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Coaching for Success

Maple Lodge, Lacken., Blessington, Blessington, Wicklow, Ireland

Become a certified career coach with the Academy of Professional Leadership Training and Coaching.

Grainne Carrickford Kingston is an experienced Trainer, Coach, Mentor, Facilitator and Consultant with a proven track record in Business and Executive Coach Training and Leadership and Management Development.

She is Managing Director of the Academy of Professional Leadership Training and Coaching who offer a national and international accredited Coach Training Diploma programme, a suite of Leadership and Management Development Training Programmes and Personal Development Courses.

Tailored 1-1 coaching sessions are also available to embed the training, navigate the individual’s career pathand potential, or as an alternative solution to a business need.

Grainne holds a MA in Coaching & Mentoring Practice (Oxford-Brookes), is an Accredited Life Coach (Distinction) LCA and has been awarded a Certificate in Training and Development (Merit) with the Irish Institute of Training and Development. In addition, she has achieved an ICM accredited Diploma in Leadership Skills (Distinction) and a Certificate in Occupational Testing (Level A & Level B Intermediate) from the British Psychological Society that allows her to work with psychometric tools, which are valuable to use in 1-1 career coaching sessions and for personal and professional development.

She is an organizational member with the prestigious Association for Coaching (AC), a Master Coach with the Life and Business CoachingAssociation of Ireland (LBCAI) and a founding member of the Coaching Psychology Group in Ireland.  She is also a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development.

Born in Edinburgh she has lived in Ireland for most of her life. For many years she worked as a Personal Assistant and Secretary within the Health and Tourism industries.

Since 1997 she and her associates have trained and worked extensively in the field of Business, Executive and Personal CoachingLeadership Training and Coaching and Career Development. Some of the Organizations they have worked with include British Sky Broadcasting (SKY), Irish Life, Abbott Laboratories, St. Vincent de Paul, Sage Ireland, Intervet Shearing Plough, VHI and Allied Irish Banks.

The Academy of Professional Leadership Training & Coaching’s Mission Statement is:

“To inspire and develop talent and potential through providing high quality, innovative Training and Coaching.”


Our Vision is:

“To encourage and empower individuals through innovative Training and Coaching to identify their passion and values, and to use their talents, skills and potential to achieve their ambitions and progress their careers.”

Our Values are:

  • To empower individuals to develop their talent and fulfill their potential;
  • To impart expertise, skills and experience;
  • To encourage individuals to align with their passion and their values;
  • To be dedicated to standards of excellence and best practice;
  • To advocate integrity and ethics in all that we do;

The Academy of Professional Leadership Training & Coaching abide by the Life & Business Coaching Association of Ireland’s and the Association for Coaching’s Code of Ethics and Good Practice.

Emotional Intelligence Course

Emotional Intelligence. In this Emotional Intelligence Course you will become more aware of yourself, you will learn how to handle relationships between you and others and how to express emotions. “ Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of…

Interpersonal Skills Course

Interpersonal Skills. This Interpersonal Skills Course provides all students with the knowledge they need in order to become an expert in interpersonal skills and communication. “Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success” Paul J. Meyer DEVELOP YOUR COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS A key Leadership skill is the ability to build relationships…

Leadership Styles Course

Leadership Styles. A Leadership Training gives the attendants very useful and practical skills on how to guide other people, teams and organizations. A good leader is both, inspiring and creative. He/she leads others into developments and is able to increase the potential among individuals. OBJECTIVES OF THIS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COURSE To understand the role that…

Motivate Your Team

Motivate your Team Course. Are you looking to become a motivating part of your team? In this Motivate Your Team Course, you will gain all the knowledge and skills in order to help people give their best potential and abilities. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well…

Persuasive Presentations

Persuasive Presentations Course. “I believe that the will of the people is resolved by a strong leadership. Even in a democratic society, events depend on a strong leadership with a strong power of persuasion, and not on the opinion of the masses.” Yitzhak Shamir MAKE PERSUASIVE PRESENTATIONS AND INFLUENCE OTHERS THROUGH TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP In the words of…

Strengths-based Leadership Course

Strengths-based Leadership “A leader needs to know his strengths as a carpenter knows his tools, or as a physician knows the instruments at her disposal. What great leaders have in common is that each truly knows his or her strengths – and can call on the right strength at the right times.”  Don Clifton  OBJECTIVES…


Coaching for Success
Maple Lodge, Lacken.
Blessington, Blessington, Wicklow
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