Cathryn is a career and personal development coach, with extensive experience in Personal/Life coaching, career transition, outplacement, executive coaching, stress management and life coaching for athletes, both in a one to one and group setting.
Cathryn’s skills have been developed over a period of nearly 20 years in the healthcare/pharmaceutical business, most recently at senior management/board level. She has held positions in a variety of areas including research, sales & marketing and communications. Her experience spans global pharmaceutical companies, independent consultancy and start-up operations.
Cathryn has always had an avid interest in sport and has competed in many sports at a high level, currently representing Ireland as a Masters endurance runner, holding National, British and European Masters medals, as well as a National age category half-marathon record. Through her broad experience in various aspects of business and sport, and her strong interest in people, Cathryn has come to identify that a clear, motivated goal setting process, positive attitude, and good work-life balance are key criteria for success. Cathryn is passionate about the realisation of people’s full potential and developing people out of and beyond their comfort zones. Her philosophy is that to reach one’s true potential, all aspects of one’s life must be addressed, taking a holistic approach to her coaching regardless of whether the primary coaching goal is career development, sport performance, stress management or general lifestyle. Her coaching style is empathetic, yet challenging, practical and results oriented.
Originally from a Science background (Pharmacology /Psychopharmacology), Cathryn continues to upskill with additional qualifications in, Management, Life & Business Coaching, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Stress Management and Sports Psychology
As well as her personal clients, as a former associate with Harmonics and of DBM (now LHH), Cathryn has coached individuals from a broad range of organisations including Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, Bank of Ireland, Bank of Scotland (Ireland), Intel, Symantec, O2, and Accenture.
Specialties: – Career coaching incl. Career transition programme “Firework Programme” – structured coaching programme for people at ‘career crossroads’
– Life Coaching for Athletes and anyone involved in Competitive Sport
– Personal/Life Coaching
– Stress Management/Resilience coaching and training programme: Risk assessment, Coping strategies/techniques, relaxation exercises.