I recently took an online Excel course with The Excel-Lady herself, Anne Walsh. In the past few years, I took many part-time courses to educate myself in starting up my Training business. Without a doubt, I learned the most by taking this course with Anne. It comprised four 2-hour classes over two weeks. For me, this was much better than taking an in-person course for one full day because it gave me the chance to reflect what I had learned that day and then practice those skills in the homework given by Anne in my own time. Anne gave individual feedback to each participant regarding their homework and gave links when needed to additional resources she’s created in each area. This week, I am proud to say; I could take a template given and generate my drop data list to create my business accounts with 90% less anxiety than this time a few months ago. It is an incredible feeling of accomplishment, and I could not have managed it if I hadn’t taken the course. Anne is a patient teacher, who teaches the participants at their pace. It never worried me asking a question because of the way Anne responded to questions. In the beginning, I was wondering [and a bit skeptical too!] why someone could be so  highly enthusiastic about Excel Worksheets!  But after learning tips/hacks and Excel skills which make life easier and paperwork and presentations made fun to create, I fully understand why teaching others those skills makes Anne smile and love her job. I highly recommend Anne Walsh as an Excel trainer.

Ruth Gilhool

Day went really quickly – everything was covered I needed to know. Fantastic way of teaching. Great interaction”.
Michelle Healy (West Coast Crab Sales Ltd)

Thanks a million Anne. I really enjoyed the class. You are an excellent trainer. I learnt so much all I need to do now is get practicing so I will remember it all.
Pauline O’Dwyer| Coordinator, EmployAbility Galway

“I work as a business analysis for a large company. I always handle large chunks of data, and have used excel and several other reporting tools.Most of the time I do pretty good, but I have been a HUGE fan of Anne Walsh, and the-excel-expert.com website for more than a year.

She offers Great tips and Time saving tools which have helped me a lot. ☺Recently I asked more than 10 people in my office, (all who were skilled at excel) for a quick way to fill in the blank spaces with the correct information.They all tried to think of a way but we still didn’t figure it out. I send Anne a short email to ask her for help ! And W@W, she answer my email within an hour.

Her tip was clear, accurate, and it did exactly what I needed it to do. Then going the extra mile, she also included a tip sheet, with another 15 time savers.I look forward to all her emails, and have found her to be a wonderful resource. ”

Jane Bowden

Operations Coordinator, Tony Johnson EVP Operations

“I use Excel a lot and thanks to Anne Walsh’s excellent teachings .I am definitely a lot more confident and capable in using Excel than I ever was before”.
Sinead Campi Community Games

“Anne was brilliant, best training I’ve attended in years. Everything was useful. Very knowledgeable in all areas. Brilliant how she catered to people of all levels so well.”
Sarah O’Gorman

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group

“Anne Walsh has delivered Microsoft IT Courses for Galway Executive Skillnet for the past 5 years We have always been impressed with Anne’s professionalism and the quality of the training she delivers. The feedback and evaluation from our members has always been very high for Anne’s IT courses.We will continue to use Anne’s services and I would not hesitate to recommend her as an IT Trainer.”
Adele O Meallaigh

Network Manager, Galway Executive Skillnet

“Shortcuts and basics will save me so much time and give greater benefit to my clients”.
Donna McLoughlin

“You’ve been a great help. Thanks for taking time to help with this issue – it’s made our daily Excel reporting much easier. We thoroughly enjoyed your course and are now using various functions that we’ve learnt. We’re adding more columns to pivots for percentages where we would have previously copied out to a table and then did % calculations separately. We’ve also added slices which have been great for our bosses. It was well worth a trip from Belfast! “.
Zita Cunningham

Excellent tutor. Lesson was excellently planned, paced and delivered. A natural teacher. Thanks a lot.
Evan Connolly

Atlantic Language School

I did the Intermediate Excel course in December 2012 and found it to be very helpful in my everyday work which is heavily steeped in Excel. Anne Walsh was an excellent tutor on the day, with an interactive approach to all individuals and abilities in the class. She provided answers and assistance very clearly which I learned extra ‘tid-bits’ of information that have made my every day use of Excel more efficient.
Very good materials were provided by which included Excel shortcuts and take home material. Anne is extremely hands on with her approach to teaching Excel and I find that is the best way to learn.
Orla Shaughnessy

I am cc’g Anne Walsh – who does all our MS training (she loves Excel :-))
I cannot recommend Anne highly enough – she has a lovely manner and gets superb reviews from her training. She delivers for Mac or Windows and in English or Irish !
Maureen Casey

ITAG Skillnets has been using Anne Walsh for the past 6 years to deliver all our MS Office training. We have always found Anne to be extremely professional in her approach and adaptable to the unique requirements of our network. She is passionate about her area of expertise and this shines through in the delivery of her courses and the excellent feedback she receives from participants. I would have no hesitation in recommending Anne in other companies that require her training services.
Dee Timoney

Network Manager – ITAG Skillnets.

I have done a few day courses in Excel with Anne Walsh over the years and have only good things to say about her. Anne has a way of imparting information in such a way that it is easily absorbed and explaining concepts in a colourful manner which makes them easier to understand. Her extensive knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject helps the overall learning experience. Also, she provides excellent follow on information. I would have no reservation in recommending Anne as a trainer.

Colette Moran

I have used alot of Anne’s resources as part of teaching Beginners Excel and higher levels. I find them very useful and so easy to use and follow.She provides excellent tutorials and handouts. I always look forward to receiving her Tutorials. I also purchased her book and have attended her 1 day training course.

Jacqueline Stanley, Assistant Staff Officer, GUH

In our company we have a lot of people who are self taught, lack confidence in their computer skills so it was important for us to source a trainer who makes our staff feel comfortable enough to ask the questions they may think are silly & someone who has great patience.Anne makes everyone feel so comfortable which is so important especially for beginners who already feel lost in the big bad computer world. Anne always scores top marks in our evaluations & she loves what she does and this is really reflected in the way she teaches. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her…always!
Denise Fahy

Learning & Development, Human Resources, Galway University Hospitals

“Thanks for a very informative and very practical day. You are very patient.”
Faith Fahy

Financial Consultant and Insurance Broker, www.faithfahy.com

For days I was trying to come up with a solution to a conditional formatting issue. I posed a couple of questions to Anne and after a couple of e-mail exchanges she provided a perfect solution. I am very grateful to Anne and find her to explain the functionality of excel very well.
Morten Tjelum

“Anne Walsh provided a customised Advanced Excel course in house to our Operations team.I have been on many excel courses before, which may have been interesting, but not specific enough to current requirements.Anne followed our requirements excellently, which enabled us to start using the new knowledge same day!Anne also gave valuable time saving tips throughout the course. The delivery was very clear, and it was easy to stay focussed and interested.The pace of the course was excellent, as was the follow up support. I would highly recommend Anne as an excel trainer.”
Michelle Egan

Customer Fulfilment Supervisor |Bio-Medical Research Ltd,Parkmore Business Park West | Galway | Ireland

We found Anne to be very helpful, professional and knowledgeable in the topics she covered during the training sessions. Anne was extremely accommodating when it came to delivery of the training and she worked with the group to cover all topics, answered the numerous questions and even set up a training session in the office area to facilitate people. We would highly recommend Anne for any training needs’.
Kathleen Cummins

“Thanks very much for your email and for the course yesterday.It met all my requirements. The content wasn’t too much and it wasn’t too little, it was just right. And was delivered really well. It was great. ” Miriam Lynch, www.bioenergygalway.ie
“Anne Walsh, Microsoft Certified Trainer facilitates training sessions in University Hospital Galway. A colleague of mine attended Excel training and discussed with Anne our staff training record needs and how she would suggest improvements to it. The current excel system for staff training records did not meet our requirements. Anne designed a template that she felt may be beneficial to us. On review of this template, I contacted Anne who advised me to create a new spreadsheet that would allow me enter all training records and extract the information through advanced functions and pivot tables. After several meetings with Anne, she created a system that is now easy to maintain, easy to expand (if we get additional staff, courses or departments) and which can produce the up to date figures I need in minutes. The development of this system needed a lot of work and support and guidance which Anne facilitated with great enthusiasm. Her in-depth knowledge and expertise were invaluable to me. I found her very approachable and accommodated all my requests for assistance. This training system could be replicated and used in any organisation. Thank you Anne for all your assistance.”
Geraldine McHugh

Midwifery Practice Development Unit, University Hospital Galway.

I’d also like to commend you for your excellent training yesterday; I only wish we had longer to dig into things in depth. Your excellent preparation, materials, knowledge, enthusiasm, and attention to detail really came across in the classroom environment. Probably the best training experience I’ve had in my six years with this company.4.75 out of 5 stars. Well Done!


“Thanks Anne. You”ll be happy to know I’ve already been using what you taught us, thanks for everything.”
Shellie Spitzer

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group

Merit Medical Systems, Inc.(Nasdaq: MMSI) is a worldwide designer, developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices used in interventional and diagnostic procedures.
“Worked a treat! That’ll save a lot of time on the next one-thank you. “Just one tip from Anne saved me over an hour of tedious repetition
Nick Winter

“Thanks very much for your email and for the course yesterday.It met all my requirements. The content wasn’t too much and it wasn’t too little, it was just right. And was delivered really well. It was great. ” 

Miriam Lynch