Posted on Monday 27 January 2014 by Ulster Business

People: Your most valuable resource

The company, which provides training, coaching and facilitation services, has an enviable client list ranging from multinationals like Allianz Insurance to SMEs such as The White Gallery, Co. Down.

Principal Breege McManus has over 13 years' experience delivering bespoke solutions to businesses, from management and leadership development, to employee engagement and sales training.

As an associate with Harvest, Breege works with leading brands including Topaz, Cuisine de France, Fas, Allianz and eircom and through Pinpoint, delivers training to Brown Thomas.


Getting Personal

Breege's business mantra is to 'get under the skin' of the client. "For us one of the important aspects of client development is the diagnostic process. I work with each client personally to get under the skin of the organisation, prior to recommending a bespoke solution," she explains.

"In that way, the outcome will clearly address specific business objectives and ensure that the investment has a proven return."

As a highly skilled Trainer, Coach and Facilitator, Breege ensures that all interventions are highly experiential, learner centric and fit for purpose.

On a one-to-one basis, BMM People Development provides a range of services including CV development skills and interview skills and in recent weeks the firm has seen an uptake from students preparing for university entrance interviews.

BMM also works with individuals and SMEs to provide tailored personal, career and executive coaching.


Valuable Investment

Case in point is Rachel Morgan, Proprietor of The White Gallery. A former freelance PR consultant, Rachel engaged BMM People Development for executive coaching in support of her new business venture, The White Gallery bridal boutique.

Rachel says: "The one-to-one sessions that I've had with Breege to date have been the best investment of my time and money.

"It was evident very early on that Breege had a wealth of experience and I was confident that by the end of our six week programme I would have frameworks in place to help my business run efficiently – from finances, to customer strategies and ongoing monitoring techniques.

"What I particularly liked about Breege's approach was that she always encouraged and challenged me to come up with the solutions rather than just give me the answers," Rachel adds.


Coaching Diploma

BMM People Development also has a unique alliance with Kingstown College, Dublin to deliver the Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching in Northern Ireland from their Newry office.

As a former graduate of the course, BMM client Lucy Traynor of Lucy Traynor Consulting credits the course for increasing her confidence and dispelling self-doubt in advance of setting up her new business.

"Through the course, debilitating self-doubt turned into sheer determination, confidence and contentment and I have been promoting this course and

Breege's talents to friends, ex-colleagues and indeed clients and would love to work with her again."

Breege is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), The British Psychological Society (BPS), The European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and is a TAP partner.

The next Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching takes place in Newry at the end of January. For more information on BMM People Development or the course please visit or contact Breege McManus on T: +44 (0) 7740 288424 ROI: +353 (0) 87 2414545


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