PAUSE Coaching Programmes have been developed by Báirbre Meehan, who has worked in senior management roles for multinational organisations across financial services, banking and manufacturing sectors.
All of our Team:
- Are qualified, experienced and accredited coaches
- Are trained in the psychological dimensions of coaching
- Achieve consistently high MWB improvements scores with their individual clients
- Attend regular supervision with physiotherapist/coach
- Are trained in ASIST suicide prevention
- Are certified teachers with the International Focusing Institute or have trained in focusing
Each coach on our team is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and adheres to their code of ethics and competence framework.
In addition to the above team we retain the services of a certified ASIST expert and trainer, who is also an accredited psychotherapist.
Báirbre Meehan is a qualified and accredited coach and has coached extensively for ten years. Báirbre worked for 25 years in business and has adapted the skills she uses in Business and Executive Coaching, to develop a highly impactful and unique coaching process. This process, called ‘Inner Compass’, supports people struggling with low mental well being; be that toxic stress, anxiety or low mood.
Báirbre loves to connect with people. Her fundamental belief is that change occurs naturally when we are heard and can hear ourselves clearly. She senses and awakens the potential that people often cannot see in themselves.
Báirbre coaches individuals and teams and also runs leadership development and executive coaching programmes for organisations, both in Ireland and the US. Her previous roles include CEO of a Medical Device company for 11 years, head of organisational and leadership development in a US Corporation and various finance positions in Ireland and Internationally.
She holds a Masters in Coaching from Smurfit Business School, a Masters in Management Practice from Trinity College, is a Certified Focusing Professional and Trainer, with the International Focusing Institute and is a Chartered Accountant
Dr Geoff Pelham is a coach, psychotherapist and educator. He has worked in psychiatric settings, including managing and supervising therapeutic communities. He is also a lecturer at universities in the UK and Ireland. He combines coaching with coach education, delivering accredited graduate programmes in coaching and working with organisations seeking to develop a coaching style of management and leadership.
He was a psychotherapist in private practice for fifteen years and brings his interest and expertise in the ‘psychological dimension’ to his coaching practice. At the heart of his work is raising awareness of what gives meaning and purpose to peoples’ lives, inviting consideration of whether they are living ‘the right life’.
His Doctorate researched behavioural science and for over twenty years he was a Registered Senior Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. He has an MA Business and Executive Coaching and Post Graduate Diploma in Supervision. This background has been the basis for supervising Báirbre in her research into the Inner Compass process.
Therese Ryan works as a coach, facilitator, and trainer.
Therese is a qualified and certified coach. She is also a Focusing Professional and Trainer with the International Focusing Institute, an Enneagram Trainer in the Narrative Tradition, and an Iyengar Yoga teacher.
In her coaching work she integrates her different pathways to help people move forward in their lives. Her belief is that when we connect deeply with ourselves, we discover our true potential. Her work helps people to recognise and begin to release unconscious limiting patterns and embark on positive, sustainable changes.
Therese develops and facilitates training and workshops in the areas of well being, particularly enneagram, focusing and yoga. With her extensive experience as both a teacher and trainer in the education sector, Therese is passionate about learning and sharing ideas and practices with others. She has a degree in education, a master’s in literature and a post graduate diploma in special educational needs.
In our fast-paced and chaotic executive world, what we need most is to take time out, to slow down, and to find a safe space to listen to ourselves.
Sometimes the most productive thing we can do is to simply PAUSE.
Coaching facilitates this process and by checking-in with ourselves in this way, inviting our stuckness or challenges, the answers can simply, emerge.
The answers emerge through a deeper understanding of ourselves and our way of being in the world; in awareness and insight into our ingrained patterns of thoughts, feeling and behaviours and in the clarity that comes with awareness and following what is important to us.
We begin to understand how we have been holding ourselves back and we learn tools and techniques to support our moving forward, in a way that facilitates us finding our best self and achieving our full potential.
Being heard in a coaching way can be liberating and transformational, it brings personal growth and change, re-connecting us to who we are and who we want to be.