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Niamh Tokins

Region(s) North Dublin, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Meath

Qualifications and Affiliations

Certificate in Team Coaching, Diploma in Executive & Leadership Coaching ( TCMP); Thinking Partnership ( Time to Think); National Diploma of Human Resources Mgmt (NCIR); Post Grad Dip in Marketing Mgmt ( COMAD), BA Hons French & Politics (UCD),
Certified in a range of psychometric tools: Level A & B in Occupational Personality & Ability Assessment (British Psychological Society); 360 Degree Feedback & Planning; Emotional Capital Report (Roche Martin); TEiQ ( Trait Emotional Intelligence ).
Affiliations: Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC)

Experience in one to one coaching

Niamh is an experienced Executive Coach who has supported the CSL Coaching programme since 2018. Niamh understands the demands on school principals and deputy principals differ from school to school and clients value the approach of identifying their strengths, how to consciously play to them and exploring potential stumbling blocks and what options they have to overcome them. Niamh has a particular interest in helping principals & deputies develop skills of assertiveness and managing conflict, important when having difficult conversations that are part of the role of being a school leader.

During the pandemic, Niamh has worked with school leadership teams building personal resilience, gaining powerful insights into managing to ensure wellbeing. Other important themes in the school environment have been Navigating Change & Resistance, Managing Workloads & Managing Performance.

Niamh also supports newly appointed or acting principals transitioning to new roles, principals preparing for retirement and interview preparation for deputies preparing for the next step.

Her coaching style is empathetic, respectful, probing & humorous with a practical focus on achieving real change in the workplace and building self-confidence. One of Niamh's key assets is to connect quickly with people, allowing clients the space for reflection, in a trusting environment, helping them to draw on their own resources to develop the best approach to workplace challenges, integrating the use of psychometrics as appropriate. She has also worked with school leadership teams (Principals, Deputy Principals, AP1 & AP2 posts) to help gain greater clarity on team purpose, roles & responsibilities, school priorities and better ways of working together.

Niamh’s career over the last 25 years has focused on Individual & Team Coaching, Leadership Development, Human Resources, Recruitment & Talent Management.

Niamh’s clients include – School Principals, People Leaders in Revenue, Fáilte Ireland, Dublin Airport & other public & private sector organisations. 

CSL is funded by the Teacher Education Section (TES) of the Department of Education (DE)
This service is managed by Clare Education Centre.