Cathy Kelly

Executive Coach and on-line student support

Cathy Kelly is an Executive Coach and on-line student support with Kingstown College.  Cathy has a passion for personal growth and leadership development. She is a strong advocate of coaching to build and develop high performing leaders and teams in a fast-paced environment, as well as during periods of transformational change.

In 2001, Cathy graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons.)  from DCU and held several senior positions in marketing within the fast-moving consumer goods industry. In her most recent role as Head of Marketing for Danone, Cathy was instrumental in the successful integration of the diverse Irish & UK businesses. Critical to this success was her ‘Lead with Coaching’ style, activating key strategies of coaching including Emotional Leadership, Courageous Conversations, Thinking Partnerships, Appreciative Inquiry, Art of Influence and Managing Challenges.

She holds an Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership & Executive Coaching and received a Certificate in Business Coaching with The Preston Associates (UK). Cathy is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and attends regular continuous professional development and supervision.

Cathy’s services include 1-1 Executive and Career Coaching, Coaching tutoring and Leadership training. She believes that at the heart of successful organisations are highly driven and motivated individuals with an ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with people. She provides these services in organisations such as Danone, Kingstown College, EY and local enterprise agencies.

With Executive Coaching, Cathy works in partnership with her clients to help them through challenges such as:

  • Creating a greater sense of self-awareness
  • Improving self-confidence through being their most authentic selves
  • Connecting, communicating and collaborating with colleagues
  • Being goal-focused to achieve real, tangible results
  • Improving performance
  • Managing conflict in a constructive manner

Cathy brings a unique blend of commercial acumen and coaching skills that make her a huge asset to any business she partners with. Cathy has a proven track record of building outstanding team culture and developing leadership capabilities in those she works with. She has the ability to get to the roots of a business or people challenge and enable stakeholders to find breakthrough solutions.

James BruceCountry Manager Danone Ireland

Working with Cathy enabled me not only to understand myself better, but allowed me to have open conversations about my career that I would not otherwise have been able to have. Cathy is empathetic but also practical – two invaluable skills in the coaching field. She continued to challenge my thinking in order to help me improve and become increasingly confident in my decision making and for this I am very thankful.

Zoe BernsteinBrand Manager, BIC UK & Ireland