Leadership Skills

Contemporary business is transacted on a global scale. To become and remain successful, organisations need to hone their competitive edge by deploying leadership teams that can impact beyond the confines of a single function or location. We support clients through the creation of strategic programmes and developing leadership skills that deliver growth in corporate and team capacity and capability.

My view is that personal development is the foundation for growth both in your business life and personal life. Working with Adrienne over the past few years has equipped my with a new set of tools and skills to facilitate significant changes in how I manage myself on a daily basis. It is an experience I am thoroughly enjoying albeit Adrienne puts me through my paces every time we meet. Adrienne’s extensive experience in supporting and developing senior international executives means that there is an in depth appreciation of the environment and challenges in which I operate. There is nothing cookie cutter about the DCP approach and I feel that the service I am getting is genuinely tailored to me. Adrienne and the team at DCP allow you to build a comprehensive picture of yourself including EQ, which promotes a greater level of self-awareness. This in turn allows you to manage yourself to ensure you optimize the performance of you and your team in a variety of circumstances. Working with Adrienne takes commitment from both sides and I would only recommend engaging with DCP if you are prepared to invest in the process.

John JordanCEO, DPI Specialty Foods
ESB has dealt with Davitts for over 10 years. They have remained on our preferred supplier list for psychometric testing for senior management and executive director level recruitment after a very competitive procurement process last year; a testimony to their many attributes, particularly value for money, quality of service and professionalism. They have also worked with us in the area of executive coaching for senior managers. Recently, and again following a competitive tender, Davitts worked with us in the design, development and delivery of a career transitioning programme for senior managers arising from a senior level restructuring. The delivery of this service will run to the end of the year. Overall Davitts deliver a quality service. Their professionalism is highly valued as is their ability to respond quickly against tight deadlines.
Michael LoughnaneManager, Organisation Development, Group People & Sustainability, ESB
Our organisation employed the services of Davitt Corporate Partners to identify suitable leaders for the future I found the experience exhilarating and extremely informative. The Process was directed by David Keane and Jayne Lee. I found the service, advice and knowledge provided by Davitt’s team exceptional. The face to face interaction with David was fantastic and the information obtained about my personality was enlightening and invaluable. The experience enhanced my personal confidence immensely.
Eamonn ThorntonLondon Regional Operations Manager, Mercury Engineering
I once read that the leadership journey is actually an obstacle course; what we learn from adversity can help build critical leadership skills. Success can come from preparation, patience and passionate curiosity. My personal journey has taken me though medical education, clinical cardiology, and (later on) to business school. I have moved location from the UK to the US, and also added some new career directions, first as a biotechnology executive and then in a clinical research organization. Although I was fortunate to have enjoyed some success, I had also experienced some of the pitfalls common to many subject matter experts advancing in management roles. I first met Adrienne Davitt in 2009 during a Leadership Excellence Program coordinated by DCP. Several psychological instruments and interviews were administered to our group, followed by detailed individual feedback. Adrienne has a no-nonsense but highly professional approach; her explanation of my personality traits, with discussion of strengths and weaknesses was a transformative experience. Over subsequent years, regular coaching sessions have helped me achieve pre-specified objectives in a personal development plan, with particular focus on self-awareness and emotional intelligence. That guidance has allowed me to better leverage strengths, whilst more effectively managing limitations. Professional success has also come, with 2 promotions on the industry side of my career as well as advancement in my medical career. In addition, Adrienne encouraged me to shape future goals, including studying for and completing an executive MBA. Some years ago I believed that further personal development was neither necessary nor possible. I can honestly now say that professional coaching with Adrienne Davitt of DCP has directly benefited my career progression and job satisfaction. I sincerely hope that other aspiring executives will keep an open mind with respect to how they can negotiate the obstacles in their own personal journey.
Jonathan GoldmanCEO, Aptuit LLC