Meet Kathleen

Through my company, Invest in Yourself, my desire is to support  Women in Business and Higher Education who want to overcome their professional/personal struggles and challenges.


A member of the International Coach Federation, I was awarded a Professional Certified Coach credential (PCC).

I am also a Trainer and an Educator with over 25 years experience in the Business and Higher Education and Public sectors.

My journey has led me around the world and back to Ireland, where I am happy to be settled in Tipperary.


I love sharing their journey with my coaching clients and seeing them move from Overwhelm to:

  • increased confidence
  • setting boundaries (sometimes for the first time)
  • making self care a priority
  • being clear on what’s important - at home and at work.


My initial training in Montessori formed my teaching and coaching style, and my values which are:

Follow the learner, look for success rather than mistakes or slip ups and the foundational belief that  People are ‘Naturally Creative, Resourceful and Whole’ The Co-Active© Model.

I work face to face here in Ireland or virtually anywhere in the world.


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the transformation that is possible for you!

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On a Personal Note

Outside of my coaching, I love to hike, cook and spend quality time with my family and friends. Traveling this beautiful planet is important to me so I'm grateful that my work with my clients can happen online anywhere!

I hugely value family and am delighted that two of my lovely nieces are supporting me with their talents.


Special thanks to


Niamh Mason,
whose beautiful photographs you see on the site.




Siobhan Fanning,
who is on board supporting me with content
and copy.








Barbara Gilleran MBA
"Kathleen was my coach during an unusually challenging time. She created a safe and supportive environment, especially as I needed someone who could actively listen, be non judgemental and understand my perspective." Click here to keep reading

Denis M Murphy,
University of Limerick

"Kathleen is quite simply one of the nicest, kindest and most genuine people I have ever known. I came to know her while she was mentoring a programme I was on. It was a time of great change in my life and I was especially appreciative of the support Kathleen offered. When the opportunity came up to be coached by her I jumped at the chance."  Click here to keep reading

Josephine Lynch,
Graduate Entry Medical School, University of Limerick

"I worked with Kathleen at a transitional stage in my career, when my job was evolving into a more defined managerial role. I had to move from supervising people while still being a ‘doer’ to a role where I had to consciously manage people, their workloads and their personalities. She made me realise that I could make the transition and achieve my goals as well as achieve what I needed to achieve at work." Click here to keep reading

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