Elizabeth Garry Brosnan
Qualifications and Affiliations
Diploma in Coaching (Mindstream Institute, Dublin, 2004)
Diploma in Counselling (Trinity College, Dublin 1986)
M.A. Supervisory Practice (NUI Maynooth, 2011)
Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP (NLP Academy, London 2010)
Train the Trainer (QQI, 2013)
M.A. Youth & Community Studies (Brunel University, London, 1995)
Association for Coaching Ireland
Supervisors Association of Ireland
Experience in one to one coaching
With more than 15 years experience, Elizabeth is a sought after Executive Coach and has coached numerous School Principals over the past 2 years with outstanding feedback. Elizabeth has extensive knowledge of the changing and challenging school environment and coaches Principals to develop their leadership capacity and to prioritise and act on the important over the urgent. Key outcomes of her coaching include:• Greater focus and productive use of time resulting in being less overwhelmed• Increased confidence and belief in own ability• More delegation and less micro management• More effective strategies for dealing with conflict• Developed skills to have the challenging conversations with teachers• Implemented new & more effective communication systems• Greater work-life balance
Elizabeth has also vast experience in the areas of team building and in-depth knowledge of working with Boards of Management.
She empowers Principals in a confidential, supportive and trusting environment, to harness their strengths and learn new and effective ways of dealing with emerging and recurring issues.
Elizabeth has coached people in the following areas with excellent outcomes for the clients:• Primary and Post Primary school Principals• Home school Community Liaison Officers (Training & Coaching)• Teacher Summer Courses - managing challenging behaviour in school• Limerick Institute of Technology management team• Presentation Brothers Anglo Irish Provence• Presentation Ireland
Elizabeth coaches senior leaders from across all sectors including education, business, community and corporate.
As Principal, I engaged with CSL almost one year ago and I can honestly say it was the best decision I have made in the last 22 years of Principalship. The support and understanding of the role has been fantastic from my coach - Elizabeth Garry Brosnan. From the start I was able to clarify my thinking, discuss options openly, and get a focus for a plan of decisive action. Discussing options with an independent person that has a leadership focus has allowed me to develop my own skills as a leader. This is a fantastic service and I am only sorry I did not have it earlier in my career. It is the best thing that I have done for the school and myself personally since my appointment as Principal. Elizabeth is a wonderful coach and I am very pleased with all the support and encouragement that she has given me.
Coaching with Elizabeth has been the best thing I have done for myself in terms of my own professional development. I have grown in confidence and belief in my ability. I am delegating more and moving away from micro managing. I am allowing staff to build leadership capacity within themselves by trusting and supporting them more.
I experienced Elizabeth Garry Brosnan as a compassionate, kind and astute listener. I was afforded the great opportunity to speak freely, as I negotiated my way through my challenging work experiences. Elizabeth was instrumental in supporting me to clarify my deep concerns within my working environment. Elizabeth offered me the space to explore my experiences and was crucial in supporting me to take all the time I needed, to fully understand and appreciate my work struggles.
I felt heard and "cared for" as a human being and this has greatly enhanced my own well-being. I'm beginning to feel much more clarity in relation to my work struggles and empowered to take positive steps to resolve the situation.