Ciaran is a highly capable training consultant who has an excellent ability to teach a variety of management courses to the most
challenging delegates. He successfully delivered the first of many scheduled programmes to our client in the Middle East in Manpower Planning and was extremely successful in his
Ciaran provided excellent training and really knew the subject matter. He encouraged the group to draw on their own experiences and
allows the group to explore and develop their own understanding. Ciaran uses case studies and demonstrates a wealth of knowledge and experience from his previous roles.
Ciaran was a pleasure to work with, extremely flexible when last minute changes were unavoidable and created a great rapport with the
delegates. I received excellent feedback from the delegates and would not hesitate to use Ciaran for similar future programmes.
Ciaran is a skilled Manager with great integrity, reliability, and diligence. He interacts in a lively fashion with people at all
levels; and groups, in a way which immediately energises, engages and motivates.
I was delighted to receive my CMI Certificate in Management and Leadership and couldn't have achieved it without the support of my
tutor and mentor Ciaran Martin. He was not only an approachable and hands-on class room lecturer but made himself available to consult with throughout the programme and has subsequently been a
sounding board and advisor for my onward journey. Ciaran provided ongoing support and advice as is very highly recommended.
Ciaran is inspirational in his approach with a commercial acumen that spans multiple business arenas, enabling him to really "touch
base and connect" with a wide range of people. Ciaran has superb people skills and engages his group taking them on a journey to their own successes.
I worked with Ciarán on a number of projects and he has always provided an excellent and professional service to me personally and to
our clients in a variety of sectors and organisational settings. He ensures focus on the customer’s needs and is sensitive to them – the spoken and teasing out the unspoken ones. He receives
consistently high levels of customer satisfaction through the impact that his interventions and programmes deliver.
Ciarán has a methodical approach to his work and an easy facilitation style. Delegates are fully involved, engaged and contribute fully
through the use of multiple, complimentary learning approaches coupled with well-designed practical activities that demonstrate their understanding.
Change & Business Transformation
I worked with Ciaran over a number of years on a number of HR change projects. He thinks strategically but is also able to deliver in a
hands on manner and he always maintains a very cool head even in the most difficult circumstances.
I had the great pleasure of working with in Alcoa's "Emerging Leaders Education and Development" program in Europe, when Ciaran was
head of Talent Management in Alcoa Europe. He consistently demonstrated, in the way he juggled between his day-to-day duties and the demands imposed on him by the transformation of the European HR
function, that he is a true visionary who keeps a firm grip on the details - and delivers results.
I was delighted with the advice and guidance I received from Ciaran. He established his credibility with me very easily in the first
meeting and was totally professional throughout.
Ciaran's support was invaluable, he helped me work out my strategy for moving on to my next role and provided significant input
when I was involved in selection processes for 3 major opportunities.
I felt both challenged and supported in my CV development and approach to interviews and Panel Presentation, Ciaran challenged my
thinking and helped me develop much clearer messages.
Ciaran was always available and very responsive, offering various options from sharing experience, advice, models and
frameworks and adapted the support to my (limited) availability to maximise the benefits of coaching sessions. The support was very relevant because they were totally customised to my
Ciaran's visible empathy starts with an understanding of the business, its demands and their business plan. - Empathy for him evolves
from understanding the business demands and pressures, the job role pressures that in turn leverage the coaching opportunities aligned to the Business Plan (as opposed to coming up with "ideas" for
I worked alongside Ciaran for 3 years as co-facilitator delivering a Leadership Development Training Programme within the
Sandvik Group. The training has great breadth in terms of leadership topics covered and includes both theory and practical modules. Ciaran is able to draw from his expert knowledge across the entire
spectrum of leadership and change management and brings great credibility into the learning environment.
Having spent over 30 years in Industry, I can say that Ciaran is one of the most professional people that I have worked
with and is a person of the highest integrity. I trust him completely and have no hesitation in recommending Ciaran to work with any organisation who needs support and guidance within his area of
Ciarán has professional credibility, demonstrates excellent organisation and planning skills but is able to adapt and be
flexible when presenting workshops. He has a wide range of subject expertise in leadership, management and related fields and I have every faith in his well-placed confidence and
I have worked with Ciaran in the Talent Management department and without hesitation, I recommend Ciaran for any position
in line with his business expertise and profile. Ciaran adopts a coaching style and encourages others to come up with ideas and ensures that goals are consistently being met in an effective and
efficient manner. He is fully involved in and enthusiastic about his work. He is constantly seeking to improve his skills not only to benefit himself but also his team.