Our Associates to the Board

Aisling Melia Amy kiernan Anu Goli Brian Armstrong Carly Sokhela David O Grady Dustyn Burwell Margaret Murray Ronan Daly

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 […]

Trish Blackshields – Director, Strategic Programmes

Trish Blackshields, an accredited Associated Certified Coach (ACC) with over 25 years of leadership experience in commercial, strategy, and change programs, joins the International Coaching Federation’s Ireland chapter as the Director of Strategic Programmes. In addition to her senior commercial leadership role with a leading Irish food and beverage wholesaler, Trish is an organisational coach.   […]

Fabio Garganego – Director, Innovation and Standards

Fabio is PCC ICF and EMCC EIA accredited coach, with a particular passion in Team Coach and Corporate Well-Being. He loves coaching teenagers and youth (pro bono). He has over 10 years experience in coaching and mentoring teams in different organisations. He has a Master degree in Electronic Engineering and a Master in Organization, Management […]

Barbara Gilleran – Director, Learning and Development

Barbara is passionate about people and working in roles that empower others to achieve their personal and professional goals. Barbara is currently a Senior Director of Learning & Development and has been working in the technology space for 15  years, including facebook (Meta), LinkedIn, Quantcast and Coupa Software. She acts as an internal coach and has […]

Dr. Melissa Sayer – Director, Global and Member Relations

Melissa is the Managing Partner and one of the co-founders of 6 Team Conditions. She specializes in working with Senior Leadership Teams, and is an Adjunct Professor at Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin.   Melissa’s role as Managing Partner is to provide leadership for the scaling of the organization and to partner with client organizations […]

Shashi Sopirala – Chief Operating Officer

Shashi, originally from India, has made Ireland his home for over two decades, crafting a career spanning 25 years across an array of industries. His professional journey encompasses pivotal senior management and leadership roles in Technology, Telecoms, Investment Banking, Healthcare, and Pharmaceuticals. Currently at the helm of a Consulting and Coaching company based in Ireland, […]

Marianna Rolikova – Vice President and Strategic Engagement

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 – Co-President

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, […]

Carmel Harney – Co-President

Carmel Harney is the Director of CH Coaching (https://crharney18.wixsite.com/chcoaching/). 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 and a Certified Practitioner in Emotional Intelligence, Genos International. Carmel is passionate about empowering people and teams through coaching to embrace […]