This page includes client reviews received in relation to training programmes delivered by Mick Rock. Act Now always welcome reviews and feedback on the quality of the services we provide and have been delighted with the testimonials we have received from our many satisfied clients.

To sum up your course I would have to say it was only “fantastic”. Mick’s outgoing personality and relaxed way of teaching made me feel at ease from day one. The positive waves coming from the content of all the sessions was not only inspirational, but it was so practical that I could actually use the tips and advice in my day to day life, both in a work situation and in my home and social life. I would recommend this course for anyone from 18 to 80 years old. Well done Mick and keep up the wonderful work you are doing. You are fantastic!

Derek Farrell, Course Participant, Be the Best

For over two years Mick Rock has provided a variety of services in Our Lady’s Hospice Care Services ranging from one on one coaching sessions, programmes for enhancing staff well-being and success and team building/resilience training. We have found Mick’s services to be extremely beneficial, engaging and motivating for our staff. Staff have commented on the positive benefits these programmes have had both personally and professionally. Mick has the perfect balance of personability and professionalism which has made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Deirdre Congdon, HR Executive,
Our Lady’s Hospice

I have engaged Mick Rock to deliver his self-belief workshops on a number of different programmes over the years. I find that he is very attentive to the needs of the participants and does a thorough analysis of their requirements in advance of the workshops. His workshops are always very well received and are a positive learning experience for the participants. His professionalism is second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Geraldine Lavin, Programme Manager,
DCU Ryan Academy

The feedback from our members who attended your Coaching workshop was hugely positive. They were very impressed with your training skills and found the high-levels of interaction and hands-on practice very stimulating. We have already received several requests to hold a follow-up session. On behalf of everyone thanks for a really enjoyable and educational experience.

Miriam Ahern, Chair, Independent Consultants and Advisers Group

Your “Be the Best” course had made a huge difference to me, my confidence and my relationships with people. I am determined to go forward, achieve goals and be proactive and confident in my approach to everything in my life. I could not recommend this course more highly. If you want to change your life this is the course for you.

Catherine Flynn, Course Participant

I was blown away by Mick Rock’s Winning Attitudes and Beliefs session. I then got him to speak to 4th year students in I.T.B. and I have never received such positive feedback regarding any guest speaker. You could feel the energy in the room. Mick has a unique way with people. People listen to him and get motivated by him so easily and he makes it look so easy. I have the highest recommendation for Mick and his work.

Michael Hegarty, Lecturer
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

I found Mick’s “Presenting With Confidence” course to be excellent – Mick has an innate understanding of the subject matter and thus is equipped to teach others. He was an inspiration. I can unreservedly recommend this course.

Ann Nolan, Kitchen Revamp

I attended the “Dynamic Customer Service Workshop” with Act Now. Our trainer Mick Rock customised the course to everyone’s particular industry giving helpful tips on how to improve standards within the particular business, practically a consultation, which was fantastic! I have since implemented some of the ideas with brilliant results. I would recommend all staff regardless of position or business type to attend this practical course.

Jacinta Downes, Manager, Donabate Community Centre

Your Time Management session has proved transformational and extremely liberating in my life. I find that the really important things in my life are getting done and I am a lot happier and less stressful now. In addition to the material which was excellent throughout your course, I found your enthusiasm and passion for what you teach made the information easy to remember and fun to learn. You are a gifted speaker with a heart for people. The warmth and compassion you have for people comes across in your teaching and makes you an ideal “Life Coach”. Many thanks for a very enjoyable, informative and above all else, life changing course.

Paul Cahill, Course Participant

What a fantastic presentation you delivered on the Induction Day at the Business Innovation Programme in the DCU Ryan Academy. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Your professional yet informal approach connected with the audience and created a positive, energetic atmosphere, packed with practical suggestions for continuous personal growth. Personally, I benefited from the exercise and self-assessment on empowering & limiting beliefs which provided me with a focus for career / professional development. Thank you Mick for a valuable lesson.

Margaret Wilson, Course Participant

Well done on the session you delivered to the 4th year Medical students in the University of Limerick. I definitely am better at organisation as a result and every time I think of giving up on a task I mentally see my Quadrant 2 load jumping across to Quadrant 1! It was great getting to meet you and best of luck in changing future medical students lives with better organisation…It really makes a big difference! Thanks so much.

Eileen McMahon, Graduate Entry Medical School,
University of Limerick

Mick Rock recently gave a guest lecture to my MSc in Management Consultancy students at the Smurfit School, and I was very impressed with his content and delivery. Mick presented a highly interactive session which illustrated to the class the importance of positive thinking and having a winning attitude. As a result, my students felt more focused and confident, and better prepared for their upcoming meetings with their consulting clients. Specifically, my students commented that Mick had got them to view things from a completely different perspective and that they had learned valuable skills that they could apply immediately both in and outside of the university environment.

Kathy O’Reilly, Programme Director,
Smurfit Business School

I attended a seminar Mick held in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Office. The focus was on the 5 Golden Rules for Business Success. I found his advice superb and the seminar was very engaging. I gained lots of great tips that I will implement in my company. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to achieve their potential in business.

Danielle Townsend, Creative Director,
Danielle Townsend Design

I attended a talk given by Mick Rock to our local business network – Edenderry Credit Union Business Support (ECUBS). The session mainly focussed on how to keep and win clients by providing outstanding customer service that exceeds our clients’ expectations. The session was not only enjoyable but very informative and highly relevant to business owners in this difficult climate. The interaction between presenter and audience assisted with the success of the session which provided several tips that have since been implemented into my business. Thank you Mick for a really interesting and informative session.

Liam Kelly
Kelly O’Reilly

I attended Mick Rock’s Seminar, 5 Golden Rules For Creating A Successful Business during the Fingal Enterprise Week. The session was informative, interesting and very inspirational. Mick knows this subject very well and he presented it with enthusiasm, encouragement and ease, interacting well with his audience. I found it to be a valuable learning experience!

Louise Fagan

Hi Mick, I just wanted to say thank you for your seminar “Increasing Your Business Success In Challenging Times”. I was very impressed with the content and the way the topics flowed throughout the 3 hours. It was very valuable to me. Your presentation skills were excellent and you put everyone at ease, even the folks who were late. I will be keeping an eye out for more of your seminars.

Tom Kane
TDK Building Services

I thought you might like to know that I went for a promotion earlier this year and had the final interview in December – I got the news just before Christmas that I got promoted. Anyhow I thought you might like to know because doing your course definitely gave me more confidence which obviously helped me get the promotion.

Susan, Course Participant

The tools and techniques on your programme has helped me manage my perception of events and I feel well equipped to play the cards I am dealt. The most valuable 15 hours I have invested in myself in over 20 years! Thank you – for both lightening the load and brightening the road!

Denise, Course Participant

Here is a short video testimonial from Michael Hegarty from the Institute of Technology who employed Mick to deliver a session to a group of his 4th year students.