This Is London, Dublin. Organisation Development.

Niamh Shiells


Niamh is a highly experienced and competent Accredited Coach, Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming and an Approved Centre for Institute of Leadership & Management Training. She provides Executive Coaching at Director, CEO and Board level. Niamh is Chair of Association for Coaching Ireland, the lead professional body for coaching across the island of Ireland and was a finalist for the AC Honorary Award 2010 for "Influencing Service to the Profession of Coaching". Niamh is also a Board Director of Women in Business NI.  She speaks frequently at business and coaching events across Ireland and has appeared on TV and Radio presenting on coaching and business related matters (UTV and BBC Radio Ulster).


Niamh has considerable business experience working strategically at a senior level in London and Northern Ireland. Her last role was NI Head of Operations for a large national third sector organisation. This involved spearheading significant growth strategy and leading operational management of diverse projects and staff portfolio. She has exceptional insight and understanding of the executive and business environment and has been successfully involved in private enterprise for the last ten years and is the founder and Director of Advance Coaching.


Coaching philosophy

Niamh's coaching is informed by the theory and models of NLP, Behavioural and Cognitive Coaching as well as using a range of practical skills and tools from coaching, management and leadership learning. She believes that her clients are resourceful and that through coaching they can develop new thinking, feelings and behaviors to enhance performance, confidence and wellbeing. She creates a space where clients can see new possibilities, consider alternative options and explore new ways of doing. Through great listening and establishing a relationship based on trust, respect, commitment and confidentiality. She works with her clients in a way that leaves them more competent and more confident and with the ability to continue developing beyond the life of the coaching programme. Niamh blends strong coaching models and competencies with pragmatic strategic planning and actions; results are what she focuses on.


Key Coaching Competencies

- High level of emotional intelligence - "walks the talk"

- Inspirational and motivational

- Listening, relationship building, empathy, humour, builds confidence and beliefs

- Strategic approach, with business insight and acumen

- Results & solution focus - ideas, options, strategies and actions

- Reflective, objective, grounded, strong sense of integrity and ethics