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Exclusively Presents


The 2023 Annual Conference

Coaching in the New World of Work

16th November 2023


Royal Marine Hotel

Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire,

Dublin, A96 K063

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We’ll be exploring how we as coaches can support our clients to navigate the New World of Work across areas such as teamwork, collaboration, communication and wellbeing.

We’ll look to the future with a focus on the role of technology in coaching.
Our 2023 Conference is a fantastic opportunity for Coaches, Mentors, Supervisors, HR Managers and Leaders to learn, connect and share ideas.

This event is sponsored by Kinch Lyons - the psychology of better business

Gary Keegan


Gary Keegan

Gary is a renowned thought leader in the area of High-Performance and works as a High Performance Business Coach and Sports Consultant across multiple business and sporting bodies. He has spent his career of 20+ years immersed in building, leading, and supporting high-performing individuals, teams, and organizations. He is currently the CEO of Uppercut, (a high-performance advisory for organizations), a high performance coach to the Irish Men’s Rugby Team and Chairs Cricket Ireland’s High Performance Advisory Group.


Outside of the sporting arena, Gary works with organisations, business leaders and executive teams, helping them to develop the same culture of winning that he has achieved with Olympians, professional sports teams and world champions. Gary also guest lectures on high performance, systems, vision and strategy at the London Business School and at the Irish Management Institute. Gary’s client group spans from small indigenous start-ups, not-for-profits to multi-nationals across multiple industries and geographies.


Prepare to hear some amazing insights from Gary on how to support your clients to build greater team connection, collaboration and ultimately become higher performing teams in the new world of work.

Dr Carol Rogan 

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Dr Carol Rogan 

Carol is a Psychologist at Irish Life Wellbeing, where she delivers wellbeing programmes and consultancy services to corporate clients.

She has a background in Psychology and Occupational Health & Safety, and has worked with a broad range of industry sectors, from large multinationals to SMEs. Carol completed her PhD in Psychology through Maynooth University and worked in the area of brain health/ research for a number of years, as well as teaching undergraduate students. 

She is passionate about assisting individuals and organisations to optimise employee health & wellbeing and has a particular interest in the application of Positive Psychology in the workplace. 

Carol’s talk will focus on Wellbeing. She will discuss areas such as stress, anxiety and burnout. Carol will share insights on the role of the coach when it comes to the prevention and management of stress and the building of resilience. She will also share data and insights on national health trends from Irish Life and discuss psychological safety at work, social connections and the challenge of hybrid working.

Prof David Clutterbuck

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Prof David Clutterbuck

David needs no introduction to EMCC Ireland. He is a thought leader in the world of coaching and a Special Ambassador for EMCC Global.
He is one of the original pioneers of coaching and mentoring and co-founder of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council. EMCC Master Practitioner, author of more than 70 books and  visiting professor at four universities. David’s talk will focus on the future for coaches. As technology takes over more and more of the simple, process tasks associated with coaching, coaches need to be able to add value not for what they do, but for who they are. It’s the human qualities and particularly our wisdom, intuition and compassion that differentiate us from intelligent machines. 

David’s current research project - The Coach Maturity - shows that increasing efficacy comes from transcending the rules and processes that bound us in previous stages of development as coaches. It’s also closely allied to personal maturity – both cognitive and socio-emotional. 

David will explore the transitions to maturity and how coaches can work through them. He will also review current thinking around how coaches can most effectively partner with artificial intelligence, in service of the client.

Sam Isaacson 

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Sam Isaacson

Sam is a thought leader in the application of technology to coaching, especially AI tools.

He writes a popular LinkedIn newsletter and has written two books on the topic: ’How to Thrive as a Coach in a Digital World’ (Open University Press, 2021) and ’Superhuman Coaching’ (Hanwell Publishing, 2022). He is also an active coach and coach supervisor.

He is the founder of the Coachtech Collective, a monthly gathering of coaches grappling with technology, and works closely with EMCC Global on the development of thinking around technology and ethics. He is Chair of the UK Government's Coaching Professional apprenticeship.

With a background in professional services and a disruptive coaching technology startup, he's the first person to have delivered executive coaching in virtual reality. His coaching consultancy practice Coachtech Ltd, based in London, supports clients across the planet, with a particular focus on maturing coaching ecosystems and enhancing coaching using technology, through coach development, coaching supervision, and advisory projects.

Sam will lead us in an interactive session where we get to see the cutting edge of technology in action and apply it to our coaching practice, as well as considering the future of our profession.

Billy Byrne

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Billy Byrne

Billy is an executive coach and master trainer at KinchLyons, where he has spent the last eleven years working with individuals and groups across a wide range of business sectors. He is also an associate faculty member at the Irish Management Institute in Dublin and a lecturer at NSPC London where he is module leader on their master’s level coaching programme. He has previously been a conference speaker at both EMCC Ireland and EMCC Global conferences.

He is an EMCC-accredited coach and a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

Outside of work Billy is a competitive distance runner and has completed over thirty marathons, including all six World Marathon Majors.

Ticket Prices

Standard - from 1 Oct 2023

General Admission Ticket


Ticket price for general admission will include tea and coffee and a light lunch. 

EMCC Ireland Member-only Discount



Ticket price for general admission will include tea and coffee and a light lunch. 

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