Stimulating, practical, engaging and fun.

Participants will tap into their strengths, challenge their thinking, learn new ideas and techniques and practice applying them.

One-to-One, In-House & Open Programmes

Our programmes are typically run over three or four 2 hour sessions. They are designed to introduce participants to the latest thinking and evidence based concepts and are delivered using a variety of learning techniques. All are designed to be stimulating, practical, engaging and fun.

Job Search & Career Management

Know what you want next and present your best self to go for it!

Looking to the next career move can be prompted by job loss or an instinctive need for a change. Whatever the circumstances, at Coaching Matters we take a holistic approach.

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As well as supporting clients on the practical elementsuch as CV Preparation, Job search and Interview Skillswe encourage taking a step back and working out what will really give job satisfaction and fulfil all your needs now and in the future. We all have more than one career in us and this is a great oppurtunity to explore the possibilitiesre-assess your talents and skills and think about getting your work life to work for you. We help to make this transition a positive, open, empowering and fruitful experience.

We provide a comprehensive end to end programme to guide and support individuals through each step towards their next role.  Our approach is to inspire them to identify their goals, present their best selves and meet the challenge with confidence and enthusiasm.


  • Change and transition
  • Exploring work needs and desires
  • Taking stock of my talents, strengths and achievements
  • Crafting a strong CV and profile
  • Competency based interview preparation
  • Job search
  • Networking
  • Resilience tools and strategies
  • One to one coaching


Following the programme participants will:

  • Have explored and consciously decided on their work life goals
  • Have re-evaluated their strengths and skills
  • Be able to tell their story and demonstrate their value
  • Know how to present their best selves on paper, on line and in person
  • Have re-ignited their confidence
  • Have the tools to maintain motivation and self belief.

3 x 2 hour live sessions via Zoom plus a 1.5 hour one to one coaching session.
The programme is delivered, using a variety of learning techniques including, presentation, discussion, exercises and personal reflection.

The programme can be tailored to suit in-company needs. Extra coaching sessions can be added on.

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Retirement Planning

Get ready to meet your next stage with clarity, confidence and excitement!

Longevity has given us the opportunity to take a new approach to ‘life after work’.  With 25 to 30 active years ahead, many want to plan a whole new stage, where they can pursue new aspirations, tap into previously less used or even hidden talents and enjoy a stimulating and fulfilling next stage.

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At Coaching Matters we bring a fresh innovative, practical approach to support the modernday retiree, in transitioning to this stage and in identifying and creating the future they want.

Programme Outline
The objective of the programme is to support the individual in preparing for what is one of life’s most complex transitions and in getting the most from their next new stage.  It is structured in 3 parts.

Part 1 – Sessions 1 & 2:  Getting ready and taking stock

  • Modern-day take on life after 50
  • ‘Thinking about our thinking’ for this next stage
  • Change and Transition – how it works
  • Taking stock – Where am I now?
  • Identity – Who am I now and who will I be?
  • Letting go to allow the new to emerge

Part 2 – Sessions 3 & 4:   Looking to the future

  • My passions, dreams and interests
  • What I want my next stage to look like
  • Building Resilience
  • My future vision

Part 3 – One to one coaching session

Learning Outcomes
Following the programme, the client will:

  • Have been exposed to ideas and thinking re life after work in today’s context
  • Have challenged their thinking for this next stage
  • Understand the process of transition
  • Have taken stock of where they are now and have re-evaluated their values
  • Be open to the opportunities and possibilities
  • Have more clarity on what they want their next stage to look like
  • Be on their journey to create their vision for their new future
  • Have the tools and strategies to meet any bumps along the way

The client will receive a Reflection Guide to capture their learnings and insights during the programme and to keep for reference and further reflection.


4 X 2 hour, live sessions via Zoom plus a followup one to one coaching session.

The programme is delivered using a variety of learning techniques including presentation, discussion, exercises, personal reflection and coaching.  To maximise the time in session, the client will be offered some exercises to complete between sessions.



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Everyday Wellbeing

A short course in understanding and looking after yourself.

Why are some days a breeze, some just ok and others a struggle? WHAT IS GOING ON?
Designed and co delivered by Justin Phelan (Mindfulness Teacher) and Philomena McCabe.

This programme will show us how to access our own well-being using a gentle mindful approach.  It explores what contributes to and what interferes with our sense of well-being and dispels the myths of the self-help books which prod us to fight negative thinking and imply we need to be ‘fixed’.  

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In this evidenced based programme we will introduce you to ideas and techniques which have been scientifically researched and have been shown to help in dealing with the ups and down of everyday life.


  • Understanding how the mind and brain work
  • Why we are the way we are
  • The four key pillars of wellbeing – Outlook, Attention, Resilience and Generosity
  • Paying attention to what is important
  • Responding to our thoughts and feelings in a more effective way
  • Understanding where our attitudes and beliefs come from
  • Practical skills and techniques

Learning Outcomes

Following the programme participants will have:

  • A better understanding of their thoughts, emotions, reactions and behaviours
  • Learned skills and techniques to help them respond more effectively to life’s ups and downs
  • Been exposed to practical steps towards improving their wellbeing

Co delivered by Justin Phelan and Philomena McCabe

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4 X 1.5 hour sessions

The programme is delivered in a rich engaging workshop style which includes discussion, personal reflection and individual and group exercises.

The programme can be tailored to suit in-company needs and also run over 1 day or 2 half days.

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Programmes can be designed and tailored to suit the organisation. Get in touch to discuss options.