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About Us

We have known each other for many years and have much in common. We are all mothers and they have worked with both children and adults who have overcome great adversity in their lives to achieve wonderful things. We have had careers in different areas, nursing, retail, charity, property and fitness, and so bring a wealth of practical life experience and expertise to our coaching. We recognise the human potential present in every one of us. Coaching can help to unlock this potential and act as a catalyst to  change.

As fully accredited IIC&M Life Coaches through Mindstream Success and Life Coaching we are passionate about coaching and the powerful change it can bring. 

Grainne O’Driscoll

Grainne is an accredited coach with  IIC&M.  With an earlier background in property, Grainne became interested in the area of Health and Wellness and studied Diet and Nutrition in DIT Bolton Street,  followed by a NCEF qualification from NTC where she qualified in the area of exercise fitness and personal training.  

It was while working in the area of Personal Training, with clients on a one to one basis, Grainne felt that some clients were seeking guidance on lifestyle change in addition to diet and exercise advice. This led to her interest in the area of Life Coaching. This type of coaching can help to develop strategies to enable the client truly realise their full potential and make real and lasting changes in their lives.  Grainne is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals and unlock their potential.

Grainne has been working at home and internationally with an Irish charity over the last five years. This, in addition to her coaching qualifications and life experience as a mum to two teenagers, gives her an excellent background to connect with her clients.  

“The need for change bulldozed a road down the centre of my mind” Maya Angelou

Debbie Deegan

Published author of two books, Debbie has been working tirelessly in Russia since 1998 with orphaned and abandoned children as CEO and founder of the children’s charity To Children with Love. She and her team have changed the lives of thousands of children and young adults for the better.

Debbie has been the recipient of many prestigious awards in Russia and Ireland, but what is most important to her is seeing change being made.  She holds the Rehab International Person of the Year award, Social Entrepreneur Award from Women Mean Business, a second Social Entrepreneur award from the hugely popular Image Magazine and has recently been featured in the very popular Humans of Dublin blog. Debbie has been also honoured by UNESCO in Moscow and presented with a Tolerance award for her years of work with disadvantaged children and young adults.  

Debbie is a motivational speaker, an accredited Life Coach with IIC&M and also has a diploma in Child Psychology.  She believes that if you can find your purpose in life, every day is a pleasure.  

Debbie inspires ordinary people, like herself, to realise that they can do more than they ever dreamed of,  make change in a world that needs change and get extraordinary results. She has a huge passion for people. Her ordinariness puts people at ease and gives them the confidence to feel, they too, can achieve their dreams. 

Debbie is first and foremost a mother to her adored children, and has 3 spoiled dogs. 

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”  Roald Dahl

Dara Ferguson

Dara Ferguson is an Accredited Coach with the IIC&M .

Dara’s background is nursing and has always loved working with people . She has over 20 years experience as a palliative nurse specialist. Having qualified as an RGN, she went on to pursue  a career in hospice care . She has a H.Dip in Palliative Care and Dip in Nurse Management. Her roles include RGN, Clinical Nurse Manager and at the moment is Clinical Nurse Specialist in the community . 

Dara’s role involves caring for patients and their families who are dealing with serious illness, e.g. cancer in their own home. The aim being to improve quality of life through early identification, assessment  and treatment of pain and other symptoms – physically, psychologically and spirituality. Palliative care regards dying as a normal process of life and also provides bereavement support for family members. The care extends not only to the patient, but to family and friends also. In these roles Dara has learned to listen, support, advise people from all walks of life in a safe, secure, professional environment.

Dara’s interest in Life Coaching evolved from her role as CNS. She wanted to bring her skills into anyone’s life, guiding them to achieve their aims and goals.

Dara has the life experience  to connect with people on all levels and form relationships with the goal of listening, guiding and managing expectations in a very positive practice.

Dara is also married with 5 children aged 9-17! 

“It’s very easy to be a Good  listener , much more difficult to be a Wise Listener” Maeve Binchy

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