Welcome to to be coaching

There are lots of things in life we’d all love: that villa in Spain, a personal trainer, a Personal Assistant, but there’s a much shorter list of things in life we’re prepared to pay for.

And in the current market, where the demands on senior executives are greater than ever, and where training budgets are tight, why is it that companies continue to pay for executive coaching?

Organisations continue to invest in executive coaching because:

  • Coaching improves the performance of their top players: CEOs and CFOs, and that increased productivity impacts positively on the bottom line
  • Executive coaching delivers results
  • There are proven limitations to what training can deliver in terms of behavioural change. Read the Training Versus Coaching section for more

Similarly, some senior executives pay for their own coaching, as they see it gives them a multiple return on their investment.

And What Is Executive Coaching?

Executive coaching is a series of one-to-one development sessions which aims to improve the performance of executives. A coaching session typically lasts 60-90 minutes, and the frequency of the sessions varies. Some individuals find that 3 to 4 sessions is enough, and others commit to doing 3 sessions a month for 6 or 12 months. A coaching session can take place in person, or by phone.

Coaching is always 100% confidential to the individual, and a certified coach like Adrienne O’Hare of To Be Coaching is bound by professional ethics which guarantee the highest forms of integrity.

Is Executive Coaching the Same as Life Coaching?

No. Life Coaching focuses on the individual, and executive coaching focus on the individual within an organisation. Executive coaching focuses on increasing an individual’s performance within a specific set of organisational needs and metrics.

Click here to read the Coaching Benefits section which tells you:

  • What type of person looks for an Executive Coach
  • What are the benefits of an Executive Coach
  • Regulation within the Coaching Industry

Read here for a more detailed biography and coaching client list of Adrienne O’Hare, Managing Director of
To Be Coaching.


September 16 2012

Valuing the Wisdom of the Ages

To get the best results from your workforce, it's important to capitalise on the different strengths of it's multigenerational make-up.


February 02 2012

Mastering the Art of Delegation

Managers tend to fall into two categories; masterful delegators or squirrels.

January 08 2012

Mentors in the Office

Companies looking for a cost-effective way to maximise employee productivity should consider developing an internal mentoring programme.

November 13 2011

Stick to the principles of selection

Doing a job interview is up there with the driving test and getting married as one of the most daunting experiences in life...

August 21, 2011

How to proceed after redundancy

For those who lose their jobs, redundancy can be difficult to deal with. What fewer realise is that redundancy can be equally unsettling for their colleagues who remain in their jobs with more tasks, fewer resources and a dwindling sense of workplace camaraderie.

May 17, 2010

How to ask for a pay rise discretely within the workplace

What a difference a year makes. In February 2009, outgoing Bank of Ireland boss Brian Goggin spectacularly misjudged the public mood when he revealed that he would be taking a considerable pay cut that would see him earning “less than two million euro” for the year.


“Adrienne is a valued partner both as a leadership adviser and coach to Mercury Engineering. She has developed a high level of trust throughout the Management group and has added immense value.”
-Patrick Ryan of Mercury Engineering, 2010

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