Aoife is the founder of  Pathway Consulting and she specialises in Business Development for Solopreneurs /Entrepreneurs

Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs often put themselves under intense pressure to deliver .  As many wor on their own, they can miss a third party perspective on issues and can get really stuck.  Aoife  focuses on identifying what her client really wants and what they need to do to help them achieve their goals.  She guides her clients on their business development journey, identifying underlying issues that are hindering progress and finding solutions or perspectives to keep the client moving forward.  The results are transformative,  energising the client to pursue their goals with renewed purpose and confidence.

Her career prior to starting Pathway Consulting was varied.  She successfully ran her own restaurant and a delicatessen while simultaneously chairing her local volunteer Tourism committee, leading her hometown of Howth to become one of the leading tourist destinations outside Dublin city centre.  Her corporate experience includes senior roles in Customer Service Management for both consumers and global business customers in the multi-national Telecoms sector and project engineering for an SME. 

She has served as a director of Fingal Tourism, the Restaurant Association of Ireland and Chair of Visit Howth Peninsula and following the move to Portugal in 2015, was a founding member (now Chair) of the Ireland Portgual Business Network

A believer in life-long learning, Aoife continually engages with new opportunities to expand her knowledge and skills.  She holds a B.Sc. Eng (Mech) and a Diploma in Business in Management along with certifications in Strategy and Management and most recently Coaching from Columbia University.

Her husband Tony is trying to convert her to being a golfer but it cannot be said that it is her most notable success.


“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea.”

C. Joybell C.