Annette Kinne


Annette Kinne

Annette Kinne – Director

Annette Kinne is a communications specialist and is one of Ireland’s most internationally experienced corporate training and development and media consultants.

Training, Development and Mentoring

Annette’s specialist area is communications & influencing skills for powering business effectiveness. She has worked with Government Ministers, CEO’s, Senior Management teams and the Not for Profit Sector in developing their personal, team and organisational communications skills and processes.

Communications is at the heart of achieving organisational goals and Annette has developed a range of customised specialist programmes focused on areas such as Communications and Influencing skills, Presentations, Business Writing, Meeting and Conference Call skills, Performance Management, Time Management and Prioritising, Sales Strategies and Marketing, Customer Care and Media Interview Skills. Annette believes Business and Personal effectiveness are powered by the ability to generate and maintain a positive attitude and motivation around clear goals with defined steps and processes to bed down changes in behaviour and thinking.

She has worked with clients across many sectors including IT, Pharmaceutical, Banks, Biotechnology, Financial Services and the Retail Sector.  Clients include Apple, PayPal, Eir, Pfizer, Nestle, Wyeth, GSK, AXA, EMC, Mars, Banks, HSE, and ComReg.

Media

Annette has also worked as an award winning TV producer/director and journalist for Network 9, Network 10, and the ABC in Australia, Sky News in London and RTE, Ireland. Annette head’s Andec’s media division which has won the prestigious Irish Film and TV (IFTA) and Radharc awards for documentaries produced and shown on RTE. Annette produced the business programme, Marketplace for RTE with presenters Miriam O’Callaghan and Pat Kenny, and George Lee was the economics correspondent. Annette now also produces customised videos and animations for the Corporate, Public and Not for Profit sectors. 

Many PR Companies bring their clients to Annette for specialist media interview skills training and she prepares people for interviews on News programmes, Prime Time, The Late Late Show, Saturday Night Show, Live Line, Sean O’Rourke, Marion Finnucan, Matt Cooper, The Business with Richard Curran, the Pat Kenny Show and TV AM.

Annette has also prepared politicians for pre-election television debates, and Ard Fheis key note speeches.

She has an Arts degree in Journalism, English, Politics and Psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia, a Certificate in Training and Continuous Education from NUI Maynooth, Ireland, is a master NLP practitioner, Enneagram practitioner and certified Image Consultant. She has worked with clients in Ireland, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Middle East, Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

She is a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development, the Public Relations Institute of Ireland and Screen Producers Ireland.