Graduate Testimonials

The following is what some of our recent graduates had to say about our Diploma in Life, Leadership & Business Coaching Programme

A life changing experience, a wonderful journey taught in an environment of trust, openness and honesty. Elizabeth and Noel are passionate coaches and dedicate everything to the pursuit of excellence in delivering this programme.
Mike McGrath, Business Coach, Cork

 I was a little hesitant signing up for this course but I am so glad that it did.  It has changed everything for me.  I have always had a strong interest in coaching and wanted a formal qualification and I got this but I also got so much more.  Elizabeth and Noel’s style of teaching was relaxed and easy and yet so effective and informative.  I thoroughly looked forward to the weekly classes both in person and virtual and this course has given me skills to launch my new coaching business but it has also helped me in my personal life to be more understanding and encouraging to those around me.  I highly recommend this course.
Caroline Murphy, West Cork Eggs Ltd

Noel and Elizabeth have designed and delivered a truly exceptional course. Their passion for coaching and humour is evident throughout. For a high quality, practical and meaningful experience and qualification, you couldn’t choose better.
Rose Long, Job Coach, Limerick

 This course has changed who I am, what I say, how I say it, what I do, how I do it. I have learned what is important in life to me and I have developed an action plan for developing this further. The course is a must for all aspiring to become coaches and leaders. Be prepared to be “wowed”!
Gavin Murphy, Business Coach , Cork

“Completing the Diploma in Life and Business coaching with Coach Academy PLUS has been an incredible life changing journey that has left me with a new found purpose and confidence, renewed energy and an unwavering belief in the capabilities and potential of myself and others. It has been an honour and privilege to have been trained and coached by Noel & Elizabeth. Their dedication and commitment to coaching in all its wonderful dimensions and the energy, support and encouragement they so willingly give to all the students is second to none. The training was highly participative, experiential, challenging and a lot of fun. As the course comes to a close, I move forward with many new skills, tools and insights that I know I will use in all I do, both professionally and personally. Thank You Both.”
Jan Harte – Human Resources Director – Stryker Orthopaedics – Cork

“This is not your normal diploma course. This is an awesome life changing experience. It equips you with the tools and confidence to choose your own destiny and if you desire, to coach others to choose their own destiny. For me this is by far the most valuable education experience to date. Thank you Noel and Elizabeth.”
Roy McGrath BBs Hons. – Lecturer C.I.T.

“The Diploma in Life and Business coaching run by CoachAcademy Plus was great fun. I learnt a lot of new ideas and skills that I have already applied in my professional and personal life. My understanding of coaching has changed completely since starting the course last October. Noel and Elizabeth created a very positive learning environment that encouraged interaction and experimentation by all. They provide excellent one- to-one support at all times. For those interested in learning about coaching I would strongly recommend this course.”
Dermot Sheehan – Quality Unit Manager – JMPMI

“I thank you most sincerely for the wonderful experience of your Diploma course. It has been a most enlightening journey, one which has indeed equipped me with excellent new skills for the future. I also wish to acknowledge the total professionalism of your organisation and look forward to many years of working together.”
Sean Tobin – Managing Director – Goalpost Ireland

“I completed my Life & Business Coaching course last May. This course was organised by Noel Brosnan who is also the main tutor. I can say that my decision to attend this course was one of the best decisions I have made in my life as it has transformed the way I interact with people. I have found that Noel’s teaching skills and his ability to relate the theory of coaching to our daily lives has been excellent. Noel has a great understanding of the way human beings think and react to different circumstances and I have found his humorous approach to life very stimulating. I am hoping to continue learning from Noel in some other capacity in the future.”
Paul Martin – Financial Accounting Manager – Black and Decker

“Participation in the Diploma in Life & Business Coaching Course has benefited me enormously, both professionally and personally. The course gives you a really good mix of practice and theory. The supporting materials provided were wonderful and the tutors were excellent.”
Angela Murphy – Senior Executive

Train the Trainer Graduates

The Train the Trainer programme delivered by Noel Brosnan was giant steps ahead of other similar programmes our Group had experienced. From the start the presenter built strong rapport within the group and imparted powerful, interesting and relevant material in a convincing way. It was a totally empowering and thought provoking experience. I loved it!
Ray Ryan, Director, Maybe International Creative Consultancy Ltd

I decided to choose Noel Brosnan as a trainer when obtaining my QQI Train the Trainer qualification. I appreciated his coaching approach to learning and his flexibility in accommodating different learning styles. I believe this approach has enabled me to take a more flexible and creative approach to training, and in the process of learning the experience was far more meaningful on a personal level.
Tracy Aspel, Communications Coach and Trainer, Limerick.

The train the trainer course given by Noel has to be one of the best courses I have ever attended. It’s an excellent course for all trainers to get a comprehensive understanding of what is important for a trainer to consider while delivering programs. It is energetic, refreshing, insightful and provides a dimension totally different from other training programs. I actually learned more practical skills in this course than I did in my 2 year diploma in Training and Development in UCC and thoroughly enjoyed myself at the same time. Take this course for a complete paradigm shift. Thank you Noel
Orla Mulcahy, Sales Representative in Pharmaceutical Industry, Cork.

“I have just successfully completed the QQI Train The Trainer Course; it has given me a new perception of adult learning both as a participant and as a instructor. I can seriously say that for me, Noel is a great mentor and facilitator. I have gained more than new skills and an enhanced knowledge from him; I have also gained a personal maturity due to his distinctive method of facilitation. This experience has had a big influence on how I approach my methodology of instruction.”
Cpl Andy Byrne – Instructor – Irish Defence Forces

Thanks Noel, Great news, This is my first email ever, hope I get it right!  

I intended to actually write to you once the results were out, on the strength of your course I have been given an internship at the boat school and as of last week I am delivering a evening class, The course will run over a ten week period and if successful will commence again in the new year. They have also selected myself and two other craftsmen to go through a degree course, now the fun starts! I just would like to say sincerely that it was a pleasure to have been part of your course and for me it has been a life changing event. Thank you.
Frank O’Sullivan

I’m doing a CELTA course in UCC at the moment. The Train the Trainer course has really helped me for this course. Although I still get nervous before teaching a class, the panic is gone. Knowing the different training methods and learning styles has also really helpled. Probably the two most valuable things I have been able to bring into the classroom from your course are to be comfortable with silence and active listening.
Once again, thank you very much Noel. You have shown me the type of teacher I would like to become.
Brendan Moher

Clients Coaching Services

“Life Changing is a phrase I seldom use but I can confidently say that my coaching sessions with Noel were exactly that! His skills, experience and professionalism as a coach brought me to a time and place that facilitated a life changing decision that has had an enormous positive impact on my business and personal life. My sincere thanks to Noel.
Tom McAvinchey

“I have engaged the services of CoachAcademy PLUS on a number of occasions. I have been provided with a coaching model that is clear, informative and very relevant. In summary, a great practical approach. Noel has also presented a number of ‘The Manager as Coach’ workshops for our branch managers. His style, approach, techniques and delivery have met with universal approval.”
David Hurley – Regional Sales manager – Bank of Ireland – Cork

“Working with Noel over the past 5 months has allowed me to grow and develop my business a lot quicker than I would have otherwise hoped to achieve. Noel has challenged and questioned my beliefs and has kept me focused on my commitments to myself. I find the Coaching/Mentoring style that Noel applies very effective and productive.”
Fergal O’ Connor – Synergy Coaching Services Limerick

“Noel has worked with me over the last six months and critically to me I have found his approach to be open, honest and challenging. He has helped me focus on what is important through the use of a practical and effective coaching style. I find the coaching sessions help me clarify, re-evaluate and prioritise my never ending “to do” list. I would recommend Noel as a coach to help you get from where you are to where you want to be.”
Simon McAuliffe – BBA Training Cork

“The coaching sessions with Elizabeth were extremely insightful. Elizabeth is a good listener, but also knows how to ask challenging questions. She brings in theories and models with regard to leadership and management styles at the appropriate junctures in the coaching process, without forcing. The intensive series of coaching sessions were beneficial and I fully intend to use Elizabeth’s services again in the future.”
Dr. Maria Hinfekaar – Director – Limerick Institiute of Technology

“Avondhu Development Group has contracted Elizabeth as a coach/facilitator on a number of projects all of which have been very successfully completed to a very high standard. Over the years, Elizabeth has proven herself to be highly committed, very efficient and very professional in approach. She has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven ability to work with people in a wide variety of settings. She has always shown energy and enthusiasm for her work and is very committed to empowerment and participatory approaches. Elizabeth is highly regarded by the staff and board of Avondhu Development Group as well as all those with whom she has worked”.
Jim Sheehan – Manager – Avondhu Development Group