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Women & Leadership

Here at Advance Coaching we are passionate about gender equality and women and leadership and are involved in a wide range of gender specific projects. These projects are always bespoke designed services to respond to very specific sector and organisational context.

These include: mentoring, coaching, team coaching, focus groups, impact training, resilience building and research, project design and delivery.

Some examples of our work include:

Irish Football Association, Women & Leadership Clients
Irish Football Association

Designing and delivering the first Women into Leadership Development Programme in Northern Ireland. This includes personality profiling, resilience testing, resilience training, working on Boards, high impact conversations and setting up of Action Learning Sets.

Law Society of Northern Ireland
 Law Society Northern Ireland

Designing and managing the first women’s mentoring programme for the legal profession. This has included designing Mentor and Mentee application and matching process, Mentoring Training, Agreements and evaluation.


Womens Support Network
Women’s Support Network

Research into the advice needs of vulnerable women in Belfast. This has included service user and staff focus groups.



Women in Business
Women in Business NI

Designing and delivering Resilience  Masterclass for women in business.



Queens University Belfast
Queens University School of Biological Science

Designing and facilitating focus groups for postdoctoral women on career development.



“I’m delighted to report that Niamh Shiells of Advance Coaching provided an invaluable service for the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast in supporting the development of the SWAN Athena action plan for gender in the School. Niamh worked with our Postdoctoral Forum in a uniquely flexible but focused way, helping the Forum and its members in formulating ideas to support the career development of postdoctoral researchers. Following the Gold Athena award I have mentioned Niamh’s coaching is one of the key elements of our Action Plan”

Christine Maggs, Head of School for Biological Sciences


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