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Linda McLoughlin

I am an award-winning coach and founder of LeadershipWorks International specializing in coach training; leadership development; managing change; gender intelligence and team-building. I consult widely in the field of leadership; talent management and coaching and have worked across Europe; the Middle East; Africa and South America.

I am an accredited Master Certified Coach by International Coach Federation (ICF) - the highest level of accreditation for professional coaches held by just 4% of all coaches worldwide. I offer highly rated ICF approved coach education for HR professionals and leaders both online and face to face. Along with my popular public program, I offer in-house coach training to public and private sector organizations who want to create a coaching culture. I was awarded the prestigious “Coach of the Year 2017” and “Mentor Coach of the Year” honours by ICF Ireland - one of the true highlight of my career.

I am Vice Chair of the ICF Global Board for Professional Coaches and also serve on the ICF GE Board since 209 setting policy and direction for the coaching profession.

In the Middle East, I provide facilitation, executive education and coaching to state enterprises such as Etisalat; DP World; Dubai Airports and the Road Transport Authority. I have coached members of the Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council towards their ambitious 2030 Vision as well as high potentials as part of the Tatweer Forum’s Leadership Initiative.  I am an associate with KPMG Lower Gulf. In Europe, I am an associate with the European School of Administration, Brussels providing Talent Management and other leadership training and currently working on other projects within the Irish health and education sectors.

I research and publish in the field of government modernization and women’s leadership. I hold a first-class honours MBS from UCD; a two-year Diploma in Coaching and completed the Art and Practice of Leadership Development Program at Harvard. I am a licensed facilitator of a psychometrics - Baron EQi; LEA 360 & MBTI Step 1& 2.

I specialize in coaching leaders and teams in times of conflict and am a skilled facilitator of high level management teams and boards. I am an engaging and experienced keynote speaker on a range of leadership themes for senior international audiences.

I have also co-developed the Expert Women List for the UAE portal as a resource to locate suitable female speakers.