Areas of Expertise
Effective communication & building confidence presenting
Developing executive presence & confidence building
Finding meaning & purpose
Practitioner Diploma in Coaching with Neuorscience, Positive Success Group Ireland
Accredited Senior Practitioner, European Coaching & Mentoring Council
Emotional Intelligence EQi & EQ360, Kinch Lyons, Ireland
"Michelle provided a really excellent client first coaching and mentoring experience that has been invaluable to me. I found Michelle very professional, personable, highly intuitive and a great visionary. She assisted me on navigating my career path by challenging and guiding my decision-making process to ensure that I aligned my immediate actions with my long-term career goals. I highly recommend Michelle and will definitely work with her in the future."
Niamh Lawlor, Director United Health Ltd
"Michelle provided a superb environment for a thinking partnership, asking thought provoking questions that unlocked my perspective. Michelle is extremely professional, genuine and a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working with Michelle in the future."
Joan Morgan, Head of Recruitment Elavon Europe
"I engaged Michelle as an executive coach and mentor with a specific agenda to work on resetting my perfectionist bar and cease my negative self talk. Michelle supported me to discover many enlightening personal truths. Since completing my work with Michelle, I’ve successfully transitioned into a new professional role and have achieved numerous personal goals… and I’ve taken time to celebrate each of these achievements! I highly recommend Michelle and encourage anyone that’s interested in working towards improving an area in your life to reach out to her. It’s without a doubt one of the best investments I’ve ever made in myself! Thanks so much Michelle for all of your support!"
Jessica O’Callaghan, Project Manager Amazon
I have over 21 years HR experience working at senior leadership level in a multi-national investment bank.
My HR career started in London where I spent five years working in a variety of HR roles. In 2004, I came back to my home town of Dublin as Head of HR for the Irish business during a period of significant change. In 2011, I was promoted to Head of HR for all of the bank’s country presence outside the UK (excluding the Americas and Asia Pacific). I remotely led a team of 15 HR professionals and was responsible for 18 different countries. I had the opportunity to work on a number of projects, including divestitures, mergers, strategy development and major restructuring projects. Throughout my corporate career, I have coached executives, managers and employees.
My personal journey has had a major influence on my coaching/ mentoring practice. Having suffered for years with chronic back pain, in 2018 I had to undergo spinal surgery. During the post-op recovery period, I realised my life was very one dimensional. Whilst my career had flourished, my health had suffered. I realised I needed to make major changes to redress the balance and I sought the help of a coach.
His approach was neuroscience-based which really resonated with me. Understanding how chemicals affect the body and nervous system, and my prolonged levels of unhealthy stress, I realised my back issues were highly likely to have been caused by stress. He supported me to forensically look at my life choices, explore my values and possibilities I had not been able to see on my own. Working with him, I realised the professional environment no longer served my values and I made the bravest (and best) decision to resign.
Inspired by the transformational change I experienced through coaching, coupled with my first hand experience of coaching and mentoring in my corporate role, I decided to formalise this and in 2019 undertook a Practitioner Diploma in Coaching with Neuroscience and am accredited by EMCC at Senior Practitioner level.
I am passionate about emotional intelligence and its impact and have also qualified in Bar-on EQi and EQ360 tools which I leverage with clients.
What Drew You To Coaching?
Typically, clients come to me saying they feel stuck, are unsure of what they want, feel they need a change but fear of the unknown is holding them back, all of which I felt myself when I was struggling with stress and overwhelm in my corporate role.
As I mentioned, my personal journey has had a profound impact on the work that I do with clients. I truly know the power of coaching and my purpose is to support clients by providing a safe, non-judgmental environment to explore new perspectives and possibilities. My approach is strengths based, whole system integrated with neuroscience.
I see myself as a thinking partner and I am passionate about supporting clients gain clarity, certainty and confidence leading to positive, sustained and transformational change.
A favourite quote which I feel best sums up the work I do, is: "If you change the way you see things, the things you see change."
Private clients range €200 - €280 per hour
Corporate rate starts at €350 per hour
Group rates available on request