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Consultancy & Leadership

As an independent consultant, we work with business owners and leaders to provide consultancy in; Export & Logistics, Change management, Leadership Development and Leadership Coaching.

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Logistics & Export Review

Insurance Claims Handling
Risk Assessment
Carrier Assessment and Selection
Rate negotiation
Customs
Correct Incoterms
Temperature Controlled Transport

Change Management

Change Management, Succession Planning, Talent Retention & Development, Team Development, Strategic planning and Change Management.

Leadership Development

Leadership Development Programmes include the New Manager Programme, New Starters Programme, Leadership Development Programme, Professional Development Plan and Team Development

Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching including One to One Sessions, Emotional Intelligence (EQi) Leadership Feedback report, Myers Briggs (MBTI) Feedback Reports, Professional Development Plans
and Team Development.

OUR APPROACH

We understand how the business works. We have first-hand experience of how to get things done, keep cargo moving and avoid unnecessary costs. Problem-solving, finding solutions, and negotiation are everyday skills when working in this industry.

During our years working in the sector, we have identified countless ways to reduce costs, reduce waste, minimise risk, increase productivity and increase the bottom line for Carriers, Export & Logistics Providers, and Supply Chain Managers.

Outcomes

Logistics & Export Review:

Minimise your risk and increase your bottom line

Change management

Whether the change you require is at Organisational or Team level

Leadership Development

Customised and Standard programmes for management and leadership teams

Leadership Coaching

Helping you in leadership development / Leadership Feedback Emotional Intelligence

Consultancy

Whether you need to review your Carriers, embark on a Change Management project or wish to develop your team in a workshop or 1-2-1 session, my intention is to provide space and inspiration and support to facilitate positive change and growth.

What we offer in Consultancy
All our consultancy services are based on actual experience in this area. My expertise in the logistics sector combined with our skills working in people development provides you with consultancy and learning solutions to help you support your team.

  • How regularly do you require to review your Carrier? 
  • Have you analysed risk to your supply chain?
  • Is credit risk assessing part of your internal audits?
  • Are you using the correct Incoterms?
  • Is temperature controlled transport doing the job?
  • Does you require to change processes in your business?
  • Due to your business expansion you require planning for new personnel/onboarding/ processes?
  • Do you wish to support new managers or team leads? 
  • Do you require support in developing your management or leadership team?
LOGISTICS COUNSULTANCY

Manage Your Supply Chain

A Logistics Consultant is an external expert advisor who works with companies to create and implement strategies for their logistics or export business. We evaluate your current logistics activities and advise on how to improve export or transportation strategies and processes, review client credit terms, and reduce risk factors in your transport chain. Having a positive impact on your profit and loss.

We help you create a plan for managing your supply chain and logistics activities, determine logistics objectives and identify key actions for your business. We then support you to implement the plan in your business with your teams.

LEADERSHIP CONSULTANCY

Evaluate Your Leadership Model

Our Leadership Consultancy starts with a conversation. We evaluate your Leadership model and the positive effects this has on your customer, personnel, HR and your teams.

We help you create a plan to enhance your Leadership model or to realign your leadership model with your aspirations that will positively affect your business and employees. We help you create practical strategies for Managing effectively and being an inspiring Leader. We then support you to implement Leadership Development plans for your business and your management and leadership teams.

LEADERSHIP COACHING

What We Offer

Leadership Coaching is a relationship between a Leader and a Coach whereby the Coach offers support to the Leader to help them achieve their objectives. This can be related to business and professional development goals. The Coach is usually an external third party not related to the business. The process includes; clarifying goals, support, accountability, asking the right questions, creating options and initialising a collaborative plan on how to work together.

COMPANIES WE HAVE WORKED WITH

ABOUT MARIA O'REILLY

Owner, Maria O’Reilly wanted to work directly with Logistics/Export businesses to help them grow by developing their employees and Leaders.

As a service provider for almost 25 years to top Export Companies in Ireland and International markets, Maria transitioned from her Managing Director role in International Shipping and Logistics to being an Independent Consultant bringing her expertise to business in the sector who need it.

Combining her knowledge with her love of seeing people exceed at what they do, Maria embarked on a Learning and Development journey and became a Professional Executive & Leadership Coach, Mentor and Trainer. She has worked with a large variety of companies, Universities and Education providers.

See our client reviews

“Maria worked closely with us, helping our management team to navigate through a period of extraordinary growth where roles and responsibilities were changing rapidly and during a time that our human resource count grew by 400% in less than 4 months. It was a challenging time but the structure and approach that we put together kept us focussed and on message. Every member of the team benefited from the engagement in their personal and professional development. All headline objectives were achieved and the management tools that we developed during that time are the cornerstone of our management and reporting structures now and into the foreseeable future. Maria’s style of engagement with us focussed on clarity, inclusion & collaboration a lot of which was achieved in workshop environments - this worked really well with a young, energetic team with a can-do attitude and who didn’t procrastinate on their deliverables. I think it’s fair to say we complemented each other well and both Maria and our business put a lot into the engagement and got a lot in return.I would have no hesitation in recommending Maria to other businesses. In context our engagement was on the basis that Maria’s role was to consult, facilitate and coach so these are the areas that I can make comments on and base my recommendation on”

Simon PleassMD, 2Flow Logistics

“Maria supported me as a mentor during 2022. She is very energetic, open, creative and an absolute professional. She is an excellent listener and very good in supporting during the whole procedure of finding solutions. Working with her was always effortless and fun, and it was possible to develop lots of new ideas and gain energy and motivation to set these into practice at the same time. Maria is very structured and has always the big picture in mind, so that she is able to connect all the loose ends. This was very helpful and motivating, and I can recommend Maria highly.”

Nicol AbendrothFinance Business Partner, Denmark