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"Working with Gillian has given me real clarity on a way forward during a time when I was at a real cross roads in my life both professionally and personally. She connects with you on level that unearths what is really going on and helps to unpick situations and also connect the dots to build a plan that gives you confidence and energy to a new path in life"                                               J. B. Career Coaching Client, Dublin '22.

"I met Gillian when I was making some decisions about returning to work after a 3 year break. She is one of the best listeners you will ever meet. She asks very insightful questions and helped build up my confidence. At the end of every session I had a plan and was able to see clearer and make the right choices. There was no pressure to have multiple sessions unless I wanted them. 


I met Gillian again for coaching specific to a job interview and she was very practical in her direction for it. I would recommend Gillian to anyone who is looking for coaching. You won’t regret it. "      Thelma, Co. Cork

CoreHR has undergone significant business change and transformation since I joined as CHRO in January 2017. We engaged Gillian in August 2017 to support us in the conceptualisation, development and rollout of a bespoke leadership development program, with very specific and targeted learning outcomes for our leaders.


Gillian’s professional inputs proved instrumental in the evolutions of our leadership maturity and competency development over these past 18 months and consequently I can highly recommend her as an impactful educator and facilitator of organisational and people development”      Sharon Looney – CHRO, CoreHR

"Gillian, thank you for the great support and advice you gave me in 2017 especially in relation to my career and future life decisions. You made me realise that although work is one important aspect in life, there is SO much more that we should never let work overshadow namely our true values and passions. You helped me identify my full skillset and recognise the people and things that don't serve me. This has consequently created an even bigger drive within me to find and support the people and things that do. I have found my tribe, my values, my passions and my creative side again along with a new career in a great company that I look forward to starting with shortly. I can't thank you enough and can only highly recommend you to anyone who wishes to "change" "grow" and "succeed" in any area or aspect of their life."          Aoife, Life Coaching Client

"Working with Gillian has added so much value to Employmum's brand - we feel we can offer our clients a superior quality service by referring them to an experienced coach and trainer who understands the needs of our candidates perfectly. Her personal approach and empathetic manner has yielded transformational results with every candidate she connects with.

Gillian has also partnered with EmployMum by facilitating at the recent and very successful ‘Return to Work’ workshops held in the BOI Workbench.

Along with her years of experience and wealth of knowledge, Gillian brings so much more to her sessions, inspiring and bringing out the best in each and every person.

We are simply delighted and honoured to have Gillian on board and that she has chosen to support and empower women in conjunction with Employmum.

If you are going back to work after a career break or looking to pivot in your career, I would strongly recommend that you speak to Gillian McGrath for inspiration, clarity and guidance to support you to make decisions with confidence. It will be the best move you make." - Karen O'Reilly, founder of EmployMum

"A few months back I found myself in need of clarity about my career and life in general and was fortunate to locate Gillian with whom I had a few one to one coaching sessions. I found Gillian to be very accommodating, informed and informative. An exceptional listener and intuitive with an amazing ability to have answers to questions before I even knew which questions to ask. An absolute Gem." - Career Coaching Client, Cork

“You've given me a lot to think about but I feel more positive and motivated than I have in a long time. Thank you for that. It was also for me a relief to get another perspective. It can be exhausting going around in circles!” - Life coaching client Cork

"The Leadership Program was well thought out, very well structured, very well presented and included a lot of group and one to one interaction. It covered a wide range of topics including; self-awareness, personal development, teamwork and bonding, communication, managing people and managing change.

The workshops dealt with planning ahead, goal setting , prioritizing and time management, Gillian worked on building self-confidence, reaffirming people in their current roles and planning for future opportunities.

Gillian also worked with us on finding a suitable work/life balance, taking care of one-self and managing stress.

In a nutshell, a very enjoyable and beneficial leadership program (we had great fun at times), Gillian had some great nuggets of advice all through her presentations" - Mike O'Brien, Purchasing Manager, Drinagh Co op

"I have been working with Gillian for over two years and after every session I come away with defined goals and a clear map on how to achieve them. Gillian's strength is her ability to listen and guide, whilst at the same time letting you come up with the solution yourself." - Business Coaching Client, Cork

“ I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions. I find you are a very insightful caring person and excellent at what you do.” - Life Coaching client, Cork

“I would highly recommend Gillian McGrath for working with groups of staff teams and professionals in all contexts on the whole area of self development and stress management. Feedback from staff who have never engaged in any personal development training as well as those who have extensive training in the area have found Gillian’s approach, style and preparation excellent. Her delivery is engaging and quality ensured. Comments such as wanting more time to hear her input and using done techniques she spoke of is evidence alone of the value of her workshops. She has been recommended by staff and myself to other professionals and I would not hesitate in contacting Gillian again in the future should the opportunity arise."

 - Niamh Mulligan coordinator of mental health Killarney schools 

“Hi Gillian, I would like to thank you for this evening. Very insightful. You have give me great pointers and more importantly belief. See you soon.”


“I had a business idea but having been out of the workplace for over 10 years while raising my family found it very difficult to see how I could put my idea onto practice. Working with Gillian enabled me to develop a feasible plan of how I could move forward with my business. It was just the help I needed to get me started”

- Business Coaching Client, Cork


"Gillian was a fantastic support to me when I approached her for help. I was overwhelmed at the thought of learning to drive and it was holding me back in the life decisions I was making.
Gill gave me the tools and support I needed to start the process of learning to drive. She helped me to build up my confidence which helped me believe I could succeed and visualize myself driving. We set weekly goals so the process was manageable for me.
After each session I came away energized and armed with new knowledge on how to manage the anxiety I held over the driving task. I passed my driving test in August and I thank Gill every day when I step into my car for the support and encouragement she gave me."


“I think your ability to help people is a wonderful gift and I really hope that our paths will cross again in the near future.”


“Gillian's approach as to how one should look at oneself has been a real eye opener. Follow your own ideas but with her help, make it realistic for you, has given me a new direction in life. Thank you.” - Business Coaching Client, Cork


“Your strength is in your ability to connect to people. Your empathy is out of this world.”


“Your ability to listen is just amazing and being non-judgemental is the one thing I find very comforting when talking to you.”

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