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Highly cohesive teams that are extremely committed to the goals and activities that accelerate your organization's talent as a whole and are happy when your team succeeds and feel part of something very powerful, all of which increases confidence and self-esteem which in turn increases performance and sustainable improvements.

 Charlie Mernagh CEO
 
Charlie Mernagh
 
Charlie brings over 32 years of Leadership experience to the team as he has been leading large and small teams while working in the financial services industry.
 
He specialises in working with SMEs designing your in-house course and ensures the right people are in place to deliver to your needs.
 
He works with business owners and managers in the following areas: Leadership Training, Management TrainingSales Trainingonline video learning, Change Management, Staff Training
 
Charlie holds a recognised qualification in Training & education through NUI Galway, HETAC qualification in sales coaching (QSC)
 
Watch this video where Charlie Mernagh outlines some of the principles for success in business
 
 

Miriam Durack

Director of Business & Career Development

Miriam Durack

Miriam brings twenty years plus HR and Recruitment experience to the team as she has worked in the public and private sector across Ireland, UK, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, USA, and Canada.

As a result, she specialises in working with SMEs in organising their Policies & Procedures, Employment Contracts and assisting individuals in creating professional CVs and preparing for interviews.

Miriam specialises in the following areas: Training Delivery & EvaluationQQI Level 6Training Needs Analysis and Design QQI Level 6Customer Service QQI Level 5Career Planning
 
Miriam holds a recognised qualification in the following areas: Certificate & Diploma in Learning & Development Practice

Watch this video where Miriam Durack talks about How to Plan for a Successful Interview to Gain your Competitive Advantage In the Job Market
 

Liz Fitzgibbon

Training Coordinator

 Liz Fitzgibbon

Liz has a wealth of experience in coordinating training and development and has been part of the team since 2014, she is from a banking background and has worked in banking across the UK for many years.

She specialises in planning training and networking events on behalf of 2UpSkill and ensures all of the necessary paperwork in in place for job seekers who are getting funded training. her main role is coordinating all of the training provision for the organisation and ensures all paperwork is completed properly as well as keeping the business running smoothly.

A real team player with a very positive approach to her role and an invaluable asset to the organisation.

 Qualifications: QQI Level 6 Certificate in Consultative Selling, QQI Level 5 Certificate in Digital Marketing, QQI Level 5 Certificate in Customer Services, QQI Level 6 Major Award in Business Studies


Training Team

 
We have a dedicated team of training and development specialist available to deliver high-quality training programmes to you and/or your organisation. Below you will find a brief overview of our the work our specialist teams do.
 
Our Specialist Team provide training on a variety of subjects for small business owners and sales professionals. This training is delivered online in video format, in-house and in open workshops across Ireland
 
These training courses are normally delivered in two centres across Minster Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre on the LIT Campus and in Cork City Centre. We do deliver training countrywide and in the UK on request.
 
The courses can also be delivered in-house where required in conjunction with the online course you study at your own pace.
 
Continuous Professional Development Team
 
 
Continuous Professional Development Team (CPD)
 
Our team are widely recognized as experts in the field of Professional Development training.  The team deliver high-level specialised skills training in management, supervision, leadership, sales and customer service.
 
Our specialist will conduct a needs analysis on the professional skills and knowledge you require will vary considerably, depending on your professional role and discipline. Your CPD will reflect both your current needs and your future aspirations. It is for you to decide the areas of skill and knowledge that are relevant to your role and our dedicated team of specialist will work closely with you in order to achieve a positive outcome.
 
Career Development
Career Development Team (CDT)
 
Our Career Development team are made up of career coaches, workshop facilitators and industry specialists – a highly experienced team which aims to ensure that you get the most out of your career development workshops.
 
A professional career development plan is put in place and is a win for Job seekers, employers and employees alike. The plan focuses on the job seekers/employees’ needs for growth and development and the assistance the organisation can provide so that the job seekers/employee has the opportunity to grow his or her career.
 
In addition to growing their career, employees are usually interested in developing themselves both personally and professionally and our professional career development team will be with you all the way. For over four years our career development team have bee providing career clinics on behalf of the Jobs Expo in Cork
 
 
Lean Six Sigma
 
Lean Six Sigma Team
 
Our Instructors have a Black Belt NFQ Level 9 in Lean Management Quality Systems through University College Limerick (UL) and QQI Level 6 Certified in Training & Development special purpose award. They have over 25 years industry experience and has worked in various financial services organisations and industry that had both a national and global reach.
 
Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically identifying and removing waste. It combines lean manufacturing/lean enterprise and Six Sigma to eliminate the eight kinds of waste (Muda): Overproduction. Waiting time.
 
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