Sara Rochford – Virtual Support

Sara is a Virtual Assistant and Business Manager providing technical and administrative support to the board and members of ICF Ireland Chapter. Sara has a background in childcare where she worked in different roles, including management. Sara began her business as a Virtual Assistant in 2021. Sara has a passion for supporting business owners with […]

New Board 2023

Hello, and a Very Happy New Year to all our Members and followers.  Knowing the coaching ethos I can imagine you may have woken up this morning, January 1st 2023, with a sense of gratitude for the year and what it brought to you.    2022 seemed to go past in a blur for many […]

Carmel Harney – Director of Coaching in Organisations

Carmel Harney is the Director of CH Coaching ( She is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC): and Coach Supervisor with the ICF. Carmel is also a Certified Systemic Team Coach accredited by AOEC. Carmel is passionate about empowering people and teams through coaching to embrace change and achieve new growth at individual, team, organisational and […]

Marianna Rolikova – Director of Social Media

Marianna has 13+ years of experience in transforming global businesses and bringing change through building and leading Centres of Excellence focusing on operational excellence, performance, lean, change & comms, and learning & development, incl. coaching and mentoring for individuals, teams, and leadership. Marianna is a ICA Certified Transformation Coach & Group/Team Coach and Positive Intelligence Coach […]

Siobhán Bradley – Director of External Relations

Siobhán Bradley as Principal Coach and Consultant in OpenTalk, brings over 20 years experience building leadership capacity and capability for change in individuals and organisations, initially in UCD Business School and then through executive education in the IPA. Siobhán has worked extensively across the public sector in Ireland, with a broad range of civil service, […]

Annette Tully – Director of Marketing

Annette is a certified coach with over 25 years of marketing experience in various industries. As a brand consultant, trainer, and coach for Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organisations, and services agencies, she has:● Helped individuals in retail and telecommunications strengthen their brand and sense of self, develop a confident executive presence, and achieve their professional […]

Stephen Clements – Director of ICF Relations

Stephen is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and works full-time as an executive coach, coach mentor, coaching supervisor and coach trainer.   With an extensive background in technology and leadership, he has worked for several large multinationals in various senior roles ranging from Senior Engineering to Head of Product Development.  In March 2022, he left […]

Clodagh Swanson – Director of Member Relations

Clodagh Swanson is an executive leadership coach, mentor and supervisor with over 20 years experience in both public and private sector. Working at all levels but specialising in CEO and Director level. Working with organisations to develop high performance teams and leadership strategy. A LEO clinic advisor and mentor who has coached business leaders nationally […]

Cognitive Listening for Coaches

Learn how to use cognitive listening habits with active listening to increase your coaching effectiveness Active listening often is hailed as the hallmark of listening in coaching, but active listening isn’t enough. Listening is primarily a cognitive activity and recent research (Bodie et al., 2020) has identified the 4 Listening Habits. Learn how to use […]