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Shauna Cathcart

Shauna Cathcart 

Region(s) Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon

Qualifications and Affiliations

• Diploma in Life and Business Coaching with The Irish Life
Coach Institute, Dublin (2008).
• Member of BACP Coaching Division
• Professional Qualification for Headship PQHNI (2004)
• Master of Business Studies(MBS) in Human Resource
Management (University College, Dublin) (Scholarship 1994)
• Master of Education (Educational Management and
Administration) (University of Manchester (1992)
• Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy PCI College Dublin (in
association with Middlesex University (2011)
• Accredited member of BACP
• Certificate in Interpersonal Communication (Dr. Tony
Humphreys) University College Cork (2018)

•Advanced Diploma in Mental Health & Wellbeing Coaching from Kingston College

Experience in one to one coaching

My experience as a school Principal in the Primary sector for seventeen years coupled with a valuable secondment to The Education Authority has motivated me to work full-time as a Wellbeing Consultant, Trainer & Leadership Coach within the Education sector.

• Leadership and Wellbeing Coach for Principals (2017-present)

I have been a leadership coach with the Centre for School Leadership (CSL) since its inception in 2017. I am also a Coach with the Education Authority in NI.

My coaching approach is warm, focused and supportively challenging grounded in a relationship of trust and friendliness.
My specialist area is Leadership Resilience and I work with school leaders to help them manage the pressures and demands of a deeply rewarding but increasingly complex and challenging role. I have been privileged to witness significant transformations in the professional lives of school leaders who have prioritised their own wellbeing as a key part of the coaching process. These benefits also carry over into their personal lives.
Recurring coaching themes include: - Negotiating challenging relationships, time & energy management, improving work/life balance & creating a personalised resilience toolkit.

• Regular Contributor to EA Conferences for School Leaders

I frequently deliver presentations and workshops on the topics of Wellbeing and Resilience for a range of Educational Bodies.
Lead facilitator and Wellbeing Coach on Inspire Training Programmes ‘The Resilient Leader’ - (2015-2016).
I co-facilitated these bespoke wellbeing training programmes with an integrated coaching element, providing school leaders with a regular supportive space to reflect on and build upon their current resilience levels.

• Coach/Mentor for Newly Appointed Principals (2010-2015).

I was a coach/mentor for The Regional Training Unit over a two-year period agreeing, supporting and evaluating progress on Principal priorities such as: - School development planning, Performance management & Raising Standards. I also delivered Middle and Senior Leadership Programmes during my secondment.

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