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Brigid Kilkelly

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

Qualifications and Affiliations

Bachelor of Education, University of Limerick
Diploma in Executive Coaching IMI / UCC
Diploma in Marketing - Marketing Institute of Ireland
Certificate in Foundations of Management IMI / UCC
Harrison Assessments Consultant. Harrison Assessments Intl
Emotional Capital Report RocheMartin

Affiliations/ Memberships
Irish Management Institute
Teaching Council of Ireland
European Mentors and Coaching Council

Experience in one to one coaching

As a former Teacher at both Secondary and Primary level and as part of Career Decisions/CDT team of Coaches who have successfully coached over 400 Principals, Brigid has a deep understanding of the Education sector.

Brigid focuses on enabling principals to navigate the challenges and changes they encounter. She understands that principals may become de-motivated, sometimes losing some of the passion which took them to principalship in the first place, Brigid’s role as a Coach renews this passion. Topics covered in coaching include – leadership, distribution of responsibility for leadership, self-development, managing sustained conflict, school values, mission and more.

One of her greatest strengths is her ability to easily connect with people and create a safe environment in which the coachee can begin to understand and work through the challenges which are facing them on a daily basis.

Brigid is a current member of a Board of Management and understands the particular challenges faced by Principals in areas such as managing staff, students and other stakeholders in addition to developing people, staff engagement and the sheer scale and scope of the Principal’s role.

In her role as Coach, Brigid brings extensive management expertise and skills to each coaching assignment having spent over 20 years as a Business Manager. She brings optimism and empathy to the coaching relationship whilst challenging and supporting clients in pursuing development and growth, both as an individual and as a School Leader.

Brigid has successfully coached In-School Management Teams working closely to address issues and to ensure consistent and sustainable coaching results.

"Brigid proved to be everything a great Coach should be. She is professional, supportive, challenging, caring and thought provoking. Brigid has a natural ability to bring out the best in people. Both my professional life and person life has improved significantly since meeting Brigid.”

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