About H-Training

helen hourican

Founder Helen Hourican

Helen Hourican founded H-TRAINING in 1989. Since then, Helen and her team provide a range of HR and Learning & Development solutions to private and public sector organisations on a local and national basis.

Helen has worked with civil & public sector organisations as well as multi-nationals and SMEs’ throughout the country, providing organisational, leadership & management development solutions as well as Ilm certification to masters level.

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Helen has been involved in the development of change architecture with the objective of defining an integrated change journey for an organisation. This is then supported by an organisational design that determines effective outcomes for the business. 

Helen has significant experience in the development of culture and behavioural change in organisations, mentoring them to determine the desired culture and then embed it in the organisation. To support these cultural and behavioural changes Helen uses the full range of DiSC® and Everything DiSC® reports. These reports provide a common language for personnel at all levels to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviours in working with others.

Helen is an Executive Coach and Mentor and has many years’ experience in Leadership coaching at senior level. Much of her work involves providing leaders with the skills to drive change at all levels of an organisation.

Helen has two qualifications at Masters Level: MSc in HR (Training and Performance Management) from University of Leicester (2004) and a Masters level Diploma in Leadership Mentoring & Executive Coaching from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) (2007).

Helen commenced her career in Accountancy and then moved in to Marketing roles before founding H-TRAINING in 1989.

ciaran hourican

Training Partner Ciaran Hourican

Ciaran Hourican has been working with H-Training in a number of capacities since his secondary school days.

He began by working in administration and then as office coordinator. He developed learning and development modules to meet ILM requirements and later was appointed internal verifier before becoming a partner in 2008.

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He is a professional Coach, Mentor and facilitator and has a passionate interest in developing competencies at all workplace levels but particularly in first-line and mid-level managers. His well-developed skills in coaching and his unique approach gains the confidence of clients and supports them towards significant develop. This has resulted in a significant record of success in these areas. 

Ciaran’s development approach is client focused and he is an advocate for allowing people to be heard while also communicating difficult messages without compromising a relationship. His clients include City & GuildsAESSEAL InternationalThe Irish Prison Service, as well as a number of call centers and individual clients from a wide range of private and public sector bodies.

Ciaran holds a BA in English and Politics and a Masters in Political Leadership from University College Cork. During his Master’s Programme he was awarded Best Dissertation and Politics MA Student of the Year. He is also a qualified Coach and Mentor from the Institute of Leadership and Management and is currently pursuing a Diploma in Employment Law.

Get in touch today

helen hourican

Call Helen on
085 206 9099
or email

ciaran hourican

Call Ciaran on
085 206 9099
or email ciaran@htraining.net

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