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Reboot your executive career

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 4:35pm

If your career needs a reboot, a new Cork collective may have all the answers for you.

Launched recently, Powerhouse Collective is a new Cork collaboration of six female experts who have combined their services to create a one-stop-shop for professionals from all industries who are in need of an executive refresh, offline and online.

Togther the six self-employed experts cover photography, skincare, beauty, hair and make-up, personal styling, executive coaching and online personal branding through LinkedIn.

Louise Bunyan, Founder of SmartFox.ie, LinkedIn and digital marketing consultant said: “Last year we realised that we tend to work with the same type of person - typically a high level executive, who for some reason has come to a point in their career where they need to kick it up a gear.

“It could be that they want to become a speaker, do more conferences, are self-employed and want to raise their public profile or they are in the spotlight and need to refresh their image.

“Quickly, we began to notice a pattern. Clients initially would either come to me for one to one online LinkedIn training or to Anna Healy for coaching or to photographer Anna Groniecka for a new headshot, who then collaborates with hair and makeup expert Shkurta Lisa Hasani, stylist Sharon Huggard and skincare expert Sherna Malone. Before we knew it, we were regularly referring clients to each other on a monthly basis and getting great feedback on this mini-referral circle,” Louise added.

One client really planted the seed of the collective idea however. They came to Anna Healy initially for career coaching, who then referred her to Louise Bunyan for LinkedIn training.

When the client wanted a new profile headshot for her LinkedIn profile and speaker bio, Anna Groniecka worked alongside hair and make-up artist Shkurta Lisa Hasani, stylist and coach Sharon Huggard and skincare expert Sherna Malone to create the perfect photoshoot.

They say the client was thrilled with the entire transformation - a professionally styled photoshoot, radiant skin, a whole new take on her career path and a polished LinkedIn profile, and mentioned how quick and easy it had all been.

It took just one email enquiry for six services. And the idea for a collective was born with a landing page, three packages, and contact details if clients wanted to work with members individually.

Coach Anna Healy said: “It's incredibly exciting to be part of this dynamic group of women. We are all so passionate about what we do and forming this collective has been so rewarding already.

“As self-employed business owners, it’s been so much fun bouncing ideas off each other and harnessing our energy. We all have one big thing in common - we want to help people strive and thrive by working with them to create a new and more powerful presence.”

The six members are based in Clonakilty, Innishannon and Fermoy, and met through networking via Network Ireland Cork and Network Ireland West Cork events.

The group comprises of:

• Anna Healy, executive and career coach

• Anna Groniecka, professional photographer

• Lisa Hasani, hair and make-up artist

• Louise Bunyan, LinkedIn specialist and digital marketing

• Sharon Huggard, personal stylist and coach

• Sherna Malone, skincare expert


See https://annagroniecka.com/powerhouse for more details.

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