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Dermot F
Business Mentor. Personal, Leadership & Executive Coach
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Dermot also has many years mentoring experience in Enterprise Ireland and the DCU Ryan Academy. He has held Senior Executive roles inn Corporate and large SME and he has he has also established and currently manages three companies in Ireland and Hong Kong.

Dermot is passionate about coaching and is determined to help his clients achieve the transformational change that he believes is within all of us and is necessary for a worthwhile and fulfilled career / life.

Qualified, certified and practicing Coach and Business Mentor.

Highly experienced in Business Development, Marketing, Change Management.

Significant cross category Business Development, International procurement & bi-lateral trade in Asia, Middle East, USA and Europe.

Founder and MD of ‘SME Lighting Ltd’ and ‘The Four Corners Company’ (Hong Kong) as well as previous Senior Level Executive Director Experience in MARS, Unilever, Gowan Group and Keelings.

Additional Professional Competencies include Negotiation Skills, Business Planning, Strategic Finance.

Key Skills/USP

  • Coaching
  • Business Mentor
  • Change Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • International Trade & Procurement


  • BA. Economics & Politics
  • Graduate Marketing Institute
  • Advanced Coaching Diploma


  • European Mentoring and Coaching Council
  • International Coach Federation
  • Marketing Institute Ireland
  • Enterprise Ireland Mentor Panel
  • DCU Ryuan Academy Mentor Panel
  • Sales Institute of Ireland
  • Ireland-China Business Association
  • Grey Matters Network

Sectoral Experience

  • Food & Beverages
  • Homewares
  • Hardware
  • Promotional

Key Achievements

  • European Federation Sales Promotion Award
  • Irish Direct Marketing Award (B2C)
  • Irish Sales Promotion Award
  • Irish Print Award
  • Fluent in English and conversational in Mandarin.

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