Qualifications and Affiliations
IOD Chartered Director Certificate and Diploma, 2009
Diploma, Executive Coaching Practitioner, Academy of Executive Coaching, 2015
BA Psychology and English, Queens University Belfast, 1984
Post Graduate Diploma, Personal Assistants, 1985
Executive Leadership in a Changing World, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, 2005
Building Leadership in a Healthy Society, Institute of Public Health in Ireland and Centre for Creative Leadership, Brussels, 2004
Visiting Professor in Consumer Affairs, Faculty of Business and Management, University of Ulster (2006 to 2011)
NI Committee Member, Institute of Directors (2009 to 2015)
Public Sector Person of the Year 2007 Business Award – first recipient
Association of Executive Coaching Alumni
Institute of Directors
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Chief Executive’s Forum
Experience in one to one coaching
My coaching experience extends over more than 12 years working closely alongside senior people and teams dealing with significant leadership challenges in a fast-moving, increasingly demanding world. My passion is in supporting and facilitating emerging and experienced leaders to tap into and connect with their core strength, personal awareness and potential. I appreciate and respect the privileged and creative space within which coaching relationships are formed and grown. My approach focuses on building rapport with each person as a valued individual, helping to unlock and enhance potential, resilience and performance and to overcome any self-limiting perceptions. Within a safe and trusted relationship, I support and challenge leaders to make sense of where they are, where they want to be, and how they are going to get there. To this end, I encourage people to identify and follow through on the steps that they can take to ensure that their coaching insights and learning are embedded “back at base” within their leadership practice.
My coaching clients are drawn from across a wide range of sectors including education, health, financial and energy regulation, community, voluntary and philanthropic sectors, business, media and government departments.
Queens University, Belfast
Trinity College, Dublin
Central Bank of Ireland
National Consumer Agency/Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon Council
A qualified executive coach, my practice is drawn from my leadership experience and skills gained over 30 years in the public and private sectors. Positions include Chief Executive, Consumer Council Northern Ireland and Visiting Professor, Consumer Affairs, University of Ulster.
My coaching topics include:
• Being the leader you aspire to be
• Focusing on outcomes and making a difference
• Leading transformational change
• Communicating and messaging effectively
• Building confidence, resilience, empowerment
• Strategic thinking and planning
• Managing the hard stuff - conflict, problem solving, under performance
• Building partnerships and networks.