Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames

Development & Learning Specialist

why book fidelma?

  • Fidelma brings a wealth of expertise as an education, wellbeing, and careers consultant, teacher educator, and international election observer
  • Fidelma is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion, contributing internationally to discussions on education, business, and politics, with a keen focus on gender equity
  • A former Senator and Education spokesperson, Fidelma remains engaged in policy and public affairs, regularly contributing to the media on topics related to education, careers, and social issues

Biography

Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames, PhD, is an independent education, wellbeing and careers’ consultant, teacher educator, author, international election observer, and former Senator and Education spokesperson (Irish parliament).

She has an extensive record as an international contributor at education, business and political symposia with a particular interest in diversity and inclusion, world education systems, optimising the talent in organisations and the role of gender equity in transforming society for the better.

Building on the theme of diversity and inclusion, Fidelma’s recent book ‘The Gifted Learner: How to Help’ (2022) reveals a fascinating account of her research with gifted learners, ages ten to fifty-eight years of age, and how the learnings from this work is transferable and beneficial across various settings. Her earlier book ‘Switching on for Learning: A Student Guide to Exam & Career Success’ (2006) is a core text for schools interested in enabling more fulfilled, independent learners.

Dr. Healy Eames is adjunct faculty in teacher education (Hibernia College) and advisor to the Confucius Institute (University of Galway). An accredited tester with the British Psychological Society, her services include career guidance coaching and personality profiling for students and adults in career transition with the intention of enabling them to realise their potential.

A former Senator, Councillor, Education & Social Protection spokesperson, Fidelma maintains an active interest in policy and public affairs and is a regular media contributor.

Topics

See the Gifts in Your People:

Optimising the Talent in Your Organisation

Do you really know the potential of the people in your workplace? Is there a chance you are seeing them through a narrow lens or not creating the opportunities and settings for them to express or demonstrate their talents?

By the end of the session you will:

  • Have an increased awareness of the diversity of individuals in your workplace: the gifted, the under-achiever, the neuro-diverse, the twice-exceptional (possessing a gift and a disability)
  • Recognise differences between the high achiever, the gifted individual and the creative thinker
  • Have an increased understanding of childhood and education impacts on the person they are today, supported by multiple voices from real life case studies
  • See the benefit of creating situations and environments so as to better understand and support the talent in your workplace.

Masterclasses

You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

See the Gifts in Your People:
Optimising the Talent in Your Organisation

Part 1: Keynote
Part 2: Fidelma interviews a cohort of diverse individuals in the organisation about strengths, needs and work styles that can improve the workplace. Management listen.
Part 3: Fidelma sits with management to identify the learnings and facilitate a plan of action arising from parts 1 & 2.

Resources

Books

Green Book Cover of 'Gifted Learner' by Fidelma Healy Eames

testimonials

“I work in a highly competitive business environment, replete with gifted learners and people of diverse talents who need and benefit from understanding. The payback, when supported, is creative, thought-through solutions that are clearly the product of thriving minds. Understanding this talent and their needs is crucial. As our world is facing into unprecedented turbulence, let’s support our gifted workforces for their benefit and the benefit of us all. I highly recommend Dr Fidelma Healy Eames’ as a professional speaker – her insights and understandings as shared in her new book ‘The Gifted Learner: How to help’ is a value-added and inspirational resource in the workplace.”

Kieran Towey, Managing Director, KPMG

“’Fidelma brings tremendous energy and enthusiasm when she is speaking and moderating. Her background in politics, education and business means she has vast expertise to draw on and openly shares her knowledge. She exudes an air of quiet confidence and instils respect from attendees. Her compassionate attitude means learners of all ages, including gifted learners, feel understood and comfortable to share their experiences openly.”

Angela Guillemet, Executive Director, INCON & Association Expert