IT'S A HR MOVEMENT
Performance is 36.4% higher when managers emphasize strengths.
Higher use of strengths increases the odds of flourishing at work 18 times.
People who use their strengths at work are 6 times more engaged.
What We Do
Did you know that 95% of people think they are self-aware, and only 10-15% actually are? The demand for knowing and understanding the behavioural strengths and weakness of individuals and entire teams early is becoming increasingly more necessary in a business age of advancing technology, artificial intelligence and remote working.
We enable tenacious and authentic start ups to have more meaningful conversation. We help them realize the full profit potential of the business using a self awareness tool to support better HR conversations across the employee life cycle and embed a culture of self leadership.
Why the strengths approach? A strength isn’t simply something you are good at or capable of doing well, it also gives you energy when you are performing. The belief is we should be using our strengths more and our weakness less, but first we need to know what both are. In fact, research tells us when managers emphasize strengths when managing, it improves retention by 50%, performance by 36.4% and engagement 77%.
How do we do it? We simply get managers and individuals in the business to take a 25 minute online assessment. We use the data from the assessment, a SWOT analysis and some 20 years HR experience to enable both to have better HR conversations with purpose and meaning. Bring out the best in your people and business.
Strengthen Your Business
Bring out the best in business using Strength-based HR
'Organisations that manage talent end to end using strengths build a better culture'
Cost: €100 per hour +VAT. Price does not include cost of individual profiles and may vary according to client needs.
Strengthen Your Teams
Bring out the best in teams
'Teams that focus on strengths every day are 50% more likely to have lower turnover'.
Cost: €1,590 per full day or €795 per half day +VAT. Price may vary according to client needs.
Strengthen Your Individuals
Bring out your best self
'Employees increase their chances of developing 18 fold, when using their strengths.'
Cost: €175 per person +VAT
The Strengths Profile
We use a strengths assessment called 'Strengths Profile' to provide 360 vision of individuals and teams. 60 different strengths are measured based on performance, use and energy. A holistic quadrant profile that is affordable, easily understood and transferable, revealing three categories of strength and one category of weakness is shared with participants in advance of a full debrief coaching session.
Using the above model of development, we undertake a behavioural SWOT analysis of strengths and weaknesses. We move in an anti-clockwise direction through the profile to discuss and understand what individuals and teams need to do more and less of to achieve more success and feel energized doing it.
Who We Are
'The only way to do great work is to love what you do' - Steve Jobs
With over 18 years professional senior HR experience across various industry, Maria understands business, how it works and the challenges that co-exist with money, technology and people. Maria's favorite things to do in the whole world are; enabling passionate people in authentic, tenacious business to grow and excel, daily exercise for her body and soul, and surfing online when she can, typically late at night for quirky fashion items and style inspiration, when the kids are in bed and the laptop is away. 'Different' was probably her first word, and she uses it to describe herself – because what gets her out of bed in the morning is working with people in business who want to be authentic, true to themselves, aligned to their work, doing what they love and have more success. She’s on a mission to help them discover how, through self-awareness using strengths, self-acceptance and having the courage to 'be the change they want to be' - Ghandi
What My Clients Say
Strengths-based HR Consultancy
Kate Hyde, Owner and Managing Director - 'Often I am feeling my way in the dark and so to have this professional guidance is just, well, great to be honest. What fantastic insight Maria gave me in the HR consultancy work she did and conversations we had. I found it amazing she picked up such a lot in the short time we had together. She made some amazing points. It's very clear to me how they will work. And good to know there is a framework (for want of a better word) to make this happen. Thanks so much for this, Maria. Really found it so helpful (and calming)'
HR Compliance and Best Practice
John Clifford, Finance Director - 'Maria helped us update our policies and contracts in a business that is changing and growing. She helped us make sense of the law and put better structure in place. We now have clarity, alignment and more confidence as a management team. She was organised, attentive and always available to help. She gave us a professional and consistently high quality service.'
Employment Law Advice
Vaughan Ryan, Business Owner and Director - 'Thanks Maria for your professionalism. In today's ever complex world of employment law, it's both prudent and necessary to have access to professional and independent HR advice on all your employment matters. As a small retail business in Cork city with 4 employees we know this all too well as we had occasion this year to call on Maria's HR expertise. Her timely advice and professional expertise helped us avoid an expensive employment contract issue. We would highly recommend Maria and MTReconnect.'
Strengths-based Leadership Coaching
Sally Anne Quirke, Owner - 'Maria has a gift. I found her leadership coaching style calming and future focused, I left Maria feeling more confident and clear. She takes you on a journey and enables you to gain clarity and take action around what's right for you and your business. Thank you Maria.'
Strengths-based Leadership Development
Ciarán Deasy, Chief Financial Officer - 'From the very first management development workshop I attended with Maria on how to manage teams with more success, I learned so much. It was brilliant, I couldn't wait for the next one. She is knowledgeable, inspirational and her sessions are practical, thought provoking and refreshing. She is not the atypical HR Manager you might be used to for all the right reasons.'
HR Compliance and Best Practice
Alexander Kozlov - Head of Finance, Legal & Business Development - 'Maria assisted us with various matters of employment law issues in Ireland, including preparation of internal policies, employment contracts taking into account specifics of our business and provision of advice on various matters we faced.
Maria is an excellent expert with deep expertise in employment law area who provides advice based on the specifics of her client’s business. All the work undertaken by Maria for us was done at high quality standards and extremely promptly that was very important to set up our operations and start proper employment relationships in Ireland within a short period of time. We feel ourselves safe in Maria hands from an Irish employment law perspective.'