Mary Black executive coaching


Take a moment to look around, and learn a little about me and the service I offer. Most of my work is based here in Northern Ireland and I also offer my service on an on-line basis. I hope you enjoy the site and please contact me for any further information that might be helpful.


What is Executive Coaching?

Coaching is a powerful process of enabling individuals reach their potential in the workplace. Evidence suggests clear benefits for organisational outcomes, and positive effects on employee learning and development, motivation and effectiveness. Sustainable success needs to be worked at and can grow with the right kind of support. The current corona virus disruption places unique demands on individuals. Now, more than ever, we need space to clarify, to use our influence, to learn and manage our anxiety.

A  solid theoretical framework and clear ethical standards guide my practice. Coaching is a strong tool in successful change management. The coaching process aims to be empowering for the individual and leads to an increased sense of wellbeing. 

Who am I?

I have many years experience of working in Public Health, leading innovation and change, organisational development and management. I have worked on multiple programmes with Government, statutory, community, voluntary, and private sectors as well as academic interests to reduce inequalities in health and promote social justice. I am experienced in developing multi agency partnerships and working with communities. I continue to work on a voluntary basis with a number of community organisations. I have a strong track record in team development and organisational change.

I bring this experience to the world of coaching. I am a qualified and accredited Executive Coach with clear ethical standards of practice. I hold the Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching with the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC). My work is regulated by the AoEC and they are regulated by the International Coaching Federation and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

I am also an Associate with the Health and Social Care Leadership Centre  in Belfast.

How Much Time Do I Need?

I believe strongly in an individual's capacity for growth and development. Executive Coaching is tailored to the needs of the individual. Typically sessions will last for between 1-1½ hours at an arranged time that is suitable for you. I also offer a complimentary introductory session to help determine goals, understandings of the coaching process and to establish whether there is a suitable 'fit' for working together. The recommended number of sessions is 6-8, however this can be negotiated depending on your requirements. 



Take a step back. 

Take time to reflect on your current skills and performance. Are you able to find solutions for the challenges you face in the workplace? Are able to use your own inherent wisdom?

If you're feeling a little 'stuck', or feel the need to 'stretch', contact me using the form below.



"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I  to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, its in everyone. As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

Marianne Williamson-A Return to Love          

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Enjoy your work. Enrich your life.

Contact me to learn more about how we can work together to help you reach your goals.