About Ancora

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As a recognised training and coaching supplier within the recruitment industry, Ancora focuses on the development of skills needed to face the challenges of the modern workplace. We understand people and business and the need to adapt. We know soft skills matter; they support your road to success.

— Natasha

Why Ancora

We understand the growing need in the marketplace for soft skills to support talent development. Our expertise in the people industry, combined with the quality of our training, can help you develop the skills you need for success in a target driven, fast paced, and competitive market.

  • Professional

    Ancora offers a professional and tailored service to provide corporate and executive clients with rounded and effective training solutions.

  • Qualified

    Our qualified trainers and executive coaches can help you develop the skills and confidence you need to meet personal and professional challenges.

  • Experienced

    With a talented team who have extensive recruitment experience, nationally and internationally, we understand the challenges people face in many industries. We provide the talent solutions and learning experiences to support new and changing work environments, aimed at enabling success.

What we do

At Ancora we work one-on-one with you or as a group to identify your strengths, knowledge and expertise. We evaluate and listen to how you learn and put those needs into practice.

Together we define the needs and challenges that must be addressed to help you, your team or your organisation. We set clear objectives, establish milestones and support you throughout your learning journey.


We listen. We take the time to understand the challenges you face.


We evaluate and define the best solutions to meet your skills development needs.


We help you learn through personalised, interactive training and coaching.

Our Approach

We take a blended approach to learning and coaching, combining workshops and one-to-one sessions with online training support tools.




Talent Solutions


One-to-one coaching


Online learning

We created AncoraHub, your personal online training portal, to provide flexible, engaging and interactive learning tools to give you post-training support when you need it, wherever you are.

Step Up

If you want to make it happen for you and for the team you are leading – take the next step and contact us.

About the Founder

Ancora founder Natasha Dowd

Natasha Dowd

Chief Executive Officer

Natasha Dowd is a qualified executive coach, qualified trainer, and a member of the Institute of Leadership and Management and International Coaching Federation.

With over 25 years experience in the recruitment industry in Ireland, the UK and North America, she has an in-depth understanding of the challenges and demands of the changing talent marketplace.

Natasha’s corporate training experience spans multiple sectors, including accountancy, finance, IT, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, mining, infrastructure, engineering and construction, across contract, permanent and executive recruitment.

Passionate about enabling personal development in others, Natasha founded Ancora to offer effective learning, development and coaching solutions to individuals, businesses and organisations.


For more information on any of our services, contact us to find out what we can do for you.

Ancora Talent Solutions
6-9 Trinity Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

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