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Abacus Business Coaching - business management training, Ireland
Abacus Business Coaching
Specialists in Strategic Training & Development in Ireland
Thomas M. Cullen B.C.I., B.L., M.B.A.
F.E.T.A.C. Training Provider
Mobile: +353 (0)85 7385323
Fax: +353 (0)48 71348431
Email: results@abacusbusinesscoaching.com

Training Consultants

Human Resources Management Consultants

Centre Director

Thomas Cullen is a qualified Barrister with over thirty years commercial experience . An accomplished trainer and businesses consultant with a vast experience in maximising performance and competencies by creative change management combined with training and development. An individual with strong and exceptional commercial acumen and a strategically critical thinker . Thomas has a balanced portfolio of academic and career achievements. A lecturer with a number of third level institutions in a variety of subjects including Interpersonal Skills, Management Development and Strategic Human Resources issues.

An experienced and respected trainer, recognised for innovative growth strategies , enlightened seminars / workshops and business coaching . He has imparted growth strategies and performance management solutions to both the private , public and not for profit organisations .

Thomas has already helped thousands of people from various industries and sectors to discover their true potential from C.E.O. level to those with line management responsibility . His philosophy is to blend action and knowledge to be successful .

Training Testimonials:

"A marvelous contribution to our urgent effort to fundamentally redefine our organisation for the competitive environment that surrounds us . Our group has enhanced its skills and competencies as a result . We appreciate the energy , commitment and professionalism which you have demonstrated in delivering our training programmes ."
John O'Donoghue , Director , Noonan Services Ltd

"Provided a very useful training course in time management , leadership , management skills and setting / achieving goals . Well structured content allowing for plenty of interaction among and between participants... presentation style was excellent and confident... skilled in chairing and facilitating discussion ."
Mr Frank Fitzgibbon , Managing Editor The Sunday Times ( Irish Edition )

"I was very impressed by Thomas Cullen... He engaged effectively with a diverse group and made the training programme both productive and enjoyable . He clearly 'Knew his stuff' and had prepared very thoroughly"
Mr Peter O'Mahony , Irish Refugee Council

"The gains in... Training Programmes delivered are instant for those willing to self audit and change... Highly recommendable ."
Mr. Paddy Murray , Irish Recruitment Consultants ( Part of the Carlisle Group )

"The quality and content of the HR / Employment Law programme was brilliant... it was great to attend a training programme where the presenter knew exactly what they were talking about ."
Sonya O'Shaughnessy , Human Resources Manager .

"The training programme I attended was excellent and accessible . Thomas Cullen is very skilled in conducting his training programmes... his presentation skills are faultless"

"Thomas is an excellent communicator and trainer with outstanding communications skills and interaction with course participants"

"Attendance at this training programme was very worthwhile from a strategic point of view as it opened up many options and actions that are available to strengthen the Human Resources function in our organization"

The Abacus Business Coaching Team:

Our Team is composed of subject matter specialists with many years practical experience both domestically and internationally in al the disciplines required to deliver value for money programmes . We provide a range of services that are directly relevant to your needs and cost effective solutions to the challenges of managing the greatest resource of all - your people and yourself

Thomas Cullen

Thomas Cullen

  • Bachelor of Civil Law
  • Barrister at Law
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • Certificate in Training & Development
  • Certificate in Teaching & Learning

Accreditations / Service Provider:

  • FAS Approved trainer
  • Skillnet Training Provider
  • Learning Centre - Institute for Leadership and Management (I.L.M.)
  • Fellow I.L.M.
  • Irish Hospitality Institute
  • Irish Institute Training and Development ( I.I.T.D.)
  • I.M.C.A..
  • C.I.P.D.
  • C.M.I.


  • National College of Ireland
  • I.S.M.E.
  • Irish Aviation Authority
  • Open University

Positions Held:

  • Group General Manager / Managing Director Designate
  • Divisional Director
  • Director
  • Divisional General Manager
  • Group Quality & System Manager
  • Director  Group Operations
  • Area Manager  Field Consultant
  • Unit Management

Area of Expertise: ( Training and Consultancy )

  • General Management ( Front Line to Director level )
  • Business Planning and Strategy
  • Employment Law
  • Human Resources and Management Training
  • Management Accounts
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing and Customer Service

Companies / Sector Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality
  • Food Service
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • Public and Private Sectors

The kind of companies we have worked with :

  • Transport / Distribution
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Manufacturing
  • Leisure
  • Hospitality
  • Construction and related services
  • Engineering
  • Waste Management
  • Printing
  • Utility
  • Public Services
  • Civil Service
  • Local Authorities
  • Enterprise Boards

Specific assignments / Implementation of :

  • Business Planning & Strategy
  • Human Resources Audits and Packages ( Policies and Procedures )
  • Performance Management Systems
  • Local Area Networks
  • Employment Law compliance
  • Management Accounts and Financial Controls
  • Total Quality Programmes
  • Management Development Programmes
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Marketing Plans
  • Customer Service Programmes

Sample Training & Human Resources Clients:

  • Department of Transport
  • St James Hospital
  • Fingal Enterprise Board
  • Examiner Newspapers
  • Meteor Mobile Communications
  • E.S.B. ( Telecom )
  • Offaly County Enterprise Board
  • Leisureworld
  • Noonan Services
  • Express Security
  • FAS
  • Failte Ireland
  • Panther Products
  • Enterprise Ireland
  • A-Truss Company Ltd
  • Donegal Local Dev Co.
  • Coolock Artane Credit Union
  • Waterman Consulting
  • Offaly County Enterprise Board
  • Dungloe Medical Centre
  • Gleeson Group ( Tipperary Water )
  • K and K Packs
  • CastleMahon Food Products
  • Paragon Air Conditioning Ltd
  • G.L.S. Ireland
  • Offaly County Council
  • Grant Thornton Accountants
  • Genesis ( C.I.T. )
  • I.S.M.I.
  • Dublin Port Training
  • The Print and Packaging Skillnet
  • Tedcastle Oil Products
  • Salamanca Restaurant
  • R.O.L.E. Skillnet
  • An Excellent Choice
  • Joe Walshe Tours ( JWT )
  • Component Intertechnologies Ireland Ltd
  • Carbon Chemical Group
  • Levins and Associates
  • Colman Computer Services
  • Kelly Brothers
  • Premier Periclase Ltd
  • Dundalk Trading Co Ltd
  • Kepac Ltd
  • Duffy Financial Services Ltd
  • News International
  • Grassland Fertilisers Ltd
  • Pacificare International Ltd
  • Woodcraft Homes Ltd
  • Odlums
  • J & D Burke ( Civil Eng. )
  • 4Homes Superstores
  • Cross Vetpharm Group Ltd
  • Killarney Credit Union
  • Shannon Skillnet ( Maine and Leisure)
  • D.H.L. Express
  • Hanley Automation
  • P.J. McDaids (Buncrana)
  • Parkway Hotel
  • Harvest Machinery
  • Brennans Pharmacy
  • Anchor Bar
  • Brendan Woods Ltd
  • G.P.E. Industries Ltd
  • Interior Creations
  • Larragh Transport
  • Opel Dealers Cavan
  • TKB Southgate
  • Birr Leisure Centre
  • Cisco Ltd
  • Dunnes Work Shop
  • Melvin Hotel
  • ONeills Pharmacy
  • Phoenix Transport
  • Erin Re-Cylers
  • Conduit
  • Irish Security Industry Association
  • York International
  • Dunmanway Enterprise Network
  • Nerkli Europe
  • Control Air Ltd
  • I.N.G. Bearing
  • Royal Liver Assurance
  • Sign Express
  • Fitzpatrick Wholesale Ltd
  • D.P. Packaging
  • Guildglobal
  • Jury Doyle Hotels
  • I.R.C. Workforce ( Diageo )
  • Rochford Brady Group
  • Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Irish Cement
  • Shelton Distribution
  • Sitelite
  • Woodloe Steel Fabrication
  • Panther Products
  • Skibbereen Business Association
  • Killybegs Chamber
  • Dawn Atlantic Group
  • Hanley Automation
  • Harvest Farm Machinery
  • Doka Ireland
  • John F. Dunne Eng.
  • Java Republic Coffee Co.
  • Ivernagh Security
  • Brendan Woods Const.
  • A.S.M.L. ( Intel )
  • J.B. Security
  • K.M.K Ltd
  • Waterfall Farms
  • Hickey Communications
  • P. J. ,McDaids
  • Brennans Pharmacy
  • Celtic Football Club
  • An Excellent Choice
  • Callaghans Jewelers
  • Anchor Bar
  • Parkway Hotel
  • Cisco Ltd
  • Dunnes Work Shop
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