Riona is a business coach and entrepreneur. From entrepreneurs to international retailers, Riona has coached brands big and small in the ways that were most meaningful to them. She started her career in Luxury Retail, making her start at Harrods in London on their Graduate Management Programme, an 18 month intensive programme. Within the 18 months, Riona was trained to be a Sales Manager on the shopfloor within the Menswear Division. From there she moved to the Harrods Head Office to manage a team that was responsible for all of the Harrods concessions. During her time in this role, she consulted over 500 brands on refining their customer experiences and maximising sales, and coached the high-performing managers of these luxury fashion and beauty brands. After leaving Harrods, Riona moved to pursue an opportunity at Quintessentially, London’s top Concierge business. Riona ran the Private Servicing team, a team of 50 Lifestyle managers looking after elite and celebrity clients. Riona relocated back to Ireland in 2018 to help run her family business, the College Group, Ireland's largest bio waste management company. Riona heads up the HR function, runs the business operations and also is on their sales team. Riona now works full-time as a business coach and she is also the co-founder of Gulp Coffee a new drive thru coffee business launching in Jan of 2021. (watch this space). With her business coaching, Riona is passionate about helping ambitious entrepreneurs to build profitable and sustainable businesses and to make a REAL impact doing so. Whether you’re just starting your business or you’re in the thick of it, taking clear, confident results driven action is the only thing that will get you to where you want to be.
Clarity and confidence can be challenging for us all, correct? That’s where Riona steps in. Through focused attention you will fall back in love with your business, cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and move things forward in a way that matters most to you. Riona loves working with people and the communicative aspect of her role. She is a personal development junkie and loves knowledge building.
In her spare time she loves shopping, yoga, cooking and spending time with her friends and family.
You can connect with Riona on her instagram @rionagilroy_
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