Zero to Hero

The problem

You’ve done little or nothing about data protection and you know you need to make a start.

Or, perhaps you are pretty clear about what the rules and you think you know what it means for your business. But you’ve hit some roadblocks, progress has stalled and you’re unclear how to move on from here.

The solution: My ‘Zero to Hero’ Workshop

This session will clarify the requirements and ensure you know how to comply with GDPR.

After the session:

  • You will know how to address the roadblocks you’ve encountered.
  • You will know more about GDPR and how it affects your business.
  • You will know how to identify the most important issues and how to resolve these issues quickly.
  • You will know how to document your good work so you can demonstrate your honest efforts to comply.
  • You will have a repeatable, logical and pragmatic framework that you can use across your business.

The session will remove the fog of uncertainty, giving you a logical and practical approach to get you moving in the right direction.

It will not be the end of your GDPR compliance work – But it will be a significant step forward.

The Session


  1. To clarify your understanding of data protection rules, including the specific requirements of GDPR.
  2. To remove any roadblocks that you have encountered in your compliance efforts to-date.
  3. To identify further actions required to address obvious compliance issues in your organisation.
  4. To teach you a repeatable framework to assess compliance of any process within your business.


  1. Discuss issues that have arisen in your compliance work to-date.
  2. Assess your broader level of compliance with GDPR using my assessment questionnaire.
  3. Identify compliance gaps in your key businesses processes, identify practical solutions to these gaps, while also teaching you an approach that you can repeat for all of your business processes.
  4. If required, identify how you should progress your GDPR compliance project –The activity workstreams, the high-level priorities, the key staff, and the key 3rd parties.

Delivery Format

Interactive workshop, supported by whiteboards, templates and training slides (as appropriate) .


I recommend no more than 5 people attend but the session can accommodate up to 8 attendees.

It can be helpful, but it is not necessary, for attendees to have some data protection knowledge.


Your offices.


Approximately 3 – 4 hours.


  • Action Plan on a Whiteboard

The objective of the session is to get clarity around what your organisation needs to do to be compliant and how it can get moving.

The key points and actions identified during the discussion will be captured along the way on whiteboard sheets that I will provide and leave with you.

  • Templates / Guidance

Where beneficial, I will provide you with specific templates and guidance notes to support the early stages of your GDPR project. For example:

  • My ‘Readiness Questionnaire’ template
  • A ‘Record of Processing Activities’ template
  • Guidance notes and a questionnaire template to help with the 3rd party / vendor conversations you will inevitably need to kick off.


€595 + VAT if you are located in my local area (This map gives a general indication), or if you are happy to do this using Skype for Business or similar video conferencing technology.

€795 + VAT if you are based in Ireland but you are a significant distance outside of my local area and a video conference doesn’t suit.

Let's talk

Interested in discussing this further?

If the ‘Zero to Hero’ approach seems like a good fit, let’s talk.

Just send me your contact details and a few times over the next few days that would suit you for a call, and I’ll call you back.

Let's talk

Additional support & assistance

What happens after the workshop? It depends on you. The workshop may be as much as you need right now. However, perhaps you could benefit from further assistance.

For example:

1 – Summary Actions Report

I can provide a summary report that documents the actions identified in the workshop.

This report will:

  1. Document a clear initial ‘To Do’ list for your organisation’s compliance project.
  2. Demonstrate your compliance efforts to a broader audience (e.g. your senior executive team; your customers; the Data Protection Commissioner) by showing the specific, practical and meaningful steps you will take to move towards GDPR compliance.

2 – Assistance with specific actions

I can help you with specific elements of your compliance actions – e.g. Privacy notice; IT security review; vendor assessments.

3 – Checkpoint / status calls

We can schedule a set of checkpoint calls in the weeks after the workshop to make sure you are on the right path.

These calls will:

  1. Maintain progress with your GDPR efforts by committing you to a set up of formal checkpoints with me. What gets measured, gets done. These calls are effective measures.
  2. Put formal checkpoints into your diary to review how things are progressing and to deal with any obstacles that have arisen.
  3. Clarify any doubts about GDPR that may have arisen after workshop or in the summary report.
  4. Demonstrate your honest efforts to comply to a broader audience by committing to ongoing reviews of your compliance efforts.

4 – Retained support

In the longer term, we can talk about retained support services so we speak or meet on a scheduled basis whenever you need help.

Let's talk

Let's focus on Zero to Hero

These are some of the ways that I could help you in the future, assuming you need my help. But you don’t need to decide now.

If the ‘Zero to Hero’ session sounds interesting, send me your contact details and some times over the next few days that would suit you to have a quick chat.

Let's talk