Qualifications and Affiliations
Msc in Coaching & Change Behaviour, Henley School, University of Reading 2013
Business Degree incorporating Psychology, UCC 1972
Certified Business Coach, Limerick Institute of Technology 2002
Certificate in Training & Continuing Education, NUI Maynooth 2007
Certified NLP Practitioner 2009
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)
Associate Coach on Senior Executive Programmes at IMI
External Coach on Dell EMEA Leadership Programmes
• 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)
• Past President Irish Chapter International Coaching Federation (ICF) and European Leadership Board.
Experience in one to one coaching
The wealth of John’s senior business leadership experience combined with his excellent coaching credentials and expertise, make him an ideal partner for Senior Leaders requiring Executive Coaching. He finds many similarities between the challenges facing leaders in education and the challenges of the business world. His experience of both confirms his conviction that it is the quality of our response that will determine our effectiveness as leader.
He provides an independent and objective perspective giving clients a wider lens for identifying and viewing new possibilities. John is engaging, pragmatic and insightful and helps his clients to amplify their natural strengths to achieve their goals.
John creates a safe and confidential coaching space which facilitates reflection, exploration of ideas, sharing of learning and identification of actions leading to goal attainment.
John is an astute advisor who helps clients unlock their potential and develop their own tools to sustain them after the coaching programme has ended.
His specialist expertise includes:
• Leadership & Performance Coaching
• Coaching for Development
• Executive presence and impact
• Executive derailment
• Management of Stakeholder Groups and dynamics
“I began working with John during a time of great transition as I had moved into a role with a much wider remit which was both challenging and demanding. John enabled me to build my confidence and self-belief and my improved self-esteem enabled me to lead with confidence. The breadth of John’s experience meant he could fully understand my challenges and he helped me to master the leadership techniques and practices that optimised my performance and minimised stress. With John’s support, advice and encouragement I emerged from the coaching as a much calmer and more resilient person who was ready to handle the many demands of my new role.”
Commercial Director, Large Pharmaceutical Company