Niall Heenan has over 25 years’ experience of creating insightful and impactful training, facilitation and coaching experiences for his clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Examples of Niall’s work in the public sector include staff and managers in Government bodies and Departments, local authorities, third level colleges and university departments. Private sector clients include Senior Directors in the recruitment sector, management consultancy, start-ups and representative bodies of professional organisations.
Niall is skilled in building and creating safe, trusting spaces with individuals, teams and groups. Clients describe his work as challenging, thought-provoking, empathetic, future-focused and adaptable. He uses creative methodologies to explore thinking and beliefs and approaches his clients with the steadfast belief that they are capable and resourceful people with the ability to obtain clarity on their next step. He aims to provide a secure, structured and safe coaching experience to allow this to happen. Niall has delivered programmes at university-level on Mentoring and Coaching and has been asked to demonstrate coaching on ICF-accredited coach training programmes. He has coached clients in mid-level and senior roles in corporates, the public sector and start-ups.
In recent years, Niall has specialised in working with managers and teams as they develop remote and blended ways of working and is passionate about the need for personal resilience, meaningful connections and clear communication in this new way of working and managing. Niall challenges his clients to become ‘comfortable with uncomfortable’ situations and focuses on personal effectiveness, giving effective feedback, having challenging conversations and managing boundaries when remote working.