Ann Kelly

Region(s) Cork, Kerry, Limerick

Qualifications and Affiliations

CoachU graduate, Master NLP Practitioner, Integrated Energy Therapist.

Experience in one to one coaching

In 2017 a number of principals hired me to coach them under the CSL coaching initiative.

Working with Ann, my stress has reduced.  My confidence has grown and instead of putting off difficult conversations with staff and parents, I’m dealing with issues as they come up.“   Principal

The results principals achieved are typically

ü  Increased self-confidence and assertiveness

ü  Greater personal balance and reduced stress levels

ü  Increased clarity in communications.

ü  More time efficient and productive meetings

ü  Significant reduction in time wasting activities.

ü  Better working relationships with staff and BOM

ü  Better decision making

ü  Better delegation

ü  Productivity increased e.g. reports completed on time.

ü  Handling of difficult performances improved.

ü  Application of coaching techniques resulted in more effective handling of issues at work and at home.

ü  Fewer sick days taken.

Typical challenges principals faced include

§  High stress levels

§  Constantly increasing workload

§  Difficult relationships with staff

§  Time management

§  Dealing with challenging parents

§  Poor work life balance

§  Health compromised

Through the coaching process, principals gained insights and awareness causing them to make key changes in how they approach their work and in their personal lives.  My coaching supported them as they rose to the challenges they faced.  Their results changed their lives for the better.

“I changed from being always stressed about the job to rediscovering I had a life and the better I am in myself the better I am at the job. I now see possibilities where before there were only problems.“  Principal

For the last eighteen years I’ve coached hundreds of clients.

The school principals I coached had similar challenges to my clients who include artists, business owners, managers, professionals and senior executives.

Years later, clients contact me to say the coaching is still benefiting them.

Learning to be a School Leader

Learning to be a School Leader

Mentoring for Newly Appointed Principals

Mentoring for Newly Appointed Principals

 Coaching For Principals

Coaching For Principals

 Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership

Post Graduate Diploma in School Leadership

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