Act Now: Achieve through Coaching & Training

About Act Now

We are a company dedicated to helping individuals and companies to maximise their untapped potential and achieve success in a variety of areas. This is done through powerful coaching techniques on an individual and group basis and with a range of quality and highly practical seminars and training programmes. When working with our clients we apply many principles of positive psychology to help them flourish and achieve their true potential.

Our services are designed to provide the clarity and skills required to help people grow. Even more importantly we motivate and empower people to take the actions and make the changes necessary to achieve success in their business and life goals.

Profile of Mick Rock

Mick is a qualified Executive and Life Coach and a Motivational Speaker who has helped hundreds of people to set up their own businesses, obtain greater work life balance and achieve a wide variety of goals. He is extremely passionate about his role in helping people achieve success in life and business. And with over 20 years business experience, he understands the increasing challenges that people in business face.

Mick is co-author of a new Positive Psychology programme for Primary Schools called Weaving Well-Being which is designed to promote positive mental health and well-being in primary school children. It is grounded in evidence based interventions from the rapidly expanding field of Positive Psychology. Weaving Well-Being was piloted in a number of Primary Schools across the country this year and is now available for purchase at our publisher’s website For more details on this programme see our dedicated website for this product at

Mick completed a three year MSc in Applied Positive Psychology with the University of East London (with distinction). He has also researched Personal Development topics for a number of years and has completed and delivered a wide variety of programmes in this area during that time. He already holds a range of professional qualifications including Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a diploma in Executive Business and Life Coaching accredited with the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland (L.B.C.A.I.) and a Certificate in Training and Development from NUI Maynooth. He is also an Internationally Certified user of Thomas International’s Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) and its related instruments.

His business qualifications include Fellowships of both the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Pensions Management Institute in London. He is also a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers.

Before setting up Act Now he held various management roles including 5 years as Training and Development Manager within the financial services sector. In this role he was responsible for the training and development needs of 300 staff.

“I engaged Mick as a coach to work with me on gaining clarity on my career path. As a result of his amazing coaching style, I became crystal clear on what I wanted and went from being an employee to being self employed. He totally inspired me to make one of my dreams come true. He has the ability to encourage and support you no matter what and most importantly hold you accountable in making anything possible., I would totally recommend Mick if you want clarity, focus, more energy and if you want your life to transform. He is truly gifted.”
Fiona Fay
Author / Film Maker