Qualifications and Affiliations
AoEC Accredited Professional Executive Coach
ILm Level 5 -Coaching and Mentoring
Foundation in Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Certificate in Leadership and Management
Certificate in Supervision
Foundation Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy
Certificate in Conflict Management
Advanced Group-work and Mediation.
Member of the Association for Coaching and the Association of Executive Coaches.
Experience in one to one coaching
I have worked for the last 25 years within the education system. Throughout this period I have been responsible for developing leadership and management training and coaching interventions (both accredited and non-accredited programmes) for a range of audiences within all levels of leadership in the schooling systems and in other organisations such as Royal Bank of Scotland – Risk Team; De Paul Ireland; NSPCC; University of Ulster.
My work is characterised by integrity and interpersonal sensitivity.
My training and learning journey has enabled me be effective in developing relationships, establishing good rapport and trust by others.
To conclude I work from the philosophy of giving all I have got in terms of energy, creative ideas, honesty, humor, commitment and willingness.
Currently I am coaching several Principals/VP’s in a range of schools within the North of Ireland.
In the coaching I offer principals the issues seem to fall mainly into several categories:-
• Managing staff - Dealing with underperformance, handling a difficult interpersonal relationship, conflict between staff.
• Improving strategic leadership skills with a range of staff within the school setting.
• Building emotional intelligence- resilience and well-being and managing the internal dialogues- dealing with dips in confidence.
Within the education sector the coaching contracts with principals adhere to the Education Authority Coaching and Mentoring Framework which is aligned to the EMCC standards. I have regular coaching supervision sessions to reflect on my practice and identify further learning for me as a coach.
I am also a coach for CO3(Chief Officers 3rd Sector – voluntary sector) I take cognisance of their Ground Rules, code of ethics. The themes this coaching falls into also would mirror the issues the principals raise managing self and people.