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Define Coaching Conversations
Helping participants shift from a mindset of telling, problem solving and giving advice, to enabling others to have ownership of their challenges and take responsibility for their actions. This involves using an ‘ask not tell’ approach.

Listening Skills
Learning the art of listening demonstrates to your team, that you are respectful, openminded and genuinely paying attention to their needs. Active listening skills can help you delve into issues at a much deeper level – revealing beliefs, values and limiting assumptions that may be key to unlocking their potential.

GROW Model
This coaching framework is widely used by leaders in meetings and everyday conversations to unlock potential and possibilities, resulting in problem solving, goal setting and performance improvement.

Coaching the Team
Introducing the concept of team coaching will assist those who find themselves working regularly with group of managers or executives. Learning the core skills of team coaching will allow participants to give members of their group the opportunity to stretch beyond their current abilities.

Faculty Team

Pamela holds a MSc. in Executive Coaching and an Advanced Diploma in Organisationsal and Coaching Supervision from Hult Ashridge and two Postgraduate Diplomas in Coaching from the UCD Smurfit School. Pamela is accredited as a coach and coach supervisor by Ashridge Hult and the EMCC. Pamela is a relational coach and her training is grounded in Gestalt. As part of her CPD she has completed Gestalt training in the Dublin Gestalt Centre and in the Gestalt International Study Centre in Cape Cod. Her role as coach is to provide a supportive presence for clients to safely explore how they are in life at present and what changes they might want to make. She is a thinking partner for clients and a witness to their change. As a coach tutor Pamela brings herself fully to her work and has been described as “the coach’s coach” due to her collaborative professional approach.

John is a purpose driven, authentic coach with a passion for people development delivering impactful coaching in a partnership style with a wide variety of clients. John’s coaching practice, Fifth Story, specialises in delivering coaching and consultancy to senior executives to support them addressing the challenges they face and support their progression. John came into the coaching industry with significant leadership experience in both commercial and social sectors. 

Before launching his coaching career, John was the CEO of award winning charity and social enterprise Camara Education providing technology into education in Ireland and Africa delivering much improved educational outcomes. In his eight years leadership, John grew the organisation five fold with his contribution personally recognised by President Michael D. Higgins. Previously, John worked in a number of successful commercial organisations in a variety of project and business management roles in Ireland, UK and Africa.

John has a Postgraduate Diploma In Business and Executive Coaching, Advanced Coaching as well as a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) all from UCD Smurfit School, building on his undergraduate of a Degree in Electronic Engineering from University College Dublin. In addition John is a TEDx speaker, lectures on Masters Business Programmes in Dublin City University and is Chair of the Irish Charity, CyberSafeKids.

Brendan is an executive coach, coach tutor and professional trainer. He works with individuals to create positive change. He has been working independently since 2018. Prior to that Brendan worked for 17 years in the voluntary sector. He managed homeless projects including emergency hostels, as well as a variety of high-support housing projects. There, he continually focused on building skills within his staff teams and creating learning opportunities which helped people break the cycle of homelessness. 

Brendan's distinctiveness as a coach is centered on his ability to rapidly build trust; to understand and then articulate the issues and the options for success. Brendan is known for his support, his positive and challenging approach, and his ability to help people through personal and professional transitions. He builds self-awareness in his clients, and this awareness leads to natural and lasting change.

Eileen holds a Master’s qualification in Business & Executive Coaching from UCD Smurfit Executive Development and a primary degree in Psychology from UCD. She is also qualified as a practitioner in Systemic Coaching and Constellations and a Coach Supervisor. She is accredited at Senior Practitioner level with the EMCC. Since establishing her coaching practice in 2012 her passion is working with senior leaders and their teams developing their potential and achieving high impact results.

She brings a specific passion and interest in the impact of systems on individuals and teams, bringing a systemic and psychological lens to her work as a coach, while working in a creative manner. As a coach her distinctiveness is in combining her real world leadership and business experience with her coaching qualifications, experience, presence and style. Eileen has a great passion for teaching and sharing this work, she has been part of the UCD Tutor panel since 2015.

Aileen is an executive and team coach, who is qualified to master’s level. She is passionate about enabling real and sustainable transformational change with her clients. Her fundamental belief is that her role as coach, is to facilitate her clients to find their own solutions. In her coaching practice, Aileen marries a wealth of business and leadership experience along with her coaching acumen.

Aileen has over 25+ years business and leadership experience, in supply chain management, consulting and operations across Europe. She started her career in Germany, working for Guinness GmbH and then Celerant Consulting GmbH. Returning to Ireland she successfully led large international geographically dispersed teams in Microsoft. She set up her own coaching practice in 2016. 

Her coaching approach is grounded in psychological principles, systemic thinking, and focused on enabling personal and professional change. She builds strong and effective client relationships quickly, which allows her to facilitate, support and challenge clients to achieve their agreed goals. Aileen creates a very safe supportive space for her clients to explore and learn. She works organically with what comes up in the session, dipping into her toolkit to offer creative/different ways of working on the topic.

Colette is an Executive Coach and Facilitator who is passionate about working with individuals and teams to support positive and sustainable change. Her approach is built on over 15 years’ experience coupled with psychological research. Prior to setting up her own company she spent ten years working in HR Manager roles with teams, so they could achieve both personal and organisational goals.

Colette is an accredited Senior Practitioner Executive Coach with the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). She has been a Coach Practice Tutor on the Diploma for Executive Coaching since 2015. Colette is also a qualified Somatic Coach from the Strozzi Institute. Colette’s coaching experience is built on strong commercial experience coupled with a psychological approach to development. She helps others uncover what is important and enables them to shape and create their futures. 

Colette is a qualified Integral Facilitator with Ten Directions. This work combines masterful facilitation with leading insights from the fields of developmental psychology and Zen awareness together in an Integral approach.

Anna Rowan, executive coach and facilitator has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals and teams across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Anna’s interest coaching began during her 13-year career with Aer Lingus. Anna has an MSc in occupational psychological. She then trained as a coach in UCD Smurfit School where she completed two post graduate diplomas and a team coaching course in Ashridge Hult, London. Anna is a member of EMCC and conference speaker at EMCC conferences. Anna is described by coachees as supportive, direct, clear, empowering and challenging.  Anna supports the coachee through changes they want to make through the exploring the root causes of issues so they can identify and realise their true goals.

Glenn Treacy works as a leadership and executive coach across a broad spectrum of organisations. He worked as the Head of Quantitative Research in the asset management industry for almost 20 years before training as a somatic coach with the Institute of Biosynthesis in Switzerland. He is certified by the US based Centre for Nonviolent Communication as a facilitator, mediator and coach. He is completing a five year Masters in Arts in Gestalt Psychotherapy with the Gestalt Institute of Ireland.

He has a deep interest in communication as the primary lever of our professional and personal lives. Glenn has developed deep insights into the blockers and enablers of effective communication at all levels within the organisation. His methodology is a synthesis of principles and approaches from some of the global experts in this field who operate at a deeper level to support transformation for teams and organisations.

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