We enable Positive Change

Facilitating people to clarify and work towards achieving their personal and business goals.

Our Mission
& Values

Coaching Matters is all about enabling individuals to be an active agent for change in their lives.

Inspired by the belief that everyone has more influence over their own happiness than they think, we strive to support individuals to confidently tap into this power and knowledge, to get the most from life.


Results Focused

Philomena McCabe

Philomena brings to her clients a rich background of experience and expertise. Following a successful career with Diageo Ireland in operations management, she pursued her second career as coach and trainer and in 2010 founded Coaching Matters.

She has a BA (Hons) degree in psychology, a Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching and advanced training in both Career and Midlife Transition Coaching.  She is also certified in Emotional Intelligence – accredited by Roche Martin.

She is passionate about helping people, through coaching, training, talks and workshops, to transition to the new, to identify and reach their goals and to find meaning, fulfilment and joy in their work and personal lives.

Areas of expertise – with clients at all levels include; coaching for leadership development (on the Concern Worldwide coaching panel and regularly coaching on their Leadership Development Programme), performance support, emotional intelligence, career progression and midlife transition.

She designs and delivers talks on topical subjects such as resilience, change and transition, career planning, retirement planning and wellbeing. Close to her heart is planning for life after 50 and she has designed and facilitated programmes bringing a fresh modern approach to creating a fulfilling new stage.

Philomena partners with other coaches and professionals on projects and training. Weir Wealth Ltd. are our partners on all areas of Financial Advice.

“Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake…We are making use of only a small part of our possible mental and physical resources.“  William James, philosopher and psychologist 1842 – 1910

  • BA Psychology, Dublin Business School
  • Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching, Irish Lifecoach Institute
  • Certificate in Innovation and New Business Development, DCU
  • Career Coaching Training, Irish Lifecoach Institute
  • Emotional Intelligence certification, RocheMartin
  • Member Association for Coaching
  • Associate Member Psychological Society of Ireland
  • Hon. Secretary Guinness Retired Staff Association
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance with OBF Insurance Group