Not Just Making Things Better; Making Them the Best!
Not Just Making Things Better; Making Them the Best!
PulseLearning is built on trust. The solidness of our partnerships and the longevity of our relationships underpins our integrity. History has shown how we identify with the business needs of our Clients and how we satisfy those needs through accurate and appropriate Learning Solutions. It is our business to own a deep understanding of your business, and it is our job to educate while you operate.
PulseLearning does not stand still. We evolve ahead of evolutions and supply Learning Solutions ahead of the curve. Our Clients are loyal to PulseLearning because at PulseLearning, we remain loyal to success.
From the green fields of Ireland to the high-rises of North America, down to the plains of Australia, we are wrapped around the globe providing expertise, excellence, and knowledge. We are an award-winning learning provider encompassing a team brimming with creative, strategic, technical, and entrepreneurial talent. Come meet us. Let’s be partners!
We are proud to have been recognized by a variety of key industry organizations for our achievements. However, the highest honor PulseLearning can receive is the appreciation from our Clients for helping them to take their businesses to the next level.
“I have been part of the PulseLearning team since 2005 and it is one I firmly believe in. We operate in a continuous environment of change and we manage this with excellence. In my work, I strive for continuous improvement, not perfection, because nothing is ever perfect and everything can be improved.
I am a sports fan with a particular passion for football, rugby, and Irish GAA. Outside of that, I am in training for my next half-marathon. Physical activity serves me and is a good antidote to the international timeline I operate off of. I borrow my philosophy for life off a certain Mr. Joe Schmidt, coach of the Irish International Rugby team who in turn borrowed it from Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” This resonates and ties in with my work life.
I like straight talkers and people who do not shirk from their responsibilities. Honesty and truth are vital, it is who I am, it is the work I do, and it is the teams I oversee.
I am a family man and I am proud of that. But then that’s a whole other story.”
As CEO, Patrick (Pa) has immediate responsibility for PulseLearning’s vision, strategy and operations. Patrick brings an open-minded and business-focused approach to client relations; he is always attentive to the small details that can make the difference when it comes to successful project completion.
Prior to becoming CEO, Pa held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Operations for 9 years, Patrick was responsible for ensuring that PulseLearning develops Learning Solutions to the highest standards of quality, on time, and on budget. These responsibilities extend to the functions of IT, Finance, and Account Management. Patrick is also responsible for a number of strategic Client accounts including InterContinental Hotels Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Jaguar Land Rover.
Patrick is based in Tralee, Ireland.
“It’s been a privilege to work with PulseLearning since 2005. I believe in the company. There is a magic and passion in our team, an exceptional team focused on winning for our Clients.
My philosophy is, “Today is a great day to learn something new.” At PulseLearning, we are continually evolving and that philosophy is part of our DNA. I’m proud to be part of a team that looks at situations from all angles, and crafts the best solutions for our Clients.”
As SVP of Learning Solutions, Sue is responsible for global learning operations, leading the account management of a selection of flagship Clients. In addition to her science and business university education, she has several post-secondary certifications and is a designated Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP).
Sue is based in New Brunswick, Canada.
The day I founded PulseLearning, 17 years ago, I wanted to create a team that would be the very best in the world at what we do. Today, that ambition remains and I never take for granted the privilege we own in being such a valuable part of our Clients’ business and to be synonymous with the expertise they seek.
I am so proud of our team. The caliber of our people is second to none; they are the smartest, most committed, most loyal and most creative people I know. When decisions are difficult, they make the right ones. When the right things to do are the hard things to do, they do the right things. They bring a real sense of purpose to the work of PulseLearning, all the while protecting fiercely our credibility and the trust we share with our Clients and Partners.
I create and I coach. Ideas are my lifeline and they nurture me. I hope to always be the learner above being the learned; this is my energy and my flow – it is my Pulse!
That same pulse beats for Cycle Against Suicide, which began as a simple idea in 2012 from my appearance on RTÉ’s Secret Millionaire television program. In the years since, that idea has developed into a Movement, a Community, and a Family who, shoulder to shoulder, are striving to break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland.
Outside of work and Cycle Against Suicide, I love learning new skills. I don’t have to be the best at everything I do but I have to bring my best to everything I do. To me, it is not about finding purpose in what I do, but bringing purpose with me. This ties well with my life philosophy of making S.H.I.T. (Some Highly Impactful Things) happen!
Heroes are difficult to pick. Previously, I would have said that mine were Nelson Mandela and Muhammed Ali; both noble heroes. However, as I go on in life, I find my heroes in the ordinary, normal people who see the bigger picture and get on with things. Principle-driven behavior, quietly doing the right thing, and post-heroic acts of simple kindness impact me more than glorious feted deeds. This corresponds with my road map in life that “It’s ok not to feel ok; and it’s absolutely ok to ask for help.”
Jim Breen is the founder and an Executive Chairman with PulseLearning after holding the CEO position for 17 years. He also founded the internationally acclaimed Entrepreneur Experience fueled by his passion for nurturing and mentoring emerging entrepreneurs and innovators. Being invited to take part in The Secret Millionaire television program has seen him start a nationwide conversation on mental health issues along with the birth of his brainchild – Cycle Against Suicide, a Movement now in its fifth year.
In his own personal history, Jim has participated in numerous challenges from Ironman to multi-week ultra-marathons; international rowing to winning the British and Irish Senior Intervarsity Boxing championships.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.”
“I have been with PulseLearning since 2006 and I enjoy that as a team, we are big enough to perform globally and compact enough to be sociable colleagues. This integration drives integrity to PulseLearning that marks us out as a team, a business, and a service provider.
Living in Kerry means that I can walk out of the office and be on a mountain within an hour. Hillwalking tends to mirror my work with peaks, troughs, and challenging climbs, with the end usually justifying the effort!
I am father to three grown-up children who have returned again to feather what was our empty nest!
My philosophy would be that most people want to deliver their best and it is my role to facilitate them to do that.”
Seamus has over 15 years of experience in the management and development of learning solution projects. From his extensive Quality Management background, he oversees our formal quality development process to ensure that all learning projects delivered to our Clients exceeds their expectations. His forte is learning management systems, education platforms, and the growing world of mobile learning.
Seamus is based in Tralee, Ireland.
“I joined PulseLearning as Project Manager back in 2005 and as my role evolved into the current hybrid role of today, Program and Account Manager, so too has my commitment. Although my background appropriately enough is in education and communications, the true pairing lies with the value system I share with PulseLearning: excellence in execution, integrity, and trust. Working with PulseLearning closely maps to my passions.
An ex-rugby player, I am competitive and especially relish a challenge. My philosophy is to try everything and anything once; never die wondering.
Former Munster and Irish International Rugby Captain Paul O’Connell is my inspiration. An accomplished leader, he executed his craft with excellence and integrity; on and off the pitch, he made an impact. Achieving measurable impact is hugely important to what I do and, entering into my second decade with PulseLearning, I see that impact through the progress and success we bring to our Clients and the organizations to which we partner.”
Derek has over 15 years of experience in the management and development of learning solution projects. In addition to his university qualifications in communications and instructional design, Derek is also a Certified Scrum Master and Project Management Professional (PMP).
Derek is based in Limerick, Ireland.
“I like structure, and structure is what I bring to PulseLearning. An employee of PulseLearning for 13 years, I have had the pleasure of working alongside some incredible thinkers and innovators from a cross-section of business and industry. It is an exciting environment where I always see the positive in the challenge. I love ideas but it’s putting a strategy to them that gives me my buzz.
I am part of a team that accomplishes so much and although no one day is predictable, I can count 100 percent on the trust and integrity of the colleagues I have the privilege to work alongside.
On a personal level, I love time spent with my husband and young son. I love my fashion and my social media. I have a real interest in home decoration, which unfortunately is not always supported by my husband who owns a distinct dislike of “flat pack situations.”
Fionnuala is responsible for the globally dispersed sales operations team and also heads up the sales and marketing activities for PulseLearning. Fionnuala works to actively evolve the global sales operations framework and marketing function to keep pace with rapidly changing and growing business needs of our Clients. Since joining PulseLearning in 2003, Fionnuala has served in a variety of quality, marketing, and leadership positions.
Fionnuala is based in Tralee, Ireland.
I joined PulseLearning in the year of the millennium – January 2000. The reasons I became part of PulseLearning are the reasons I am still here today. PulseLearning gives me the opportunity to work with an outstanding team of people serving an outstanding range of Clients; Clients that have remained with us from our very inception. Our products are exceptional and as a team of learning consultants, we are exceedingly good. We are consistent, we have flair, and we are committed.
In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf mediocrely with my handicap being the very game itself! In earlier times, I was a GAA county hurler, I was involved in rugby, and I was a passionate squash player. Married to a German woman and having worked extensively in Germany, I have strong ties to the country, its culture, and its people. I speak the language fluently. However, I live on home turf now in a beautiful place on the banks of Ireland’s longest river – the Shannon.
My philosophy in life is to get things done, once and well. And I am a great believer in what goes around comes around – “it is often that a man’s mouth broke his nose” or in Irish, “Is minic a bhris beal fear a shron.”
Bill employs his extensive experience of managing significant operations within the computer and electronics industries in his capacity as Chairman of PulseLearning.
Previously, Bill was Managing Director of KOSTAL Ireland and was Director of European Manufacturing, Business Development, Logistics, and Distribution for Wang Laboratories Inc. Bill has acted as Director of Eolas, the Irish Technology Agency, and was Vice-Chairman of the Governing Authority of UL.
Bill is based in Limerick, Ireland.