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Marie Donovan

Region(s) North Dublin, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Meath

Qualifications and Affiliations


Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring Satir Global Network
Certificate in Mind Coaching - Irish Institute of NLP
Business Master Practitioner Irish Institute of NLP
Diploma in Coaching - Irish Institute of NLP
Diploma in Executive Coaching Irish Management Institute


Affiliations/ Memberships
Accredited Member of the Association for Coaching.
Registered Member of the British Psychological Society
Accredited Member of Irish Institute of NLP and Irish Association of Mind Coaching

Experience in one to one coaching


As part of the Career Decisions/CDT team who have successfully coached over 400 School Principals, Marie has extensive experience in coaching, management, leadership, operations and Change Management. Marie has coached highly experienced school principals and newly appointed principals at both primary and post primary school levels. Marie can empathise with the challenges senior leaders face in the workplace when leading and managing teams.

A firm believer in the value of life-long learning, she devotes time not spent developing others to her own further education, to ensure her skills remain at the cutting edge of executive and personal development.

Marie is adept at translating leadership and positive psychology theory into actions and behaviours that deliver concrete results and create change. She brings an in-depth and practical understanding of leadership, change management, performance management and motivation to each of her coaching engagements. She consistently creates an environment of rapport and trust with her clients and inspires them to take personal responsibility for the achievement of goals.

As a Coach, Marie has helped clients gain an insight into their own interpersonal preferences and that of others. She has coached clients to appreciate the different personality traits in other people and has helped senior leaders to develop personal and professional goals aligned with organisational objectives.

Marie’s specialist expertise includes
• Performance Management
• Leading & Implementing Change
• Understanding personal motivation, values, interpersonal style and development needs
• Career Progression Coaching.

“Coaching with Marie has made me more reflective of my achievements and embedded the importance of implementing a consistent approach. It has made me more aware of the amount of time I invest in people, which is important in a large educational organisation. I have learned how important consistent decision making is & demonstrating respect/care for team members is so important"
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.