Enhancing Performance | Nurturing Fulfilment

Enhancing Performance | Nurturing Fulfilment

“Des Howett … has an excellent sense of what the core message should be and helps to develop that in a collaborative fashion.” 1

What I do

I am an expert in Public Relations, Coaching and Mentoring. Clients use my expertise to grow revenue, boost profits and achieve goals. Getting results for clients is why I am in business.

I accompany each project from start to finish. First I understand the needs and objectives. Then I create tailor-made solutions, which I personally implement. 

I can help you:

  • Enhance Critical Thinking and Decision-making
  • Plan and Implement Change
  • Increase Customer Engagement
  • Raise your Business Profile
  • Optimise Performance

My end-to-end approach delivers.

“Thanks for taking the time to listen to our plans and to ask thought provoking questions in turn. It really got us thinking!” 2

  • Irish Examiner, 2016
  • Image magazine, <a href="https://www.image.ie/life/vegetarian-stew-secret-nutrient-boosting-ingredient-129796">here</a>
  • U Magazine
  • Sunday World Magazine
  • Business & Finance
  • Business Plus
  • Sunday World Magazine
  • VIP Magazine, September 2019
  • RSVP, April 2019
  • Irish Times online, <a href="https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/five-steps-and-one-recipe-to-a-healthier-heart-1.3690984">here</a>
  • Irish Times
  • Irish Daily Mail
  • Irish Daily Star
  • Irish Times HEALTHplus

“…with Des’ professional & flexible nature and indeed extreme commitment, he made the project a possibility…” 3

  • A graduate of UCD (B.Comm), I developed my expertise working with Enterprise Ireland, United Drug and Daelgate. 

    Here I promoted and grew brands (incl. Ray-Ban, RoC, Rimmel and Bausch & Lomb).  I managed sales and marketing teams, and developed solid B2B and B2C relationships.

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  • I have specialist expertise in

    • Rekindling interest in mature brands (Udo’s Oil, Ray-Ban, Nina Ricci), and

    • Building awareness of new brands (Cleanmarine, IsaDora, La Roche-Posay).

    The storylines I develop are unique to each client and work across all media (digital, audio & print).

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  • As a Coach, I focus on helping my clients resolve work-related issues.

    I tailor-make a process which helps them make and implement better decisions. 

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  • As Mentor, I both coach and advise. 

    I take a lateral look at a client’s business, and explore opportunities for and with them. 

    I draw on my expertise and business experience to offer insights and provide context specific counsel. 

    My primary objective as Mentor is to enhance my client’s knowledge and capability.     

Observations & Insights

“His tenacious approach ensures our coverage targets are achieved and brand message delivered.…” 4

  • Evening Herald
  • Newstalk, <a href="https://www.newstalk.com/podcasts/down-to-business/pat-divilly-keeping-mind-body-focused-can">here</a>
  • Evening Echo
  • Irish Times
  • The News Letter
  • RTE Guide 2018

What Clients Say

1 “Des Howett has a quiet competence that delivers results.  He has an excellent sense of what the core message should be and helps to develop that in a collaborative fashion.
Dr Craig Hudson MD

2 “Thanks for taking the time to listen to our plans and to ask thought provoking questions in turn. It really got us thinking!”
— Ray Collis, Director, ASG Group

“We worked with Des Howett for many years and found him an intelligent and effective PR Consultant. During this time Des helped us achieve many significant articles in the national press as well as good exposure around a new brand launch. Apart from his PR expertise, his previous experience working in sales and marketing gives him a good understanding of the commercial world his clients operate in.
David Cox, Managing Director, Fragrances of Ireland

4 “Naturalife has worked with Des Howett on a number of brand campaigns.  His tenacious approach ensures our coverage targets are achieved and brand message delivered.
Darragh Hammond, Director, Naturalife Health

“Our coaching sessions allowed me to think more deeply about what I wanted from my business.  Your listening skills and insightful questions enabled me explore my concerns.
Kathy Irwin BCL (Solr.)

3 “Des helped me a few years back when I was running an in-market test in Ireland as Senior Consumer Insight Manager, West Europe, for Wrigley (Mars).  There was a lack of EPOS data from Independent stores and Des’ quick thinking and knowledge of the market, enabled him to build a representative panel for us, enabling us to track the launch. It was a challenging ask from the start, but with Des’ professional & flexible nature and indeed extreme commitment, he made the project a possibility and without him and the data, it wouldn’t have been possible to see if the launch was a success or not.  It was probably his knowledge of the market and Dublin area, combined with his good nature/liaison skills that made it a success.  It was a pleasure to work with him.  I would recommend having a chat with him, whatever the challenge.”
Mr. Simon Garry, Insight Officer, University of Plymouth

Desmond Howett with Udo Erasmus of Udo's Oil
Desmond Howett with Udo Erasmus of Udo’s Oil

“I love how thorough you were in shaking the bushes for opportunities and possibilities to get my message of good fats for good health in front of the largest possible audience that could benefit their health from hearing, seeing, and reading this message.

I love how laid back you are, and how much you get done in very simple interactions.  Of course, this requires unobtrusive but intense focus on your part. You are masterful.

Thank you for the care you took to make my very packed few days completely doable in a relaxed way without burnout.

Thank you for your dedication to the art of sharing good news.

Udo Erasmus www.theudo.com www.udoschoice.com

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