About Us

'Sometimes the only thing holding us back is ourselves!'   Deirdre Murray

What is our Vision?

"The business of business is people"  Herb Kelleher, former CEO Southwest Airlines.

People Resources are a leading Learning and Development Consultancy who work nationally and internationally with successful leaders and their teams to build people potential and high performance in multinationals, SME's and entrepreneurships.

We build leadership development in 3 areas:

  • Focused and tailored Management Development programmes,
  • Personal Development and
  • One-to-one Executive and Team Coaching
Our vision is to help you achieve the best potential from your most valued asset: your people. We do this by providing you with well-researched, highly motivational and practical learning solutions.

For more information and to speak directly to our consultants and coaches please contact Deirdre at 00 353 1 283 2540 or email info@peopleresources.ie.

Deirdre Murray, Founder and Director of People Resources, works with leaders and their teams across a wide range of business sectors, in multinationals, small business and owner-managers to help them achieve their highest potential and enhance not only their individual performance but also build the productivity and performance of their entire team.

Deirdre has worked extensively with an extended team of professional Business Coaches who can provide an ideal coaching match with each client. We partner with leaders and managers in multinationals, SME's and entrepreneurs.

She has over 27 years experience in the field of HR and Learning and Development, having worked in both the public and private sectors. She has served as Group Director of Human Resources within a global FMCG Company and as Group Human Resources Manager within a worldwide turnkey provider to the computer industry. Having completed an MBS in Management and Organisation Studies, (1st Class Hons), at UCD Michael Smurfit School of Business, she has continued with post-graduate research into "The Impact of Executive Coaching on Individual Performance," (M.Comm. Dec 2009).

Deirdre also lectures as an adjunct faculty member of the Michael Smurfit Business School in Leadership, Managing Change and Organisational Behaviour at MBA level as well as consulting both nationally and internationally. She has worked extensively in both Personal & Business Coaching (ECI Accredited). She is also a Licensed Master Practitioner in NLP (Bandler, 2009) and Business Practitioner in NLP (IINLP).

She has recently co-authored a book on Emotional Intelligence with colleague Daire Coffey on "Emotional Intelligence (EQ) - A Leadership Imperative!" published by Frank Scott - Lennon as part of the Management Briefs Series for busy managers. This is out now and available online by clicking on the Management briefs logo - a great gift idea for your busy managers!

Please contact Deirdre at Tel: 00 353 1 283 2540 or email Deirdre@managementbriefs.com.
Discounts available for larger orders.

As Accredited Facilitators in many psychometric tools such as Myers Briggs, MBTI, 16PF5 Personality Profile, Reuven BarOnTM Emotional Intelligence EQ-iTM and RocheMartin Emotional Capital Report, (ECRTM and 360 ECRTM), DiSC and Success Insights, we can also provide you with a greater understanding of your personal leadership style and provide greater insight into your level of emotional intelligence... read more

We can work with you as a business coach on a one-to-one basis or collectively with your team, to enhance your success and dramatically improve the performance of your team both professionally and personally.

Selection and Recruitment Assessment:

We also partner with other professional training consultants to provide additional Assessment Tools for our clients in conducting 'best-fit,' Selection-based and recruitment tools such as Personality Profile Index, ECR Selection ReportTM (RocheMartin), as well as Career Profile AssessmentTM , to give you an insight into the type of career than is a best fit for you... read more

CheckpointTM 360-degree feedback tool. (For more details click here)

Checkpoint 360 is a powerful assessment tool which gathers feedback not only from the individual but also from their boss, peers and colleagues as well as their team members. It can even include suppliers and customers if required.

This is a powerful tool in providing insight in core leadership competencies and in enabling constructive feedback on potential blind spots.

Susan Mulholland, M. Sc., a long-term Business Associate of People Resources, specialises in the area of Individual and Team Behavioural Assessments. Susan holds an M.Sc. in Organisational Behaviour, and an Honours Degree in Business Studies and a Diploma in Marketing. She has over 25 years experience in general management and marketing within the travel and tourism industry in Ireland and overseas. Susan works with People Resources as an accredited facilitator in CheckpointTM 360 degree Leadership Profiling.




Coaching at its core is about awareness and responsibility. Individuals can learn better, manage relationships better, be better team members and deliver better performance.

CIPD, 2009

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Deirdre Murray speaks at Mary Curran's Life & Business Coaching 10-year Coaching Reunion

Support and enhance your leadership potential, change initiatives and performance management systems with tailored coaching support.

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