Olivia coaches people through change, both personal and professional.
As her children went into their teenage years, she became acutely aware that their needs required her to be more fully present in their lives. As a single parent (she was widowed when her children were 1 and 2), she chose to step back from her corporate career in the Recruitment & Staffing Industry and dedicate herself to creating an environment which would serve her desire to ensure she could help her daughter and son to navigate their pathways through secondary school into third level.
This necessitated her letting go of her career and reinventing herself so that she could continue to support her family emotionally and financially. Additionally, she recognised that she needed to create space to look after herself in order to be fully available for their needs.
To support her own transition, she invested time into herself, starting off by doing an audit of her skills, abilities, passions and experiences. During this exercise, she identified her strengths and talents. This helped her to recognise the gaps in her knowledge and experience and from there, she put a plan in place to develop a pathway to work as a Life and Career Coach.
Her work involves coaching individuals through change whether that be personal or professional. She believes in lifelong learning and is currently training to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction- she now incorporates these learnings into her work. In short, she is passionate about assisting individuals to flourish in their lives and to recognise themselves in a holistic fashion as well as empowering her clients by sharing with them some tools to deal with the very practical aspects of managing their particular situations.
Olivia Galvin Coaching