My coaching engagements with Betty have made me feel special, valued and inspired - these are the core competencies of any top performing coach. Betty has an innate ability to listen and pose questions that lead to new personal insights. Equally impressive is her ability to summarise input and play it back in a way that leaves you feeling inspired and challenged in equal measure.
Brian Cleary, General Manager, EVO Payments International - Ireland & UK.
In 2016, following a recommendation from a business peer, I started a series of coaching sessions with Betty O’Callaghan. I was at a career crossroads, undecided about pursuing a particular executive leadership opportunity and needed some balanced thinking to help me work through the decision process. I found Betty invaluable in guiding me through this process to help build confidence to take on more responsibility as a leader. I subsequently took the role and continue to meet with Betty for periodic mentoring, providing me with an independent and very wise sounding board! I would have no hesitation in recommending Betty as a mentor or business coach.
Sue Cooke, Managing Director, Global Strategic Consulting, DPS Group.
Betty’s coaching approach has always been warm, insightful and professional. She delivers the optimum balance of support and challenge and she has provided an open and confidential space which has facilitated me in exploring my thinking and options in terms of career progression and in dealing with the business and people challenges and opportunities that present in the context of my role. Through coaching sessions with Betty I have gained fresh insights and subsequently instigated actions that have positively impacted both my career and the performance of my business.
Female Executive, Financial Services.
I have worked extensively with Betty and she brings a strong commercially savvy and political awareness to discussions and has great insight on how to be a successful leader in an organisation while maintaining your core values.
Jacqueline Daly, Director, Athena Quality
"Miriam is excellent at working with both individuals and teams. She is very patient and thorough with thought clarification processes and builds high levels of trust. She is an able and skilled facilitator. She is very attuned to group dynamics and is great to simplify content to achieve meaningful output for individuals and groups. She brings a strong level of business insight to her work and produces comprehensive and meaningful reports of group output. Miriam has made a big difference in helping everyone in Good Shepherd Services come together to co-create their strategy for the next three years."
Tony O'Riordan CEO, Good Shepherd Services
"As Founder and CEO of Dress for Success Cork, I found myself, just around the time we were opening our services in Cork, being unable to "see the wood for the trees". Any start-up is challenging but launching an innovative, not-for-profit, volunteer led and based organisation offering a solution to female unemployment demanded particular skill sets.
Miriam was recommended to me for leadership coaching in the not-for-profit area. And, from our first session, congruence was evident. Miriam identified immediately, where my strengths lay and equally, session by session, provided the healthy nudges I needed to jump in, get engaged and manage myself more positively and productively.
Miriam helped me, in a safe space, to name and address issues truthfully and effectively and establish clear priorities.
I have no hesitation in recommending Miriam to "open the conversation and ask that question to effect the timely resolution of periodic leadership challenges".
Thank you, Miriam
Carmel O'Keeffe, Founder/CEO Dress for Success Cork
“I’ve greatly appreciated Miriam’s ability to create safe spaces for positive change through her calming presence and compassionate understanding, her capacity to care deeply about the people she works with is always impressive”
Trish, HR Director, Pfizer Australia and New Zealand.
"I always found Miriam great to work with in a variety of scenarios from 1:1 coaching for individual development to facilitating the development of whole teams together in their collective approach to work. Miriam endeavours to take the bigger perspective and is very committed to getting to the 'real' underlying issues, as opposed to scratching at the surface hence providing sustainable solutions. She has in incredible talent for spotting the real opportunity and for overcoming any obstacles to progress"
Iaian, Optimisation Programme Lead, Pfizer LODP Ireland
"Over the past 5 years I have had the pleasure of working with Miriam on different teams in her role as Faciliator. Her high levels of motivation coaching knowledge and approachable nature made her the go to person for me personally when seeking advice. She excelled in her role on the coaching cohort, a team of positive change makers within the site, In my role as Diversity and Inclusion ambassador for the site she regularly advised me. I would highly recommend her in her new career."
Liam, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Pfizer LODP, Ireland