Ber Mulcahy is currently the Director of Nursing in Bon Secours Hospital Cork and has worked there for 30 years in a number of Nursing / Leadership roles as Nurse Tutor, Human Resource Manager and is now also a member of the Hospital Management Team.
Ber has a particular interest in the area of staff development and learning. For many years Ber lectured in UCC in the area of HR management where she used as her motto “People are our greatest asset, they appreciate with investment”.
Having completed a HDip in Coaching Psychology and an MSc in Mindfulness Based Interventions Ber identified the potential and great need for the promotion of stress reduction in the work place, particularly in health care where employees often express and suffer the symptoms of compassion fatigue and burnout.
Ber believes Mindfulness has a lot to offer employees both for their personal and professional lives in the area of stress reduction and building resilience. In 2016 she initiated a Programme on the introduction of Mindfulness for staff. To date approximately 200 staff have completed the MBSR Programme (8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme). Mindfulness has also been integrated to a number of patient education areas e.g. Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Ber is currently studying for a Degree in Theology to complement the spiritual dimensions of Mindfulness.
While compassion is a core value of Bon Secours and the Irish Nursing profession, Ber believes that compassion needs to be clearly defined, understood, measured and tangible for both patients and staff.
Julian Hayes is a highly experienced Data Privacy and Security consultant with more than 16 years working in the telecommunications and IT industry. As Managing Director of Veneto Privacy Services, Julian provides in-depth data protection consultancy services to clients in diverse industries throughout Europe and the United States. Julian has previously worked in very senior roles, including reporting to the Chief Privacy Officer of Vodafone Group in London. Julian was also Privacy Officer for Vodafone Ireland for many years before moving to abroad for international experience.
Bernard is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a Master’s in Business Management and Marketing.
Bernard is a Co-Founder of PepTalk and Chief Commercial Officer. He also holds a number of other business interests both in Ireland and abroad. He is the current President of the Irish Sport Federation, is a Board Member of Aware.
Bernard has played with Dublin for over a decade, earning 6 All Ireland Medals, 12 Leinster Medals and 4 GAA Football All Star Awards as well as Footballer of the Year in 2010.
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The Wellness Crew
Mr. Kieran Mulvey has been Non-Executive Director of Independent News and Media PLC since August 29, 2018. Mr. Mulvey has had a distinguished career in public service having been Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission, and formerly Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission, for over 25 years until his retirement in 2016 and has served on the governing boards of a number of public bodies including University College Dublin, the Independent Radio and Television Commission and the National Economic and Social Council. He is a Director of Dublin City University DAC, Chairman of Adare Human Resources Ltd, Chairman of Sport Ireland and Trustee/Treasurer of the registered charity, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Mr. Mulvey has extensive experience on projects with the European Union and the International Labour Organisation and since his retirement has been engaged by the Government on a number of strategic issues. He is the recipient of Honorary Doctorates from the National University of Ireland and University College Dublin.
Nick is one of the founding directors of The Wellness Crew and the Managing Director of Employee Financial Wellness, a financial wellness educational programme delivered to companies of all shapes and sizes.
Nick is a financial planning specialist by trade and has developed over the course of his career a deep understanding and expertise in employee financial wellness. He has consistently linked the importance of smart money management with the elimination of employee stress and has developed an educational programme which address this ongoing concern.
Nick is a Specialist Investment Adviser, Pension Trustee Practioneer, and one of a small number of Certified Financial Planners ™ operating in Ireland today.
He is now considered a thought leader on financial wellness in Ireland and has designed and runs Ireland’s leading Employee Financial Wellness programme which promotes a philosophy of “No Surprises”. This philosophy teaches employees how to identify, quantify and target their own future financial events, therefore eliminating the potential stress of not being prepared for the expected and the unexpected alike.
Following on from the success of Employee Financial Wellness, Nick, along with his colleagues decided to expand and launched The Wellness Crew in 2017, which is a one stop shop for employee wellness activities. The Wellness Crew designs and delivers corporate wellness programmes across 4 main pillars of wellness, namely Mind, Money, Fit and Food in a fun, engaging and meaningful way!
Jennifer is a chartered work and organisational psychologist and joined ESB in 2012, following a decade of HR advisory work in the not-for-profit sector.
Working within health, safety and environment – the focus of health promotion (both at individual and organisational level) has been a feature of her work, alongside the application of both behavioural science and psychological perspectives to support the health and wellbeing of ESB’s diverse workforce.
Orla is an International Human Resource Executive who has operated at C- Suite level in Europe, US and Asia. Over the past 25 years she has teamed with business leaders in multi-cultural, global markets, focussing on acquiring and growing businesses, in both consumer and enterprise technology. Her previous roles include, EMEA HR Director at HP, Global Vice President HR at Activision Blizzard, and most recently Chief Human Resources Director at eir in Ireland. On leaving eir she founded The Riasc Partnership – which works with a range of Entrepreneurial Companies and Not for Profit organisations on business, organisation strategy, she is also a Director of CDP Leadership Consulting which provides Executive Coaching and Leadership Assessment Programs to the Corporate market. Orla is also a well known advocate for the role of Women in Business and is a member of the Steering Committee of 30% Club Ireland, and the Board of the Shona Project. A Psychology and Economics Graduate from UCC, she completed a Diploma in Executive Coaching at IMI.
‘Having worked in both high growth and start up companies, I have seen the significant financial and market impact of developing, and retaining great people. My passion, is enabling the success of businesses through the development of their people and creation of talent/succession plans which allow our clients identify and retain highly valued leaders. My work enables me to share my experience with our clients to ensure they leverage all of their people and create an environment where everyone can be the best version of themselves. Business now moves so fast, that enabling agile, diverse and resilient organizations is key to success.’
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Geraldine is an experienced coach, facilitator, manager and organisational development practitioner, with over 20 years of experience as a coach, mentor and organisational consultancy in health Care working across the UK and internationally. Geraldine was the Head of the Royal College of Nursing Institute for over six years leading them successfully through a large restructure and branding exercise. She was also one of the Lead Coaches in her previous organisation.
Geraldine is passionate about ensuring patients’ experiences are at the centre of service design and delivery. She has a breadth of experience in developing clinical leaders and in managing change creatively, having developed and led the RCN Clinical Leadership Programme which has impacted on the quality of patient care and working lives of healthcare workers internationally. Geraldine was voted in People Management’s list of the top 50 over 50 employees in 2015.
Geraldine is a registered nurse and her first degree is in Nursing. She has an MSc in Organisational Consulting from Ashridge, Geraldine completed her coaching training with the I Coach Academy and is currently completing a post graduate certificate in Advanced Coaching and Supervision. Geraldine is accredited to use a range of instruments including MBTI steps I and II, Hays Leadership and Climate Survey; Aston Team Performance Inventory; NHS Leadership 360;. She is also trained in using a variety of approaches including Thinking Environment and Appreciative Inquiry, a Schwartz round facilitator. She has recently completed a certificate in Systemic Team Coaching with AoEC and a Team Development and Team Coaching Programme with TPC.