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Joan Mahon

Region(s) Galway, Clare, Laois, Offaly, Westmeath

  • Company: Career Decisions / CDT (Coach Develop Transform)
  • Telephone:01 6340077 (Dublin) 061 400664 (Limerick) 021 2355351 (Cork)
  • Email:info@coachdeveloptransform.com
  • Website:https://www.coachdeveloptransform.com/services/coaching-for-principals/

Qualifications and Affiliations


MBS in Business Practises (focus on Coaching Senior Management through Change Programmes), Irish Management Institute, 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching, Irish Management Institute, 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership, Irish Management Institute, 2018
Post Graduate Diploma in Organisation Transformation, Irish Management Institute, 2017
Diploma (Level 7) in Human Resource Management, Technological University Dublin, 2014

Affiliations/Memberships
Association of Coaches, UK & Ireland – Member Coach
CIPD member and Lecturer (including HR Management and Coaching)
Facilitator for Emotional Capital Report (Leadership psychometric assessment)
Lecturer in Department of Lifelong Learning at Athlone Institute of Technology (School of Business)

Experience in one to one coaching


Joan is a highly experienced Executive Coach and is part of the Career Decisions/CDT team of Coaches who have successfully coached over 400 School Principals.

As a Lecturer, Joan has a deep understanding of the education sector and a passion for coaching leaders. Joan has successfully coached Senior Leaders, Professors, Department Directors and mid to senior level Executives. Her coaching experience ranges across the public and private sector and clients include Athlone Institute of Technology, NUIG, Bank of Ireland and more.

Outcomes reported from Joan’s coaching include improved interpersonal relationships with staff; increased confidence and self-awareness; more effective leadership skills; developed skills to conduct difficult conversations with his team and students; increased motivation to focus on key initiatives and develop new projects.

The wealth of Joan’s business leadership experience combined with her excellent coaching credentials and experience, make her an ideal partner to support change and best practises and effective leadership development. Joan’s style is practical and empathetic with a focus on improving results and empowering the client to resolve issues whilst developing their own knowledge and skills base. Joan draws on a range of diagnostic tools and varies her approach to get the best from both individuals and their teams.

Her specialist expertise includes:
• Leadership and Performance Coaching
• Coaching for Development
• Building Relationships through effective Communication
• Change management

“Joan is a great listener; I was impressed how she understood the business so well which made the coaching even better. She helped me identify my blind-spots therefore I became a more capable and confident leader. Coaching with Joan helped me to build a robust team and meet our goals even better than expected. Joan is not afraid to challenge and asks questions which made the direction clearer. Joan helped me identify opportunities I didn’t even know existed".
Company Director


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