Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to FreshThinking and our team of collaborative and independent professionals, who are all self-employed in their relative disciplines. Each member of the FreshThinking team is highly committed in providing a seamless service to our clients.  All of the team (introduced below) are highly networked with over 80 years collective experience in business both here on the Island of Ireland and internationally....

 

CATHERINE FITZSIMONS BELGAID

Catherine is the founder and proud owner of the brand FreshThinking.  Catherine is a multi-skilled professional with a background in Human Resource Management and Education. Catherine is a certified and practicing member of the Mediation Institute of Ireland, CIPD (Chartered Institute of Professional Development) and The Teaching Council of Ireland. Catherine holds a MSc in HRM from UCD among her library of academic successes and is actively involved in continuous professional development to increase her knowledge and skill sets.  Catherine has over 30 years experience in business and is a passionate educator and advocate for life long learning.  She is also an experienced counsellor and coach who has been trained in Domestic Violence, Suicide Prevention and Child Protection which are key areas of mental health and very relevant in the area of workplace conflict and stress. 

EDUCATION

MSc in HRM, BBS (HONS) Business Management, Diploma in Employment Law, Diploma in Teaching, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in NLP Life and Business Coaching, Certified Mediator.

WHAT CATHERINE BRINGS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Extensive peronal and professional knowledge and experience.  A passion for helping people cut through the nonsense and embrace the opportunities that lie beyond. 

CONTACT CATHERINE

Catherine can be contacted at 085-7177888 or email her at catherine@freshthinking.ie

 

COLIN DALY

Colin is a member of the Certified Institute of Public Accounts in Ireland (CPA) and heads up CGD Accountancy a firm that provides a full range of services to small & medium sized businesses as well as sole traders. His clients come from a range of difference industries from Retail to Medical Device companies which adds to his vast experience gained in previous roles including Financial Controller of an Irish owned retail outlet. 

EDUCATION

TBA

WHAT COLIN BRINGS TO YOUR BUSINESS

TBA

CONTACT COLIN

Colin can be contacted by phone on 086-8191889 or email: colin@cgdaccountancy.com / colin@freshthinking.ie

 

EIMEAR MCDONNELL

Eimear is a Tourism Professional Graduate from University College Birmingham, with over 18 years experience in training and sales-management in the tourism and hospitality sectors.  As owner manager of EMD Marketing, Eimear works with a wide range of clients helping them to define their market offering and then developing marketing, training and customer management programmes to deliver against their commercial goals.  Training is a key aspect of Eimear's approach and she is qualified in "Train The Trainer" Fetac Level 6 (Distinction) and in a number of Health and Safety modules.

EDUCATION

B.A. (HONS) Hotel Business Management, Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management

WHAT EIMEAR BRINGS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Training expertise, extensive sectorial knowledge and strong commercial nous. all delivered in a highly pragmatic and collaborative style.

CONTACT EIMEAR

Eimear can be contacted by phone on 085-8085696 or email: emdsalesandmarketing@gmail.com / eimear@freshthinking.ie

 

JACKIE RYNN

Jackie is leading consultant in personal and professional development.  Her background in psychology is supported by over 15 years’ experience in the design and delivery of training interventions to both private and public sectors in Ireland and the UK.

EDUCATION

TBA

WHAT JACKIE BRINGS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Training expertise, common sense and a think outside the box approach to business..

CONTACT JACKIE

Jackie can be contacted by phone on 087-9185676 or email: jackie@freshthinking.ie

 

RONALD C HUGHES

Ronald is a senior thought leader and expert practitioner in human potential and organisational development and effective leadership and learning structures.  Ronald’s background in the high intensity contact centre industry in the 1980’s / 1990’s and early 2000’s won him a fellowship with CCMA Ireland.  Ronald has over 25 years’ experience as a classroom trainer, training needs analysist, learning designer, and skills auditor.  

Ronald is currently researching new processes of acculturation of international employees using cross cultural identity analysis.  

EDUCATION

Ronald holds a first class honours degree in Business, Social Enterprise, Leadership and Management and a post Graduate Certificate in Innovation and New Business Development. 

WHAT RONALD BRINGS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Ronald brings a wealth of experience plus high energy which is often missing from today's organisation.

HRM

Accounts

Mediation

Training

Coaching