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Cath Stanley

Region(s) Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Longford, Mayo, Roscommon

  • 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


Diploma in Mindfulness and Wellbeing, City Colleges Dublin
Diploma in Counselling, City Colleges Dublin
Certificate in Career Counselling, Positive Success Group
Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching, Coach Institute of Ireland
MSc in Occupational Psychology Stage 1 British Psychological Society (BPS)
Certificate in Training Practice, CMD Sligo / Irish Institute of Training and Development
Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Dublin School of English
Certificate in Occupational Testing (Ability and Personality), British Psychological Society
MSc Work and Organisational Psychology, Dublin City University. Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Graduate Diploma in Business Studies, University College Dublin (Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business)
BA (Hons) Psychology, University College Dublin

Affiliations/Memberships
Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
Association for Coaching
Special Interest Group in Coaching Psychology (PSI)

Experience in one to one coaching


As part of the Career Decisions/CDT team who have successfully coached over 400 School Principals, Cath brings over the past 20 years extensive experience in people development through her work as a Psychologist and Workplace Coach. Cath has coached senior leaders across a variety of sectors including Education, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services and the Arts. She is a Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland and an experienced user of psychometric tools.

Cath has been involved in the education sector in various capacities, allowing her an understanding of the unique challenges of moving from a teaching position to the responsibility of a principal’s role. She worked closely with Principals, Teachers and SNAs in her role as an Autism Therapist. She is a trustee of the recently opened Sligo Sudbury School, broadening her understanding of alternative educational models.

Drawing principally from Positive Psychology, Cath’s coaching style is underlined by a belief that people have an innate capacity to learn and grow. She creates a safe space in which clients can explore and experiment, building trust in their own ability to find solutions within a coaching relationship based on trust, curiosity, purpose, challenge and responsibility. Cath guides clients towards deeper self-understanding and explores how interpersonal style and behaviours impact at work.

“I am really enjoying and benefitting from the coaching sessions with Cath. I have developed skills from working with Cath that I will use with my own staff. Her intuitive questioning and knowledge have allowed me to grow and develop over the last several months in a safe place. Cath has been really good at helping me to problem solve which in turn has brought a clearer understanding for me of my role and a new confidence in my ability to lead. A brilliant experience.”
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.