Our Core Leadership Team

Miriam Magner Flynn

Miriam is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Career Decisions, Ireland’s leading Career Transition, Organisational Change and Leadership Development Firm. An award-winning company celebrating 29 years in business with offices in Dublin, Limerick, Cork & Belfast and a nationwide team.

Miriam is an internationally sought-after Change, Leadership & Career Strategy Expert.  She has led the design, delivery and project management of some of Ireland’s largest Organisational Change, Restructuring, Career Transition & Redeployment Projects. Under her leadership Career Decisions has developed an unrivalled reputation and proven track record for delivering outstanding results. Her world-class expertise has been harnessed in designing programmes/solutions for both Public & Private sector organisations including national and international companies. To-date thousands of people have benefited from Career Decisions’ expertise.

Miriam leads a team of best in-class Executive & Leadership Coaches, Career Coaches, Consultants, Organisational Psychologists and Facilitators who pride themselves in delivering personalised support and unrivalled results for clients.

Harnessing her expertise, Miriam has developed a range of accredited Executive Education Programmes, most notably Ireland’s only Level 8 Diploma in High Performance Leadership and the Level 7 Diploma in Career Coaching, both accredited by Technological University Dublin (TUD).

Career Decisions is an equity partner in Career Partners International (CPI), one of the world’s largest global provider of Career Transition, Organisational Change and Talent Management Solutions. Miriam has held the position of Chairperson of CPI’s EMEA board of directors and through this partnership, Career Decisions has global reach and capability to deliver services by local market experts in over 70 countries.

Miriam was appointed in 2017 to the Board of Directors of Innovate Limerick, a public private partnership established to Drive Innovation and Develop Limerick’s Business Ecosystem. Miriam works tirelessly to support the continued economic development of the regions through Innovate Limerick and in her previous role as a board member of Forfas.

Miriam is recognised internationally having addressed numerous conferences in Ireland, UK & US.  Miriam has pioneered the development of the ground-breaking CareerDecisionMaker.com™ Career Assessment System. She has led a team of international experts in its design. CareerDecisionMaker.com™ is an award-winning, web-based, suite of psychometric Career Assessments which scientifically identifies suitable career options for individuals. 

Miriam holds a B.Sc.Hons (Ed) from University of Limerick and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business & International Sales from the Technological University of Dublin and is an accredited Executive Coach and Career Coach. She has the distinction of being awarded the prestigious Career Management Fellow accreditation by the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI), a title reserved for those considered to be leaders in the Career Profession.

Email Miriam: miriam@careerdecisions.ie
Telephone: 01-6340077

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Anne Donohue
Client Services Manager 

Anne is a highly experienced and accomplished Executive Career Coach and Project Manager with extensive experience gained over the past 25 years within the Financial Services, Executive Career Coaching, Outplacement and Talent Management Sector.

Anne is a senior member of the Career Decisions Management Team, she liaises with industry leaders on a daily basis and has excellent knowledge of the Irish industrial and labour market landscape.

Anne is a results oriented senior management professional who has been heavily involved in managing large scale Talent Management, Leadership Development and Restructuring/Downsizing Projects within a diverse range of companies and market sectors such as Financial Services, Manufacturing, Electronic and FMCG. She is particularly skilled in identifying the needs of organisations through consultation with key stakeholders, and then developing training and coaching solutions to match those needs.

Email Anne: adonohue@careerdecisions.ie
Telephone: 01 6340077

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Mairead Shorten
Senior Executive Coach & Organisational Psychologist

Mairead has 25 years’ experience in training, human resources and project management. She has a wealth of experience in supporting people through the change management process and has worked extensively with leading corporate organisations in many sectors.

Mairead has extensive experience in advising managers on how to approach the management of employees in re-structuring and change situations. She has delivered training in personal and career development to a range of audiences from employees, to professionals, to middle and senior management.

Mairead also has a wealth of experience in the design, administration and delivery of career management and outplacement programmes for both the Public and Private Sectors.

Mairead leads the Lecturing team for Career Decisions Diploma in Coaching accredited at Level 7 by Dublin Institute of Technology and the Diploma in High Performance Leadership accredited at Level 8 by Dublin Institute of Technology.

Email Mairead: clientservices@careerdecisions.ie
Telephone: 01-6340077 

Noelle Foley-Coughlan
Client Services Manager 

Noelle works with our national and international clients to lead the development of successful Career Transition, Outplacement, Leadership Development & Executive Coaching programmes.

Noelle brings 20 years’ experience in Management, Marketing & Communications, Business Development, Education & Training, and online delivery. Her proven business acumen and personalised approach builds trust and strong client relationships.

Harnessing her experience to communicate with client organisations and their employees, Noelle spearheads all aspects of Marketing for Career Decisions and CDT programmes globally and leads the overall brand strategy of the company. She continues to drive Career Decisions’ Self-Marketing and Career Transition Programmes and has played a significant role in re-imagining online delivery for new times.

Noelle brings a wealth of industry experience to Career Decisions having worked with some of Ireland’s leading brands including ETBI the national representative body of Education & Training Boards Ireland, Ireland’s largest media organisation Independent News & Media, and FEXCO Ireland’s most successful multinational financial and business solutions provider.

Noelle holds a Master of Business in Entrepreneurship where she studied the growth trajectories of what once were starting SME’s to now large global corporations operating from Rural Ireland. She also holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing and a Diploma in International Business & Management.

Email Noelle: noelle@careerdecisions.ie
Telephone: 021-2355351

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Our Team

Career Decisions has a nationwide team of more than 50 people comprising of best in-class Executive & Leadership Coaching, Career Coaches, Business Consultants, Organisational Psychologists,  Learning & Development Specialists, HR Professionals and Facilitators,  each chosen for their professionalism, expertise and ability to help others get results. All Career Decisions Team are highly experienced and seasoned business professionals – they have extensive business experience and an understanding of organisational dynamics which guarantees that our clients benefit from coaching expertise combined with real world business experience. All of the team are consummate professionals who are passionate about what they do and go the extra mile to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

At Career Decisions, we know that one size does not fit all and that each client has a unique set of challenges and priorities. We take the time to understand the complex and challenging environment of each business and design our programmes accordingly. We pride ourselves in delivering professional, personalised support, designed around you and delivered by our team of experts. We are committed to supporting you to achieve your objectives.

Career Partners International 

Career Decisions is an equity partner in Career Partners International (CPI), one of the world’s largest global provider of Career Transition, Organisational Change and Talent Management Solutions. Miriam Magner Flynn, CEO, has held the position of Chairperson of CPI’s EMEA board of directors and through this partnership, Career Decisions has global reach and capability to deliver services by local market in over 70 countries.

The Career Decisions Team are results oriented with an emphasis on delivering exceptional results for every client – every time