance of EQ in different roles and jobs

To purchase an EQ evaluator profile + 90 minute coaching session click here.


“We utilised Caitlin for an in-house programme of emotional intelligence testing and related coaching support for our staff.  The feedback was positive and Caitlin was effective in her role. I would recommend her for similar work.” – Alan O’Hare – Head of Organisational Development & Change | Sport Ireland

“I found working with Accelerating Performance liberating, giving me a deeper level of insight and enabling me to focus more effectively on how to achieve my goals while using my emotional intelligence profile.” – David Connell, MD Clearwire

“This course is definitely worth attending. It has given me a deeper level of insight enabling me to focus more effectively on how to achieve my goals while using emotional intelligence so that I can in turn strengthen my relationships and my organisation. It make me take stock of my current emotional intelligence and gave me the keys to unlock my EQ potential. I can thoroughly recommend Accelerating Performance.” – Barry Mooney, Manager, Shelfwatch

Network for Success

Are you meeting key individuals but not reaping the benefits?

Find out how to use contacts to grow your business.

Networking is a powerful tool often underestimated by management who come from a non-marketing environment. Our bite sized seminars will give participants the essential tools to develop and use core networking skills and develop networking opportunities. Networking has an extensive rippling effect – understand how this can be harnessed to maximize your organisation’s opportunities.

Networking can be operational, strategic and informational.

Our Networking Seminar will enable you to:

  • The network effectively for the best return using the Safe Cross Code
  • Learn to identify strategic networking avenues
  • Know what to say when networking to achieve the best results
  • Discover the secrets to branding yourself and your business
  • Understand the marketing supports available to maximize your opportunity
  • Learn how to follow up on networking contacts and have a follow up strategy
  • Understand how a new contact can, and will, turn into a sale
  • Understand the rippling effects of networking
  • Give you the power of the golden triangle in networking
  • Develop networking as a tool to achieve strategic objectives
  • How to engage and gain value from every contact
  • Learn essential networking Do’s and Don’ts
  • Develop your Emotional Intelligence through networking

See the datasheets below for information on our Networking Training programs and our Networking CD training resource called Engage. Contact us here for further information or to discuss a bespoke program. We are always available to talk on 086 836 4042.

To purchase the Engage Networking CD resource click here to go to our shop.


“We worked with Caitlin O’Connor as part of the Start Up Week in October (Networking Event, Inchydoney, West Cork). We wanted to run an interactive networking event for our local small businesses. We got a great turn out, with over 60 in attendance and with clients from a wide range of sectors. Working with Caitlin on this event was enjoyable and it definitely benefited our clients. The feedback was excellent after the event and we even still have some clients talking about the contacts they made at the event. Caitlin made networking fun and enjoyable. She made it very simple and clear how to get the most out of networking. Her examples were great and the clients really liked her style. What worked out very well for us was when Caitlin invited every client in attendance to give a brief introduction to the group of who they were. This proved invaluable. Clients did make new contacts and did get some solid useful advice on how to network, both face to face and online. I would recommend working with Caitlin and have recommended her to other Local Enterprise Offices since our event.” – Christine Heffernan, Local Enterprise Office Cork North & West

“Caitlin gave a presentation to IoD members in September 2012 on tips for business women on how to network effectively. The event was attended by about 100 IoD members and was a huge success. It was an interactive and engaging session, and provided practical insights and tips on how to make the most of networking opportunities.” – Thora Mackey, Institute of Directors

“Caitlin, kudos on you for your excellent programme at the Cork Chamber on Tuesday, I got a lot from it, not least the ability to weave a web with a ball of wool ! I know I have now perfected the ask!” Terence J. O Sullivan Solicitors, Cork

“I attended a very good seminar on business networks which Caitlin presented on behalf of Enterprise Ireland. She is very focused and delivered the material excellently. The tips, advice and training materials were practical and I was able to put them to very good use. These are skills which are useful to anyone in business. ” – Ed Hearty, Winner EY Entrepreneur of the Year and CEO Dairymaster

“Caitlin O’Connor has designed and facilitates the Law Society Skillnet Networking Course for legal practitioners. Feedback from solicitors is always very positive with delegates finding the Course well-presented and practical. On completion of the Course, delegates are confident they can fit networking into their schedules and reap the benefits.” – Rachael Hession, Law Society of Ireland

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Reference Clients in this Area

  • PM Group
  • Medtronic
  • NDRC
  • Limerick LEO
  • Salesforce
  • British Embassy
  • Law Society
  • University of Limerick
  • Bord Bia
  • SEAT
  • Smurfit School
  • Food works