About Clare O’Sullivan

The experienced I have developed by working in senior roles in both the public and private sector has taught me more than anything else, the importance of understanding and developing people. As a leader, a coach, a change champion, a program manager, evaluator, and trainer, I observed that it is people that make things happen.

Many of the people I work with, regardless of where they are in their organization, are unsure if they are good enough. Over the years, I have made innovation my goal, starting with myself and working together with a range of other people. I meet wonderful people on this continuous improvement journey while completing an MBA in the Smurfit Business School, a Higher Diploma in Management in University College Dublin, and a Higher Diploma in Leadership from Harvard alongside a range of coaching and self-development courses. Together we share our experiences of work and life. It is the wisdom I gain from these shared experiences, that I bring to my clients.

Everyday that I Chair or sit an interview panel, or facilitate senor leadership groups or individual coaching and leadership sessions is a privilege. There is nothing more rewarding than observing people develop, innovate, believe in themselves and get the success they deserve.

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Our Clients

Our Services

CV and Interview Preparation

We support people from initial recruitment to senior level positions in general, technical and specialist posts in particular in the following sectors: Civil Service; Health Service/Medical, Garda (including Garda Recruitment), Defence Forces, Education, Local Authority and Agriculture.

Interview Board Specialists

We provide experienced Independent Chairpersons and specialist Board Members across a range of sectors, providing support and direction to the Interview Process. Our services include Interview Board Training, Shortlisting Support, and support on giving feedback to candidates.

Coaching

Do you feel you are struggling in your current role or feel that you are in the wrong job? Our team of wise and experienced coaches, support leaders to improve performance through self awareness, skill-development, developing productive relationships, increasing confidence and improved focus to reach and exceed goals

CV Prep for Civil and Public Sector Clients

Our clients are highly successful at interviews across the civil and public sector. We support people from initial recruitment to senior level positions<br /> in general, technical and specialist posts in particular in the following sectors:

Business Sector CV and Interview Preparation

Our clients are highly successful at interviews across the following sectors from recruitment to senior-level positions in, Financial Services, Insurance, Construction, Agri Sector, Technology, Legal and Sports and Leisure.

“Clare’s technique is the best I have come across. Her success rate is second to none!”

Let’s Connect

If you are ready to become the best version of yourself, to give your talents the chance to shine then get in touch today as I offer a complimentary 20-minute coaching session for you to decide if professional coaching is right for you or not.

 

If you would like to learn more about my in-house company business programs, please book a call to discuss how I can help you attract, retain and improve employee performance.

Covid 19 Support:

If your career or job has been affected by Covid-19 please book a complimentary coaching session so we discuss putting an action plan in place





    Frequently Asked Questions

    How Do I Know If I

    Need a Business

    Coach?

    What is interview coaching?

    Interview coaching is a process to bring out the best in you and/or you business during the interview process. We work with you one to one to identify your strengths and weaknesses within the interview. By doing so you dramatically increase your chances of a successful outcome. See our testimonials for greater clarity or get in touch to learn more.

    How do I know if Interview coaching is right for me?
    If you find yourself unmotivated at your job, struggling to find new work, or feeling like your career passions and talents are underutilized, it might be time to consider interview coaching. Whether you’ve hit a crossroads or a brick wall, an inteview coach can help you determine the best path forward in maximizing your passions and potential. Not only do professional career coaches help you ask the right questions, they provide resources and support that can help you figure out your next steps and hold you accountable for setting and achieving your career goals.
    How many sessions will it take before I am ready for the interview?
    Normally, it takes between 2 to 3 sessions to see the rewards of our coaching. Please bare in mind this is just an estimate and each candicate will vary based on the job and experience.
    Where are you based?

    We are based in Dublin and have an office in Kerry. Regardless of where you are in the world, we can support you via a range of technology platforms, include zoom, teams and skype. We also work with clients over the phone and via email. Whatever your situation and wherever you are, we will make it work for you. We can be flexible with time zones if necessary.

    When should I get in touch?

    It very much depends on what you want to do. If you are looking for a coach or mentor, then why not get in touch today. It is never too early or too late. We often advise that if there is a role that may happen in six months of a years’ time, now is the time to get in touch and start the preparatory work

     

    If there is a particular role that has just been advertised, get in touch as soon as early as possible. The more time you have to prepare, the better. It is particularly important to make sure your CV or Application Form is of the highest standard as many organisations short list based on your initial application.

    How much to you charge?

    Each case is dealt with on an individual basis. We give a free consultation. Contact us for your individual price.

    My CV or Application Form is already submitted. Is it too late to get in touch for Interview Preparation?
    We prefer to talk to you before you submit the form, but its never too late to get in  touch

    How do I contact Innovate-Together?

    You can contact us on the Contact form on the website or by email info@innovate-together.com or by phone. We will endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.

    What is the process?

    You can contact us at any stage of the process. In general terms the process is as follows: Ideally, preparation for a role should start with coaching some months before a competition is advertised. This is particularly important for mid-level and senior roles. We suggest at least two coaching sessions during this time.

     

    When the job you are interested in is advertised, contact us as soon as possible so that we can guide you on your CV or application form preparation. The amount of time required here will depend on the level of the role and the quality of your existing CV. For some roles, a recorded video interview is required to shortlist candidates. For other roles shortlisting is completed based on the quality of the CV or application form and criteria determined by the employer.

     

    Interview preparation can be undertaken in one or more sessions. The amount of time required depends very much on the level of the role. It is very much an iterative process and involves understanding the role and the competencies as well as building your confidence and agility for the interview.

     

    Some roles require a second interview. Very often this includes the candidate making a presentation followed by questions and answers and a second interview. When you are successful, we also can provide initial coaching to get you up and running in your new role,

    The important thing is that we have a flexible approach to working with you regardless of what stage of the process you engage with us.

    Still Not Sure? Get In Touch