Career Development For Individuals

Potential Achieved delivers an appropriately challenging environment in order to effectively coach you on advancing your career. Through our background in psychometrics and our expertise in competency based interviewing, we have developed innovative mentoring techniques. Through successful application of this strategy, many of our clients go on to secure senior positions in their chosen career. Our overall aim is for you to feel encouraged and empowered, having received all the necessary tools to complete a successful career move. We also focus on equipping you with new insights and skills relevant to your specific requirements. Our coaching programmes are tailored to your individual needs in order to produce optimum results.

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Coaching allows executives and senior managers to step away from their day-to-day routine and effectively strategise on how they can reach beyond where they are currently.

Potential Achieved goes beyond simply helping you acquire a new position; we assist in equipping you with techniques that will help throughout your professional life. Amongst other things, our coaching solutions can help you to:

☑ Stay on top of mounting responsibilities

☑ Take the next big step on the leadership path

☑ Handle difficult and important relationships

☑ Move a stalled career into high gear


"Kate helped me to prepare for my first interview in a decade. Her understanding of the complexities of the competency based interview helped bring my knowledge in this area up to date.
Through role play and dialogue, I found myself able to formulate clear, concise answers to the focused questions we worked through, with Kate helping me to draw examples from my experience to date.
There was also an emphasis on the softer interview skills. Kate emphasised the importance of body language, appropriate narratives, and self reflection in the interview, and offered incisive suggestions about potential areas of change.
This was all done in a professional, competent and insightful manner, with a few belly laughs along the way."

Senior Health Professional

"I came to Kate for guidance when I was preparing to apply for a supervisory position.
Working through Skype, she helped me put my thoughts in order.
The most inspiring is her positive attitude and ability to bring out your full potential.
Most times, we know what we want to say and how we want others to see us but we cannot articulate it. By asking the right questions, she ignites the spark and instils confidence.
I strongly recommend Kate's services."

Philomena Monaghan
Scotiabank Canada

"At the outset I found Kate was very approachable and I never felt anytime I was ringing or contacting her by e-mail that I was annoying her. I suppose I always felt her door was open. After our consultation, I did feel energised again and actually motivated to start completing the form as I gained a different insight and approach to the competency based model. Kate did help me come up with ideas/experiences and she was not just letting me settle on any experience for the sake of ticking a box but I do feel she pushed me harder to do better with them."

Member of An Garda Siochána

"I have used Kate Lawler HR Specialist services to help me in my quest for promotion in An Garda Siochána. I was first introduced to Kate by a colleague in 2012 when I was going forward for Superintendent. The work Kate did with me on the competency based interview, the application form and the coaching proved invaluable which resulted in success. This year, 2017, I was going forward for further promotion and again I called on Kate’s help. She spent a lot of time preparing me through the application short listing stage and through the preliminary and second interview stages. Her professional knowledge and experience in competency based interviewing, coupled with her honesty, attention to detail and generosity with her time, ensured that my preparation left nothing to chance. I have been again successful and currently on a promotion panel thanks to Kate."


"The course helped me realise what the interview board was looking for in a candidate. It showed me how to highlight these qualities in a clear, concise fashion drawing on my previous, professional experiences. It is essential preparation for any candidate undergoing competency based interview.."

Member of An Garda Siochána

"I met with Kate for some tuition and guidance regarding competency based interviews. In my dealings with Kate I found her to be extremely approachable, knowledgeable and experienced in this type of interview process. Kate was able to communicate in a clear and direct manner and her assistance was invaluable.
If you are seeking practical advice and guidance for career promotion from an experienced HR professional, I would strongly recommend Kate"

Public Sector employee

"I had the opportunity to engage the service of Kate Lawler recently for a role I was applying for. I found the whole experience extremely positive. Kate brings a wealth of experience, and professionalism to process. She worked with me throughout the process from advice on my application through to interview preparation. Kate is friendly, approachable, helpful, patient and demonstrates a true passion for her work. I truly appreciate the preparation work that she had gone through with me to ensure that I was ready. She provides an outstanding service and definitely one I would recommend to friends and colleagues. Thank you Kate."

Carol Grogan