Mary Cummins BSc, M.A.
As a career and executive coach, Mary has significant experience in career change, transition and management. She has a broad background in Health, Education, and Organisations in the private and voluntary sectors. Having worked in various positions and settings over many years, including being a member of a Senior Management team in a large public sector organisation, Mary sometimes witnessed people's dissatisfaction with their roles; limited opportunities for progression, poor work life balance or lack of meaningful work. Recognising the impact on their career happiness and general wellbeing prompted Mary’s passion in supporting others to find career fulfilment and satisfaction. Mary focusses on helping her clients to understand clearly the things they can do and love to do.
Mary provides a safe, confidential, creative and non-judgemental
space, asking thought-provoking questions, and actively listening to provide
insightful feedback, enabling clients explore, reflect and make good
decisions. She applies a range of proven tools and techniques in her
coaching, as well as drawing on her own personal and professional experience of
change and development.
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 is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council. (Ireland)
See client testimonials below!
Mary is a font of knowledge and is an expert in the area of changing career. Her suggestions for improving my LinkedIn profile were simple yet made a big difference – she has a complete command of this area. She is also very good at explaining what to do – her communication is excellent. I would recommend Mary to anyone looking to present themselves well on LinkedIn. (D.F. Software Developer)
Honestly l found the strengths profiling to be very helpful. The experience helped me understand my strengths and some hidden talents that i could make use of in school and future work places and even social interactions. I think it was well worth it". (Maya Linehan, 5th year student).
"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)