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 and a Certified Practitioner in Emotional Intelligence, Genos International.

Carmel is passionate about empowering people and teams through coaching to embrace change and achieve new growth at individual, team, organisational and societal level. A value driven leader with a career-long commitment to making a difference at all levels, including partnering with more vulnerable groups and communities. Carmel is recognised for creating alliances for whole systems working to strengthen collective leadership, diverse and integrated working practices.

Carmel has more than 25 yrs experience of working in the HSC in NI., working cross-border and nationally. As a qualified Occupational Therapist she practised within Mental Health and Disability, incorporating research and quality improvement collaborations with both Ulster and Queen’s Universities Belfast.

She was the Co-Director for AHPs and Director of Mental Health and Disability Services within the SHSCT.

Carmel played a key role in supporting the culture, structures and professional practice for coaching across the SHSCT and HSE as part of a joint CAWT approach, promoting excellence in management, performance, professional development, an engaged and collective leadership culture, positioning our organisations well to thrive in a highly complex and ever-changing environment. She is one of the proud authors for the first Trust Coaching Strategy, Vision and Governance Policy promoting excellence in coaching practice. 

Carmel is:-

  • A Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy. 
  • An Associate Consultant with The HSC Leadership Centre, NI.
  •  Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

As Co-President Carmel aims to:-

“strengthen the support to existing and new member organisations to build and enhance excellence in their coaching culture, optimise shared learning and development, expand our network for a thriving coaching society.”

Carmel’s philosophy holds that Coaching builds excellence, supports growth, understanding and acceptance for self and others;  it is truly empowering leading to life changing adaptations and behaviours at a personal and group level; reinforcing that each of us has within us the resources and potential for self-understanding and change”