Posted on Thursday 21 March 2013 by Ulster Business
Having launched her own practice in Newry in 2011, Breege is a 'people development specialist' dedicated to raising the profile of corporate coaching and the value it can bring to businesses.
"I want to highlight the value corporate coaching and people management can bring to businesses. This kind of coaching is a serious business tool that can yield tangible bottom line results," she explains.
According to a study published by Harvard School of Business lecturers Kotter and Heskett, companies using performance enhancement coaching show improved Revenue Growth of 520%, Employment Growth of 246% and Net-Income Growth of 755% compared to companies without it.
The Manchester Study: Maximizing the Impact of Executive Coaching shows a Return of Investment of 5.7 times the investment.
Breege says: "Now more than ever, organisations across Ireland are focused on results and have identified the need to develop their team members to stay ahead of the competition. Business leaders are slowly recognising that corporate coaching can support their organisations to achieve better, more sustainable results through people development."
Breege is a selected associate for Harvest, Pinpoint, Pathway and Kingstown College, Dublin and delivers training to clients throughout the North and South of Ireland including leading organisations in the health,retail, charity and telecoms sectors. These include the Irish Health Service Executive; Brown Thomas; eircom; St Vincent de Paul; Chief State Solicitors Office, Barnardos and FAS (Irish National Training and Employment Agency) across a range of programmes e.g. performance management frameworks, management and leadership development programmes, talent management, employee engagement, sales, recruitment, coaching and facilitation including psychometric science among others.
BMM has recently announced a unique partnership with Kingstown College, enabling Breege to be the only coach outside of the college to deliver the Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching accredited by the European Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC).
The Diploma grants participants a professional accredited coaching qualification and it is the only coaching course in Ireland to attract the EMCC's prestigious quality assurance award.
According to the EMCC, coaching is one of the fastest growing industries worldwide. "In this landscape, it is crucial that businesses choose to engage with a coach/ mentor who has obtained a professional qualification to reflect their ability," Breege adds.