In 2022 we launched this Learning Hub to help people boost their Productivity and Time Management skills in their own time. Our self-paced productivity masterclass called 'Turn Busy into Productive' is now available.
Moira is a business/management consultant and co-founder of beproductive.ie. She has expertise in both people and analytical skills and a range of topics including Productivity, Team Development, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Change Management, Capacity Planning, Competency Development, Performance Management, KPI Analysis and Reporting. She has extensive experience working with Executives and Top Teams developing strategy and providing coaching. She delivers a suite of business skills training using a dynamic practical interactive approach.
Moira started her career as an R&D research scientist with Glaxo Smith Kline in the UK which led to a training role in laboratory robotics technology. On returning to Ireland she established her own IT training business in Athlone before a relocation to Dublin prompted her to take up a broader HR, Training and Strategic Planning Consultant role with Friends First. Moira worked with Olas IT through their expansion from 5 to 15 employees in a HR and Training Manager role. She worked with Hosca Management Consultants on training and change management assignments. Moira worked with the Health Products Regulatory Authority over a 10 year period on many transformation projects including Performance Management, Process Improvement, Capacity Planning, Workflow Systems, Organisational Redevelopment and Project Management Office setup. She currently runs beproductive.ie while working on occasional projects with PWC and CJH Networks.
Moira is a mentor for Fingal Local Enterprise Board and the Inspire Programme and is an approved Productivity Specialist with Enterprise Ireland. She writes on Productivity for numerous publications and websites including Thinkbusiness.ie, Briefly, the magazine of the Chartered Accountants Institute of Ireland and hrheadquarters.ie.
She is passionate about working with organisations and their people to help them be productive, and to help them define, measure and improve their productivity. Here she shares her motivation, "what gives me the most satisfaction in my working day is if I can impart some knowledge and tips to help people."
Ann Kelly is co-founder and partner of beproductive.ie. Ann has over 20 years’ experience as a business consultant in Public Affairs. She worked both as part of an international team of consultants and independently providing clients with strategic advice, training and consultancy on EU and Irish policy in Brussels and Dublin. She worked with companies on a broad range of policies including technology, environment, finance, healthcare and food & beverage. Ann has a broad network of business and consultancy contacts across the globe. Ann worked for the European Commission in Brussels on training of managers of SMEs and in Dublin as a national expert on industrial relations. She was a Founder and Director of Understanding Europe, a Dublin based company which provided practical training on the working of the EU Institutions, legislation and policy to professionals. Ann lectured part-time in public relations and public affairs at Dublin City University School of Communications and EU Policy at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
She is passionate about lifelong learning and training and holds a graduate certificate from UCD School of Innovation; a diploma in Strategic Sustainability from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; a Higher Diploma in European Policy from Bruges, Belgium and training certificates from the IMI.
"The Working From Home during Covid-19 Zoom Session was great. Simple, short, focused, good tips and well communicated. Thankfully no suggestions of group hugs and closing your eyes and thinking of waterfalls etc.".
Skillnet Training Network
"We were delighted to welcome Moira to our team for a Productivity learning session which was absolutely outstanding and has continued to give value week on week since her visit. The team absolutely loved her session and got so, so much from it and we are so appreciative of all those snippets of wisdom that she gave us".
"I got back to the office yesterday after the 1 Day "How To Turn Busy into Productive" course and started applying your learning. I spent time at the weekend reviewing your notes and working on the actions that would make me most effective so I was really focused when I got to my desk. I cannot tell you the difference the training has made. It’s like night and day".
"Moira, thanks so much for the course on Thursday! I got so much out of it! I've had the most productive day today and probably got more done today than I have in the past week by implementing some of your tips! Thanks so much again".
The Quarter Life Coach
"We all found the Seminar very helpful, particularly the Email suggestions and setting aside a time slot to respond to Emails. Also sticking to the time limit and prioritising work. We all brought very useful tips from the seminar. It has inspired our team to be more organised and to focus on the important things. We meet more regularly now to discuss our weekly goals etc. We have learned to be more efficient when it comes to our workloads and staying focused".
"Moira is able to put herself in the shoes of the SME Owner Managers and their industry. She understood all their time issues and constraints and offered practical solutions that are easy to implement to increase productivity. Moira is very personable and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her. Her website, templates and promotional materials are excellent and she is very generous in sharing information".
Plato Business Development Programme
"Having attended one of Moira's seminars I was struck by her wise words. Moira identified that we were not at our best all day long so by adopting this approach we quickly realised we were getting a whole lot more from our days and crucially our most important tasks never got left behind".
New Beginnings Financial
"We are an SME and what we liked about Moira’s offering and approach was her research into understanding our blocks, our goals and approaches that would work best for our team and the manager of that team. Moira’s follow up and feedback exceeded any level of post-training supports we have ever gotten from an independent training company and it was critical to bed down new actions and continue the agreed actions that had been set at the training.The level of skills and knowledge demonstrated by Moira was top class – she walks the walk, talks the talk and delivers the knowledge..."
"The Wellness webinar provided tips to apply easily which can help us to identify what to challenge, and how to focus on the important stuff. The format was useful and punchy, exactly what we needed".
Taylor Wimpey Construction
"The Time Management tips webinar delivered easy strategies to improve time management and productivity. What we liked about it was that the strategies are easy to implement when the effort is put in by the individual".
"The Productivity session delivered as part of the Reignite Programme was excellent. Moira was so knowledgeable in her field. She was so engaging and everyone on the call got so much from the session".