Maria Coakley

SME Business Development Mentor, Coakley Project Services

Personal Profile

Maria is an accomplished Business Leader, Project Director, SME Mentor, Trainer and University Lecturer with over twenty years’ experience in Project Management, Customer-Focused Sales, Sales Operations and Marketing who has a passion for entrepreneurship, transforming mindsets and professional development. With direct experience in SME’s and Global Organizations Maria has a proven track record of delivering commercial value in competitive market places and impacting directly upon business results.

Maria has a broad business acumen and a proven track record of delivering client focused business training, academic programs and coaching in many business areas including strategic management, financial and management accounting, business finance, HRM, marketing, commercial skills, PR, Sales & Internationalisation. Maria is currently studying to attain a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA Bus Economics) in UCC, with a focus on entrepreneurial decision-making and professional development.

Maria’s interest is in working with SME’s on start-up and development projects delivering “Business Solutions for Growth”.

Areas of Expertise 

  • SME Strategic & Business Planning
  • Sales, Lead Generation & Business Development Planning
  • Internationalization and growth strategies 
  • Performance Improvement of Sales Operations 
  • Training & Coaching Teams & Entrepreneurs
  • Program and Project Management