I worked with Colm over the summer of 2021 after internally transitioning from a HR Manager to a HR Director role. After supporting me to quickly identify what I believed to be challenges and/or development areas, Colm conducted a really valuable 360 evaluation with my new senior management peers. This proved to be a really solid and authentic foundation from which we worked over the course of a number of coaching sessions.
Working with Colm helped me to identify and understand my insecurities as a leader and develop realistic mechanisms and tools to step into my new role with authority and, more importantly, confidence in my ability, my values and approach. I really enjoyed working with Colm, he has a great ability to lead the sessions in a way that facilitates positive, progressive and solution focused thinking that is sensible, practical and aligned with your own leadership style and values. Colm got to the core of what was really impacting me in stepping into my new role and his approach felt like it was adapted to my specific needs as a coachee and not a specific model or generic approach.
I hope to work with Colm on my own professional development again in the future, aswell as seeking to involve him with our senior leaders on organisation wide programmes.
Celine McNamara, HR Director, Jigsaw - National Centre for Youth Mental Health