2023 is shaping up to be an exciting year!

Hello ICF Ireland Family & Friends, 2023 is off to a beautiful start for ICF Ireland – thanks to all of you and your continued engagement in advancing the coaching profession in Irish society. Here are just a few of our January and early February accomplishments:  Also, your new Board of Directors met in January […]

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 […]

Barbara Edwards – Non-Executive Director (COACH-IT)

Barbara Edwards has been self employed for over 15 years and has worked across a broad range of industries. Along with her coaching qualifications, Barbara also holds qualifications in marketing, fitness, and music. These fields have overlapped more than once in her coaching practise Be Coached.  Barbara is also a trainer for Rural Enterprise Skillnet […]

Carmel Harney – Director of Coaching in Organisations

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. 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]