Meet Kathleen

Welcome to Kathleen Fanning Coaching - Invest in Yourself! Recently awarded 2023 Coach of the Year by ICF Ireland!

I am a seasoned leadership coach, speaker, educator, and author specializing in the advancement of leaders  just like you!

My desire is to support Professional Men and Women who Dare to Believe, who want to find their real confidence, own their leadership style AND create balance in their work and home life!

With a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years across business, higher education, and the public sector, I offer considerable expertise in my coaching practice. Holding the respected ICF PCC coaching credential, I am deeply committed to continuous learning, ensuring the highest level of professionalism and proficiency in my coaching.

Having traversed the globe and immersed myself in various cultures, I wholeheartedly embrace diversity and inclusivity in my approach. Having personally navigated the trials and triumphs of being a professional woman, I provide a secure and trustworthy space for my clients. By partnering with me, you can unlock your true potential, attain success and fulfillment, and forge a balanced and purposeful life.



Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership Coaching & Training
  • Personal & Professional Development
  • Resilience & Wellbeing
  • Mental Fitness / Positive Intelligence
  • Team Building & Group Facilitation
  • Training & Presentation Skills Development


My coaching methodology delves beneath the surface, exploring the 'iceberg' of mindset, beliefs, hopes, dreams, and fears. Within the safe and supportive coaching environment I create, clients can effect the changes they desire. I am dedicated to championing ambitious professional men and women on their transformative journey. Working together, you can unleash your true potential and achieve the success and fulfilment you aspire to.

My TOP 3 Values

My Values are reflected in my coaching and in my business. The top 3 are:


▪️I create Safety and Trust

▪️I create safe places for growth

▪️Safety supports risk taking and real growth

▪️Safety and trust lead to real growth




▪️I help others access their inner wisdom - their intuition

▪️I show others their wisdom which they may not be seeing

▪️I offer my intuition and wisdom as a gift to my clients




▪️Joy is essential to moving forward with ease

▪️I help you find lightness in moments of stress and difficulty
▪️Laughter will be present as we take the journey together



Training, Certifications and Assessment Tools 

  • PQ Coaching Certification (Positive Intelligence)
  • Certified mBIT (Multiple Brain) Coach
  • Mindfulness for Coaches: Rising Minds
  • Professional Practice Certificate in Training & Development
  • Transactional Analysis TA 101 – Coaching Development
  • Certificate in Coaching Skills (Coaching Development/Tipperary Institute)
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Licensed in the use of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory MBTI and Belbin Team Roles

Memberships & Awards

  • FIITD (Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development / L&DI)   
  • ICF (International Coaching Federation) Awarded Joint Career Coach of the Year and Coach of the Year (2023)
  • Member International Coach Federation, Irish Chapter ICF (Board Member 2016 & 2017)
  • Member of Irish American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia
  • Member of the Irish Business Organisation of NY 
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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!







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

Fill Your Well
30 Days of Resilience Journal

"I am excited to have this 30-day guided journal out in the world!"

"It has been a dream of mine to share my learning and experience and I’ve been bowled over with the positive reaction to my Journal!"

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