Ian is a native Corkman who emigrated to Dublin in 1992, proving that it is possible for a Cork person to be happy and successful living outside of Cork. He has settled under the Sugar Loaf mountain in Co. Wicklow, with Alison and their young adult children Brian and Sally, where he mountainbikes, cycles and plays in the woods to his heart’s content.
He set up Essential Training in 1995,providing communication and performance training and coaching to companies and individuals across a wide diversity of industry sectors ,with companies ranging from global leaders to one person start-ups. Ian is passionate about the area of human potential and personal development, and believes that the extra ordinary resides within all of us. In his every day work he experiences people coming to realise their own brilliance and potential with the use of some simple tools and techniques. His personal goal is to help as many people as possible to unleash their extraordinariness by applying some simple behaviours and creating empowering habits.