Mary Roche

Senior Consultant, Executive Coach, Career Coach & Group Facilitator


Mary Roche is a highly experienced transformational executive coach, career coach, life coach and facilitator. She has worked in Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors delivering group workshops and individual coaching to generate successful client transitions. Central to her delivery is her ability to establish a safe space and build rapport quickly to enable individuals and teams to connect. This enables her to help clients identify issues and develop solutions and increase self-awareness, which accelerates learning. This brings individuals and groups to a point where actionable steps are clear and desire for change is strong.

Representative Client Experience

An accredited executive coach, Mary supports individuals and groups in leadership development, career change and transition in both private and public sectors.  She has worked with Private Sector organisations on transformational programmes. Sectors include, Energy, Pharma, Medtech, Manufacturing, Legal, Healthcare and Financial Services. In the Not-for-Profit sector, she works with leaders to clarify issues and develop strategies to achieve organisational goals. Mary has also designed and delivered programmes around workforce mobilisation, career development and return to workforce.

Professional Affiliations and Education

Having graduated in Marketing through the Dublin Institute of Technology (now TUD), Mary worked in Management within International Banking and Digital Media sectors before qualifying as an Executive Coach in 2010 through Executive Coaching Solutions Ltd (now Kingstown College) and accredited to the European Mentoring Coaching Council. A member of EMCC she also holds qualifications in Leading Others, Strategy and Implementation and Self-Management from NUIG, (now University of Galway).

Philosophy and Career Highlights

As an accomplished Coach and Trainer, Mary puts the development of people at the heart of her work, believing that enabling purpose and recognising value can and will drive change. Her person-centred approach focuses on enabling clients to increase their self-awareness, to get to know themselves in a way they may otherwise not have the opportunity to explore. Mary’s work with clients is underpinned by the belief that knowing ourselves supports growth, greater confidence and trust in our own ability to identify the change we want to see, focus on the levers we can pull to deliver it, and create the opportunity to make it happen.

Mary's achievements include successfully supporting the transition of leaders/managers into new and challenging careers and directly supporting workforce return post illness or parenthood. As Lead Trainer on a Returners Programme – “Restart” Mary devised and delivered the career and personal development modules. This programme was shortlisted for an Irish Institute of Training and Development award in the Diversity and Inclusion category. Within the JobFit employability programme, managed by TBG Learning, Mary became the highest achieving recruiter of participants across 11 centres nationwide.

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