Valerie Finnegan Cahill, Founder & Owner, Ikon Hair Cork, May 2019


“This year, it was an aspiration of mine to put cultural health and effectiveness at the heart of every business decision that we make in Ikon. We realized that culture was one of the core sustainable business advantages that we could grow and develop in this rapidly changing time. Investing in our culture and people first would be key to our success. Knowing that this would take commitment and absolute buy-in from the whole team, we turned to Dave to help us establish our company values, goals and Talent Management. The Conexion.ie workshops were amazing! Dave created a space where the whole team got involved and took ownership in deciding who Ikon is, what do we want to be known for and where are we going, to help establish our company values, objectives and Talent Management. We started laying the essential foundations, and with Dave’s guidance found the right balance between the ideal culture we wanted to create and the practicalities of growing Ikon, via the alignment of our culture, strategy & people. We now have clear purpose and focus which we can implement. Our culture maintains the essence of our identity, mission and values alive, while evolving to reflect the changing make-up of our business and team.”

Maxine Hyde, Marketing & Sales Manager, Ballymaloe Foods, November 2018


“Subsequent to attending his Talent Management masterclasses at Cork Chamber Skillnet, and with the overall Ballymaloe business looking to more-align from both company and Talent perspectives, we were delighted to partner with Dave on Culture, Strategy & People workshops, the outputs of which we are now rolling out to our people leaders. Though still early on this next-phase journey, after more than 50 years in operation we are delighted with the ‘connection’ of new values, objectives, practices etc., and very excited re now implementing same.”

Kieran McAuliffe, General Manager, The Shine Centre, November 2018


“After 16 successful years in operation, Shine Ireland was at a point whereby we were looking to further-define our organizational culture and people practices for going forward. We were delighted to partner with Dave on both people leader 1:1s and a team workshop, the outputs of which we rolled out earlier this year. We are delighted with the definition of new values, practices, communication etc., which has already had a tangible positive impact on our culture and people.”