HOW CAN I HELP?
I help people get the life they want. This is a very general statement, and the details of what people want vary greatly. However, most people come to me because of an underlying need to make a change. Some know what this change is and we can immediately focus on how best to achieve it. Most are unsure, so we first work on getting them clarity on what it is they want, what they would like more of in their lives. I don't believe that this can be done by coaching just one aspect of their lives. This is why my coaching doesn't focus only on business, career, relationships, family, life goals etc... because I don't see these things as existing in isolation; each one naturally interacts with and influences the others. So my coaching works with all aspects of my client's lives in order to get them where they want to be.
Certified Life & Executive Coach
I have a First Class Honours BA and MA in Philosophy; a PG Cert in Psychology, I'm a Certified Strategic Intervention Life Coach, and a Certified Executive Coach. Throughout my working life I've been a coach in some capacity. Initially this was as a Financial Coach and now I work solely as a Life and Executive Coach. I've always enjoyed working with people, and have a genuine interest in what makes us tick. My interest in coaching and positive psychology initially came from the enjoyment of working on myself. I loved learning about how to increase my energy levels, develop good habits, get motivated to act, and how to find and overcome the limiting beliefs which were holding me back. While I was coaching and working on myself I also became a husband and father, have worked in employed and self employed positions, and have lived in six different countries. I currently live in Ireland, but my clients are based all over the world.
Clients tend to be the best people to describe what life and executive coaching is all about:
I have enjoyed Alan's coaching very much, results focused and caring at the same time. He has got a lot of great experience and insights that have been really helpful for me to apply! I have always felt super-comfortable and happy to talk with him about anything and I would recommend his coaching for anyone looking to take the next step in their lives! Alan is genuine, the real deal.
Daniel - Sweden
I worked with Alan at a turning point in my career. What Alan reflected back to me helped me to clarify what was truly going on, why I felt the way I did, and what to do about it. Not only did he help me to find clarity in my day to day activities, but longer term he helped me see exactly what I needed to do to feel more fulfilled with my work as well as be more loving and understanding with my husband - previously the two had not matched together! His coaching was truly tailored to me. Actionable. Realistic. Practical. I found the homework assignments incredibly useful between sessions. He has a certain gravitas, it resonates in his considered and calm approach. I relished working with him, as not only did it give me belief in my capabilities, but also compelling evidence that I was totally capable and just had to get out there and do it! I found a confidence within me that I only accessed because of his pragmatic and articulate coaching.
Joey - UK
I was skeptical before I met Alan, because I didn’t know what to expect from coaching with him. However, his energy and ability to listen created a comfortable environment for me to share. It felt like I was finally able to open myself up and take a good look with an open mind. Since I started working with Alan, I've gained a deeper understanding on what I do, how I feel and where I’m headed. I look forward to continue working with you into the future as I’ve found it to be extremely beneficial to achieving my goals.
Marco - Brisbane, Australia
MORE CLIENT REVIEWS
Jordan S. - UK
I highly recommend working with Alan if you’re at a crossroads in your career and/or feeling burnt out. He’s helped me enormously! I started working with Alan after my company was acquired to help me figure out what I wanted to do next and what I wanted from life. I wasn’t sure on the best way forward; I was totally burnt out but I lacked confidence to take necessary steps. The knowledge, support, and tools he’s given me have made a huge difference to every aspect of my life – not just in my career. He’s helped me to find a new path and he’s given me the confidence to make changes that I really needed to make.
Alan is so knowledgeable. I really like that he’s worked with so many people in a similar position that he’s able to share real stories & examples of other individuals and how things have worked out.
If I’m honest, I was a bit sceptical about coaching but without Alan there’s no way that I would have turned my mental health and career around in the way that I have – and we still have several sessions left!
Lilly - Ireland
Working with Alan has been one of the best investments I’ve made in myself and my family. We’ve had 7 sessions so far and I’m amazed at the progress over the past few months in my work life, family and relationships. He’s relaxed, knowledgeable and friendly. None of this felt like work yet it’s the most progress I’ve ever made after years of trying.
The best part is that now I have a toolbox of sustainable and practical skills that I can draw from whenever I need it and I’m sharing this knowledge with my partner and children. I’m more confident now of what path I’m taking for the future and am happier in my true self. I really can’t recommend Alan enough and am hugely grateful for everything so far.
Neil S - UK
Exceeded all expectations. I have had 7 sessions and can see and feel the changes already. From a position of initial hesitancy to engage in coaching, I now cannot recommend Alan highly enough.
David - UK
I can highly recommend working with Alan. I imagine with something like coaching each person will have different requirements, and from my experience over several sessions, i'm confident that Alan has the tools and experience to tailor his sessions to best fit the needs of the individual client.
Personally, I've signed up for business coaching and have been pleased that takes a thoughtful approach to what success means for me and I'm confident that he's helping me to achieve my version of happiness and fulfillment, while unlocking my professional potential as a nice bi-product (which is the right way around IMO).
The road can be long, but with Alan it feels a little less alone!
Ger CEO - Ireland
Once I began working with Alan, I quickly realised all of the senior managers in our business needed to work with him. Alan has provided the tools to enable us to redefine our business, stretch our ambitions, remove fear based decision making and prioritise the activities which will deliver the greatest impact. I can’t recommend Alan highly enough in providing clarity, tools and support to any business that is ready to maximise its potential.
Benedict S. - UK
I would strongly recommend Alan to anyone looking for help with their careers or looking for a change. I came to Alan as I was unhappy in my current career, but couldn't see a way to change, or what I could become.
He has helped me to set myself in a new direction, but moreover has helped me develop useful life skills to ensure the new direction sticks.
The things that set Alan apart are:
- His ability to simply cut through the noise of a decision-making process and help you to decide, with clarity, what direction to take.
- His real-life advice and wisdom are drawn from a lifetime of experiences and learning - it gives the advice and learnings significance that would be hard to manufacture otherwise.
- His easy-going nature, good humour & pragmatism helps ground the sessions, making them easy to navigate - especially as someone who was skeptical of 'life coaching' going into this!
Kirsty CEO - UK
I went to Alan because I felt as team we were a bit stagnant and unfocused. I wanted to shift things up a gear but was finding it difficult to decide the best course of action. Alan's individual coaching has been enormously useful to all team members but especially useful to me as CEO.
Within a few sessions Alan had helped me to gain complete clarity on what my goals were for the business and which levers I needed to pull to make the biggest impact towards those goals. Since working with Alan we’ve made so many positive changes. We've gained better direction and focus, we've restructured and we are all much more happy and motivated.
As well as giving me focus in my business decisions, Alan has also helped me to become clearer on personal goals and to keep those in mind as decisions are being made.
I'm excited to keep having sessions with Alan and struggle to see a point they won't be useful.
Richard - London
I came to Alan with quite a specific aim in my head about why I thought I needed a coach; how to deal with a difficult boss! Alan took this on board and showed to me, through clear explanations and real examples, what was going on and why - with actionable 'tools' to help me learn and positively change how I felt and responded to this situation.
What I didn't expect was how this would expand to encompass nearly all aspects of my life. Alan listens really well - picking up on cues that have led to clarity and positive actions across many situations both in and out of work. It is clear, through the stories that Alan uses to explain, that he has a wealth of experience - I highly recommend him to anyone.
Karin - Florida
When I started working with Alan I had just celebrated my 50th birthday and had no idea what to do and where to go in the second half of my life. Alan helped clarify and focus my vision. He was so helpful because he was future oriented and practical. Instead of digging through ancient “feelings” and abstract theories, he focused on practical and tangible outcomes in the short as well as long term. We shaped my perfect life in a way that is real and feels just right —custom made for me. A life coach is exactly that, he gets you in shape for your life. Worth every penny, and just like physical training, you get out of it what you put into it.
Susan - Ireland
I found working with Alan to be extraordinarily helpful. He is very easy to relate to and imparts information in a clear, concise, practical and very applicable way . On a personal level I found he moved me into action and away from procrastination. He has a great sense of humour and is not afraid to share his own lived-experiences and self reflection. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering life or business coaching.
Shane - Ireland
Working with Alan over the past several months has been eye opening and invaluable. This was my first experience with executive coaching and I’ve found it to be hugely beneficial.
Alan is knowledgeable, insightful and passionate. He is a great communicator and listener, and this combined with a good sense of humour means he is a very easy person to open up to and feel comfortable with.
The skills and techniques he has shared with me are now important tools for successfully managing both professional and personal life. The clear and actionable steps and goals we worked on together formed a great foundation for future development.
I would highly recommend Alan to anyone seeking coaching or advice.
Paul - Hampshire, UK
Alan is an exceptional coach. Like many, I came to life coaching with a wariness as to its value and benefits. I really wish I hadn't waited so long in doing so. Insightful, passionate and pragmatic, Alan has a gift for abbreviating my internal thought process and deftly enabling me to arrive at critical points of self-clarity. It's not an understatement to say that his assistance in helping frame both my questions and life experiences has been profound. With a genuinely infectious and positive world view, I have come to value his thoughtfulness, intellect and candour. I would strongly encourage anyone to make the first step and approach Alan for an introductory call.
Chris - Barcelona
Working with Alan has been an eye opener for me. I came to Alan focused on setting up a "side hustle" work project. But over the course of 10 sessions, we've covered everything from a relationship that wasn't working to how to handle a health emergency in my family – all of which has been very useful.
Since starting with Alan, I feel I have gotten a much better handle on what I'm aiming for in life... and how to get there.
He's generous with his time... and easy to get along with. Highly recommend you have an introductory session with him, if you are looking for someone who can help you work through different sticking points in your life.
Rhia - London
I‘ve been coached by Alan since October 2021 and can honestly say the impact on my life has been huge.
Alan is very personal and clearly very knowledgeable - I thoroughly enjoy the coaching he provides. He has a good sense of humour & is really relatable.
He asks thought provoking question & allows you to really think about things - for me, his coaching has opened my eyes & I have started to really understand more about my own life. My perception and awareness of self has massively improved and this is down to Alan & the guidance he has provided to me.
He provides great techniques and support - the majority of which are now embedded into my life - not sure how I coped with out some of them before!
The examples he provides are relatable & this really helps when drawing comparisons to your own life.
Would highly recommend Alan if you are looking for guidance and support at understanding your own life, wanting to do more & just being the best version of self - Alans your man!
Erin - Ireland
From our initial introductory session, Alan took time to make sure we had a good connection and would be comfortable working with each other, before embarking on coaching. Trust was built from the beginning by his non-judgmental approach, realism, understanding, guidance and tools. There’s no question that I’m in a much better place in my life because of my sessions with Alan over the last few months. He has really helped how I deal with situations and is reigniting the positivity within me. I’d highly recommend Alan as a life coach.
Alan Armero - Florida
Taking up coaching with Alan over the past few months has been unquestionably the best decision I've made in years. In the era of "woke" and self-help evangelism, Alan is a stand-out.
There is no formula, but there is a process. Sessions are dialogues where we entertain and explore a variety of ideas to find the things that matter to me personally. Armed with the conclusions drawn from these initial discussions, later sessions have been about helping me develop the tools to take action for myself and align my inner wants and needs with my outward actions.
When I first started, I found it very telling (and frankly, a rather exciting prospect) when I heard one particular success story. To my understanding, the client had found a way to shed the golden handcuffs and leave an office job in a financially responsible way that allowed him or her to pursue the dream of operating a successful, traveling pizza truck on the coast. Alan calls it the process of learning to "coach yourself," but, in my opinion, he could easily have said "see the matrix" instead.
I feel like I've recaptured something I'd lost somewhere along the road of life, and, beyond the obvious changes I've begun enacting on my life, my view of the world is a few shades brighter these days. Reason-based and results-oriented, I can't recommend Alan enough to anybody looking to make tangible improvements in his or her life.
JP - Ireland
I have been working with Alan for the last number of months and it has been a fantastic experience. He has really tuned me into what's important in life but also how to deal with issues that arise using really great tools. His approach is so refreshing and for me it has been all positive. I'm looking forward to working with him in the future and would definitely recommend Alan to others.
Matt - UK
Alan is a very personable coach , with a toolkit to improve your life.
Tom - Ireland
Working with Alan has been a most enjoyable experience. From the introductory session I felt we made a good connection ,which has put me more at ease discussing the challenges I am currently experiencing. The initial sessions were focused on painting a picture of where I am currently in various aspects of my life. Spending time on this detail initially has been invaluable as Alan has been able to provide me with a tool kit best suited to my needs and set tasks to set me on my way to achieving where I want to be in life. Alan has also opened my eyes to the benefits of journaling and making time for myself. This has helped me to face life's challenges with a greater sense of calmness and certainty. I highly recommend him.
Kevin Keane - Ireland
He is a knowledgeable coach, with good, actionable advice on how to direct your journey of life. It was a good investment of time and money to work with Alan.
Eamonn - Ireland
Alan has demonstrated a great ability to quickly understand and offer real solutions to issues raised during our consultations. Would highly recommend!
Brian - Ireland
Working with Alan is proving immensely beneficial. I didn't know what to expect before I signed up but I can honestly say I knew after the first session that it was the right decision. He is very easy to speak to and can relate to you in a broad range of issues. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to make positive changes in their lives. You won't regret it!
Jason Crane - UK
Alan has a great relaxed approach which I found really easy to settle in with and therefore made working together a pleasure.A fantastic balance between work and home life overview on the coaching approach which was such an essential thing for my circumstances. Alan picked up very quickly the need for a certain direction and gave me a set of tools to help me deal with an incredibly challenging time in my life and business.
Giuliana - Ireland
Alan made me feel comfortable and listened to from day one. He has helped me to find clarity and confidence in the decisions I make in my professional life. He has taught me several strategies to work with in case my doubts ever come back in the future, and now I'm more open to taking the opportunities that life has to offer. I am so thankful for all his dedication and genuine interest in helping me. I truly can't recommend him enough!
Matthew Henry - Maine, USA
My work with Alan has given me the confidence to pivot in my career- to see honesty where my talents lie and pursue a field that suits them. If you are languishing and are feeling/seeing the effects in your life, then Alan is the fella for you. The difference can be profound.
Francise - Ireland
By working with Alan I have regained my confidence. Alan has coached and mentored me with tools and guidance that have taughted me to handle whatever challenge I face. A true gentleman who's easy going professional approach makes working with him a complete joy with remarkable results.
Dirk - Germany
Alan really helped me to think more positive, to be more proactive and to focus more on what is important to me.
If life coaching is a journey he's an excellent travel companion and a pleasure to work with.
Ryan McBee - USA
Alan has been great to work with. He offers valuable insight which helped me find and implement tools to improve my work and home life.
Rob Molyneux - UK
I started with Alan as I wanted to gain clarity around various aspects of work and home life and that has been achieved already after just 10 weeks. I haven’t regretted the commitment to coaching once since getting started. I would strongly recommend talking to Alan and if it feels like a good fit, to go for it.
Chris Thompson - UK
A small review on a website will never do justice to how grateful I am to Alan for his help. I can unreservedly recommend Alan's services, he is easy to speak to, knowledgeable and incredibly supportive. If you are looking for a life coach then give Alan a call, you will not regret it.
Joey Forster - USA
Working with Alan over the past few months have been great. He’s given me the advice I needed to steer me in the right direction, and found the motivation to get me going. He has been a genuinely good person to work with and I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for help in any aspect of life, he has for sure helped me with mine. Thank you Alan! Looking forward to continuing our talks together.
Paul Heron - Ireland
Alan Quinn is a brilliant coach who set me on the path to completely changing my life. I was at a point in my life where I was considering a few changes and had not been able to achieve my goals on my own. The difference I experienced working with Alan far exceeded my expectations. I would recommend Alan to anyone.
'Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.'
WHAT IS AN INTRODUCTORY SESSION?
An introductory session is a free informal chat. It gives you a chance to tell me what you want to get from coaching, and also a chance to get to know me. The aim of the call is to put you in a better position to be able to decide whether you want coaching.