I have passion for and experience working with individuals and teams in Arts, Education and Community settings.
My work focuses on supporting individuals and teams to use their minds as their greatest resource. I am compassionately fierce but also fiercely compassionate and I craft the safest of spaces for individuals or teams to try out new ways of thinking and doing.
Of course I want to be successful
but I don’t crave success for me,
I need to be successful to gain
enough milk and honey
to help those around me succeed.
– Rupi Kaur
Paula Phelan is a development coach that offers both 1-2-1 and group coaching for people and organisations that need support from a creative and modern perspective.
She is able to utilise her impressive experience and unique bridging skills to support clients to gain insight, understanding and give them the push to make change. Her modern approach and ability to create a safe space for clients helps them feel empowered to reach their full potential.
Coaching is a form of development and provides a welcome opportunity to take some time for yourself and look inward. A qualified and experienced coach will work with you to support your thinking. They will take their cue from the coachee, whilst offering questioning, space for silence and reflection, different perspectives on your story and supportive challenge.
Coaching sessions are 55 minutes in length, and typically a client will engage in 4 to 6 sessions.
A session costs €80 and payment is made in advance. Bundles are also available and include 4 sessions and save you €20.
Both options are available.
Generally the first two sessions happen within 2-3 weeks and fortnightly or monthly after that. Every coaching pathway is different so we’ll decide together what works for you.
No specific preparation needs to be done, you just need to come with an open mind and patience for the process. You don’t need to have a specific problem to discuss but a willingness to talk about your story and how you’re feeling at present. People often arrive at coaching unsure of why they are feeling discomfort, coaching supports the development of clarity in these moments.
Yes, we’ll work together to decide how you can take the thinking and learning into your life.
Most forms of therapy, including counselling, focus on the past. They are concerned with healing trauma and developing coping mechanisms. Coaching focuses on the present and what is possible. It is future focused, action oriented and supportive in helping coachees move towards their future possible self.
A mentor tends to be offering their own experience as guidance or advice to the client. A mentor is seen as the expert on the topic. Coaching is future focused and believes the client is the expert on their own lives. Coaching works to help support thinking in that space.
If you feel ready to make beneficial changes to your life, then coaching can help you make those changes. Coaching is not a therapy; it’s a way of helping people think about things differently, better and more effectively. It can help you deal with difficult situations and think more positively about yourself and your abilities.
Coaching is confidential by nature. Many coachees wish to offer a testimonial while maintaining their confidentiality.
Stirring, intense and challenging – yet safe, confidential and supportive. It may feel strange at first to have the focus of a conversation on yourself and your life or professional situations. As you commit to new actions and thinking you may feel determined and purposeful