Michael Carroll has B.Sc. in Information Technology and has 25 years experience working in a variety of technical and sales roles in the telecommunications industry. He has gained considerable experience working on a number of strategic projects and specialises in solution design and product development. Recent work includes consultative services in the roll out of electronic Government services in Ireland and also the design of the supporting infrastructure. He was successful in providing consultation to the design and roll-out of eircom's market leading business IP+ service. Michael manages a team of four technical consultants who provide Technical Support, Solution Design and Bid Management Services on a variety of national and international projects.
Michael provided technical expertise throughout the project and assisted in scoping the DSL and ISDN solutions to the project participants.
Lucy Daniels has extensive experience working with employers, governments and individuals around issues of work-life balance. She is a founding senior consultant of the Balance At Work Consultancy. Recent work includes consultancy and research projects concerning the management of flexible workers in small and large firms, parental leave and fathers' roles in caring, pan-European work-life strategies, childcare and elder care provision in the UK. Organisations for whom she has undertaken projects include the National Audit Office, Ford Motor Company, Hewlett Packard, CfBT, IBM, Littlejohn Frazer, NEC, Peak District National Park and Rolls Royce. She has worked on EU funded projects with partners in Austria, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Portugal and Spain and was the UK expert on a recent project mapping work-life policies and practices throughout Europe.
Bardis Seabury is an experienced consultant working with Work Life Balance issues with private and public sector employers since 1994. Before that, she had a career in Further and Higher Education training managers, teachers and social workers. Bardis gained management experience through her career development within the Further and Higher Education sector. She has also recently provided external consultancy and training on projects in Work Life Balance, Flexible Workspace, and has designed and delivered Work Life Balance Standard Practitioner training and diagnostic tools for various organisations.
Patricia Devine is a research consultant to the project and has extensive knowledge in evaluating gender preferences and motivations and experiences of male and female home-based teleworkers/e-workers in Ireland. Patricia took a Degree in Sociology in Queens University, Belfast and has also completed an MSc in Information Management at Queens School of Management. Her background is in the electronics industry and she is currently in her third year of a PhD in Sociology. Patricia is also lecturing in Sociology and Social Policy.
Aura Internet Services, Breda McGuigan, Director. Aura Internet Services was established in 1997 and is co-owned by Breda McGuigan and Claire Cunningham. Aura is situated in a rural setting outside Carrickmacross, in Co. Monaghan and is proof that with access to the right technology and training, companies and staff can be located anywhere and still succeed. Aura's services include web site development, Internet consultancy and Internet training. Aura's client list includes: IJM TimberFrame, Kingspan, Monaghan Tourism, Royal Tara, Louth Holidays, Ballymascanlon Hotel, Irish Pharmacist and many more. Having collaborated on Computer Based Training projects for e-workers in the past, the company encourages e-working amongst members of staff. Aura Internet is a F registered organisation. All training staff have recognised training qualifications. Current projects under development include innovative Internet delivery of training courses.Brief Therapy Group- Brendan Madden The Brief Therapy Group (BTG) is an Irish based organisation dedicated to providing opportunities for training and development in the field of Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Its training centre and clinical practice is located at Chelmsford House, 1 Chelmsford Rd., Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
Solution Focused Brief Therapy Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is the model of choice for practitioners who are looking for a respectful, practical and effective approach to their work. It is a radical and powerful model of therapy and change that emphasises respectful collaboration with clients' own strengths and resources and a positive focus on emerging solutions. In this way the conditions are created to allow clients to achieve effective and rapid results. http://brieftherapy.ie/btg_site/
Irish Job Share- Deirdre O'Driscoll. Irishjobshare was founded in July 2000 by Deirdre O'Driscoll and Derek McArdle. It is a web-based, virtual organisation built on the telework model. It occupies a particular niche in human resource management, consulting, and recruitment services. It specialises in assisting Irish employers and employees in identifying and managing permanent, part-time, flexible employment arrangements. Deirdre O'Driscoll was educated in Dublin and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics and a Master of Arts degree from Trinity College. Graduate studies took her to the United States where she spent 16 years living and working, obtaining a Master of Science degree in Communications from Boston University. She set up Irishjobshare Ltd. upon returning to live permanently in Ireland, realising the absence of real market players and the significant barriers to flexible employment options existing in the world of Irish business.