Five Minute Focus On: Maurice Whelan, Unleash Potential
Tell us about yourself
I am from Dublin, and live in Rathfarnham. I am a keen gardener, global tourist and have recently discovered a fitness regime that works for me….at last !!! I have 25 years’ experience working in both the public and private sector at Senior Management and Executive level. I have qualifications in Executive Coaching, Psychotherapy, Mental Health and Wellbeing, NLP, Marketing, & Supervisory Management. I am a Graduate of Insead Paris where I completed the Advanced Management Programme, a life changing experience !!! I am a passionate mindfulness practitioner and I am currently studying to become a Mindfulness teacher with the University of Massachusetts.
Tell us about Unleash Potential
Unleash Potential is a dynamic Irish company with a genuine passion and competency in supporting businesses. The UP team are highly competent and experienced professionals who have expertise in Executive and Leadership Coaching, Leadership Training, Change Management and Mindfulness. We specialise in unlocking the power within individuals and businesses.
What’s your role in Unleash Potential?
I am the Founder and Managing Director of Unleash Potential. I have a genuine passion for delivering an ‘Extraordinary Experience’ for my clients. Our focus is on supporting them in exploring and unlocking their inner power in order to reach their full potential and to add value to their organisations.
I have delivered programmes in Portland, San Francoise, Folsom, Athens, Berlin, Paris, Bucharest and Singapore for these clients.
Tell us something about Unleash Potential we may not know
Unleash Potential has recently launch “Working With Mindfulness Programme”. This Programme has been designed incorporating a deep understanding of mindfulness and what is required for the development of mindfulness in the business environment. It is delivered by fully qualified, competent and highly experienced MBSR Teachers.
We have already delivered this programme to some of the senior leadership team within PayPal and have had amazing feedback. We are really excited about the positive impact this programme can have within the working environment.
What’s next for Unleash Potential?
We are over five years in existence and I see 2019 as a critical year for our business. We will be expanding the business taking on new staff and associates and by the end of the year having our own office space within the Glandore family.
Is there one piece of advice you would share with our emerging leaders?
Listen, Listen, Listen. Listening to someone with our full, undivided attention, demonstrating our genuine interest in their thoughts, is one of the most empowering things we can do. When an individual feels truly listened to they grown in confidence and statue.
What do you like about being a Glandore Member?
I have just become a Glandore Member and I am excited about been part of this community. The Glandore Management Team came on our “ Personal Leadership Programme “ and I was so impressed by their values and the genuine passion about delivering outstanding service for their clients I moved my business to here.
What do you like about living and working in Dublin?
I love the buzz, particularly around town. It is a truly international city and in the last 10 years I believe Dublin has come into its own. With so many multinationals setting up here , the mix of cultures and diversity is something I really enjoy.
Friday nights in or Friday nights out?
As long as I’m in good company I don’t mind a Friday night in or out, but on a winters night, you can’t beat having some friends around for a Netflix Movie night …… and a couple of G&T’s.