About us

Peter O’Connor.

Peter is the Managing Director of Performance Partners Ltd.

Peter has over 25 years business experience, with a track record in business spanning 3 decades, working in ICT, Education and with experience in Financial services. He was the founding Director of a successful training & Consultancy Business which he ran for eight years. Peter has also many years training and facilitation experience, having worked with the Ken Blanchard Leadership partner in Ireland for 5 years. His training style is facilitative, and encourages self discovery.

He is also accredited in Ireland, to deliver Train The Trainer with inhouse trainers in the WIley Everything DiSC & Five Behaviours Of A Cohesive Team Tools. He also deploys surveys and facilitates related training programmes and debriefs on Employee Engagement/Passion, engagement surveys & Team Alignment.

Working with Performance Partners – as well as providing solutions based approaches with People Management, Teams & Customer Service – he has also substantial Business Consulting & Executive Coaching experience with business people at all levels, up to MD level, to help with most apsects of managing the business and motivation, developing and manageing the people side.  “Learning with a business purpose”.

 

Mark Egan.

mark123Mark is an experienced entrepreneur and business manager.

Having worked as CEO and Director in Information Technology company, SureSkills and Media related businesses, Mark has co-found a number of technology, learning and services related businesses.

Having substantial real world experiences under his belt working with very successful and very challenging companies; Mark took time out in 2005 to complete an MBA at UCD’s Smurfit Business School.

More recently, Mark has been working with numerous companies on a wide range of issues from start-up to large scale fundraising and exporting to the US Federal market.

Interestingly, in 2010 Mark mentored over 60 unemployed people- helping the start their own business.

 

Vincent Reynolds FCCA.

VVincet Reynoldsincent is an experienced senior manager with a background in consulting, corporate training and development, change management, finance and human resources.

Vincent started his career in general accounting practice before moving to a series of management and senior management roles with multinational companies. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, a former chairman of the Irish Association of Corporate Treasurers and a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development. Vincent is also an accredited facilitator under the Irish Government’s Skillnets programme.

Vincent was also responsible for setting up and running a $220m customer financing operation for Tellabs Inc., a U.S. multinational company. This role involved creating an internal bank and the negotiation of finance packages for significant Tellabs customers throughout the world.

Throughout his career, Vincent has been involved in change management, business process reengineering, leadership coaching and training. He now acts as a business consultant and trainer helping companies to improve their profitability and effectiveness. He also specialises in Employee engagement, survey debrief & facilitating teams to overcome barriers and difficulties in times of growth and change.

Ruth Toomey.

ruth_toomeyRuth is an associate with significant experience facilitating with and coaching using DiSC. She has worked extensively in the Pharmacuetical sector.

In 1997, she worked in the United Drug operation PLC in 1999. Held several senior positions in Ashfield Healthcare Ltd., the Contract Services division of United Drug. These included two years as Recruitment Manager, three years as Business Development Director and three years as General Manager.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in 1993, from Waterford Institute of Technology. Having worked as a Recruitment consultant for three years with Kate Cowhig International Recruitment, travelling extensively to recruit Nurses for the U.K.’s National Health Service.

In 2009, graduated from the Irish Management Institute with a Diploma in Executive Coaching. She has worked with senior executives from industries such as the Motor Industry, the Pharmaceutical Industry, Banking & Finance and Sports Industry.

Her Specialties: Executive Coaching, Career Coaching, DisC< EQ & Business Mentoring, Emploee Engagement 

Michael VanEck. Associate Partner, Learning Partners.

Michael is an associate of Performance Partners.

After 15 years as a training consultant specialising in sales, self & sales management, leadership development and team alignment, Michael realised that installing effective behavioural habits and implementation only happens with follow-up and reinforcement.

Along with Peter O’Connor, they form an Intégro Associate network in Europe, and help teams “getting on the bus”, increase customer retention and support adoption of a Customer Focused Culture. Michael brings change in leadership behaviour and working culture, by promoting work environments based on trust and personal responsibility.

Specialties: Working with field and executive teams to help them get rid of politics and get into alignment on the team’s/organisation’s purpose, values, vision and goals; helping leaders increase their emotional intelligence, beyond just being more self-aware.

Working withAfter 15 years as a training consultant specialising in sales, self & sales management, leadership development and team alignment, I realised that installing effective behavioural habits and implementation only happens with follow-up and reinforcement.

Specialties: Working with field and executive teams to help them become engaged as employees, get rid of politics and get into alignment on the team’s/organisation’s purpose, values, vision and goals; helping leaders increase their emotional intelligence, beyond just being more self-aware.

Michael specialises also in DiSC(r) & Time & Priotity Management. Working with (sales) managers and teams to (re)gain focus, improve their interpersonal behaviour, self management skills and work direction: they create better customer awareness, retention and results.