Gerry O'Sullivan Mediator's Toolkit book

 Organisational Consultancy and Facilitation -


“Gerry recently facilitated a national meeting of School Suppliers. She created an atmosphere where people could engage comfortably with each other despite being competitors. With Gerry’s experienced hand at the tiller our meeting was extremely productive. She helped us use our time to best effect and in one session, she took us from discord to a concrete plan of action.”
Róisín Fleming
ISASF (Irish School Art Supply Federation)

“Since 1995, I have contracted Gerry O'Sullivan on a regular basis in a number of different organizations including: the Cork Local Drugs Task Force, the Health Service Executive Southern Regional Committee on Violence against Women and We the People Community Development Project. In all cases I found Gerry to be excellent. She is a highly skilled professional who has the ability to get the most from each group that she works with. In this regard her group skills are excellent and her ability to connect with groups is exceptional. She is consistently hardworking, efficient and highly organized. In particular her adherence to deadlines and promptness in returning reports and follow up information is excellent.”
Rebecca Loughrey, Principal Community Worker,
Health Service Executive Southern Area

“I have participated in several different kinds of sessions which Gerry facilitated and I found her focus, clarity and incisiveness to be present in them all. This included project evaluations, conflict resolution, team building, staff development and management training. Gerry is also very skilled at getting organizations to arrive at practical actions and this is one of the reasons I believe, that she has such a good reputation in organizational development work. If you bring in Gerry O’Sullivan, you will get work done - it won’t be just a talking shop.”
 Julie Murphy, Southern Health Board and formerly
Project Co-ordinator, Ballyphehane/Togher CDP

“I give the training on Bullying and Harassment and on Mediation my highest recommendation to anyone who not only shares a responsibility for safeguarding the interests of their company/organisation, but who also wishes to adopt a more holistic and organic approach to improving the general wellbeing of both organisation and employee alike.”
Annamarie Foley, Adapt, Tralee

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“Both the Area Implementation Team and the Community Support Agencies were very impressed with the quality of her advanced preparation, her facilitative style and her ability to assist the group to achieve the agreed targets for each of the days. She has a very sound understanding of community development principles, social inclusion issues and integrated services process. Gerry has very high standards and working with her on these projects proved a very satisfying and rewarding experience. I am very happy to recommend her to others.”
Ann O’Dwyer, RAPID Co-ordinator,Kerry County Development Board

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“The evaluation reports are of a very high standard, extremely thorough both in their content and recommendations and met the objectives as set out in the original research specifications. Both pieces are extremely useful working documents that feed into the development and delivery of our initiatives. The research is clearly set out in a coherent and accessible way to maximize its usefulness to all the agencies involved. I do not hesitate to recommend Gerry as an effective, dependable and highly competent researcher.”
Bernadette Kennedy, Education and Training Co-ordinator, Partnership Tra Li.

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“North Kerry Together found Gerry completed the research project with an impressive degree of efficiency. Gerry posses the following skills with regard to executing a research project:

Debra Regan, Education Officer, North Kerry Together

“The evaluation objectives were met to a very satisfactory degree and Gerry’s report was thorough and professional. I have no hesitation in recommending Gerry for similar work, based on my experience of her work for Kerry Action for Development Education.”
Mary McGillicuddy, Coordinator, Kerry Action for Development Education.

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