ICF Ireland Board of Directors 2019

We are delighted to present our Board of Directors for 2019

The ICF Ireland Board is re-elected each year and is run by volunteering ICF members.

The team of 2019:

  • Siobhan Boucher ACC – Chapter Co-President
  • Orla Carolan – Chapter Co-President and Finance Director
  • Paula O’Kelly – Vice President
  • Irene Harris ACC – Membership Director
  • Michael Stafford –  Events Director
  • Brian Armstrong – Sub-committees Director

Orla Carolan – Chapter Co-President and Finance Director

Orla holds an Accredited Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching graduating in September 2015. Orla is also a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA) and a member of the Business Leaders Forum for ACCA Ireland. Orla is the owner of The Talent Coach Limited and provides Executive, Team and Group Coaching services to individuals and business clients in the areas of leadership development, performance enhancement, change management, team engagement and bespoke workshop development for specific business topics.


Siobhan Boucher ACC – Chapter Co-President

Owner at New Shoes Coaching, Siobhan has been coaching clients on career and personal goals since 2010. She is powered by the belief that we already have everything we need to experience life to its fullest, it’s only a matter of how aware we are of this. Our experience of life is created from within, designing and executing a life plan becomes easy when we understand why life appears the way it is for us.


Paula O’Kelly – Vice President

Paula has almost 30 years’ experience in Health and Social Care in a variety of roles. She specialises in learning and development. She currently holds a senior and executive role in HSC Leadership centre, having worked with the organisation since 1997.

Paula works closely with her clients to deliver their organisational development plans that include senior leadership development programmes, team effectiveness initiatives, developing and implementing coaching strategies and leading and facilitating quality improvement projects delivering real change and improving patient care.


Michael Stafford ACC – Director of Events

Michael is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) working towards Professional Coach Certification (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. He currently volunteers as the Director of Strategy & Events on the ICF Ireland Chapter.

Michael is the owner of The Chapter Coach Training and Consultancy Services Limited. A one-stop shop for HR, L&D Consultancy and Coaching. 


Irene Harris ACC – Director of Membership

Irene is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) working towards Professional Coach Certification (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources. She also holds a MA in Learning and teaching. Irene is a skilled trainer and facilitator and is a trained Coach Mentor and Coach Supervisor.

Irene was the Nominating Coach for the prestigious 2018 global ICF Prism Award Winner (Health Service Executive).


Brian Armstrong – Director of Sub-Committees

Brian Armstrong has 30 years executive and business experience working with Global Blue Chip media companies including CNN, The BBC and Siemens in a variety of roles. He understands the challenges that executives, entrepreneurs, professionals, project managers and businesses face.