Resilience Mindset Online Course

Grow & Develop through Everyday Practices

Develop your Resilience and Leadership

Resilient Me!

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About Me

As a former business leader myself, I understand the challenges of leading with resilience.  With over 25 years as a finance executive, leading teams and working in a wide range of organisations, I learned that leadership can be a lonely place, that having a clear idea of the kind of leader I wanted to be wasn’t so easy to articulate and that being extremely busy can lead to lack of focus and overwhelm.

The idea of resilience is far more wide ranging that most people realise.  Managing focus, dealing with potential conflict, nurturing your executive presence, developing greater emotional intelligence all lead to greater ability to manage yourself and others.  Tuning in to what’s happening with you, how you show up in the world and how you connect with others are all measures of resilience which allow you to lead at a higher level, while still remaining grounded and calm.  Resilient leaders have the ability to “bounce” skilfully and deliberately rather than muddle through.

Throughout my studies of leadership, executive coaching and organisational behaviour, and my accreditations in Emotional Intelligence and Resilience, I have gathered together tools to help business people perform at their best, most especially during difficult times.  I help them to hone their resilience “muscles”, to cope with difficulty, to manage adversity and to remain optimistic and resourceful.  With a mix of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strengths Theory, Resilience Theory, Emotional Intelligence and much more, I teach and coach leaders to perform at their optimum.  And, of course, great leaders lead great teams!

  • MSc in Business Practice – University College Cork
  • Post-Grad Diploma in Executive Coaching (First Class) IMI/UCC Cork
  • Post-Grad Diploma in Leadership (First Class) UCC/IMI
  • Post-Grad Diploma in Organisational Behaviour (First Class) UCC/IMI
  • FCCA – Fellow of Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
  • Accredited member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the Association for Coaching.
  • Certified by RocheMartin Emotional Capital practitioner – Leadership EQ
  • Certified by MBTI (Myers Briggs) assessments
  • Certified by The Resilience Institute, Resilience Diagnostic practitioner
  • Certified by Six Seconds, Team Vital Signs, Team Diagnostic and Vital, Leadership skills practitioner.


Irish Enterprise Awards 2020
Best Leadership Coach

Nominee European Mentoring and Coaching Council  2017
Leadership Coach

Finalist Network Cork Businesswoman
of the Year Awards 2018
New Business

About My Live Online Training


of business, finance and
organisational complexities


on "softer skills"
and behaviours


on tactical and
practical skills

Gathering of Data

through 360s, team assessments
and results driven outcomes


“Barbara was clear from the start that she would not do the work for me and I have to say that was one of the best parts of the programme because I now feel empowered and clear-headed. She has great empathy, which means she knows when to push, when to step back and when to tell a story that shows she understands what I am going through.”
Gillian Hennessey
Triskel Arts Centre
“In Barbara’s work with four of my colleagues, she opened their eyes to a different way of doing and looking at things. All have grown through the experience, both professionally and personally. I have no doubt that we will avail of Barbara’s skill set again in the near future.”
John Counihan
Head of Organisation and Talent Development, Musgrave Retail Partners, Cork.

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