Free Coaching For Frontline Staff

Support when you need it

Easily book a confidential session 

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Find A Coach

  • Connor McDonough

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 8am-7pm
    SAT: 2pm-6pm

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  • Ted Walsh

    General Availability:MON: 8am-11am, 7pm-9pm, TUE: 7am-10am, WED: 7pm-9pm, THU: 7am-10pm, FRI: 5pm-7pm
    SAT/SUN: 10am-12pm

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  • Ina Mulrooney

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 7am-9pm
    SAT/SUN: 7pm-9pm

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  • Cathy Jones

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 7am-9.30am, 6pm-9.30pm
    SAT/SUN: 9am-1pm, 6pm-8pm

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  • Regina Vogel PhD

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 9am-6pm
    SAT/SUN: 4pm-6pm

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  • Paddy Stapleton

    General Availability:MON: 10am-2pm, TUE: 6pm-8pm, THURS: 10am-2pm
    SUN: 10am-12pm

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  • Pat Kennedy

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 9am-9pm
    SAT/SUN: 9am-9pm

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  • Bairbre Meehan

    General Availability:MON: 8am-5pm, WED: 6pm-9pm, FRI: 2pm-6pm

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  • Colm Finnegan

    General Availability:MON,TUE,THURS: 7am-10am, FRI: 2pm-5pm
    SAT/SUN: 7am-11am

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  • Eadine Hickey

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 10am-4:30pm, 7:30pm-9pm
    SAT/SUN: 10am-9pm

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  • Cathy Cribben

    General Availability:SUN, MON, TUES, WED, THUR: 4pm-7pm
    FRI, SAT: 7am-12pm & 4pm-7pm

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  • Eileen Savage

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 7.30am-11.30am, 4.30pm-8.30pm
    SAT: 8.30am-11.30am, SUN: 8.30am-12.30pm

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  • Mona Eames

    General Availability:TUE & WED: 7pm-8pm, THUR & FRI: 8am-12pm, 4pm-6pm
    SAT/SUN: 10am-12pm

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  • Fiona Dowling

    General Availability:MON: 2pm-5pm, TUE-THURS: 10am-1pm,
    WED: 7pm-8pm
    SAT: 10am-2pm

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  • Mairead Callanan

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 7am-9pm
    SAT/SUN: 7am-9pm

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  • Ursula Gilleran

    General Availability:MON-FRI: 7am-10am
    SAT: 11am-4pm

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  • Eileen Duggan

    General Availability:TUES & THUR: 7pm-9pm,
    SAT: 10am-12pm

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  • Anne Tannam

    General Availability:MON: 10am-4pm, TUES&WED: 8am-4pm, THUR: 1pm-7pm

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Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

Connect a Coach was founded by Ailbhe Harrington, a Master Certified Coach and Coach Trainer and Karen Hayes an Associate Certified Coach, facilitator.

The vision was to make it easy for frontline staff to connect directly and easily at a time that suited them, with professional coaches who wanted to help.

Ailbhe Harrington

Ailbhe Harrington

Karen Hayes

Collaborators who have kindly volunteered their time:

  • Louise Leonard, Marketing Advisor
  • Liisa Rodriguez, Office Manager
  • Sally O’Connor, Administrator
  • Connie Merrick, PR
  • Brian Costelloe, Content Advisor
  • Stephen Clements, Technical Advisor
  • Orla Lynch, Digital Marketing
  • Sean Feeney, Administrator
  • Ruth Maguire, Administrator
  • Meave Queally, Brand Designer
  • Orla Fitzmaurice, Website Designer
  • Ailbhe Harrington, Coach Supervisor
  • Mary Anna Wright, Coach Supervisor
  • Paula King, Coach Supervisor
  • Pamela Fay, Coach Supervisor
  • Deirdre McLoughlin, Coach Supervisor
  • Lesley Cave, Supervisor to Supervisors


Connect A Coach is an online platform, operated on a voluntary basis, facilitating the engagement of independent professional coaches willing to give some free sessions to frontline workers through involvement with the Connect a Coach initiative. For further details please see our Terms & Conditions.

What is connect a coach?

Connect A Coach is a free coaching service for Ireland’s frontline and emergency services staff. 

It is not a counselling/therapy service, but a still space for you to ‘exhale’, de-stress,  and feel more resourced.


Definition of "frontline staff"

All staff:

Working within healthcare setting

Emergency services e.g. An Garda Síochána


Social workers

Covid related services e.g. testing, tracking

Pharmacy staff

Residential care homes

Nursing homes

Booking a session

Follow the ‘Book A Session’ link under the coach of your choice.
There, you will be able to book a time to connect with your coach using phone or video call.

What can coaching do for me?

A conversation with a professional coach can enable you to focus on what’s important, gain clarity and find a way forward that works for you.

The Coaches

The coaches who have signed up to provide their professional services on a voluntary basis are independent, fully insured, and members of coaching bodies adhering to principles of professional ethics.  To the best of Connect A Coach’s knowledge, your personal information will be held by the coaches in the strictest of confidence. 

Code of ethics of professional bodies:

International Coaching Federation

European Mentoring & Coaching Council

Psychological Society of Ireland

Association for Coaching

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