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

    A strength isn’t simply something you are good at or capable of doing well, it also gives you energy when you are performing it.


    We work with tenacious and authentic business, teams and individuals to discover, unlock and leverage their strengths intelligence to get the results they want in a future of artificial intelligence, 'bots' and machines.


    How? We use strengths assessment and coaching to manage talent end to end; to recruit, manage performance, develop and retain talent a smarter way to build better business.


    Strengthen Your Business

    Bring out the best in business

    'Organisations that manage talent end to end using strengths build a better culture'

    • Recruit using strengths profile to hire the right people and build better teams a smarter way.
    • Manage performance using strengths profile to make difficult conversations easier and explore weakness with less fear and more objective data.
    • Develop your people using strengths profile to individually stretch, strategically align and retain your talent a more meaningful way.

    Cost: €875 per half day +VAT (prices may vary according to client needs)


    Strengthen Your Teams

    Bring out the best in teams

    'Teams that focus on strengths every day have 12.5% greater productivity'.

    • Set the agenda for your team of up to 12 participants. It could be you want to improve how you do things, strengthen relationships, know your weakness, understand your team better and where to focus.
    • Each team member completes an online assessment and receives a 1.5 hour one to one coaching debrief session.
    • An interactive group workshop is held to share the team profile results and enable the team together to take the right strengths-based actions to have more success.

    Cost: €1,750 per day +VAT (prices 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.'

    • Individuals complete a twenty five minute online assessment.
    • Results are shared with individuals in advance of a 1.5 hour debrief coaching session that is confidential. 
    • Individuals walk away with new valuable awareness and clear strengths-based actions on how best to get the results they want and professionally develop. 

    Cost: €150 per person +VAT


    'Better HR Talk' for Business

    What you can and can't say'

    'The art of communication is the language of leadership'

    • We enable non-HR managers to communicate the right way with employees; to know what to say and how in a complex legal landscape.
    • Why? To manage behaviour a better way in your scaling business that shapes culture.
    • How? We sit down and listen to what you want, identify what you need to say and do. We help put a plan in place to get you there. 

    Cost: €100 per hour +VAT.

  • The Strengths Profile

    We use a strengths assessment called 'Strengths Profile' to enable strengths-based action in teams and business. 60 different strengths are measured based on performance, use and energy. A holistic quadrant profile, revealing three categories of strength and one category of weakness is shared with participants in advance of a full debrief coaching session.

    We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of individuals, teams and business based on context, using the above model of development. We move in an anti-clockwise direction through the quadrant, to enable better 'whole' self-awareness and better self- management.

  • Who We Are

    'The only way to do great work is to love what you do' - Steve Jobs

    Maria Treacy

    Strengths Consultant

    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 authentic people who want to be unique, 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, self-acceptance and having the courage to 'be the change they want to be' - Ghandi


  • Testimonials

    What My Clients Say

    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.'

    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.'

    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.'

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