Maureen McCowen is the founder of Soft Skills Success. She believes that speaking in public is a skill, and skills can be learned. Maureen founded her business Soft Skill Success in 2019, after spending many years as a secondary teacher. She transitioned from teaching teenage boys how to communicate in Irish and French, to teaching individuals and teams how to unlock their speaking confidence. She provides bespoke communication and presentation skills training to individuals and teams. Maureen decided in 2018 to take a career break from teaching. After completing the Professional Practice Certificate in Training & Development, she established Soft Skill Success in February 2019. The early months were spent identifying a market niche, learning about running a business and networking widely. This helped her get brand awareness and build her business. Maureen focuses on delivering a bespoke training solution to clients. She has worked with individuals and teams throughout Ireland, and in the UK, Turkey, Czech Republic and the US. Maureen has been a member of Toastmasters for the past 10 years and has won competitions for speech, evaluations and table topics. She is currently navigating the challenges of being a first-time puppy owner!
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