Fiona Molloy

Pilot Coaching Programme – Coach Bio

Name: Fiona Molloy

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Telephone Number: 07894 116445


Relevant qualifications and affiliations (max. 80 words)

  • BSocSci in Psychology - University of Keele

  • Certificate in Counselling - University of Ulster

  • Advanced Diploma in Management Practice (UU)

  • ILM Diploma in Practical Economics

  • Institute of Leadership and Management Diploma (Level 5) in Personal and Community Coaching 2015

  • Member of the Association for Coaching (UK Regulatory Body) and accredited as an Executive Coach with the AC

  • TQUK Teacher Training qualification 2017

  • Short courses include: Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid and ASSIST (Suicide awareness and prevention), Child and Adolescent Development, Impact of Trauma on Brain Development.


Experience in one to one coaching (Max. 300 words)

Background career includes 25 years in Project Management and Business Development roles including Strategic Planning, Business Development and Business Planning, Funding Development and Assessment of Funding Applications, Procurement, Commissioning and Contract Management and Group Facilitation and Support including Multi-Sectoral Partnership Facilitation. 

300+ hours of face to face coaching and mentoring experience with individuals and groups across the public, private and third sectors.

Contracts include - Politics Plus-Coaching women considering political life, Lisburn and Castlereagh Borough Council - Team building coaching for all levels in Community Services Department, Coaching those being made redundant from Michelin Factory in Ballymena, Extern – Coaching for Senior Management Team.  USEL – Coaching young people on gov. training programme plus a wide variety of private clients. 

Voluntary Mentor with Women in Business members and CO3 members (Regional third sector leaders’ network)

Coachees present with both professional and personal issues e.g. business development, goal setting and action planning, building confidence and self-belief, skills assessment and interview techniques, relationship and boundary management, building leadership skills and being authentic, stress management and facilitating self awareness.

My emphasis is on building a relationship of trust with coachees and on providing a supportive space for reflection on current issues. Various coaching methodologies used such as G.R.O.W. and C.L.E.A.R including a range of strategies e.g. 

  • Active listening, powerful questions (authentic and curious inquiry) 

  • Facilitating self and social awareness as a starting point for growth and positive change.  

  • Examining personal accountability and the boundary with the responsibilities of others

  • Focusing on potential and taking the successes of current and past performance as examples - tapping into inner resources and capabilities

  • Exploring belief systems, attitudes and behavioural patterns with a view to changing those that are not supporting the coachee i.e. choosing what to believe and how to be

  • Challenging negative assumptions or those which are not serving coachee and re-framing as a tool for a positive mindset. 

  • Awareness as the route to self management and good relationships

  • Choosing how to be, the authentic self-self and behaviour management

  • Decision making - taking our own authority and weighing up pros and cons / understanding what we can and cannot control. 

  • Accountability and responsibility. Taking responsibility for our own choices –goal setting and action planning. 

  • Personal and professional boundaries-understanding what is right for us-saying 'no' when we need to. 

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