Wicklow Based Chartered Psychologist Accredited as Thought Leader in Empowering Authentic Leadership

Niamh Hannan has been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation as a Thought Leader.


A thought leader is an informed opinion leader and the go-to person in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success.




This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics. Responding to today’s announcement, Niamh Hannan says, “I’m thrilled to receive this Accreditation. It acknowledges the 21+ years of my professional experience as well as the years of personal and professional learning & development I invested in myself to be the best I could be for my clients. I love how the Accreditation will give clients and future potential clients the reassurance that they can trust me and my business, Mindworks.ie. I thoroughly enjoyed the Accreditation process, in particular the auditing stage and learned from it how to further improve my business.”

Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she says.

Niamh is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland, and a Professional Coach, with a special interest in Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness. Niamh’s passion is to empower leaders to thrive, by supporting them to build social and emotional awareness, confidence and resilience and lead authentically from within.

With over 21 years experience in the field, Niamh has worked with hundreds of clients 1to1 and with a large variety of companies and organizations, such as UCD, RCPI, Uni Stuttgart, KPMG, Virgin Media, Allianz, various Government Departments, Cognizant (Facebook & YouTube accounts), law firms, among others. She has spoken at large events including at the Aviva (Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit), 3Arena (Student Leaders’ Congress) and the RDS (Dublin Horse Show). Niamh brings her natural warmth and compassion to her Coaching sessions and training workshops and brings a wealth of experience to her work with groups and leaders. Her business is www.mindworks.ie.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis. The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at businessallstars.ie


AIBF PRESS CONTACT Bronagh Loughlin [email protected] 0861081334

NIAMH HANNAN CONTACT [email protected] 0879975226