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“As part of an ongoing relationship we asked Ascend to design a Leadership Development & Executive Coaching programme to implement our new approach to Leadership. The Leadership Development & Executive Coaching programme was tailored with Ascend to implement three key aspects of our leadership development programme - Leading yourself, Leading the business and Leading others”

(Human Resource Director – Major International FMCG Company)


“Ascend partnered with our organisation on a variety of initiatives to develop the capability of our Leaders and People Managers, specifically Management Development and Supervisory Development Programmes and Individual Managerial Coaching. All these interventions were specifically designed and tailored to our particular business and development challenges and were instrumental in improving our capabilities in these spheres”.

(EU Learning & Organisation Development Director-International e-Commerce Organisation)


“Our organisation engaged with Ascend through a recommendation. Ascend consulted with our organisation to develop a robust framework for dealing with our Strategic HR issues. The framework was designed on the current and future needs of our business. Their professionalism has given us the confidence to recruit and expand”.

(Managing Director – Energy Asset Management Organisation)


“Ascend was invited after a tender process to design & deliver a Leadership Development Intervention with specific modular learning objectives for our organisation. The brief was to enable the Leadership team to perform at their best, engaging their people to achieve sustainable results while working in a very turbulent market. The final programme design facilitated attitudinal and behavioural changes as well as practical and experientienal learning modules”.

(Head of Talent & Organisational Development – International Insurance Group)


“Ascend partnered with our organisation to design and deliver a 'Leading through Coaching' programme in Ireland which was the Cornerstone of our Leadership Development framework in our European Centre of Excellence. The programme was received extremely positively and Ascend also provided on-going coaching with all participants to ensure effective learning transfer”.

(Manager, Learning and Organisational Development)


“I am sure I am not the only Senior Manager who has initially resented the fact that they have been recommended for one-to-one mentoring. Like many, I interpreted this as some sort of remedial action to get me back on the rails. After a couple of sessions with Ascend I soon discovered that this was indeed not the case. I became aware that the skills and competencies that have gotten me this far in my career may not be sufficient to progress me further.

The sessions with Ascend encouraged me to become more emotionally intelligent in terms of my dealings with people and to try out new approaches to get things done. It worked. Ascend have become an important counsellor who have helped me move beyond my comfort zone to the benefit of the Company and to me personally”.

(Associate Director – Leading Integrated Financial Services Group)


“Ascend entered into a strategic partnership with our organisation to assist the top management team with the implementation of a Mentor Mentee programme including Leadership Executive Coaching. Stage 1 has been successfully implemented. We see this programme as critical to improving our business performance and our partnership with Ascend as vital in achieving this goal”.

(Head of Learning & Development – Healthcare Organisation)


Truly inspirational and it’s never too late to adopt habit forming changes. If you are struggling to get beyond the 'work' in work life balance then, this experience will help guide you to make the necessary adjustments towards improving your strategic outlook. For my part, my weekends are now for family (after 30 years) and the future is looking brighter!

(Director – Financial Services Group)


“This was a really great programme, with total commitment from the facilitators including individual insights, well delivered. Role Plays were totally credible and we could really believe we were in the situations presented. Well done 5 stars.”

(Senior Manager – Multinational Technology Organisation)


We retained Ascend to attract Senior Audit Managers & Managers from the Global marketplace and build a pipeline for future hires due to the increasing successes of our Irish firm’s Financial Services Group. Ascends unique team approach, with consistent methodologies and sector expertise enabled Ascend to successfully partner with us and complete this challenging project with the hires required and provide a ‘pipeline’ for future hires.

(Partner - Big 4 Professional Services Firm)