The business was founded in October 2019 as Imagine Coaching, and offered Executive and Business Coaching. Whilst providing business coaching to a client during the first Covid 19 lock-down in May 2020, our founder, Fiona Walsh, realised there was a need for PowerPoint training. The client, a hands-on therapist, had been forced online and did not have the skills to create a PowerPoint presentation for an upcoming webinar.
Fiona, who is a Microsoft Master Instructor assisted the client by providing a 1-2-1 PowerPoint training session.
The company pivoted to offer PowerPoint training and now offers PowerPoint and Presentation training to larger organisations.
In January 2023 the company rebranded as Empower Presentations.
Fiona, a life long learner, holds an MSc in Digital Innovation from The Smurfit School of Business at University College Dublin. She also has a Diploma in ICT Teacher Training, an Advanced Diploma in Coaching with Neuroscience, and a Project Management Diploma.
Although originally a scientist, Fiona has worked in a corporate environment for over 20 years, in both Ireland and the UK. She has held a wide range of positions across the QC, R&D and IT Training fields, working with some of the world’s leading blue-chip multinationals. Fiona has managed large teams of people, including multi-disciplinary project teams in global locations of internal and external personnel.
A move back into people management sparked Fiona’s interest in coaching and prompted her to pursue her passion in helping businesses better present themselves. Fiona loves working closely with people and building relationships. She blends her corporate experience with her IT Training knowledge to provide a unique training experience for organisations looking to upskill their staff.
Fiona also provides a brand consultancy service where she can advise your organisation on using PowerPoint to its full potential to ensure your brand is represented properly and your presentations have that professional edge.