About us



The Irish Lifecoach Institute (ILI) specialises in Business Coach Training and the provision of Coaching services to the public and private sectors. The ILI was founded in 2003 by Eoin McCabe and Adrian Mitchell, both of whom have been training coaches since 2001 with consistently excellent feedback from graduates. The ILI is a registered FETAC provider and offers the Level 6 Award in Life and Workplace Coaching as part of their Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching Course. The ILI is one of Irelands leading training & development organisations within the corporate & consumer market with a specific focus on ‘human resources’ – bringing out the best in people, improving performance and communication skills & conflict resolution. Our uniquely designed presence-centrered approach, facilitated through the coaching process, is a primary reason for our success. The ILI team are highly trained and experienced professionals. They consistently deliver excellent results in all aspects of their business coaching, training, and development work. When working with organizations, their focus is on maximising the organisations' Human Resources through the application of professional coaching, NLP, the Science of Motivation, the Psychology of Success and Emotional Intelligence. The Irish Lifecoach Institute works closely with companies, providing specifically designed programmes in key areas such as coaching skills training, staff development and customer care, highlighting the connection between personal effectiveness and business excellence. They also work with key personnel in companies, helping them to change limited thinking, poor responses, and ineffective behaviour, conflict resolution, resulting in more productive, and effective leadership, and all round harmony within the company.

As well as working with organizations we also offer our Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching courses to the general public. These coaching courses are open to all who wish to become coaches in their chosen field, those who want to bring coaching skills back in to their workplace improving their current performance and their promotion opportunities. Many people also do our Diploma course for personal development reasons as this course is hugely transformational!!  

The Diploma Course is an accredited ICF (International Coach Federation – www.coachfederation.org ) programme (ACSTH) and as such coaches graduating from the course are automatically recognised wordwide as a professional coach. The Diploma Course also incorporates the QQI Level 6 Award in Life and Workplace Coaching (6S3153).


Managing Director and Director of Training:
Adrian_PortraitAdrian Mitchell PCC, MICF, CPNLP, Dip Biocognitive Psychology
Adrian trained on the first coaching course in Ireland in 2000 and then received further coach training in England in 2001 before setting up a coach training company in Ireland with three others. Their first coaching course started in October 2001. In 2003 Adrian and Eoin McCabe set up what is now one of the leading and most successful coach training companies in Ireland, the Irish Lifecoach Institute (ILI). Adrian has been involved in the training of over 1800 students of coaching and has helped hundreds of people to transform their lives, businesses and careers as a coach. He joined the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a member in 2015 and received his Professional Certified Coach (PCC) status with the ICF in 2017. He is a certified NLP practitioner, is one of a very few in Europe who have been trained in Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual laws of Success for the Corporate Sector, and is licensed to administer the BarOn Emotional Quotient Inventory (BarOn EQi) which is fast becoming an essential tool in the modern coaching world. He also holds a Diploma in Biocognitive Psychology and is a qualified trainer (NUI). He has written and designed numerous personal development programmes and coaching programmes including the highly successful Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching programme which he co wrote and designed with Eoin McCabe. Adrian is also an experienced accredited counsellor since qualifying in 1991. He then trained in Family Therapy, Psychosynthesis and Critical Incident Stress Management before getting involved in coaching.

Adrian won the ICF Ireland Coach Trainer of the Year Award for 2018 and was awarded a PCC Markers Certificate by ICF Global in 2019.


Training Team

Eoin_PortraitEoin McCabe ACC, MICF, MIITD, MSt, CPNLP, Dip Biocognition
Eoin is a Co-Founder of the Irish Lifecoach Institute and has been training Coaches since 2001. He holds a Masters Degree (Master of Studies in Career Guidance) –Trinity College, Higher Diploma in Education (Trinity College); A Higher Diploma in Career Guidance & Counselling (UCD), Certificate in Adult Guidance Management (Maynooth Uni.) and a Diploma in Biocognitive Psychology. Eoin is a certified NLP practitioner, Emotional Intelligence assessor (Bar-OnEQI), and MBTI & 16PF assessor. He is certified by the British Psychological Society in Level A (Occupational) and Level B (Personality) testing. He is also a certified Toastmaster. Eoin has trained and coached individuals and groups from a broad range of corporate, public and private sector companies. Eoin has written many articles on the areas of career management, career change and personal development in both magazines and press. He gives workshops, talks and seminars in the areas of career coaching, personal & business coaching and personal development.
More details and his blog are on www.eoinmccabe.com
Skype: eoin.mccabe41

Marian Byrne
Marian ByrneMarian has worked as a full time professional coach since 2003 working on a one to one basis, with teams and groups and as a coach/mentor on a number of Leadership Development programmes. She has particular expertise in working with people through transitions, developing their potential and for stress management and getting balance in their lives. She has developed and run programmes and courses for a number of organisations including Permanent TSB, SAP, The Coombe Women’s Hospital, UCD, ESB and Citigroup amongst others. She has extensive experience as a trainer and sills assessor for the ILI programmes since 2006 and won the ICF award for ‘Coach trainer of the Year’ in 2016.

Previously Marian worked with Bank of Ireland for nearly 20 years, in a number of roles but primarily involved in Business Lending and Development and as a Relationship Manager.


Liz Barron ACC MICF

Liz Barron is an award winning coach, delivering training and coaching with leaders and teams at all levels to help them to realize their full potential; to maximise their strengths, build leadership and business relationship  skills and manage change more effectively.

Originally with an IT background in project management and agile methods, Liz has over twenty-five years’ experience working with large organisations and small businesses, implementing change and leading consulting projects.  She has delivered training and coaching in leadership and emotional intelligence skills, change management, team development, career development, communications and other people skills in sectors such as financial services, telecommunications, IT, manufacturing, healthcare, education, non-profit and public sector organisations in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

Liz is passionate about communication, collaboration and using coaching skills to help people to work more effectively together with colleagues and clients to deliver effective results. She has been a coaching skills assessor with the ILI since 2011 and joined our associate Coach Tutor panel in 2016. In 2014 Liz won an ICF Ireland Coaching Award and completed the Associate Certified Coach accreditation with ICF in 2016.



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