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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 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.

‘…The Father of the Bride shook my hand and said, ‘That was a beautiful speech, well done!’ Thank you for everything again Ger at such short notice…’

‘…All of the hard efforts, energy and time paid off. I took my time at the start and then gently eased myself into it. Great compliments from family, uncles & aunts, relations and friends…’

‘…It went great Ger! Every table that we went around to, all complimented the speech saying it hit all the right points, more so than the other speakers…’ 

Ger holds the following qualifications:

  • Professional Certificate in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – (Institute of Banking / University College Dublin – January 2018)
  • Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (QFA – Life Insurance Association of Ireland – 2017)
  • Chartered Institute of Personal & Development (CIPD) Diploma in Human Resource Management (National College of Ireland – 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 – Psychometric Testing Level A & Level B (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 – 1998-2008)

Ger has six other related small companies namely; Talent Fusion (www.talentfusion.ie) – Training & Career Transition Consultancy; iCareer (www.icareer.ie) – Career Planning for Young People; Competent Public Speaking (www.competentpublicspeaking.com) – Business Speaking Consultants; iInnovate (www.iinnovate.ie) – Innovation by Frontline Staff; Data Protection Services (www.dataprotectionservices.ie) – Data Protection and Compliance and Referral (www.referral.ie) – Referring of Job Seeking Clients to Employers. All of these interventions add to and support Talent Fusion’s unique service interventions.

He also provides HRM and Training Management services to small businesses and manages Connor UK’s Outplacement Services in the Republic of Ireland & Northern Ireland.