About Us


Managing Director, Tom Hackett has over 20 years’ experience in a range of management      positions, both with domestic and international firms.  

He has extensive operational, commercial and administrative experience with a proven track record of leadership and achievement. He is a skilled trainer and coach that understands and appreciates the challenges of business.

Tom is best described as a proactive, enthusiastic, results-oriented coach who is highly competent in supporting both organisational and individual development.  He has an excellent track record in empowering clients to identify their strengths and unique selling points, which supports a positive and progressive outcome.

An advocate in the need for lifelong training and education. Most recently, Tom has completed an advanced Diploma in Personal Leadership and Executive Coaching.

He has previously completed a Master’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick, which augments his business degree from The Institute of Public Administration. 

The range of services provided by HBSS have been developed based on the real life, senior           management experience, training and research of Managing Director, Tom Hackett.

Patricia (Pat) Reidy

A qualified nurse, sports therapist and reflexologist and an EMCC accredited coach, having completed an advanced Diploma in Personal Leadership and Executive Coaching. 

Having worked as Nurse with the Brothers of Charity in Limerick for 10 years, Pat went to work with the Daughters of Charity and the students of St. Vincent’s Special School in Lisnagry, as a Nurse and later as Clinical Nurse Manager. She subsequently worked with the Irish Wheelchair Association as a Service Co-ordinator for clients with assisted living requirements.

Following on from a successful career in the support and service of others, Pat established her own sports therapy and reflexology practice, where she has successfully supported client requirements for over 15 years.

Pat has spent her career in the role of service to others, whilst providing leadership and guidance to her colleagues and clients.  She brings these tremendous qualities, knowledge and skills to her coaching style.

Derek Keeley

Derek brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and skills in his consultancy and facilitator roles. Derek specialises in business improvement, based on the expertise he has built up while working as a senior executive with global organisations.

Derek commenced his journey with Cadbury, before going on to join Coca-Cola, where he enjoyed a stellar career. He joined the organisation as a Sales Developer before taking the first of five steps to becoming the National Sales Manager with Coca Cola in Ireland, driving revenue growth each year.

Having spent nearly 19 years with Coca- Cola, Derek’s sought out a challenge was with Pallas Foods as Head of Business Resource & National Sales. Pallas Foods is part of Sysco, the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food and non-food products.

Derek’s primary degree is in economics. He is a qualified business coach, project manager as well as behavioural, motivational and competency analyst.

Having built up a tremendous level of expertise in the across the commercial sphere of business, Derek now provides the following services:

  • Guiding and supporting leaders on business improvement initiatives and change projects
  • Developing capability programmes for sales leaders and refocusing the sales process
  • Strategic planning and building of annual execution plans around revenue growth, new business and cost agendas
  • Devising and implementing high performance and customer centric culture in sales teams
  • Liaising with client companies in the optimisation of resources, processes and people
  • Project management key change initiatives, which include CRM integration & digital expansions

Find Us

Recognition House
Walsh Business Park,
Ballysimon Road
Limerick, V94 T62H