Patrick (Barney) Callaghan

Region(s) Cork, Kerry, Limerick-Galway, Clare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath

  • Company: Career Decisions / CDT (Coach Develop Transform)
  • Telephone:01 6340077

Qualifications and Affiliations

MSc, Personal and Management Coaching, UCC 2015
MA in Change Management, University of Brighton 2001
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Research, University of Brighton 2000
Train the Trainers Certificate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development 2007
Diploma in Outdoor Education, College of Marketing and Design 1989
Diploma in Youth Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth 1987
Bachelor of Commerce, University College Galway 1978
Education Law Training, (JMB) 2014
Registered Member of the British Psychological Society as tester for Ability and Personality Assessments including 15FQ+ Personality Profiles, Values-based Indicator of Motivation (VbIM), Jung Type Indicators (JTI), and Emotional Intelligence.
Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Practitioner, OPP, 2004.

Member of the International Coach Federation (ICF)
Registered on the British Psychological Society (BPS) Register of Qualifications in Test Use
Certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Practitioner
Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD)
Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

Experience in one to one coaching

Barney has over 30 years’ experience in leadership, coaching and management, enabling people to harness their unique strengths to optimise their performance and impact. His experience spans the public, private and voluntary sectors. Barney has experience working with school principals, teachers and other volunteers in non-formal education programmes for young people as CEO of Gaisce - The President’s Award.

Barney has current experience as Chairman of the Board of Management of a Voluntary Secondary School and as a Board member of an Education and Training Board (ETB) School leading and managing the amalgamation of a Voluntary and an ETB School into a community college.

Specialist expertise includes:
• Development and implementation of strategic plans
• Goal setting and implementation
• Time management and delegation
• Raising individual awareness and developing reflective abilities
• Dealing with ambiguity

While his coaching style is person-centred and intrinsically supportive, it is challenging in that the person is required to take responsibility for their behaviour and the pursuit of goals set by themselves.

“As a coach Barney will forever have a positive impact on my approach to leadership. I found his perspectives thoughtful and insightful. My engagement with him began at a time when I found myself in a newly expanded leadership role and his experience and wisdom proved invaluable. My time with Barney enabled me to discuss confidential and specific situations with a trusted third party and to receive relevant, solid feedback which has guided my career journey and led to further career success. Thank you Barney.”
Senior Leader, Large Telecommunications Company

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