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Elizabeth Garry Brosnan

Region(s) Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford-Cork, Kerry, Limerick

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)

Affiliations/Memberships
Association for Coaching Ireland
Association of Pastoral Supervisors & Educators

Experience in one to one coaching


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 having coached over 35 primary and post-primary school Principals. 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 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
• 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.

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.

“Elizabeth played a hugely important role in my life as Principal. This was beneficial on a variety of fronts in terms of my mental well-being, guidance re prioritising tasks in a COVID time of much upheaval, helping me to tease out problems and address them myself, planning the way ahead and provided practical resources for me to share with all members of the school community. I look forward to Elizabeth working with our SMT next year.”
School Principal


CSL is funded by the Teacher Education Section (TES) of the Department of Education (DE)
This service is managed by Clare Education Centre.