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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.
Mobile: +353 (0)85 7385323
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
  • Solas Training Provider
  • Institute for Leadership and Management (I.L.M.)
  • Fellow I.L.M. (Institute of Leadership and Management )
  • Irish Hospitality Institute
  • Irish Institute Training and Development ( I.I.T.D.)
  • I.M.C.A.
  • Fellow C.I.P.D. Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • C.M.I. (Chartered Management Institute)


  • 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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