Larry G. Maguire
MSc. Org Psych., BA (hons) Psych., M.Ps.S.I., M.A.C., R.Q.T.U.
I'm Larry, Work & Org Psychologist specialising in the behaviour and performance of people at work. I am a peer-reviewed author and lecturer in Leadership, Motivation & Positive Psychology at Dublin Business School. My business background extends over 20 years in the services industry.
I hold an MSc in Work & Org Psychology from DCU Business School, Dublin, and a first-class honours degree in psychology from DBS Dublin. I am a peer-reviewed author and a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and the Association for Coaching. I am also a registered Psychometric Test User with the British Psychological Society, which qualifies me to conduct assessments of personality, ability and intelligence.
My business career began at 25 and spans 25 years in the construction and service industries working with national and international clients. In sport, I've been an enthusiastic and committed amateur in the GAA since I was a child. After I became too slow, I took up extreme endurance running, completing over 80 marathons and ultra events since 2015. Today I run and attend CrossFit for health & fitness and maintain an interest in sports performance.
My career background is in SME business in engineering and construction, so I work best with business owners, executives, leadership and the self-employed. My theoretical perspective is blended and includes psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, and person-centric approaches aiming to help you develop and refine the psychological skills necessary to function and deliver your best under pressure.
Services I provide include consultation, individual and group coaching, talks, and workshops. I assist organisations with motivation, leadership, culture, performance, careers, anxiety & stress, and well-being at work. I am best positioned to assist you or people in your organisation who are seeking to develop themselves, their management teams, or their staff in both personal and professional contexts.
Degrees and Certifications
MSc. Work & Organisational Psychology DCU
BA (hons) Psychology DBS
Cert. Psychometric Test User: Occupational, Ability and Personality BPS
Cert. Assist. Psychometric Test User: Occupational, Ability and Personality BPS
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy – ACT in Practice Steven C. Hayes, PhD
Can knowledge of psychology make me successful?
Unlike machines, humans are inherently unpredictable. We might be able to say about a given person or group of people after a given time and under certain conditions, that particular results are likely, but we can't be sure. We are complex and wiggly. So, we must find out what system of behaviour works best for us individually and collectively. This is what I work on with people.
How can I be sure that you're suitably qualified to help me?
This is a perfectly acceptable question that all bonafide facilitators, therapists, and councillors must be willing to answer adequately without being explicitly asked. However, your success and how it looks comes down to you alone. Nobody can do it for you, but they may point the way. Here's a brief account and links to further information.
|Courses & CPD||Honours Bachelor of Arts Psychology, DBS, Dublin 2016 to 2020.
Master of Science Work & Organisational Psychology, DCU, Dublin 2021 to 2022.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Immersion, Steven C. Hayes 2020/21
|Academic Achievements||Graduated BA grade 1.1 qualification in 2020.
Graduated MSc grade 2.1 qualification in 2022
Research thesis peer-reviewed DBS Business Review 2022
|Professional Ethics||I adhere strictly to the PSI Code of Professional Ethics|
|Accreditation||Graduate member Psychological Society of Ireland M9914
Member Association for Coaching No. 69045370
Registered Qualified Test User (Occupational) BPS
|Experience||25 years self-employed/company director|
|Insurance||Practitioners professional indemnity insurance through OBF Insurance|
How much do private sessions cost?
Private consultations start at €100 per session and vary in price depending on the length of session and number of sessions required. You should keep in mind, however, that psychological treatment that brings lasting results is not like getting your car fixed or your office printer serviced. It will take time for you to figure yourself out, and in that uncertain place, you may waste thousands on snake oil and the promises of well-meaning charlatans.
An impactful psychological intervention attempts to go to the root of your problems and challenges, it does not just clear the weeds. So, if you want to bring about lasting change in your life and work, schedule an initial chat. The first one is free.
How long do I need to attend sessions?
You will ultimately decide how long we work together. My role is the facilitator. Keep in mind, modifying behaviour and developing oneself is a lifetime task. You may find a resolution to your problems, answers to your questions, and clarity and direction in your work within a couple of months but may take longer. You may choose to retain my services on an ongoing basis working with you and your organisation. Regardless of your particular needs, change is in your hands and that of your people.
How long is each session?
Sessions can vary from up to 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on the nature of the discussion. Costs remain fees are as per the hourly rate.
Do you work with groups and teams?
Yes, my specialisation is the behaviour and attitudes of individuals and groups in work and organisational settings. I work with business owners and leaders, managers, and HR departments in SME and corporate environments. We work on culture, strategy, leadership, ethics, motivation, well-being, and many other aspects of behaviour that influence performance at work.
In what industries do you operate?
My career and business background has been in the construction and service industries in Ireland. My experience extends to tendering, managing and completing electrical and mechanical engineering projects for national and international organisations. However, the technical work that you and your organisation carry out is less important than the nature of the relationships between you and your people. I am a people professional, and where ever people engage with one another in a workplace setting, that's where you'll find me.
About Performance Psychology
The psychology of performance attempts to understand the human cognition and behaviour associated with the pursuit of excellence and optimal performance. It is applicable to a wide range of domains including the arts, business, sport, medicine, music, emergency services and many others. A performance psychology coach or consultant helps performers in these domains, manage anxiety, cope under pressure, develop their mental game and deliver their best work on a consistent basis.
Areas You Can Get Help
Find Clarity & Direction
Are you a business owner or thinking about it? Few understand the entrepreneurial challenge. But I've been there and can assist you to navigate the terrain.
Manage Stress & Anxiety
I help you learn the skills you need to manage the stress and anxiety in your work or sport, build resilience and succeed even when conditions don't support your goals.
Develop Psychological Skills
There are no shortcuts to success. If you truly want to witness a change in your business or sporting career, then you must become the agent of change you wish to see. I can help you find the way.
Content Founded In Research
I write weekly for readers who want to understand and develop their mental game.
Reach Your Mental Peak
Learn to apply the psychological skills necessary to release your creative potential and achieve the success you deserve.