Clare has 20+ years in learning and development, specialising in leadership development and helping organisations, teams and individuals to grow. She has held Learning and Development roles across both Health & Social Care Services and the Higher Education Sector. Clare was Professional Development Manager at Ulster University where she introduced coaching in 2007 after qualifying as a coach and  provided an extensive range of programmes and services across all staff levels and professions, winning a National training award for Excellence in Coaching. She also initiated the University’s Women’s Network and

introduced a number of mentoring schemes for women.

Clare is an accredited MBTI provider (for individuals and teams) and has designed and facilitated:

  • ILM accredited Coaching and Mentoring qualifications

  • Team coaching

  • Introductory presentations and workshops

  • Coaching skills for leaders and managers courses

  • A Masters level module on Developing Coaching Skills (delivered online)

She has extensive experience of coaching senior leaders. Clare’s coaching approach is to build a relationship of trust and openness and provide space and time to assist clients to think through their issues, challenges and changes they would like to make in work and/or life and work with them to make that change happen.

Clare is a longstanding member of the Association for Coaching, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, the Institute of Leadership and Management, as well as an Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

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Marie Ferris
Marie Ferris

 Marie has 25 years experience of facilitating organisational and personal development programmes.  Marie is an accredited Executive Coach and a highly experienced Team Coach at senior level, with a Masters in Human Resource Management.  She has extensive experience of delivering Coaching Skills training, including ILM accredited programmes and at Masters level, as well as developing internal coaching and mentoring networks.  She won a National Training Award for Excellence in Coaching for the coaching programmes and services at Ulster University.


Marie is an External Verifier for ILM’s leadership development and coaching qualifications across Ireland and Europe.

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Marie Ferris