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John Reid

Region(s) Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford

Qualifications and Affiliations

MSc. in Coaching & Change Behaviour, Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Business Degree incorporating Psychology, Sociology, U.C.C.
Certified Business Coach, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
Certificate in Training & Continuing Education, NUI Maynooth
Certified NLP Practitioner.
Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (FCA) Level 9 Award
APECS Accredited (Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors UK)
PCC International Coach Federation (ICF credentialled at Professional Level)

Professional Certified Coach, (PCC) International Coach Federation.
APECS Accredited, (Association of Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors UK).
Henley Business School Accredited Coach.
NLP Practitioner (John Grinder & ITS certified)
External Coach on Dell EMEA Leadership Programmes and IMI Senior Leadership Programmes Coach at Great Places to Work (GRTW)
Past President Irish Chapter International Coaching Federation (ICF) and European Leadership Board.

Experience in one to one coaching

As part of the Career Decisions/CDT team who have successfully coached over 400 School Principals, John has successfully coached school Principals and their teams from a variety of schools. Coachees include leaders from DEIS, rural, primary and secondary, community and educate together schools.

John works pragmatically as a Coach and Thought-Partner with senior leaders. From experience John has witnessed a lot of commonality between the needs of leaders in the education sector and leaders in the corporate sector; he believes his diversity of perspective adds to the dynamic of meeting the challenges faced by school Principals and their ISM teams, in complex and unpredictable environments

Following a successful career as Head of Operational and Commercial Functions, John transitioned his career in 2003 to retrain as an Executive and Leadership Coach. John is an astute advisor who helps clients unlock their potential. John’s style in building a quality relationship with his client is based on trust and respect, this allows for a depth of understanding to emerge, that facilitates developmental growth. It is this change in awareness that enables a wider range of choices to become available to deal with the many issues arising.

John is engaging, pragmatic and insightul and helps Principals to amplify their natural strengths to achieve their goals. He creates a safe and confidential coaching space which facilitates reflection, exploration of ideas, sharing of learning and identification of actions leading to goal attainment.

Specialist expertise includes:
• Leadership, Performance and coaching for Development
• Executive presence and impact
• Coaching for career transition and progression.
• Management of Stakeholder Groups and dynamics

“John provided space to reflect on current perspectives and behaviours”
“I developed resilience through being heard and acknowledged”
“We improved communication, respect and collaboration in the team helping team cohesion and conflict resolution”
School Principals and ISM Teams

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