Trainers for Total Focus 

Maeve Finch

Maeve’s background includes working in both private in Europe and overseas and in publically funded organisations in Ireland both at an operational and strategic level.  This is combined with the following academic background;

MSc in Work & Organisational Behaviour

BA Degree in Business Management

Diploma in Training and Development

Professional Diploma in Life and Business Coaching

Diploma in Supervision (for the helping professions)

Diploma in Human Resource Management

Diploma in CBT (awaiting results)


Barbara Walshe

Associate Trainer with Total Focus

Barbara Walshe has had a varied career working in the fields of research, advocacy, training, broadcasting, community development, peacebuilding and restorative work at local, national and international level.


Her current work in the area of Restorative Justice stems from a growing need amongst human beings, communities, organisations and institutions to address and reflect on the effect of conflict in their lives. This is often done with others who have either caused the harm and have been either directly or indirectly hurt by it also.

A trained restorative facilitator, Barbara has just returned from spending a number of months in Wisconsin, USA where she worked with Professor Janine Geske, at Marquette University’s Restorative Justice Initiative. While there, she facilitated restorative circles in detention centres for young men, a women’s prison and a maximum security prison for adult men. She also engaged in victim-offender dialogue.  As a member of Facing Forward, (an NGO committed to Restorative Justice) she is currently leading a project in collaboration with UCD. This involves consulting with a range of victims/survivors, offenders and stakeholders to investigate the potential of Restorative Justice to address sexual abuse and trauma.


MA in Community Development (NUI Galway)

MA Reconciliation and Conflict Transformation, (Trinity College Dublin, Belfast based)

BA in English, History and Sociology

Higher Diploma in Education

Diploma in Estate Management and Housing Studies

Diploma in Project Management

Certified Mediator and Trainer

Other Trainers and Speakers

Other Trainers and Speakers expertise are also used by Total Focus either as tutors for a training module or as guest speakers on courses

Mission, Vision and Values


Vision Statement

Total Focus encourages adults to realise their own personal and professional potential through their own learning and development   

Mission Statement

Total Focus believes in supporting individuals, teams and organisations in challenging environments to develop knowledge, skills and new ways of thinking. We do this through training, facilitation, coaching and workshops.


At all time YOU are our Total Focus


Training & Development

Maeve Finch of Total Focus is a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD)

Life & Business Coaching

Maeve Finch of Total Focus is a master coach with the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland (LBCAI)

QQI Registered Provider

Total Focus is a QQI Registered Provider

Supervisors Association of Ireland

Maeve Finch of Total Focus is a recognised supervisor with the Supervisors Association of Ireland (SAI)