Testimonials from our Diploma in Personal & Business Coaching course
I would certainly recommend the course and I have made significant personal changes since I started and look forward to implementing change in the future.
Undertaking the Diploma in Life and Business Coaching with the ILI has facilitated positive changes at both a personal and business level. In a business context the skills learned have led to a more focussed vision for the company going forward and better communication with staff members that in turn has led to a more harmonious working environment for everyone. The consequent positive impact on the delivery of our product is the ultimate reward. Coaching will continue to be an integral part of our business life going forward and I highly recommend this well-structured, well-delivered course to anyone involved in running or managing a business.
Thornton’s Restaurant, 128 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
"I am working as a receptionist in an organisation of 50 people where I ensure that meetings that are being held are running smoothly. I am in charge of overseeing the cleaning staff, the housekeeping and the overall running of office. This means an ongoing communication with various service companies and their staff, dealing under pressure and deadlines. The course provided a better understanding of business as whole and the importance in communication and motivation of staff. It provided me with organisational skills needed to run business in a professional and efficient manner. Thanks to FAS funding I was able to complete the Business and Life Coaching Diploma with Irish Lifecoach Institute. I would strongly recommend it to anyone who is dealing with staff in a business and corporate environment".
Vera Thompson, Receptionist
As a Staff Officer, I have worked closely with 21 Managers over the years and I can only say that every Manager should possess good Coaching Skills. In fact it should be a compulsory part of their Management Training. This Course provided me with the extra skills necessary to do my job better, communicate better and transform the workplace by introducing a culture of coaching in my department where everyone benefits’
Nora Hoare, Staff Officer, Garda Siochana
I would like to thank you for your efforts and insight during the recent coaching course. I have found this course both inspiring and uplifting and can genuinely say that it’s the best course I have ever done. Unlike many training courses where the content is soon forgotten I have found the coaching most useful in its practicality. I now use coaching in the day to day running of my business and in particular for team building and staff motivation. The most challenging part of business today is the constant rate of change and while bespoke computers packages and systems are very important, it’s the ability to bring staff to the next level which poses the greatest challenge. I find coaching a most valuable method in raising awareness, finding common ground and brining all the different departments together as one team. The listening skills are also of great value and staff now feel that there input is recognized, appreciated and understood. I continue to read the manual as a monthly refresher and am still meeting my peer group colleagues to keep the learning process going. Good luck to you and all at ILI.
Managing Director (MLS Labels Ltd).
In my role of HR Consultant, working in an area with c 1000 staff, I have found what I have learnt on the coaching course has been of great benefit on an on-going basis with my work. The skills I have learned help me to help staff in their own career development and planning, to come to a better understanding of themselves and what's important to them, leading to better personal decision making. I also find that my questioning has improved and I can get better and more in depth information than heretofore.
Yvonne Duffy, HR Consultant
I found the personal development very effective in understanding first myself and secondly the people around me. I have used the new awareness in my workplace.
I can now identify difficulties in communication with other people, I can help to work out ways to change and solve those difficulties together with the people I work with.
It has improved general problem solving, it has improved productivity, it has improved the happiness of the people I work with and the general relationship they have with each other. It has improved communications and the rapport they have with
each other and the ability to listen on a more profound level and by doing so they are better able to understand each other. It has improved the level of harmony and cooperation among workers, people seem to fell happier to come to work.
As the HR Manager in an indigenous Irish company, the course has equipped me with the skills in introducing a more goal focused approach within the company. I have monthly coaching meetings with the directors on their goals and the company goals. This has benefited all employees as it assists in clearer direction setting and helps employees set their goals. The course has also provided me with more material to influence managers on the benefits of improved communication with employee as well as advising them on taking a coaching approach with employees.
Susan Barry, HR Manager
Fehily Timoney & Company
Core House, Pouladuff Road, Cork
"The course truly compliments my project management skills, through developing my self-awareness. The course has enabled me to be more focused, more effective in motivating and inspiring the team to deliver goals they have bought into. I am now delivering better results through empowering others. All in all, this course has been an excellent enhancement to my skill set. I thoroughly recommend it to others who are looking for the next step forward."
Mary Hourigan, Projects Director, Enovation Solutions
“I found the Personal & Business coaching with the ILI extremely beneficial in my working life. I find the skills that I acquired have enhanced my working relationships with colleagues, but more importantly, have doubled my success in business development. I am responsible for recruiting local trainers and matching them to local businesses in the Shannon region with a view to up-skilling their workforce and I find that my new approach and attitude, post the course, has had a real beneficial effect on my business.”
The course has greatly improved my ability to perform in my position as a trainer. It has also allowed me to develop new workplace initiatives such as team coaching events and leadership development courses. This has added significantly to my departments value proposition. to the company. The corresponding impact to business has been noted by senior management.
Although I have just been awarded my diploma the company has already seen a sound return on investment from my participation in this course.
Sun Life Ireland
Enterprise Training & Development
00353 51 333300 / 087 2780034
Since our final very motivational weekend in Dublin, I am finding since I focused on what I want more of in terms of business, it has landed on my desk without any huge effort. The main effort has been networking and telling people I had finished this fantastic personal and business coaching course. I had made a decision towards the end of the course to concentrate on executive coaching rather than personal. To this end, the briefs have been from The Bank of Ireland- a local branch requiring motivational lunch time seminars, an entrepreneur requiring organisation, stress and time management coaching, an MD requiring a E3,500 make over, 2 sisters from the USA requiring career coaching and an intensive business coaching programme for a deputy head of a large financial services company. I know for sure the course has given me the final polish to pursue higher value business. Whilst I was already well versed in business from my senior years in London this new tool kit will make an immediate difference.
Brona O'Boyle, Business Consultant, Galway
As much of business is relationship based ,be it with clients or staff, the impact of this course was immediate in enhancing the flow of communication and trust.
My improved negotiation skills and the inclusion of staff input in the running of the business have made for a very sound base on which the company continues to grow.
My learning has been of inestimable value to me both personally and for my business. I highly recommend this programme with ILI.
I greatly enjoyed the Business and Personal Coaching course run by the ILI.
The course helped me evolve in terms of self-awareness, improved my interpersonal relationships, and helped me control stress.
From a professional point of view I developed my people skills enormously - the course helped me better understand people and how to interact with them in a more efficient and effective manner. This has had an immense effect on my relationship with both customers and staff. Previously, I highly underestimated the effect of emotional intelligence and didn't give much emphasis to how I interacted with my staff and other collaborators. I now understand that it is crucial that staff morale must be maintained in a high state and customer relationships nurtured for any business to
survive. Likewise, I learned that setting goals, defining mission statements and following through are crucial for achievement. This course has given me real
tools to assist me at all these levels and has greatly increased my potential as a businessman and the success of my business endeavours.
Body & Soul Experience
I found the Diploma Course in Personal and Business Coaching with the Irish Lifecoach Institute to be excellent on a number of different levels. The course content challenged me on a daily basis to look beyond the obvious and to find the resources within myself to further develop the skills required in a very busy H.R. Department.
The facilitators promoted huge self awareness together with effective planning on a step by step basis. Good clear communication skills were encouraged, as was the reviewing of decisions taken. A sense of excellence towards everything you do together with an encouragement to life-long learning. I consider the skills learned during this course to be of considerable value in my day to day work.
Human Resource Department,
St John of God Hospital.
My current role in my company is as a Training Supervisor where I train about 70 staff in Fund Services, specifically Transfer Agency/Shareholder Services. The Diploma course has proved to be a huge benefit to me in my Training role as it has totally changed the way I do things! I now train most courses through coaching and facilitation. I have also been able to coach some staff in relation to improving their performance at work which has been very useful. The response from staff to coaching and facilitation has been brilliant, now they get involved and can come up with their own solutions to issues or they get a chance to tell me what they know, not the other way around.
An added benefit has been that I have also been able to more effectively coach staff around workplace issues such as lack of assertiveness, dealing with challenging colleagues etc. The feedback from my course attendees has been hugely positive and I am finding that retention of information and training has been much better since I adapted a coaching framework for the training. The content of the diploma was broad enough to include the set up of coaching practices etc so it has been invaluable. All in all I would recommend the course to anyone involved in a role of training/educating/facilitating etc. Once you start adopting a coaching framework in a training role, the stress levels and exhaustion go down and the retention rate and job satisfaction goes way up!
Tríona Winter, Training Specialist
I have gained hugely, both personally & professionally from attending this course.
Niamh Willis, Job Coach
I would highly recommend this course not only for people considering getting into coaching but for everybody who is committed to their own personal development, powerful course.
Alicia Zocchi, Job Coach for people with disabilities.
Best course I’ve attending to date. The continuous assignments and follow up ILI facilitators ensure that the benefits of this course will last well into the future.
Liam Cotter, Production Supervisor.
Excellent course, I am applying the skills I have learned in my own life and the results are amazing. Highly recommend this course and the journey of self discovery.
Clare O’Neill, Insurance.
At the start of the course someone who completed the course told me it is transformational and it is. It has helped me so much beyond the bounds of possibility in helping me develop and grow personally. It’s been inspirational, invigorating, enlightening and enhancing. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Valerie Neenan, Organisational Development Consultant.
This course leaves no hiding place. Very liberating. I feel in touch with the true me again.
Mary Morrissey, Travel Consultant
Prepare to be transformed! An insightful and highly professional course that turned my life around.
Helen Butler, Youth Worker
I found the course to be one of the most challenging and also rewarding things I’ve ever done and as a result I will certainly keep going.
Kate Mahon, Administrator
A positive experience of both personal & professional development. Both supportive and challenging in equal measure.
Michael Durkan, Training Consultant.
The ILI provides excellent facilitation and content to evaluate anyone interested in becoming a Lifecoach. I think everyone should do this course – it is life changing!!
Muireann McCormack, Marketing.
It was an absolutely fantastic course that lived up to its description…Everybody should be encouraged to do it.
Sinead Molloy, Unemployed.
An excellent course, the content of which should be delivered to all secondary school children before society moulds them into its stereotypes.
Stephen Brasier, Quality Manager.
Would recommend the course to anyone.
Patrick O’Hara – Special Needs Assistant.
An excellent course, very insightful both personally and professionally. This course will change your life for the better.
Barbara Condon – Manager of Addiction Centre
This is an excellent course from both a personal and professional point of view. It opens up numerous possibilities in terms of coaching, self development and lifelong learning. Would highly recommend it!
Caroline Perkins – Human Resources – The Bank of New York Mellon
I would have no hesitation in recommending this course for both professional and personal development perspectives.
Jim Wynne – Project Manager
This is a very powerful course from both a personal and professional development perspective.
Alison Gilliland – INTO Senior Professional Development Official
This course was the best course that I ever did in my life. You taught me how to handle resentments and self pity, the two emotions that were destroying me. You told me that my awareness would come and it did. Thank you! This is life changing stuff.
Caroline Farry-Bradley – HSC Community worker
This course took me on a journey of personal development and provided an excellent foundation for my plans to practice as a coach.
Michael Elliott – Construction Consultant
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Have seen benefits of tools/techniques taught in both my personal and professional life. I feel the course has ignited in me a passion for continuous self development and learning and has given me a great head start for that journey.
Eilis Casey – HR Manager
I have no hesitation in recommending this course. It has been of enormous benefit to me both personally and professional. Thanks!
Noreen Clifford – HR Consultant
Put it on the curriculum, I am proud to be part of something that can really be transformational inside and out.
Brendan Grant – Gardener/Fishing Guide
The Diploma in Life & Business Coaching from the ILI is a life changing experience for the individual and the acquisition of a powerful business transformational tool for business coaching.
Niamh Dixon – Company Director
I found this course a brilliant way to find out about myself and who I am and also the coaching learning experience is brilliant. This course is worth the journey.
Desi Flynn – Factory operator
A life changing course – whether you intend to practice as a coach or apply the skills in your life. Commit to it and you will be amazed by the transformation in you.
Mary Cotter – Self employed writer
A journey of self discovery that has equipped me with the necessary tools now that the door has opened to the next chapter of my life.
Linda Conway – Area Manager
Outstanding – I would recommend this course to everybody.
Deirdre Butler – Analyst
Talk about a personal journey! This course has unlocked my mind and I have discovered the real me inside!
Sheri Irons – Business Consultant
This course has brought me to realise that my life is my message and helped me to fully live my truth.
Caitriona Tierney – Journalist
This was a most worthwhile and enlightening journey of self exploration. I would recommend this course to anyone.
Margaret Madden – School’s Liaison Officer
A transformational inside-out approach to learning, growing and moving forward.
Clare Mansfield – Primary Teacher
An excellent life changing course. Such an important skill and attitude that transforms performance.
Gareth Moxom – Retail Trading Director – Glanbia
An amazing course – well worth the time commitment and effort. A truly fantastic learning experience.
Liz Larkin – Learning & Organisation Development Specialist
This course has had a profound impact on all aspects of how I live my life. It has helped open up new possibilities.
Anne Tannam – Teacher
This course worked as a compass in the sea of my life. Helped me with directions and valuable discoveries. I am on the right journey now.
Marketa Zemcakova – License analyst in IT sector
A life changing experience, I’ve reached a level of inner peace and happiness that I wouldn’t have dreamt of. Thanks for having raised for much of my self awareness.
Etienne Lantuit – IT Sales Manager
Having now experienced coaching I wish I had done the course years ago. It has answered many questions and put all the pieces together to form a clear picture in my life. It has been an exciting and sometimes challenging journey of self discovery and self development in preparation for being a professional coach. The Coaching system is not just a management style but is a way of living. It is an art of effective communication in every area of one’s life.
Ray Gannon – Real Estate Agent, Property Consultant
This course has enabled me to expand my own potential and open my mind to the choices I can make, I have gained the insight and knowledge to help others around me to do the same. Excellent facilitation throughout the programme, providing an open and trusting environment for personal learning and growth – a truly worthwhile and life-changing experience.
Liz Barron – Business/Change Consultant & Facilitator
Enjoy the journey of this life changing experience.
Anne McLoone – Full time parent and homemaker
Enjoyed the course, very good information and great self development.
Mary Loughrey – Community Visitor
Excellent skills for life and for the workplace.
Mary Kelly – Health Promotion Officer
I found the course to be invaluable, self enhancing, life changing – never to be forgotten.
Mary Gill – Retired teacher
I found the course excellent, good information and good training.
Deirdre O’Hara – Educational Co-ordinator
Really enjoyed this course, money well spent.
Geraldine Curley – Publican
This is an excellent course for helping participants to manage their lives and relationships effectively. Highly recommended.
Professional course, helped me to develop new skills and effect personal growth.
Rosemarie Flaherty – Volunteer co-ordinator and Community facilitator
Excellent course providing opportunity for learning and self development.
Clare Crawford – Social Work Community Team Leader
I have done many course at all levels on a variety of subjects but this was the most interesting, challenging, comprehensive, useful, well-run course I’ve ever done.
Breda Stack – Software Test Team Leader
This course is for anyone who wants to make positive changes in their lives – it is enriching and the facilitators are professional and challenging. For anyone who believes in inquiry-based learning, coaching will build a skill set which is universally applicable. The ILI is value for money and is a course I would recommend to anyone.
Tracey Aspel – Research and Development Officer
This journey to self awareness was truly life-changing. I feel so empowered having completed it. The ILI facilitated this so well for me. Their professional non-judgemental approach was evident throughout and provided a great means of support.
Geraldine Lyons – Claims assessor in an Insurance Company.
Absolutely phenomenal experience.
It has been a great programme where I’ve met like minded people in a safe and supported environment. Top class facilitator who pushed and challenged and supported us as appropriate.
Judi Kinnane – HR Consultant
This course was most worthwhile and stimulating for my life when it needed it most. Fantastically organised, managed and worthwhile.
Mary Lunch – Manager
This course is empowering and develops a huge awareness of life. It has made me stronger.
Deirdre Griffin – Registrar, Births, Deaths & Marriages.
Commitment to this course is not important, your ways of looking and seeing things is different so therefore it became a way of life.
Andreja Varga – Teacher
If you want a fresh perspective – greater clarity in life aswell as a new career – this is the course for you!
Pernille Burns – Journalist & Mum
Very worthwhile. It will stand to you for the rest of your life.
Hilda Kennedy – Administrator
Thoroughly enjoyed the course. I learnt a huge amount, not only about coaching, but about myself. There was plenty of interactive components to the course which made the theory easier to absorb and understand. The course was challenging and engaging and maintained it’s momentum over the two terms. Overall, you get an A+!!
Claire Farrell - Postgraduate student
This is the best course I have done so far! It gave me great personal growth. I thoroughly enjoyed the spiritual aspect and experienced how I gained more and more confidence in life coaching by doing the Pro Bono sessions.
Marije Hayden – HR advisor
Personal & Business Coaching course is not an ordinary course; it is life changing journey. It helps you realise who you really are, how you come to be the way you are and where you are heading.
Ilze Skromane – Nail Technician
I found the course a great source of information on coaching but also on how to live your life in the best way possible.
Michael Carroll – Merchandiser
I have gained great insight about the fundamentals of coaching but most importantly a great insight about myself.
Tony Mahony – unemployed
An extraordinary life-changing journey. Coaching has many applications that I look forward to bringing further into my life.
Brid Kennedy – Teacher
Doing this course has show me what real potential and purpose is. Truly life changing.
Thomas Jones – Prospective Coach
This course has started the most amazing journey for me. It will be a lifetime of joyful travelling and I can’t wait! Thank You!
Marcella Casey – Employment facilitation
Thoroughly excellent course. Everybody in the world can benefit from this course, it is life changing!
Clodagh Swanson – Tutor
Apart from providing a platform for developing my coaching skills, this course provided me with a wonderful opportunity for personal development. This is a superb course - definitely the most challenging and fulfilling course I have ever participated in. I would highly recommend it.
Carmel Keane – Human Resources & Training consultant
To work from a place of love, from the heart and not the head.
Deirdre Collins – School Secretary
The course is an excellent tool which can be used in both business and personal life. I learned so much and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. Very rewarding!
Jane Kent – Hotelier
I would recommend the course to anybody it has changed my life for the better.
Sean Lee – Landscaper
Very well organized course. The most powerful learning for me on this course was awareness. The awareness that I have choices, the awareness of my weaknesses and what I need to do to overcome them.
Pat Neville – Team Leader - Lufthansa Shannon
I feel any individual would gain a lot of insights into themselves by attending this course.
Helen Smith – Personal & Professional Trainer
I left seminar weekends totally energized, enthused and motivated. Even if I went there not fully engaged, there was always some aspect that struck a cord.
Margo Kelly – Manual Handling Adviser, Health & Safety Trainer
The course is excellent for personal growth and awareness. It will take you on a journey of awareness from start to finish.
Niamh McCarthy – HR Business partner
Excellent experiential learning programme. Focus you to practice what you learn. Increases your own self awareness and builds your own trust in yourself.
Mary Jordan – HR Program Manager
Lifecoaching for me was an exceptional self development course.
Aine Ramsey – Full time Mum
This is an authentic comprehensive and personally challenging programme. Guaranteed to help you be a strong coach.
Gerard Dempsey – Management Consultant/Finance Director
This course is the start of a journey of self discovery which will take you through the highs and lows of life, and give you the skills to cope for what is yet to unfold.
Margaret Wilson – Business Consultant
Thought provoking course, that equipped me with coaching skills necessary for business and my role but helped take me on a life journey I didn’t anticipate. Definitely recommended for those wanting to and ready for developing themselves and their skills.
Carol Norton – Human Resource Manager
I have really enjoyed this course. Sometime it is hard to face the truth but it is worth the experience. I am a different person with a different attitude towards life. I like coaching and will make sure I development myself on a continuous basis.
Desiree Van Der Laan – Customer Case trainer
I wanted to succeed in my professional career with the course and I did but what I didn’t expect was to succeed aswell in my personal life.
Blanca Giralt – Internal Consultancy Advisor – Paypal
The course has been really transformational for me. I have learned so many skills but I have also learned so much about myself and it has changed my life.
Maria Crowley – Sales Area Manager
Excellent course to develop self awareness and coaching skills.
Joe McGrath – HR Director
A course that delivers fully on what it promises and if you are ready to realize the dreams of your life….go for it!
Paolo Valteroni – Financial Systems Analyst
What clients and graduates have to say about the Irish Lifecoach Institute