Newbridge woman wins top international award

Business coaching

Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue


Newbridge woman wins top international award

Amanda and her mum Carmel from the Curragh at the awards night on December 7

A Newbridge business woman has recently won a top international business award. 

This is the second time Amanda Cahir-O’Donnell was declared winner of the International Coaching Federation Executive Coaching Award. 

The award, which is given by the International Coaching Federation (Ireland), recognises the outstanding coaching work Amanda carries out with senior leaders at executive and board level in large companies around Ireland. 

“Winning the ICF Executive Coaching Award, twice, is fantastic recognition of the work I engage in and of my overall commitment to the coaching profession in Ireland. My blue-chip clients know the value of the award and recognise it as a key identifier of high-quality executive coaching in Ireland,” she said. 

The ICF is the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

Based in Newbridge, Amanda set up her own company, TIO Consulting Ltd over 10 years ago.  

She is passionate about enabling people to transform organisations and the lives of many people within them.

She has worked with a wide range of clients such as Bord Gáis Energy, Abbott, Goodbody, Fexco, KPMG, UCD, Enterprise Ireland and DAA, amongst others. 

She also has a keen interest in writing and has co-authored two published books - “Making Training and Development Work” and “Developing Managers and Leaders”.  She is engaged in co-writing her third book on “Global Leadership” with Professor Thomas Garavan and Dr. Carole Hogan. 

One of her clients, Sean Fitzpatrick, HR Director, Sisk & Sons said; “Amanda challenged us to look at ourselves and our relationships with each other and this helped us behave in a more collaborative way; ultimately leading to greater business success. I would have no hesitation recommending her to others as a trusted coach.”