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Mark Walsh

Region(s) Cork, Kerry, Limerick

Qualifications and Affiliations

MSc. in Personal and Management Coaching – University College
Diploma in Life and Business Coaching – European Coaching Institute
Member of Association for Coaching
Executive MBA, University College Cork
Registered Member of British Psychological Society as tester for
Ability and Personality Assessments, including 15FQ+ Personality
Profiles, and Emotional Intelligence profile
Certified to administer EQi2 Emotional Intelligence Assessments

Experience in one to one coaching

Mark is a respected Coach and Leader, with over 30 years’ experience of managing people and organisations. He has practiced as a Leadership & Management Coach since 2014 and has coached over 60 school Principals, both primary and secondary, receiving consistently positive feedback;

 “I always looked forward to my coaching sessions with Mark. He has an ability to create clarity in one's mind and  helped me to tease out issues and also taught me skills that I could go back to school with and implement. Mark worked with my management team also and we are reaping the benefits of learning how to work better as a team in the current challenging environment. Time spent with Mark is time well spent. He’s a good listener and inspires confidence.” Denise O’Donovan, Principal, Scartleigh NS. Cork.

Mark has gained significant insight into the roles and the challenges facing Principals, Deputies and their Leadership Teams. He also lectures with U.C.C. in the areas of Coaching, Mentoring and Change Management, and is accredited by the Association for Coaching.

Recent assignments include:

  • D.E.S.: Providing Leadership Coaching to Principals since 2017
  • Revenue Commissioners: Executive Coaching for Principal and Assistant Principal Officers
  • Connect-a-Coach: Providing pro-bono coaching to Front-line Staff since the onset of Covid 19
  • Weltec Engineering: Providing Leadership coaching to emerging leaders

Coaching Approach:

Mark uses a solution-focused approach to his coaching, believing that Clients have the capability to construct the best solution when supported by a structured process and a competent, non-judgmental Coach. As every client has unique requirements, Mark works to ensure the Coaching process is tailored to meet their specific needs.

• Balancing the multiple demands of work and life
• Building Clarity of Purpose 
• Leading and Inspiring others and building high-performing Teams
• Developing effective Relationship Management skills
• Becoming a catalyst for Change 
• Effective Self-management

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