We are an established learning and development company whose mission is to provide a professional positive environment for individuals and groups to develop their awareness and enhance their skills through our core services of Training, Life Coaching, Executive Coaching and Learning and Development Masterclasses in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence.

What you get with Positive Success Group is a genuine interest in you, your company and your challenges and complete dedication in helping you to succeed. We operate true to our values and are completely passionate about people development.

In order to achieve success in today’s world, it is imperative that you are aware how to demonstrate your level of knowledge through your actions and behaviours. We help you to improve and increase your employability by providing learning which is accredited and professionally recognised with QQI awards.

What underpins the PSG style of coaching is positive psychology which include finding meaning and purpose, developing optimism, building positive relationships, having fun and identifying and utilising character strengths.

Who are Positive Success Group?

Our Purpose

To provide a positive learning and development environment for individuals and groups to develop their awareness, of self and others, through strengths coaching. To operate true to our values and provide leadership through contribution and participation. To walk our talk – knowing, doing and being.


We excel at programme design and delivery.

Because coaching is so positively powerful we put a lot of thought in to ensuring each coaching relationship has the right coach selected for our clients. All our client relationship conversations and coaching sessions are completely confidential and provided in a safe and non-judgement environment.

We offer you the space and place to be totally honest and will respond with the utmost dignity and respect for you and your information. We will challenge and stretch your thinking to ensure you get the best value from yourself and your coaching. This is at the core of who PSG are and the services we provide.


  • Dublin
  • Cork
  • Glasgow
  • Edinburgh
  • Warsaw
  • Client sites in Europe and the Far East


  • Life Coaching
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive & Life Coaching Diploma
  • Train the Trainer
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Leadership
  • Bespoke Training Courses
  • Facilitation

Accreditations and Registrations

The Executive and Life Coaching Diploma is accredited by the LBCAI (Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland), This is Ireland’s longest running professional organisation – run by coaches and for coaches.

We are a QQI Registered Training Provider. QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) is the state body responsible for for further and higher education and training in Ireland. Registration as a QQI provider means that we have met QQI’s standards with regards to quality assurance of our policies and procedures and that we are authorised to run QQI courses.

Our Train the Trainer course is a QQI Level 6 Certificate and also a FAS/EI Approved Qualification. This means that FAS recognises this course as meeting its standards for registration on the FAS NRT (National Register of Trainers). On successful completion of the course, students may apply for registration subject to fulfilling all other requirements for the register. (Update – the NRT scheme was closed by FAS in November 2010. This section left to show that the course did/does meet their stringent standards)

Our Life Coaching Certificate is a QQI Level 6 Component Certificate and is included as an option in the Executive and Life Coaching Diploma. Two qualifications for one price – there is no extra charge for taking this option.

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About our Executive and Life Coaching Courses

If you want accredited and professional executive and life coaching training then our executive and life coaching diploma is the best one for you. We have great expertise in training coaches and give professional coach training combined with continual support.

We have been called Ireland’s top coach training company and having run over 50 executive coaching and life coaching courses at a Diploma level we have now trained and qualified hundreds of professional coaches. Our coach training is unique and gives you the theoretical and practical skills you need to find and develop your own coaching style. It also helps you to build the self-confidence and self-belief to reach your goals.

Some of the reasons, the goals, that our students give for wanting coach training are: personal development, increase employability, a career change, flexible working hours, to develop self confidence and self belief, to enhance professional and personal skills, alternative income stream and a desire to help people.

There are many factors to consider when choosing your executive coaching or life coaching course and of course there are many coaching courses to choose from. It’s important to you, and to us, to choose the right one for you. After all, this may be your new career and it’s vitally important to develop a solid foundation of core competencies on which to grow your skills. So, why should you choose our executive and life coaching courses?

Our executive and life coaching courses are accredited by the LBCAI. That’s the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland. After successful graduation you may choose to join this organisation or other organisations such as the ICF (International Coaching Federation), ECI (European Coaching Institute) or the AC (Association of Coaching). Note that organisations other than the LBCAI may require additional membership criteria, for instance proof of a number of hours of logged and paid coaching with clients, sessions with a coach-mentor etc.

We are a QQI Registered Training provider. This means that we meet their high standards of quality assurance for policies and procedures including. The executive and life coaching course includes a (free) option to gain an additional qualification – the QQI Level 6 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics.

Our trainers. All our trainers are highly experienced at facilitation and are also qualified and experienced executive and life coaches. We select only the best trainers and coaches and you gain the benefit of their expertise, their commitment and their passion for training. All our trainers have FAS Approved Qualifications.
Our course structure and content. The course was developed and is continually enhanced and improved by Maureen Hewitt, one of Ireland’s top coaches. Maureen has a great depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in coaching and course design. (More about Maureen below). All of her real-world experience is bought into the course. So all the case studies and examples are based on real companies and real people. The skills you learn are skills that work in the real world.
Our teaching methods. The course is highly experiential. We believe in learning by doing. Our support. As we are all qualified coaches, we like helping people to achieve their best results. We’ll support you throughout the course and after you qualify.
Our past students. See our testimonial pages for quotes from the hundreds of people, just like you, who have already qualified as an executive and life coach.

About Maureen Hewitt – Managing Director and Course Director

Maureen has over 25 years experience in business, training, consulting and coaching and has been running her own business since 1997. She is also the founding member of Emotional Intelligence Ireland the first centre for assessment and development of Emotional Intelligence in Ireland.

Maureen is a people-oriented coach, trainer and presenter who is equally effective when delivering rousing motivational sessions for large audiences or catalyzing personal growth in the intimacy of the executive coaching environment. Maureen has a particular skill in building rapport with people at all levels of the organisation, bridging political and hierarchical gaps.

Her approach to “Feeling it happen” has benefited many strategic projects for companies progressing through business growth. Maureen currently focuses on Leadership and Executive Coaching for senior and middle management. She has a natural ability to easily translate her wealth of personal experience into a coaching context in many areas. This, together with her overwhelming passion to give her clients value and a propensity towards caring and holistic development makes her a much sought after Executive Coach.

Maureen has coached hundreds of individuals and executives to tap in to their potential and achieve success with their personal and business goals. She is the ‘Confidence Coach’ for IrishJobs.ie Her recent media features have been, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Business Section of Sunday Independent, Jobs and Careers section of The Independent, RTE Radio 1 live with Ryan Tubridy, TodayFM live with Ray Darcy, TodayFM live on the Sunday Business World program and recently featured in Business and Finance as one of Ireland’s leading executive coaches.

Maureen’s many years of experience designing and delivering tailored learning and development programs for a wide variety of organisations including the Clarion Hotel Group , O2, Dell, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Eircom, AIB, Bus Eireann, HSE, Kilkenny College and the Department of Education.