Some examples of what people are saying about us
I have worked as a career coach at the JobsExpo in Galway for the last two years. Attendees are provided with a mini session of 15 - 20 minutes to discuss their main issue with employment and job search. You might think that nothing can be achieved in such a short time, but these are a couple of examples of messages I received from attendees:
"Thank you so much for your time yesterday. I have been very unhappy in my job and have decided to leave. Having spoken to you, I realise now that it is not just the work I'm not happy with, and that the workplace and the company are not a good fit for me. I haven't done any research into these aspects of potential employers up to now, so might have ended up in a similar situation. I do not want a future where I'm dreading going to work. I know I want a different type of work, but I now know I want a different type of workplace also. I am very uncomfortable in a crowded, noisy space that is competitive, high pressure, and unsupportive. Now that I know what I don't want, I can start working on what I do want. I will remember what you said about looking after my sense of self and respecting who I am. Thank you"
"I spoke to you at the Jobs Expo last week and I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for your time. I still have to long way to go with finding my ideal job but last week I was feeling very stressed and confused. Your kind and reassuring manner helped to put me at ease and assure me that the right job is out there somewhere. Thank you very much for your time and your help. Kind regards"
"My experience of coaching with Caitríona has been extremely positive. I discovered I have the capacity for living a really creative life, but I had been holding myself back for years by putting myself down and being very negative about myself. I can see myself now in a more positive light and have very exciting goals for the future. I now make decisions based on what's right for me and not what others think I should do."
"Caitriona is a born coach. She is empathetic, emotionally intelligent and is extremely knowledgeable and well-read. She is also naturally open, non-judgemental and supportive so her clients are in good hands from the word go. She has incredible insight and is able to identify underlying issues before the client has even spoken about them. Being coached by Caitriona is an enriching and rewarding experience and is highly recommended" - Lisa
"Caitriona has a very insightful vision. It is as if she can see what you are thinking and how you feel. This, backed by a clear wealth of life experience and strong values makes for an extremely safe environment. I like how she uses her knowledge to gently challenge and lead you to find the answers you are looking for" - Claire. Marine Engineer.
"Caitriona is an excellent coach. Throughout our sessions together she really listened to what I had to say and I felt she really understood where I was coming from. She is also extremely perceptive. I would have no hesitation in recommending Caitriona as a Life, Executive and Business Coach" - Susan
"I really can't thank you enough. I can't believe now that I thought my life was over just because my children were grown and left home. I spent my whole life putting myself last and always looking after the needs of others. Not only did I not have a life plan, I didn't have any plan for what I would even do for the next week. I hadn't a clue who I was, or what to do with myself. I'm 52 years old. I have another 30 years to consider. I can start a new career, go to university, or whatever I want. Yes Caitriona, I am a special and unique person, I am enough, I am my own person with my own choices, and I have so much to bring to the world. I can't wait to see what's next"