Hi – I’m Niamh.
Niamh is an Irish name that’s pronounced “Neeve”. Unusual I know, like many Irish names, but it rhymes with “Eve” as in Christmas Eve, so now you will remember it :).
THE SHORT VERSION:
- Coach and coach trainer
- Founder, The Fired-Up Coaching Academy, a self-coaching program & coach certification
- Sharp, compassionate and direct mindset coach – 14 years in the making!
- Fitness & health geek with a penchant for chocolate, coffee, Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream and a good aperol spritz on a sunny lake-side terrace
- Irish, living in Geneva, Switzerland and working with clients online worldwide since 2014!
I started my first coaching certification in 2009 and left a life of frustration and mis-alignment behind!
THE COMPREHENSIVE VERSION:
I moved from my home country of Ireland to Geneva, Switzerland nearly 30 years ago to work for the United Nations. Following a masters in Education that I somehow landed with 3 small children whilst working 80% (um yes, I can be unreasonable!) I fell in love with dyslexia and learning differences as a subject so I left the UN and set up an educational consultancy called Love To Learn.
I then discovered The Work Of Byron Katie in 2009. This is a powerful process similar to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). I ran many stress management programs in that capacity and coached hundreds of clients to help them to overcome their stress and improve their mental and physical health.
I then pursued further coach trainings related to mindset work and completed executive coaching and career coaching certifications with the ICF-affiliated Center for Executive Coaching in Florida. I also certified as a GENOS Assessor of Emotional Intelligence. Whilst emotional intelligence is a large part of the work I do today, I am also very passionate about both physical and mental wellness and spiritual growth. I incorporate all of these into my coaching process.
Apart from all my professional trainings, I hold a Masters degree in Education and a PhD in hiking in the local Jura mountains with my dog Sacha :). I’m passionate about nature and the environment. I practice yoga daily, strength-train in the gym 5 times weekly and am convinced by the power of positive habit change for growth. I believe that our life is mostly a result of our thinking and behavioral habits. That is great news because we can always work on those. If you want my help with that, I’d be delighted to chat with you about what’s possible.