Coaches give direction in life and work

Husband and wife Mike O’Halloran and Evelyn Gilmore claim to have launched the first coach training course in the country in 2000.

21st October, 2006

Their business, Coach Institute Ireland, has grown into a network of ten franchises. Coaching, O’Halloran said, was all about ‘‘helping a person to find greater direction in life and work’’, and differed from counselling in that it was primarily goal-oriented, practical and measurable.

‘‘There is some emphasis on exploring issues, but it’s always in the context that the exploration is going to lead to action,” he said. ‘‘We don’t...

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