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Sean MacHugh

Region(s) Galway, Clare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath-Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon

  • Company: Career Decisions / CDT (Coach Develop Transform)
  • Telephone:01 6340077 (Dublin) 061 400664 (Limerick) 021 2355351 (Cork)
  • Email:admin@careerdecisions.ie
  • Website:https://www.careerdecisions.ie/coaching-for-school-leaders/

Qualifications and Affiliations

MSc. Personal and Management Coaching, UCC, 2016
MBA, Open University, 1999
Professional Diploma in Management, Open University, 1997
QFA (Qualified Financial Advisor), UCD, 2011
Certified Diploma in Accounting & Finance, ACCA, 1995
Certified Mediator – Mediators Institute of Ireland, 2017
Certified Test User British Psychological Society for Ability and Personality Assessments Roche Martin Emotional Capital Report (ECR) & ECR 360 degree feedback, 2018
Art of Developmental Coaching – Coaches Rising
Leadership Development Framework Certification – Harthill, 2019

Member of the Association for Coaching
Member (RQTU) British Psychological Society
Mentor with BizMentors.ie (not for profit)

Experience in one to one coaching

As part of the Career Decisions/CDT team who have successfully coached over 400 School Principals, Sean brings over 30 years of leadership experience which includes working as a Senior Manager, Management Consultant, Organisational Advisor and Coach. Sean has worked with over 40 School Principals and ISM teams over the past three years.

Sean has a strong background in people development, team building, performance management and transformational management. He has an excellent record of developing and motivating others to higher levels of performance and maximising their potential. He is very approachable, empathetic, trustworthy, reliable and ethical.
Sean possesses excellent interpersonal skills which allows him to quickly develop a good rapport with principals. His clients are very complimentary of his non-judgmental approach which develops trust, openness and a strong coaching relationship. He has particular expertise in the area of Solution Focused Coaching and is adept at enabling leaders find solutions that work for them. As a qualified Mediator, Sean has vast experienced in the areas of conflict management and dispute resolution.
Specialist expertise includes:
• Managing change
• Staff relations
• Conflict management and dispute resolution
• Performance management
• Understand strengths and areas of development
• Transformational management
Sean comes from a family of teachers, his mother was a teacher and a former School Principal, and his two sisters are both teachers, as are a large number of his extended family. He has served on school Boards of Management and parent-teacher organisations.
Sean brings a combination of extensive qualifications in coaching and management, years of leadership experience, first-hand experience of the challenges school leaders face and a practical approach to coaching that enables leaders perform to their optimum.
“Thank you very much for facilitating our leadership team coaching sessions. You have guided us in ways that we really need at this time.”

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