Testimonials

  • She has a way of guiding your own thinking to a place of clarity which leaves you feeling energized and powerful

    I engaged in an Executive Coaching programme with Mary T when I moved into a more senior role within our business. There were a number of areas I wanted to work through in terms of my role as a leader, how I managed relationships and stakeholders and as I had just returned from maternity leave – I wanted to figure out how to manage it all.

    I cannot articulate enough how impactful my sessions with Mary T were.  Not only is she warm, open and incredibly engaging but she has a way of challenging you and your thinking to ensure your plans are comprehensive, robust and considered.

    She has a way of guiding your own thinking to a place of clarity which leaves you feeling energized and powerful.  Not only did I look forward to my time with Mary T but each and every time, I came away with a new and more insightful perspective.

    I was so impressed by the impact Mary T had on me, my perspective and my leadership that I completed a diploma in Executive Coaching.  Since my time with Mary T, I have changed roles again within our business and the lessons I learned from my time with her still stand to me.  I would recommend anyone who is interested in coaching support to consider Mary T.

    Rachel McCarthy
    Head of HR, Supply Chain, Musgrave Group
  • For me personally, meeting Mary T, opened the door to a new amazing world

    Such a treat to be part of the “Leadership team development programme” and also / on top of that, get connected to Mary T! The programme itself has given me tools to put the ideas and the kind of leader I wish to be, into practice. This is something so valuable for all teams, also for already well functioning ones. In a very short period of time, so many changes / improvements were visible in communication, engagement, efficiency and many more areas of work. I truly recommend not only leaders to dive into this kind of work, all teams on different levels can accomplish so much more with this kind of knowledge in their “backpack”.

    For me personally, meeting Mary T, opened the door to a new amazing world. She is a never ending source of knowledge, wisdom, inspiration and professionalism. After the program I have continued to meet with Mary T for coaching. I just couldn’t miss out on the opportunity to try to get a piece of all she has to offer. With her guidance I continuously move forward, to become a better version of me in all aspects of my life. It’s fun, challenging, sometimes hard but so rewarding. I just love the work and the fantastic result it has given me!

    Kerstin Sjobeck
    Development Director, Entry Point North AB (Sweden)
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    I am amazed over her endless wisdom and her clear perception of life

    I have had the privilege to work with Mary T for more than a year; first in the Lead with High Impact Leadership Team Programme followed by The Meta Navigator© Executive Coaching. The journey with Mary T has given me powerful insights and tools that without a doubt have been a life changing experience. Her ability to meet me where I am and her capacity to create a safe space is remarkable and one of the keys in my success. I am amazed over her endless wisdom and her clear perception of life. The journey with her is not at its end, it never will.

    One of the greatest arts in life is to be able to navigate through life empowered with love, energy and a course chosen by oneself at any given moment. Finding strategies to navigate in all life’s emotions and only acknowledge the ones that are complete and true.

    I truly am a meta navigator that has chosen my course, a course with a strong stability and with the best coach at my side.

    Dýrleif Femö
    Group Quality & Compliance Manager, Entry Point North AB, Sweden
  • Mary T seamlessly creates environments with high levels of trust and psychological safety

    I feel extremely fortunate to have worked with Mary T for so many years on a number of levels: she delivered a large number of team leader development programmes with our teams and Leadership team over the past 10 years and has coached many of our leaders and of course has also been my own Executive Coach.

    What I’ve consistently experienced in working with Mary T is how she expertly combines her wisdom, inspiration and expertise with a unique, natural, authentic and humorous style that enables her to create a sense of magic and synergy in all that she does.

    Mary T seamlessly creates environments with high levels of trust and psychological safety leading to highly impactful communication, collaboration and engagement throughout the organisation where people enjoy coming to work, are whole heartedly committed and willing to go the extra mile.

    As long as I’ve known Mary T she is always learning, always growing and expanding her knowledge and awareness, this becomes very evident when you see how she interacts and engages with everyone she works with. I would absolutely recommend Mary T to any leader or team with an appetite to go on an inspirational and truly transformational journey.

    Paul Delahunt
    Manufacturing Engineering Manager, Molex
  • Aileen Murphy

    The work she does is truly phenomenal

    I started working with Mary T as my executive coach when I had reached a point in my life where I felt tired, significantly overwhelmed and fearful. Coping as a single parent and working fulltime as a Project Manager, I felt I was always on a treadmill rushing through life. I struggled to find meaning and purpose in a career that no longer resonated with my sense of self - which was already on the floor from years of neglect! I believed if I changed everything outside of me, I would find a more fulfilled place within…unfortunately not.

    From the onset, Mary T held a safe and trusting place for me as we worked through a process of unravelling, by talking openly, being validated and supported in letting go of any unhelpful beliefs I held about myself. I learned to be ok with being vulnerable. I learned more selfcare and most of all I learned to go with the ebb and flow of my life without fear governing my actions and decisions.

    Working with Mary T has been one of my greatest gifts to myself. Mary T’s intuition, the breath of her coaching knowledge and skills, plus her warm personality has supported me through an enormous transition. The work she does is truly phenomenal.

    Now I feel deeply seated in myself, my relationships with my family are so much better. I am more grounded and content. I’m in the process of pursuing a new career path consistent with my values and aspirations.

    I feel privileged to have Mary T in my life as I continue to pursue my professional and personal goals into the future.

    Aileen Murphy
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    I have been lucky enough to work with  Mary T on 1-to-1 executive coaching

    I have been lucky enough to work with Mary T as my 1-to-1 executive coach.

    She is warm, supportive, grounded, intuitive and inspiring to name but a few of her positive attributes. She is deeply committed and invested in her clients achieving their optimal outcomes.

    By working with Mary T I have cultivated a deeper self -awareness and she has provided me with the tools and techniques to excel in my role.

    I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mary T.

    Rosemary Walsh
    Marketing Manager, Musgrave Group
  • Dee Hynes Testimonial

    I came away re-energised and ready to take on any hurdle

    2020 – What a year.  It’s been a rollercoaster, but Mary T held my hand as I navigated the challenges.  Having worked with Mary T previously, she was my natural choice for support as I dealt with the ending of my 20-year tenure with a multinational, to setting up my own company, while giving myself some permission to spend time with my family.

    Working with Mary T, both in person and remotely, I have strengthened my skillset and resilience and adapted to the myriad of challenges and changes with Mary T’s help.  I am a stronger, better version of myself as a result.  Thank you so much Mary T for holding my hand when I needed it, as always, I am forever grateful for having you as my guardian angel.

    Deirdre Hynes
    Founder, Grianan Consulting Ltd (Former Global Performance Leader at Molex)
  • Value added on a number of fronts

    I have worked closely with Mary T as my executive coach over several years. In addition to significant individual growth and development, as a result of the coaching, there was also an increase in personal and professional awareness, enhanced work performance and successful delivery of my goals and objectives. Value added on a number of fronts.

    In more recent times, she also coached me through a significant transition period in my own career. What I most appreciate is that she guided me towards clarity in important areas of both my life and my career. This allowed me to move on and transition to a better place in my life.

    Mary T has a wonderful style. She creates a wonderfully secure space, expresses great empathy while at the same time is appropriately challenging. We also had a lot of laughs on the way. I have no hesitation in recommending Mary T and saying that she facilitates huge growth. A truly positive experience.

    Michael Napier
    Ph.D., M.B.A., Professional Coach. Scientific Fellow, Technical Operations, Janssen Pharmaceutical
  • Marion Carmody Testimonial

    She took me on a remarkable journey of professional and personal self-discovery that I couldn’t have imagined

    Mary T just got me. She took me on a remarkable journey of professional and personal self-discovery that I couldn’t have imagined. She has an incredible mentorship style which empowered me to get greater clarity and insight into myself and my career.

    Each session is packed with wisdom, passion, empathy, intuition and I must mention the laughs. I came away re-energised and ready to take on any hurdle. It is an honour to work with Mary T as my career coach and she gets my strongest recommendation. I also made a true friend along the way.

    Marion Carmody
    Senior Engineering Supervisor, Global Quality & Operations, Stryker UK
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    Mary T is not fazed by anything

    I was extremely fortunate to benefit from Mary T’s experienced coaching, Mary T quickly comes into your professional life with her unique mix of energy, empathy, experience, support & structured caring for her clients, she takes you on a fantastic journey of self improvement which benefits you both professionally and personally.

    Mary T has a wealth of knowledge and experience, she listens, questions and then works with you to tease out a solution and path forward. Mary T is not fazed by anything. Mary T’s insight is always relevant & clear. I regularly use Mary T’s ‘nuggets’ of insight both at work and home! Mary T’s coaching has allowed me to recalibrate & be more effective in my role.  I can unreservedly recommend Mary T to anyone who is interested in coaching.

    Lisa Carey
    CCI Team Leader & Champion, Eli Lilly
  • Mary T gets my highest recommendation as an Executive Coach

    Mary T’s coaching style is a perfect fit for any business leader who wants to perform at a higher level or who seeks support in overcoming career hurdles. What sets Mary T aside from other coaches is that she genuinely cares about her clients and is committed to getting positive lasting results.

    Mary T gets my highest recommendation as an Executive / Career coach. She guided me on a path of self-discovery where I gained clarity on my own strengths and on my career goals. She has also worked extensively with many of my own team and colleagues over the years, with outstanding results. Mary T is incredibly skilled at asking the right questions; helping me see things from different perspectives.

    Eámonn Nestor
    Vice President of Manufacturing, Stryker
  • She is simply outstanding at what she does and feedback from our clients consistently affirms that

    Mary T has been a ‘go-to’ programme facilitator and coach for Harmonics since we started out in business, because she is simply outstanding at what she does and feedback from our clients consistently affirms that.

    Mary T brings a passion, a depth of knowledge and absolute focus on the person or group, to her coaching and facilitation programmes, which is both tremendously invigorating and also a great learning experience for participants. For the organisation and the individual, an opportunity to work with Mary T is one not to be missed!

    Fiachra Driscoll
    General Manager, Harmonics
  • Mary T's approach was interactive, practical and fun and was so approachable which made me feel at ease and safe to share and learn

    I first worked with Mary T back in 2009 when I engaged in a number of her ‘Communicate with Impact’ courses that she delivered in Novartis with various teams over many years. I wanted to learn how to communicate in a purpose-driven way to overcome any barriers to my success in Novartis. As I had left school at 15 years old, had no leaving cert or third level education, I often felt overwhelmed, stressed, trapped and without any obvious solutions.

    Mary T’s approach was interactive, practical and fun and she was so approachable to the point that I found myself stepping out of my comfort zone and participating far more than usual. She really made me feel at ease and safe to share and learn. Not many people would have the natural flair to get me to interact so much, but she is blessed with an abundance of this skill.

    A few years later I was blessed to get to work with Mary T again as my exec coach.  With her support and encouragement and her ability to instil a strong belief in myself, I successfully completed a higher diploma in Workforce development and training at UCC. That would have been un-heard of for me. Working with Mary T has honestly been life-changing for me and has brought out a newfound confidence and enthusiasm in me not only in my work life but in every aspect of my life for which I am eternally grateful.

    Kieran O’Leary
    Process Support Lead, Novartis, Ringaskiddy
  • What I valued most was Mary T’s unrelenting focus and attention to my goals

    Mary T showed herself to be a master coach who worked in a deeply caring, human, focused, practical and skilled way. What I valued most was Mary T’s unrelenting focus and attention to my goals. It was an absolute gift to have this quality of coaching.

    I also appreciated the grounded approach that Mary T brought, where she really helped me to clarify and commit to my next steps towards my bigger vision. This has helped to make clearer decisions and take effective actions, for my business and personal life.

    Thank you Mary T, I am definitely making it a yearly commitment for me and my business.

    Nadine McCarthy
    High Performance & Leadership Consultancy
  • She is a real ‘stand-out- from-the- crowd’ professional

    I have worked with Mary T at different stages over the past number of years in her capacity as coach and leadership mentor. She will always be my go-to in these situations. In my view, she is a real ‘stand-out- from-the- crowd’ professional and a once off. I cannot recommend Azurite highly enough.

    Dr. Francis McHugh
    Former Snr Quality Manager, J&J Visioncare Ireland
  • Coaching with Mary T was the best formal learning experience of my life

    Coaching with Mary T was the best formal learning experience of my life.  Her approach was respectfully challenging, supportive and always positive, empathetic, energetic and safe environment which facilitated an incredibly powerful learning process.

    Edmond Galvin
    Programme Manager, Stryker
  • Intuitive, empathetic, expert, enthusiastic, supportive, humorous, respectful, authentic and trustworthy

    Intuitive, empathetic, expert, enthusiastic, supportive, humorous, respectful, authentic and trustworthy are the words that spring to mind when I think of Mary T.

    It was through the auspices of coaching, and Mary T’s own real and congruent personality in delivering same, that I arrived out the far side of a very trying experience with an incredibly enhanced awareness of myself, my future career path and also with a much greater acceptance of who I was, where I was and more importantly where I was going. In a nutshell, Mary T introduced me to me.

    We have remained fond friends.

    John Counihan
    Head of HR, Musgrave Group
  • Mary T Tierney is a wonderfully gifted, creative and giving person

    Mary T Tierney is a wonderfully gifted, creative and giving person.

    We are proud to have Mary T as an associate of Harmonics. Communication is her greatest passion. In fact passion is a word I would use to describe Mary T. She delivers on her feet in her own unique style – she really listens and is incredibly intuitive which brings a richness to her group and 1-to-1 coaching work.

    She is a person of the highest integrity who has shown the light to many people being made redundant in the most challenging of situations.

    John Fitzgerald
    Founder and MD, Harmonics
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    There is more honesty, kindness and fun.

    Mary T designed and delivered a wonderful 4-month Leadership mentoring training programme with our entire Quality Leadership team which was incredibly powerful and impactful. For me personally, it has really caused me to take stock and notice the incredible changes that have been happening for me both personally and professionally. My fear is diminishing, my confidence is growing and I am just not so worried about the small things anymore.

    I have started to see real change within our team in terms of how we interact with each other. There is more honesty, kindness and fun. This has been massively helped by our masterclasses and coaching with Mary T. A heartfelt Thank you to you, Mary T.

    Sinead Meaney
    Quality Operations Manager, Boston Scientific
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    Coaching with Mary T was excellent

    Coaching with Mary T was excellent – Her insightful ability, through her psychology and understanding of the person and life experience, enabled me to open up and challenge my beliefs and ways of working on issues- I would highly recommend Mary T.

    Jacinta Courtney
    Leader of Aviation Training, Lufthansa
  • It continues to be an inspiring learning experience for me in both my personal and business development

    Mary T has supported me over the past 6 years as my Leadership mentor / executive coach in my position as Managing Director. It continues to be an inspiring learning experience for me in both my personal and business development. She has guided me in significantly enhancing my leadership approach and helped modify my behaviours for increasingly positive results in a fast-paced busy multi-cultural environment. Mary T has taught me to look at myself more objectively and I have honed my ability to understand not just what will make you successful in business in general, but how to become a more rounded person able to manage whatever challenges life presents.

    Austin Hallahan
    Managing Director, Entry Point North (Ireland)
  • I've seen leaders, experienced and new, gain confidence, consistency and so safe in their skillset in building high performance, trusting and innovative teams

    I have had the incredible fortune, in my career, of meeting and working with Mary T.

    Mary T's authentic self, first and foremost engages and lights a fire in those leaders struggling to manage the complexities of our modern day workplace.

    Nurturing, coaching and building the confident leaders so needed in today's organisation. Mary T has equipped my colleagues with a skillset that is astounding to me.

    I've seen leaders, experienced and new, gain confidence, consistency and so safe in their skillset in building high performance, trusting and innovative teams.

     

     

    Garry Benson
    Organisational Development Lead in multinational Life Science industries, Novartis and CAI, CAI and formerly Novartis
  • Mary T is living proof that passionate people exist and her enthusiasm for sharing it is really contagious

    Mary T is an extraordinary coach and one of the very best group facilitators that I have ever had the pleasure to work with during my time in Keelings. Her team masterclasses and coaching sessions have inspired me to revise and challenge my own professional behaviours and become more comfortable when speaking to people at all levels. She taught me to be more patient, positive and detailed with my team and to embrace each and every one of their strengths and challenges, which I now very much enjoy to do.

    Mary T is living proof that passionate people exist and her enthusiasm for sharing it is really contagious.

    Grzegorz Bialek
    Former Farm Manager, Keelings
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    Every organisation needs a trainer/facilitator like Mary T.

    Trainers usually do one of two things – they either give you information or inspire you with the information – Mary T most definitely did the latter.

    Mary T has this wonderful ability to create rapport and a safe space, which enables people to connect and be their very best. Mary T’s style and delivery was fun, creative and interesting. In my opinion, these are the ingredients to creating a wonderful course.

    Every organisation needs a gifted facilitator like Mary T.

    Michelle Major
    Former Sales and Relationship Manager, Fexco Group