Our Team

Our Team

Fresh Thinking is your HR Outsourcing Partner.  We work with SME's providing a HR function within your business.  We offer the full gambit of services you would expect from your own HR department including ongoing advice and support to ensure you are compliant and meeting your core objectives.  Our services are designed to be flexible to ensure they meet the needs of your business which means that while we offer packaged services, we also work on a project by project basis as well as a scheduled on and off site basis.  

At Fresh Thinking, we can also provide you with an accounts and payroll service.

The Training Team at Fresh Thinking is comprised of highly networked and seasoned professionals with extensive cross-industry experience within union and non-union environments.  All of our team are highly networked and  have extensive training and coaching experience having worked independently and also collaboratively as a framework to tender for and deliver various training projects within the public and private sectors.

Please read on to meet the Fresh Thinking team:




 

CATHERINE FITZSIMONS

Catherine is the founder and proud owner of the brand Fresh Thinking.  Catherine is a HR professional and certified mediator with the MII (Mediation Institute of Ireland). Catherine is a member of CIPD (Chartered Institute of Professional Development) and holds a MSc in HRM from UCD among her library of academic successes.  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 DV (domestic violence) and suicide prevention which are key skills in the area of mental health synonymous with today's workplace environment.

EDUCATION

MSc in HRM, BBS (HONS) Business Management, Diploma in Teaching, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Coaching, Certified Mediator 

 

WHAT CATHERINE BRINGS TO YOUR BUSINESS

Extensive HR experience with additional skills in coaching, mentoring and delivering learning outcomes through education and training.  Mediation and a broad knowledge of employment law and experience working within the area of domestic violence and online bullying through social media.

 

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

HRM

Accounts

Mediation

Training

Coaching