I would highly recommend Dara and Sunshyne Consulting to any company looking to benefit from best in class HR advice and guidance. Dara was a key senior permanent member of the HR team in Distilled from 2017 to late 2022 and since leaving to set up her own business has been working with us in a consultancy capacity. Since 2017 we have benefited from Daras in-depth HR knowledge and experience. Dara was a highly valued member of the Distilled team and is extremely well regarded by our managers and employees. Dara was an instrumental member of the team that helped us to achieve the No 1 position in Great Places to Work this year. Dara is highly capable in terms of taking accountability for big HR projects, Business Partnering at all levels, leading key areas of HR, dealing with legal issues and any HR issues that arise. Dara meets all challenges with great empathy, calmness and professionalism. I would highly recommend her to any company looking for an HR Consultant.
Laura Doyle, Chief People Officer – Distilled.ie
“I cannot thank Dara enough for the coaching she gave me in the lead up to a promotion interview. Without this I would not have gotten the job. She advised me on how to sell myself better by aligning my skills and career wins with the job spec. After every session I grew in confidence. Unlocking this allowed me to focus on the asks of the job and build well thought authentic answers for competency and future looking questions. Dara’s experience and knowledge helped me to fine tune my preparations which gave me unbelievable confidence going into the interview. Thanks to Dara I have excelled my career moving from sales rep to regional team manager. I will be telling anyone that’s looking to move forward in their profession to give Dara a call!”
Michael O’Brien, Regional Team Manager – Suntory Beverage and Food Ireland
Dara from Sunshyne Coaching helped us develop our HR strategy while aligning it with our business philosophy and strategies. While working with Dara, we found that she understood our needs, was creative in her solutions and very professional in her work. We would not hesitate to recommend Dara for any HR consultancy project.
Sarah & Niall Reck, Graphedia.com
Dara O’Leary is a gifted coach, expert in L&D and an authentic, creative and passionate professional. I have worked with Dara for over two years, and she has always been reliable and found innovative solutions for even the most complex problems. Dara is a skilled coach and a real people person – I highly recommend Dara for one to one and team coaching as well as consultancy.
Tommie Ryan, Network Manager Waterford Chamber Skillnet
“I would highly recommend Dara from Sunshyne Coaching who helped with the process of hiring a new member of staff. From the initial call, Dara provided support and guidance with finding the right employee to suit the company requirements. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Dara from the start to the end of the process. I am looking forward to working with Dara on all future HR requirements.”
Vickie Dunne, Managing Director, Vickie Dunne Training Ltd
Dara helped me work through my short, medium, and long-term goals when I was in a rut in my professional life.I really enjoyed our Coaching sessions together and found them incredibly useful. Her insights helped me self-reflect and realize what was holding me back. She challenged my assumptions and encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone. I’m now happier, more confident, out of the rut, and running down the road! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone feeling a bit lost in their career and unsure of what to do next.
UX Designer, Financial Services
Dara is a reliable friendly, professional, coach and a great listener, which really helped in my coaching sessions. I really appreciated her positive approach and support in achieving balance in my life. Her authenticity and insights really helped me to move forward in my life and achieve my goals. I really enjoyed working with her and have continued to apply everything I learned, which has been really beneficial to me. I would highly recommend Dara to anyone who is looking for a Coach.
Manager, Financial Services
Dara is highly knowledgeable as I discovered when a client needed help. She was so helpful and professional. Definitely knows her stuff!