Third Level Mechanical Engineering Degree Student Testimonial

The following testimonial is from Connor Lenihan a mature student who is currently in third year studying his Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Athlone Institute of Technology. This interview with Will Faulkner of Midlands 103 was recorded on the 02 of July 2013. Connor is currently completing his honours Degree in Athlone Institute of Technology.

Midlands 103


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Third Level Art & Design Student Testimonial

Read a testimonial from a satisfied student who availed of career coaching with Chrysalis Evolution Ltd.

My name is Colin Bracken. I am a 21 year old student. I am preparing to start my Degree in either GMIT or LSAD. I feel excited and eager to begin. It was a necessity for me to submit a portfolio which would then be added to my Leaving Cert Points.

Long before all of this, I was a lost and confused 19 year old with poor Leaving Cert results, a poor reputation and no prospects. I took part in a short course for job seekers in Athlone, realising I needed to do something if I wanted to have a career. It was here that I met David Jackson. He was delivering a short course on goal-setting and decision-making. I found the course hugely beneficial and highly applicable to both my personal life and educational/professional life.

David then offered his guidance in Careers and education with a service called psychometric testing. I did the test and not long after, David arranged to meet me with the results. Both the test and the results were very thorough. I received a book, over thirty pages long, which contained a detailed analysis of my personality, values and aptitudes.

It then made suggestions of the most suitable career paths for me, based on the areas I tested in. David helped me to research the different careers and how I would go about pursuing them.
The top career paths for me were in the area of Art and Design. Immediately after the whole process with David, I decided to go and repeat the Leaving Cert. With my new sense of direction, I improved my Leaving Cert by 200 points. The following year, I did a portfolio course with the goal of getting into Art College.

That brings me to the present. With my Leaving Cert and Portfolio points combined I am certain to get a place in Art College. David’s guidance and expertise has played an influential role in getting my life back on track. I now feel optimistic and excited about my future. I am in a very positive place and am extremely grateful for the invaluable help and support that David Jackson has provided me with”. 01-July-2013


Colin is currently registered with and attending GMIT, studying Art and Design. Colin is completely on track with a career he is passionate about and very happy with. For more information on how you can avail of this service read the posts below or contact today to arrange a consultation.

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For Students and Parents Considering College. Complete a Psychometric Assessment Today.

Choosing a course in college is a big decision and can have a major impact on the direction your life path takes. Statistics prove there are many students who drop out of college at different stages during the process of attending a course in college.

The reasons vary from choosing  courses based on peer choices, parental choices in deciding a course their children register for or maybe because it looks cool or interesting to name a few of the reasons.

Having worked with clients who have pursued and completed courses over lengthy periods and having even worked in the field they received training in, they have found that they had made a wrong decision.

Ultimately they wasted Time, Effort, and Money by making decisions based on inaccurate information or having being persuaded by their parents or their friends choices for them. No blame is attached people genuinely mean well.

A highly accurate way of identifying the right choice or discovering your vocation or true professional fit in life, is achievable through completing our proven world class psychometric assessment and career coaching plan.

It is highly accurate and has been thoroughly validated and provides scientifically proven matches based on your unique personality profile.

You will have peace of mind, clarity, direction and confidence that you have made the right decision and also save your self stress, money and time by availing of our professional Career Coaching services.

Just look at the below table that confirms the cost of attending college today and choose to complete a Career Coaching Plan today with Chrysalis Evolution Ltd.


You can pay for your Career Coaching Plan below using our secure Pay Pal purchasing section. Total cost of Career Coaching Plan is €500.

Student Career Coaching

Adult Career Coaching

If you have any questions use the contact page on this website to get in touch.


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A Thorough Systematic Career Development Plan. Training You for Success.

The approach we believe in is systematic. Basically we work from a foundational level up. This approach provides thorough, logical and a comprehensive style that equips you so that you will excel in your professional and personal development plans.

  • At a foundational level we work with mind-set and confidence building skills.
  • Next we equip you with fundamental job seeking skills and train you in your job search strategies.
  • Then you will learn key aspects of communication through the medium of writing cover letters and application form processing.
  • The next stage is reviewing and developing your résumé and exploring what makes your résumé stand apart from the competition.
  • Then you will review the benefits of developing a portfolio and commence developing your personal portfolio to strengthen your position in the jobs market.
  • The final stage is focusing on developing your key skills in regard to the interview and how to ensure you perform on the day.

You might choose to complete any of the below areas as you wish like a menu tailoring each component as you require.

We recommend completing the process from start to finish and this total package will ensure that you have completed a thorough path that will guarantee you stand way above your competition and get you the job you are aiming for.

See the table below for more information and the key benefits you will gain.

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Develop Your True Career Potential.

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Purchase your Career Coaching Package Today

You can now securely purchase your Career Coaching Package through our Pay Pal account.

See either Student Career Coaching or Adult Career Coaching Plan below.

Student Career Coaching

Adult Career Coaching

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Chrysalis Evolution Approved SOLAS Contract Training Provider April 2013

In the professional fields of personal and professional development. Planning and goal setting is of primary importance to Chrysalis Evolution Ltd.

One goal we had in mind was to achieve a national recognised quality mark. Having achieved green status on the SOLAS national register of approved training contractors we have made a first step on this path.

The overall aim is to assure our clients, associates and future customers that we provide quality programmes and services.

Phase two will be the successful accreditation through QQI and we are busy working on this project at present.

Thanks to all of our supporters and well wishers.

Regards David


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Student Career Coaching Services

Student Career Coaching

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Adult Career Coaching Services

Adult Career Coaching

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Positive Steps 2012 Quick Link!

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Positive Steps Launch Photos Taken In Athlone Towncenter Friday 27th January 2012.

Athlone Chamber President John McGrath, David Jackson Chrysalis Evolution Ltd, Nicky McFadden TD and Ashling Jackson.Introducing the InitiativeAthlone Towncenter representative Laura John McGrath Athlone Chamber President and Linda McFarland Athlone Nutrition Clinic.

Athlone Chamber President John McGrath, Grainne Daly Chrysalis Evolution Ltd and Liam Cunningham Manager Athlone Regional Sports Center.

The Dancing Soul Julie Parmenter and Martina Breen

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New Competition Launched Positive Steps 2012!

Get your career moving in 2012!

Go to here you will find all the details you need to enter this competition such as; Terms & conditions, the application form, the criteria and the partners supporting and involved in this community initiative.
Follow the story and have your say all the support is appreciated, regards David.

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Participants Rank our Training 100% Recommended and 100% Enjoyment

Chrysalis Evolution Training Center

First group to complete a workshop at our new training center

WCD Training For Employment students pictured attending the Chrysalis Evolution Personal & Interpersonal Skills workshop 11 January 2012.
This is what the group had to say:
“I feel doing this session makes me feel I can do a lot more with my life.” Amie Fitzmaurice
“I felt brilliant and enjoyed talking and learning about myself and others.” Noel Maher
“I would advise everybody or anybody to take this advantage and to see how interesting, educational and good this is. I’m delighted with the outcome so far.” Martina O Donnell
“Brilliant course and brilliant tutor! Highly recommend it!”  Colin Dolan
“Very encouraging, positive, focused.”  Andrea McKeown
“Any of David’s sessions are a breath of fresh air. David is an excellent tutor and he brings the best out in people.” Karen Parkes
“It was very enjoyable, relaxing.”  Lorna Mc Connell
“You (David) have an uncanny knack of making people feel positive! Suppose that is the point. You are very good at it.” Alan Curran
“Brilliant, very good, truly enjoyed it.” Maeve Dolan
“Everybody studying should do this course with David Jackson. Very much so especially young students doing Leaving Cert. Thank you.” Catherine O Neill
“I am a happier, more positive thinking person after this session.” Martin Slevin
“David Brings out the Best in every one of us.” Joan Smullen
“I feel so much better, happy, and confident. David Jackson is a brilliant tutor.” Helena Curry
“Absolutely brilliant course, would recommend it to anyone, particularly students entering secondary schools and preparing to do their Leaving Cert. I have learned a great deal and achieved a lot. Thank you David.”  Patricia Dunning

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Ballinasloe Careers Fair September 21st 2011.

In attendance for the well organised and attended Careers Fair at Haydens Hotel in Ballinasloe Co Galway 21st of september 2011. Over 970 people registered and availed of valuable presentations and information on training, social welfare issues and career/educational advancement opportunities currently available. This initiative was organised by Ballinasloe Jobs Club and demonstrated the great need for this support. Thanks to all who contributed and especial thanks to Gerry and Ita and all the staff in the background. Best wishes to all who attended.

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Personal & Interpersonal Skills Participants

Participants who recently completed the Personal & Interpersonal Skills course in the WCD Jobs Club Athlone. Back row left to right, Colin Dolan, Colin Bracken, Niall, Marian. Front row, Valentyn and Brenda. Well done and congratulations.

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Career Coaching plus Personal & Interpersonal Skills participants

Participants who completed Career Coaching plus the Personal & Interpersonal Skills course, Ballinasloe Jobs Club August 2011. From left to right: Loyd, Arthur, Harvey, Paula, Fran, Damien and Harry. Well done and congratulations.


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New Promotional Brochures

Organisation Training Services

Group Training Services

Adult Career Coaching

Student Career Coaching

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Chrysalis Evolution Website Quick Tour

Home button: brings you to the main page. Here you have access to our LinkedIn profile of Chrysalis Evolution Ltd Managing Director. The Twitter info is used to provide resources for our clients that we feel are of interest and benefit and entertaining at times to. Well you have heard of the saying “all work and no play….” and we like to have fun while we work. Our main page will also have Facebook updates with inspirational thoughts and progress reports as we are developing. We have an interactive blog also built into the site and this will be utilised for articles, updates and new information as we develop our services. You can contact us at any time for information using the email icon on the bottom of the page.

Individuals button: brings you to our service offerings for individuals, has video content and tesimonials.

Groups button: has service offerings, video and written testimonials.

Organisations button: gives information on services, video and written testimonials.

Contact us button: gets your enquiries to us and we will endevour to return a response as efficiently as possible.

Future developments: we will be developing a members area for our clients and this will be a very valuable resource with lots of content, tools, downloads and more.

Please place us in your favourites and spread the word, kind regards, wishing you success, David.

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We’re Evolving!

Hello and welcome to our newly launched web site. We are very excited and happy to announce the launch of the new logo and design of Chrysalis Evolution Ltd, and over the next number of months we will be adding new content and resources as well as developing a members area where articles and tools will be available for download.

We love evolving and seeing people make progress whether personal, education, career or business we are here to support and assist you on your journey towards success.

We are focused on assisting you to get real results.

Please take time to check out the features on this new website and we hope you gain from your experience of visiting us here.

Feel free to drop a line for any queries and we will be glad to help.

Best regards

David Jackson

Managing Director, Chrysalis Evolution Ltd

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