Meet Fran

Leadership Coach & Business Mentor 


 

Fran's ability to coach and mentor with her strength, competence, and intellectual insight leads the people around her to translate strategic plans and ideas to realities. Values: Truth, Openness, Trust.

A Resilient Business leader - Fran's key attributes are finding the most efficient methods of delivering results through strategic planning.
With over 20 years' experience working within the retail sector and 17 years’ in leadership roles in Ireland while collaborating with colleagues in the U.K and European districts in diverse industries, Fran works with leaders and teams to achieve strategic goals, brand development and achieve the best results speedily.

Fran's growth mindset allows her to adapt quickly to change and continues to study social and economic changes including Strategy, Corporate Governance as well as retail digital marketing advances.

With the belief that customers are the number one priority, Fran works with leaders to improve corporate culture, develop talent, and achieve business transformation in uncertain circumstances and change. The processes Fran successfully implements results in profit acceleration and quantifiable metrics to be achieved. People count on Fran for insightful analyses and forthright judgement.

Fran Best


 

"I have over twenty years of retail experience with the ability to achieve results. The diverse industries that I have worked with allow me to develop a growth mind-set and my logical, analytical approach permits me to maintain focus to see strategies and ideas translate to successful realities.
With strong listening skills my key attributes are finding the most efficient methods of delivering results and empowering change for my clients."

Criteria and Experience:

  • Founder and CEO of Lissawell Coaching with Fran Best specialising in Leadership & Executive Coaching
  • EMCC global practitioner 
  • Mentor SME businesses as part of the Superior Retail Programme funded by Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal LEO's
  • Business and Leadership Mentor for Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon LEO's
  • 20 years' experience in Retail: Operations, Strategy, Recruitment, Leadership
  • 17 years' experience in leadership, management training and developing talent
  • Roles with GameStop, Dixons Carphone, Life Style Sports, Intersport's Elverys, Dunnes Stores
  • Operations Manager for Ireland with GameStop the highest contributing country in the Northern European district, with profit achieved for every financial year of service
  • Certified as top-performing Regional Manager in Ireland with Dixons Carphone; part of the Irish & UK district
  • Supported several regions as Regional Manager with Life Style Sports, embedding multi-channel at the store level, brand and core value implementation
  • Leading operations and store teams to successfully roll out of new I.T Systems & drove Omni Channel platforms in numerous brands
  • Empower Start Programme participant - Innovation Hubs, GMIT, Empower Female Entrepreneurship - Feb 2021
  • Ongoing studies online Bachelor of Business (Honours) – E Business & Innovation, Strategy, Finance including focus on Corporate Governance, Financial interpretation and analysis, Macroeconomics – Sept 2019 – May 2021
  • Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality MOOC – Institute of Technology Sligo - June 2020
  • Advance diploma, Personal Leadership, Executive & Life Coaching with Distinction achieved - Accreditations include European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF), Professional Coaching & Ethic’s Practice, (QQI) – Kingstown College  –  May 2020
  • Certificate of completion of Retail Digital Marketing - Retail Ireland Skillnet 2020
  • Completed Dignity at work & Employment law  - Retail Ireland Ibec 2018
  • 9 Day CORE (Commitment, Ownership, Responsibility, Excellence) workshops in Ireland, Sweden, and Denmark along with executive coaching - OMT Global leadership development 2018
  • Train the trainer, facilitation skills, presentation courses - Naoise Blake Training & development 2014
  • National diploma in Business, (Recreation and Leisure) – Distinction achieved  Institute of Technology Sligo – 2003