What Companies and Organisations say about Sheila!
“I found Sheila to be a true professional at what she does, it was obvious from her presentations that she has a passion for her chosen field. Her talk on ‘Parent at your Best’ was very practical. She is a natural presenter and delivered the presentation in an engaging, light and at times humourous way. Feedback from staff was very positive and they would welcome the opportunity to see Sheila present on other topics soon.”
“I found Sheila’s talk to be extremely informative and beneficial to any parent. She presented the talk in a very relaxed and engaging manner which immediately put people at ease and enabled us to interact with each other. All in all I thought Sheila was very effective and very personable.”
“Sheila was a breath of fresh air on the topic of parenting, she is extremely knowledgeable and is thoroughly engaging. I would strongly recommend her to organisations who would like to really add their work life balance initiatives.” C Doyle, HR, Shell E&P. Attendees had the following comments to make:
“I thought Sheila was very open and honest and this helped the delivery”
“Sheila has an easy style and is well studied in her subject matter. I like her storyline approach”
“Sheila was down to earth and has a practical simple approach”
“Thanks a million for coming to do your talk, it was really well received and the most attended talk that we have run in quite some time. The talk content had something for everyone, and provided a lot of content for discussion.
This talk informed us of the most appropriate skills and tools we need as parents to do the best we can. The focus on the happy parent also made a lot of sense. We would definitely be interested in getting you back in the New Year.”
“Sheila O’Malley spoke at our Low Protein Living Weekend in April 2011 and at our Family Day in August 2011. Sheila is a very inspiring speaker and she able to relate to the audience and engage with them. The feedback was excellent and we plan to use Sheila again in the future.” August 25, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert Caroline Fitzgerald, NUTRICIA
“Sheila O Malley of Practical Parenting spoke to each of our five office throughout Ireland, on Happy Me, Happy Home/Life. The feedback was excellent. People felt very engaged with Sheila’s facilitative style. Everyone related to the topic and took something away. We highly recommend Sheila O Malley and we would like to have her back at State Street again.”
“Sheila O Malley of Practical Parenting came to speak at our Tots to Teens Event in Abbott Vascular Clonmel on “Happy Me, Happy Home Life”. This talk was so far reaching that it struck a chord with parents with kids of all ages, and even employees without kids!!! Sheila spoke about how to get “you” in a happy place, and how then this will positively affect all relationships in your life. Sheila was engaging, humorous and most of all down to earth, feedback from attendees was that they could understand and relate to Sheila easily, that she made everyone relax and harvested an engaging atmosphere where questions and clarification was welcomed. We are definitely thinking of having Shelia back again to speak!”
Some comments from attendees:
- “Best hour I’ve spent all week!”
- “There was no judgment or preaching just great advice from someone that’s been through it all”
- “Super Nanny is out, Super Sheila is in!”
- “I went straight home to try out some of Sheila’s techniques!….and they worked!”
- “I think Sheila’s talk not only applied to parenting but me and all my relationships”
- “Sheila got us all talking, and made me realize some of my colleagues are going through/have been through the same stuff as I am, she made me realize that there’s support available
“Sheila recently facilitated a lunch and learn session on Positive Parenting as a part of our Employee Wellbeing Programme. We had a hugely positive response from all the attendees. Sheila is an extremely engaging presenter whose seminars offer real life solutions to parenting problems which are communicated in a very accessible way for all the attendees. We will definitely be inviting Sheila to work with us again, she has much to offer on a broad range of topics. Everyone who attended the seminar was vocal in their appreciation of her advice and their ability to practically apply it to their own situations.”
“Just to pass on my feedback that I found today’s Webinar on parenting extremely useful and I thought Sheila had a lovely presentation style.”
“Sheila O’Malley addressed The Symantec Woman’s Action Network on the topic “Help your child become responsible, capable & competent and raise their self esteem”. It was a well delivered workshop and Sheila discussed the topic using actual experiences from her audience.”
“It’s a great way to support parents at Citco. I thought Sheila was very good. She lets the session take its own shape with her guidance, which makes for a very good open discussion.” Cheers, Jim
“I found the session very beneficial and would definitely like to see it continued. It was great to meet with other parents in the workplace and share experiences, advice and tips about different aspects of parenting. It’s a bonus that the session took place during the working day, as it can be challenging trying to find time in the evenings, when most parents would prefer to be spending quality time with their child. I found the session informative and very useful.” Jane
“I enjoyed it as always. Think Sheila is very good and practical – her message is very simple and she doesn’t overload you with ideas” Aoife
Feedback from Organisations
Wexford County Childcare Committee
Just to let you know that we have completed our evaluation forms from last night’s Challenging Behaviour Talk, and we were delighted with the feedback from the group. With over 60 parents in attendance it can be hard to reach everyone, but the evaluation report reveals that the vast majority rated you as an excellent facilitator, with many rating the workshop 10/10.
Dublin City Childcare Committee
We received extremely positive feedback from Sheila’s ‘Happy Parent – Happy Child’ workshop. Parents were very happy with the way the workshop was delivered and thoroughly enjoyed it while also getting a lot of helpful, practical information from it. The attendance was great with over forty parents attending on the night. We hope to use Sheila again for future workshops.
St Brigids Family & Community Centre, Waterford.
“The Practical Parenting Talk was open, honest and fun! Sheila’s style enabled parents to identify their own needs as an individual and as a parent as well as identifying the needs of the child. The talk engaged parents on all levels,and Sheila enabled parents to gain an insight into their own behaviours and how these behaviours can be mirrored back from their child. The talk was very positive in its approach and although parents came to find out about how to deal with challenging behaviours, they left with so much more.”
“On behalf on the IAA, I would like to express a sincere thank you to you for speaking at the IAA 2010 Annual Conference. Your presentation was very enjoyable and informative and the feedback from our membership is very positive.”
Sheila O’Malley was Keynote Speaker at Cuidiu’s Annual Conference in 2010. Her talk was an inspiration; she held our attention, reaching people on many levels. The overall presentation was professional, educational, relaxed and funny all at once.
For further information
Practical Parenting now offer Well-being in the Workplace as well as Parenting services including: Wellbeing Talks and Wellness Webinars, One to one Parent Support, Parenting Talks and Parenting Courses. You can read parent feedback or company testimonials from people who have availed of these services.