Irene Booth
Sydney

Irene has been a leader in both the public and private sector for more than 25 years. She is also a competent coach, facilitator, presenter, program developer and business strategist.

 

Areas of Expertise

 

  • Leadership capability at senior executive level
  • Professional coach and mentor
  • Coaching/facilitation/presentation skills
  • Strategic business development
  • Consultation and communication
  • Leading matrix organisations

 

Overview

 

Irene has been a leader in both the public and private sector for more than 25 years. She is also a competent coach, facilitator, presenter, program developer and business strategist. In her present role Irene coaches executives, facilitates coaching, mentoring and conversation programs as well as assisting large corporates to implement a coaching culture.

 

Business Background and Experience

 

Prior to joining IECL, Irene's extensive business background includes leading large vocational colleges in metropolitan Sydney, managing a hotel, partnering with an international organization to deliver education, heading up a number of educational faculties across the broader Sydney area and having a seat on the Board.

Since 2006 Irene has been actively engaged in the coaching profession and has successfully coached personnel in the higher education, health, finance, insurance, marketing, and not-for-profit sectors. Irene also facilitates coaching, mentoring and conversation programs for professionals and delivers seminars and workshops.

Professional roles Irene has held previously include:

National Director, Education & Training for CSA; Strategic Business Director for Sydney Institute: Associate Director, NSI/College Director Ryde TAFE; and as a consultant for AusAID and NZAID.

 

Approach

 

Coaching: Irene's strength-based coaching style enables clients to reflect, examine and confront issues impacting their performance or work environment. Through support and challenge coachees gain clarity, insight and breakthrough outcomes to produce rich, rewarding and sustainable change.

Facilitation: As a master facilitator, Irene's focus is not only on WHAT has to be achieved but also on HOW people participate in the process to ensure accountability, responsibility and ownership  for the outcomes.

 

Qualifications and Memberships

 

  • Accredited Organisational Coach, Level Three, IECL; Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
  • Education: M.Ed (Adult); Grad.Cert. (Training/Action Learning Facilitation); Cert. IV (Workplace Training and Assessment); Project Management; Exec.Cert (Advanced Leadership, AGSM); Exec.Cert.(Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching); NLP
  • Diagnostics: Genos (EI), Harrison Assessments, TLC

 

Recent Client Engagements

 

  • CEO, Health Sector, Not-for-Profit " coached client to clarify and manage a major restructure and its implications.  
  • Senior Manager, Large Multi-National "coached client to secure significant promotion, and to relate at Board level.
  • Senior Executive, Finance " coached client to implement significant change in the business stream.
  • General Manager, Health " coached client to return to a complex, challenging role following a period of absenteeism and a change of culture/structure.
  • Manager " Dental Services " coached an identified high potential to prepare for a more senior role.
  • CFO, Government Finance Corporation " coached client to effectively work with newly-appointed CEO.
  • Sydney based Vocational Institute " led a team in the design and implementation of an Institute-wide restructure utilising a collaborative, coaching approach.