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Ger Colleran - Great Speech

Ger Colleran - Great Speech

Ger Colleran is a Communications Results Coach with Great Speech (www.greatspeech.ie) that was founded in 2008.

He is also a Director / Trainer / Job / Career Coach with Talent Fusion (www.talentfusion.ie), iInnovate (www.iinnovate.ie), CompetentPublicSpeaking (www.competentpublicspeaking.com) and iCareer (www.icareer.ie) organisations all based in Oranmore, Galway.

He works with various public and private sector organizations and individuals (from all walks of life) across Ireland in the areas of communications, training, job and career; education coaching and business development.
Ger Colleran is a Competent Toastmaster (CTM) and / Competent Leader (CL) from Toastmasters International and has competed in various speech competitions. He runs courses in Communication, Assertiveness and Presentation Skills. He has been a Bestman, a Groom and has coached many people in their speaking challenges in both a personal and business Capacity.

Prior to Great Speech, Ger has had 18 years of industrial experience working in Allsop - Waterford, Oral B Laboratories - Kildare and Boston Scientific Corporation - Galway in manufacturing / engineering / project management disciplines with a focus on the medical device / healthcare fields, serving as Junior Engineer right up to Engineering Manager. He also spent some time working in Denmark, the UK and the USA.

Ger holds the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Financial Management QFA ( LIA – May 2017 )
  • Diploma in Human Resources Management CIPD (NCI – December 2014)
  • Bachelors of Arts Degree in Education & Training (NUI, Galway - 2010)
  • Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching (Coaching Institute of Ireland - 2010)
  • Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Christopher Howard - 2010)
  • Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Christopher Howard - 2010)
  • Master Results Coach (Christopher Howard - 2010)
  • Certificate in Occupational Testing and Assessment (The British Psychological Society - 2007)
  • Diploma in Professional Management (Open University - 2002)
  • Degree in Plastics Engineering (Athlone Institute of Technology - 1984)
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Carlow Institute of Technology - 1983)
  • Competent Toastmaster (Toastmasters International - 2000)

The organisation is proud to be:

  • Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM – part of City & Guilds Group) Accredited
  • Member of The Chartered Institute of Personal & Development (CIPD)
  • Member of The British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Member of The Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland (LBCAI)
  • Member of The Coaching Alliance (formally The Irish Coaching Development Network – ICDN)
  • Member of Life Insurance Association (LIA)
  • Members of Galway Chamber
  • Excellence Through People Advisors and Assessors
  • Skillnet Trainers & Evaluators
  • Finalist in Galway Chamber Business Awards 2011 (Top three)
  • A FETAC Registered Training Organization
  • Irish Representative for Connor (UK) HR & Outplacement Specialists