Mary Cummins BSc, M.A.
With over 15 years working in the public sector, most recently as a member of a Senior Management team in Cork, Mary's experience included change management, transformational & purpose driven leadership, collaborative team working & people development. She has strong skills in outplacement and has delivered programmes to employees at all levels in the organisation, in blue chip companies, including electronics, IT and manufacturing.
In addition to her coaching qualification (QQI level 6, Distinction), Mary has studied Psychology to degree level and has an M.A. in Learning & Development (consultancy) from UCC. She also holds a Diploma in Training & Development, a Diploma in Social Care and has enjoyed engaging in courses such as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Gestalt counselling.
Mary has a particular expertise in strengths-based coaching helping clients understand their strengths, developmental needs, untapped potential, and stressors, facilitating insight for further growth & development.
Mary's own Strengths Profile shows her to be strong in the areas of Mission (her need to find meaning & purpose in what she does), Authenticity, Emotional Awareness & Innovation. These strengths help Mary support others in making important changes in their lives.
See client testimonials below!
"I gained such an unexpected insight into myself and came away with an entirely different perspective on the possibilities of career change. While working collaboratively with Mary our sessions proved both challenging and extremely rewarding and I could not speak highly enough of the invaluable tools and career development plan I have gained.” (Margaret, Cork - Banking sector)
"I am currently experiencing a time of transition in my career - assessing where I am and where I want to be to find more fulfillment in my life. To help in this process I engaged the services of career coach Mary at Careerchanger.ie. The tools Mary uses for strengths profiling, the very detailed report provided and the in depth discussions have been greatly beneficial to me .. particularly in identifying unrealised potential I can leverage as I move forward. Mary has a very holistic approach to career planning - considering all aspects of the individual and I really appreciated her open style, her ability to ask probing questions and offer great insights based on her study in psychology. I would highly recommend her to anybody at a crossroads be it as a result of a career change already in progress or through a desire to bring about a change in the near future". (Ber, Cork - Finance)
“In looking to uncover what options and opportunities may exist to advance, enhance or even change my career path, Mary at CareerChanger.ie took the time to listen and understand the complex challenges I face, to then be able to offer supportive guidance in how to identify and unlock potential within myself, and how to use it to build connections with others, that has opened up exciting career avenues. Exploring your potential is something I would recommend to anyone, and the service Mary offers at CareerChanger.ie, facilitates just that”. (David, Limerick - Business Owner)
“I was unemployed for the first time in 35 years, with no CV and confidence at an all-time low. I reached out to Mary for help. Together we built a CV that I am very happy with. Her knowledge and professional approach put me at ease from the outset and made the process an enjoyable experience. She gave me some great interview tips and boosted my confidence by helping me to realise my strengths. This made job hunting less daunting. Thanks Mary”. (Roy, Cork - Regional Manager)
"I went about searching for someone who could help me find answers in terms of my career and how to get a better angle in terms of improving my presentation and delivery, to make myself stand out from the crowd. I came across Mary Cummins of Careerchanger.ie. I contacted Mary for information regarding my career in EHS and how I could make improvements with my CV etc. We had a chat and Mary put a plan in place very quickly. She reviewed my CV and made many changes to it. Mary communicated with me regularly and I was really happy with the outcome. Mary is very hard working and dedicated to her clients and her profession. I would highly recommend Mary for her professional service. Not alone that but she is extremely accommodating and I look forward to working with her in the future". (Eoin., Cork - E.H.S)