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The Team

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

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 levels.


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, the 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