Ailbhe Harrington
Faculty Roles: Director of Education, Trainer, Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: MCC
Ailbhe has over 30 years’ experience in the field of learning and development working as the director of a UK enterprise organisation, leadership/management training specialist and third level lecturer in personal development and group dynamics. She has worked as an associate trainer with Coaching Development for 13 years delivering an ICF ACSTH programme and has recently established Aspire Coach Training. She is a Master Certified Coach with ICF and works with leaders as a thinking partner providing a reflective space where they can explore, discover and liberate themselves. This enables them to embody the full essence of who they are, who they are becoming, and in turn bring greater value, positive impact, and improved performance for the people they serve. She has coached leaders and teams since 2003 and I has a wide and diverse client base both nationally and internationally coaching C-Suite, Directors and middle management.
Andrew Matthews
Faculty Roles: Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: PCC
Andrew Matthews is an Executive and Leadership Development coach who believes that people are “creative, resourceful and whole”[i], whose services enable the growth and evolution of these elements. This is achieved by increasing self-awareness and intuition, enabling clients to approach their roles in a potent, competent, and resourced manner. His practice is informed by Transactional Analysis, Co-Active Coaching and Appreciative Inquiry, brought together to offer a relational and humanistic experience. Andrew is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and serves as a mentor to certifying coaches and as coach supervisor to professional coaches. Andrew has been an associate and independent coach for over ten years, working with individuals, groups and teams in various industries, including financial and banking services, private healthcare, and public benefit/non-profit organisations. Andrew has served as the vice president and on the board of directors for a certified professional body for coaches and mentors in South Africa, leading a wide scope of committees in delivering on strategic goals. [i] Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Transforming Lives by Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, et al.
Claire Twomey
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: PCC, PCAC, ACCG
Claire is a Professional Advanced ADHD coach certified with PCC from ICF and PCAC from PAAC, the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches. Using her previous experience as a Social Care Worker and her lived experience of ADHD, her coaching practice is solely for those with ADHD, their families and loved ones. Her own coaching journey began in 2016 as a client, in 2019 she trained with Ailbhe and set up ADHD Connections in 2020. She went on to train with ADD Coaching Academy in New York and obtained the Advanced ADHD Coaching certificate. Offering Executive and Personal Coaching, she works with adults and teens, in 1:1 and group format. Claire feels privileged to witness clients better understanding their ADHD and learning to lead with their strengths, in order to reduce the challenges they experience and reach their full potential. She believes in continuing professional development, she has completed NLP and mBIT training and is working towards a Master Certification.
Connie Merrick
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: ACC
Connie is an experienced ICF accredited professional coach and an accredited Strengths Profile practitioner. Connie has extensive experience spanning over 30 years of working in a global multinational Pharma company. On transitioning from the Pharma industry, she established her own coaching practice and is founder/director of Connie Merrick Coaching Ltd. Offering a professional, authentic, and impactful coaching service, Connie partners with career professionals and teams to create a new awareness, improve their performance and quality of life and be the best version of themselves. Coaching certifications from Coaching Development Ltd, mBIT International (multiple Brain Integration Techniques), Positive Psychology (Horizon Coaching) and Strengths Profile Practitioner (Cappfinity)
Dorren Quinn
Faculty Roles: Support Staff
Coaching Credential: Certificate in Coaching Dip in NLP
I am Dorren Quinn, a Coach working with clients on all areas of life. I will partner you to discover and achieve your goals in a way that makes you feel good. People who have worked with me report increased confidence and clarity and peace of mind. One of my main areas of focus is on communication and particular what you say to yourself that you wouldn’t dare share out loud with others – we can be our own biggest critics. I will work with you in a way that creates awareness and choice so that you can once again be powerfully in control of creating the life you want as the best version of you. My style is sincere and committed. I provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space dedicated to achieving the outcome you want.
Eileen Savage
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: ACC
Eileen is an experienced transformational coach, trainer and facilitator working primarily across the higher education sector and healthcare sectors in Ireland. She is the founder of Excello Coaching Ltd. She is a certified coach with International Coach Federation, a certified strengths practitioner with Cappfinity Ltd, and an appreciative inquiry practitioner with Coaching Leaders UK. Her coaching includes executive coaching, transition coaching, career advancement, and strengths profiling and development. She is motivated by a desire to enable individuals grow and excel to be the best version of themselves in achieving their aspirations and change goals. As a member of the Aspire Coach Training faculty, Eileen brings a wealth of individual and group support, facilitation and mentoring experience as a coach. She has mentored on coach training programmes since 2020 including the Aspire Coaching Training programme. Prior to pursuing her career as a coach, Eileen worked in higher education for over 25 years and held academic leadership positions. Her career in academia included Ireland, USA, Brunei and Indonesia. She is currently Emeritus Professor in UCC.
Joanna Young
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: ICF PCC, Diploma in Coaching
I am passionate about development, leadership and equity, diversity and inclusion - Whilst working in the public sector I got the law changed such was my commitment to equity. As a Coach, Supervisor and Leadership Trainer, I now work with senior leaders and aspiring leaders to achieve their full potential. We really are capable of much more than we realise, especially when we give ourselves permission to be our brilliant authentic selves and have the right support to do so. I am an experienced senior leader having worked in complex and challenging environments for over 35 years serving in both the public and finance sectors. As a mother of three I understand the challenges of balancing family and career and the inner conflict this can cause. As a neurodivergent woman I know what it's like to not quite fit in, yet inadvertently stand out. I first trained as a coach in 2015/16 having benefited from coaching myself since 2003. I believe in continuous professional development and each year commit to self development through reading, accredited courses and supervision. Courses and programmes have included; MBIT Foundation, MBIT Master Coach, PQ Programme, Transactional Analysis, MBTI Step 1 and 2, an MSt (Cantab), MBA and Cert Ed. I love championing and empowering others to achieve.
John Fleming
Faculty Roles: Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer, Support Staff
Coaching Credential: ICF PCC and EMCC Senior Prac & ITCA
I am a credentialed coach, coach mentor, coach trainer, coach supervisor and personal & professional development facilitator. I focus on empowering individuals, teams and organisations to learn, develop and grow. I have 15+ years of experience in operational delivery and implementing transformational change in multiple sectors as an organisational consultant. I would describe myself as a courageous professional who is well versed on the complexity of systems and culture. I bring my past professional experience together with cutting edge organisational psychology, coaching and coaching tools `that forms a multidisciplinary approach leading to transformational growth. I embrace the power of change & transformation to create 360° value for my clients, their teams and organisations. No matter who you are, no matter where you are in the world, I can support you to shape your future and to create clearly defined, measurable growth. We can co-create and co-innovate solutions that help you better connect with people in your life, improve your resilience, and drive sustainable growth. For more information connect with me on LinkedIn.
Karen Hayes
Faculty Roles: Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: PCC
Karen is a passionate coach who works with creative thinkers, innovators, change-makers, and leaders. She helps them to be bold, fearless and liberated from any self-doubt that might be holding them back. This leads them to bring their ideas to life and make their mark on the world in the way they envision. Karen wants all her Coachees to fall back in love with Monday and help them kickstart their week by doing more of what they love! Karen is a highly skilled coach with extensive international experience throughout her career, including with high-growth start-ups. She coaches executives and start-up businesses, large organisations, small-businesses and community groups. She is also the proud Co-founder of Connect A Coach – a successful initiative that offered free coaching to frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic, and is a lead mentor of trainee coaches on ICF Accredited programmes.
Lesley Cave
Faculty Roles: Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer, Support Staff
Coaching Credential: PCC
Lesley is a PCC, with the International Coach Federation. She has supported coaching clients as they follow their dreams for over 12 years. She works with teams and individuals across corporate, public, and third-sector organisations. Lesley also pursues her passion for nurturing coaches’ development through coach supervision, mentor coaching and; coach observation, and coach training. Lesley has been part of and worked with a number of boards thus providing a diverse experience. Lesley has been both an executive and non-executive director. She provides a diverse view on Leadership, organisational culture and development, governance, strategy and organisational delivery. Lesley works across all sectors. Lesley’s expertise is best summarised as a tripartite of a) Executive coaching, coach mentoring, coach supervision and training b) Executive & Trustee positions and c) Academic Faculty for Medical and dental Education (PGDIP), Educational Supervision & Academic Faculty for Mastery in Leadership & Management. She herself holds an MSc in Evaluation of Clinical Practice and Change Management. Lesley’s career has evolved from being the first female paramedic on a joint Fire/Ambulance Station to working as a director across organisational boundaries and in highly political systems.
Liisa Rodriguez
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer, Faculty Lead
Coaching Credential: ACC
ICF Ireland Rising Star 2020, Liisa supports women in achieving clarity, confidence and fulfilment in their lives. Her area of expertise is Change, working with women who are seeking out new pathways and opportunities in their lives. Many of her clients have transitioned completely in their profession, others have moved smoothly from care-giving back to employment, while others have eased into retirement after a full life of work. Liisa came to coaching after a successful career in Financial Business Administration and later, a 4-year tenure as Data Protection Officer. Along with running her own business, Greenchair Coaching, Liisa is a regular facilitator and mentor on Coach Training and NLP Training Programmes. She's also a regular volunteer coach for Jobcare, an Irish charity helping individuals find employment.
Marie-Christine Matos
Faculty Roles: Support Staff
I am a - Professional Coach, member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), - Learning and Performance professional, with extensive QA background, and Subject Matter Expert in Train the Trainer, Human Performance and Error Management tools and methodologies As a Learning and Performance professional, I am passionate about improving performance in functions through 1) implementation of robust training materials, 2) increase the standard of instructors, 3) reduction of errors using Error Management tools and Human performance methodology, and 4) development of soft and technical skills in individuals through coaching and mentoring. As a professional coach, I believe every one of us can benefit from taking time for ourselves to explore the areas in our lives which feel stuck and de-energised, preventing us from moving forward in our life. This journey can follow multiple paths, each one spiraling into more awareness about who we are. I specifically help individuals, who feel a need for change but lack clarity on a path forward. By partnering with me, they reconnect with their inner wisdom and feel empowered to make the decisions, no longer fearing the unknown of what the future may hold. My philosophy as a practitioner is based on an heart centered approach to support one’s journey of transformation. A bit about me personally - Born and raised in France from Portuguese parents, I came to Ireland in 2004 to complete a PhD in Carbohydrate Chemistry. I fell in love with the Land and decided to stay in the Green Isle. I now live in County Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland, with my partner and our amazing dog. - I worked in the Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology industry for >15 years through different roles so I understand that environment. - I am passionate about learning and I constantly look for ways to grow and develop as a human being
Mary Ann McGowan
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: PCC
Mary Ann has over two decades of experience in the field of leadership and professional development. She has delivered leadership training across the globe with an emphasis on co-creating working relationships that deliver successful outcomes both at the individual and organisational level. Her core philosophy is people are not just ‘what’ they do but ‘who’ they are. She enables her clients to bring awareness to who they are being not just what they are doing and with this insight, her clients experience the freedom to choose how they want to be. Mary Ann is a PCC credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation, a certified Conflict Mediator as well as a Life Mastery Consultant. She is also Certified in Conversational Intelligence ®, Emotional Intelligence, the Neuroscience of Change, Mindfulness and the Power of Presence to name but a few. In her work as a trainer and coach, she has built a reputation for deep and transformational work that goes beyond the transactional.
Miriam McCarthy
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: ACC
I am working in a senior leadership role within UL Hospitals Group and University of Limerick, and completed my coaching certification in 2019. I undertake some coaching in and outside of my work, and find the coaching skills I have learned to be invaluable in my everyday work. My primary degree was in physiotherapy, and after a success clinical career, I moved into healthcare management. I have a keen interest in change management, leadership and building a growth culture, and have worked with staff and patients to implement successful improvement programmes. I am currently undertaking an EMBA in University of Limerick.
Pamela Renwick
Faculty Roles: Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: ACC
Pamela Renwick ACC is a professional coach with almost 20 years’ experience in the Health and Wellness industry. She has completed internationally recognised and accredited training with the International Coaching Federation. As a certified Yoga, Meditation instructor and Pilates (reformer & mat) trainer, Pamela is passionate about health and fitness. Her specialist areas are women’s health, managing injury, personal coaching, career coaching, stress management, mindfulness, wellbeing, and corporate wellness. Pamela adopts a holistic approach to her coaching and uses specific breathing techniques, mindful meditation, and movement to encourage people to be the best version of themselves. In 2016 Pamela was involved in the setup of OSLO Health, one of Dublin’s leading 5-star boutique Pilates and Yoga Studios. As part of her role, she worked with local organisations to provide wellness solutions for their employees. She now works as an associate health and wellness coach delivering one to one coaching, group facilitation and wellbeing programmes to organisations globally. Before entering the Health and Wellness world, Pamela spent 10 years working in Recruitment. Initially employed as a recruiter based in Dublin, Pamela went on to lead several projects recruiting in Europe for Dublin based multinationals. During her final years in the industry, Pamela was responsible for recruiting, managing, and training teams of recruiters, setting up new regional branches and business development. Pamela is a spotlight practitioner. With over 1000 hours coaching, she is now pursuing her next accreditation (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Pamela is also a student of the Deepak Chopra school of Mindfulness & Meditation. As is a passionate open water swimmer she has competed in many open water events such as the Ironman 70.3 and Leinster open water, including Dublin’s Liffey swim.
Sorcha Walshe
Faculty Roles: Support Staff
Coaching Credential: ICF Professional Certificate in Coaching
Sorcha is a qualified Professional Coach completing the Spring 2023 programme with Aspire Coach Training. With over 20 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, Sorcha has worked at South East Technological University for the past 16 years, the last 8 years of which are with the Careers Development Centre. Working with academics, employers and students in a largely administrative, engagement, information and advice provision capacity, she is delighted to be adding coaching to her repertoire of skills to assist students navigate their pathway to their first graduate role and beyond
Stephen Clements
Faculty Roles: Trainer, Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: PCC
Stephen is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). With an extensive background in technology and leadership, he worked across a number of large multinationals in various senior roles ranging from Senior Engineering through to Head of Product Development. His coaching journey started in 2018 when he trained with Ailbhe. Whilst running the Business Operations for a part of the Accenture business, he also worked as a part-time internal coach where he had the pleasure of coaching senior executives from around the world with a focus on emotional intelligence. In 2020 he was delighted to be awarded the ICF Ireland Coach of the Year and since March 2022 he has left corporate life to now focus full-time on coaching, working as an Executive Coach, Coach Trainer, Coach Mentor and Coaching Supervisor.
Trevor Doherty
Faculty Roles: Coach Mentor, Credentialed Observer
Coaching Credential: PCC
As a Professional Coach I help all types of Leaders. Focusing on co-creating a safe, confidential space, using simple psychology we explore how they are getting in their own way. An experiential journey, I've witnessed over the years all my clients become the self aware leader that they desired, by finding their authentic self. My mission is to have a bigger impact in the world, one coaching conversation at a time!