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My Story

I am a qualified Executive and Leadership Coach with 19 years experience in Leadership and Organisation Development. After completing my Masters in Psychology I started working in the HR and leadership field in 2004. In 2008 I specialised in leadership development and worked in South Africa for 5 years. I have always been interested in developing people and empowering them to reach their potential. I transitioned to coaching in 2017 after qualifying as an Executive and Leadership Coach. Since then, I have coached managers and senior leaders to maximise their potential, and to optimise performance and engagement with their teams.​ 

Now I use my skills to help cancer survivors to make positive changes to their lifestyle that will benefit their mind and body.

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Cancer Coaching
I offer compassionate support and guidance that is unique to you. It will help you gain some control and focus for your future.
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Cancer & Me

My world fell apart the day I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I felt physically ill in the doctor's office. All I could think about was how I was going to tell my children and my family that I needed chemotherapy. I felt the walls were closing in on me. For a few weeks i was in complete shock; I was so young and fit. I struggled to make sense of it all.

In the coming weeks I had a bilateral mastectomy, 4 months of chemotherapy and 25 radio therapy sessions. The chemo was incredibly hard on my body. My body recovered and healed but I was never prepared for what life would be like after cancer. I was plunged into my menopause, I was underweight, unhealthy and my mind was a mess. I was so confused about how to get my my life back up and running.

How and when would I feel like myself again?

One morning something changed in me. I was tired of feeling like a victim. I was tired of waiting for things to happen to me. I told myself that I needed to take back control of my life. The doctors could manage the disease but there was something I could do... I could manage my attitude, my diet and many other aspects of my life. I knew at that moment that I had the power and strength to get through it.

 

However, I was very confused about what to do first. I tried various different diets and different types of exercise. I was also struggling to figure out what I wanted with my life. I couldn't find the guidance I needed. In the end it took a while but I figured it out myself. I spent a long time reading and researching to get the information that I needed to help me move forward. Motivating oneself during and after treatment is one of the hardest things, in my experience. 

There is not enough support out there for cancer patients. So many incredible doctors helping us with the disease but not enough outside of that. I feel we need more support and help to get back on track.

Working with me will help you regain the strength and control in your life. Get in touch to learn more about how I can help you.

Irish Independent Newspaper

Listen to my interview with Niall Boylan.

 

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Apple podcast

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