By: O'brien Consulting  05/12/2011
Keywords: Professional Actors

O’Brien Consulting offer a range of training courses to assist organizations better manage their people.

Interview Skills Training: 

We offer a programme in interview skills. This can be 1 or 2 days, depending on the level of experience of the attendees. The focus of the programme is on both traditional and competency based interviewing techniques. The programme uses a mix of presentation sessions and practical sessions. For the practical sessions, we utilize professional actors to role play interviewees, giving a realistic preview of what to expect when conducting interviews.

Assessor Skills Training: 

Research has indicated that utilizing Assessment Centre’s, rather than simply interviews, increases the likelihood of correct selection decisions. O’Brien Consulting conduct a 2 day workshop that teaches participants effective assessment techniques. The assessment methodologies covered include Group Activities, 1:1 role plays, written case studies etc. O’Brien Consulting utilizes assessment materials from a range of suppliers for this workshop. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to effectively assess candidates attending assessment centre’s and give clear and constructive feedback.

Effective Coaching: 

O’Brien Consulting deliver a suite of programmes that up skill managers in how to effectively coach their teams. These courses are bespoke and vary between 1 and 3 days depending on the needs of the client. The courses utilize a number of key techniques and combine a range of theories to deliver a practical programme. Participants who attend this programme will be able to more effectively coach and motivate their teams.

As well as the above offerings, O’Brien Consulting offer bespoke training in a wide range of areas. For more information, contact us. 

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Our Services - Introduction

We have extensive experience in a wide range of industry sectors in both public and private arenas. Our success is built upon our ability to work side by side with our clients. At O’Brien Consulting, we believe in a process of partnership.



Aptitude tests are utilised to assist, primarily, in selection decisions and have been found to be the single most effective method for measuring predicted performance in a defined role. O’Brien Consulting can tailor the assessments to measure exactly the client’s competencies, ensuring a match with all other existing performance management processes.



O’Brien Consulting offers a wide range of options within the assessment arena, from large scale Psychometric Assessments to Individual Assessments for strategic senior positions. For large scale de-selection (e.g. graduate recruitment), O’Brien Consulting utilise aptitude tests that measure aptitude across all levels of role. The client receives a full report written by the Psychologist identifying both strengths and potential areas of concern.


Outplacement Counselling

When an organisation commits to go through a process of downsizing, it is crucial that the message is delivered in a manner that causes the least upset amongst employees. We teach managers how to utilise these frameworks to ensure a more positive outcome for all affected parties. Our aim is to support participants and ensure that they are fully equipped to make their next career move.


Leadership Development

These programmes will equip participants to deliver more effective leadership and be better prepared for the challenges that will lie ahead in their future careers. We utilise a range of activities, some of which include workshops on leadership, group work, role plays, personality assessment and 1:1 coaching. We identify exactly what success in leadership means for the client and develop our programmes around this.


Executive Coaching

Utilising techniques such as goal setting, we assist senior professionals understand their career goals and work with the coachee to develop strategies to achieve these goals. The aim of our coaching interventions is to clarify focus and re-awaken the hunger to succeed at both a personal and professional level. Underperformance has a costly impact on businesses and it is imperative that organisations have a motivated work force.