Linda Mcloughlin, Founder, LeadershipWorks International, Member, ICF Global Board

Linda Mcloughlin, Founder, LeadershipWorks International, Member, ICF Global Board

Linda is the Founder and Director of LeadershipWorks International. She was awarded the prestigious “Coach of the Year 2017” and “Mentor Coach of the Year” honors by ICF Ireland.

 

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Overview

More and more people are recognizing the impact executive coaching can make on their lives and careers. A good executive coach can help clients achieve their business goals by facilitating reflection and helping them find their answers. Whether you are a new entrepreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur, a business owner, or a salesperson, you need a mentor. And who will be your mentor? Even if you are a die-hard self-starter, who doesn’t need a mentor?  Not having a mentor in your life can be a real bummer, especially when you are just starting out.  You are also missing out on a lot of opportunities. You can make great connections with mentors, and you can learn from their mistakes.

We have one such person today as our guest who has been making a significant impact on the lives of others. She has won multiple awards. We are pleased to welcome Linda Mcloughlin, Founder, LeadershipWorks International, Member, ICF Global Board.

[00:37] About Linda Mcloughlin, Founder, LeadershipWorks International, Member, ICF Global Board

Linda is the Founder and Director of LeadershipWorks International. She was awarded the prestigious “Coach of the Year 2017” and “Mentor Coach of the Year” honors by ICF Ireland.

[01:00] About LeadershipWorks

LeadershipWorks specializes in customized organization and leadership development programs leveraging a coaching mindset and toolkit. LeadershipWorks offers globally International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved programs in Arabic and English both virtually and in person. All LeadershipWorks associates are trained and experienced ICF coaches.

[02:30] What made you become a coach?

I became an accidental coach because I am originally Irish, and I was working with the Institute of Public Administration, which is a very well recognized body in Ireland. I was head of their leadership development. I was running flagship programs for very senior public servants, and it was a blend mainly of training, but we began to introduce a thing called coaching.

[05:03] How has coaching evolved as a profession?

Coaching is completely different from mentoring. It is a profession, it is paid. It is a formal relationship with the client. The idea is that you can create transformation with clients either at an individual level or at a team and organizational level through using the skills of coaching.

[07:51] What are the special skills that you bring to a relationship?

  • I have an ability to connect with people and establish psychological safety with them.
  • I am very non-judgmental.
  • I am a very deep listener.
  • I am very intuitive.

[09:51] How does one evaluate that they have a good coach?

  • My advice to anyone getting into a coaching relationship is to check out the qualifications and the credentials of the person who is calling themselves a coach.
  • Make sure your coach is trained by approved training providers and governed by a code of ethics.
  • Ask yourself, am I comfortable with this coach, can we connect, can I see myself working with them.

[15:26] Difference in coaching top management versus emerging leaders

The difference is experience. Experience can have a good side and a bad side. You will use more assessment tools with the emerging leaders.

Resources:

You can connect with Linda Mcloughlin – LinkedIn

Visit – http://www.leadershipworks.ie/

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Profile

Linda McLoughlin MBS MCC BA HDE is the founder and the director of LeadershipWorks International specializing in leadership development, coach training, and team building. Linda is an award-winning Master Coach and was recognized as “Top Coach of the Year” and “Mentor Coach of the Year” by ICF Ireland. She lives in Ras Al Khaimah has moved to the UAE from Ireland in 2012 and has worked on five continents.

She is an accredited Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)- just the second coach in the UAE and the fourth in Ireland to be awarded this elite qualification. She specializes in coaching leaders as agents of change and in working with teams in times of conflict and complexity. She is an active member of the global coaching community and was elected to the ICF Global Board of Directors for 2019 -2023 and served as Director of Operations with ICF Ireland Chapter.

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