Southside Partnership Workshop - Business Idea Generation

Are you unemployed and living in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown? Would you like to know more about becoming self-employed?

This workshop will facilitate participants to look at their work experience, hobbies, skills and interests and identify possible opportunities for self-employment. It will help learners develop confidence and highlight creative thinking techniques that can be used outside of the training context.

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The workshop is being deliverd by Maeve Finch of Total Focus (, an organisational behaviourist and learning and development expert harnessing the power of training, facilitating, coaching and mentoring since 2004.


Maeve started her business as a sole trader, then traded under the business name of Total Focus and now is a private company. All training programmes and workshops designed by Total Focus have a strong practical element based on academic expertise. 

Maeve’s background includes working in both private and publically funded organisations at an operational and strategic level. This is combined with the following academic background;


  • MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour

  • BA in Business

  • Diploma in Coaching

  • Diploma in Training and Development

  • Diploma in Human Resources

  • NLP Practitioner (used to accelerate learning)

As places are limited you must with book in advance and meet a Southside Partnership staff member to register prior to the training date. Please contact Esther McGearty to arrange a registration meeting: (01) 706 0100 or email


Note: Priority for this workshop will be given to those currently in receipt of a DEASP / ‘Social Welfare’ type payment.

Monday 7th March / 1.30pm - 4.30pm / Online / Free