School Leader Coaching Experience
As part of the Career Decisions/CDT team who have successfully coached over 400 School Principals, Elizabeth knows first-hand the challenges faced by senior school leaders on a daily basis. Elizabeth has coached over 35 primary and post-primary school principals on a one-to-one basis, these principals lead a broad range of schools to include both rural and urban schools, DEIS and special needs schools. Elizabeth has coached principals on a broad range of issues including In School Management (ISM) team building, curricular change management, creating and implementing school policies, delegation, staff development, performance management, conflict resolution and fostering relationships with Boards of Management, parents and the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate. Some of the outcomes reported by principals include:
|– Greater focus and productive use of time
– Improved leadership skills
– More delegation and less micro-management
|– Increased self-awareness and confidence
– More effective strategies for dealing with conflict
– Greater work/life balance and ability to self-regulate emotions
Elizabeth has an innate ability to connect with school leaders and collaborates with them to come up with practical and concrete solutions connected to the achievement of goals. She supports clients to overcome self-limiting thoughts, empowers them to harness their strengths and learn new ways of dealing with emerging and recurring issues.
Executive Coaching Experience
Elizabeth is a full time Executive Coach and Professional Supervisor and has coached over 150 senior leaders across a range of public and private sector organisations including the Department of Education & Skills, UCC, CIT, LIT, HSE, Westgate Foundation Cork, Co-Action West Cork and AIB.
Elizabeth is a confidential sounding board for the sharing of issues, exploration of new ideas and has a particular talent for galvanising people into action.