What people say

‘I benefited hugely from my four coaching sessions with Alana Kirk. Her style is fast paced and her approach to goal setting… and designing actions with me meant I made progress quickly. She’s also a great listener and drilled down into my comments which made me question my beliefs and actions more profoundly. I felt very comfortable around her and the sessions worked for me. I would highly recommend Alana Kirk if you are feeling stuck or need to get clear on the big life or career issues’.
Marian Richardson, RTE Radio presenter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
By the point I began working with Alana I had spent three years developing a business that provided psychological and health care services to clinics, but had become stuck in wrapping up the last 10% of the project. Within 5 months of beginning work with Alana, I had delivered my first program.
Alana guided me through breaking down the remaining steps into bit-size manageable goals. Each week, we would map out tasks and an action plan across various domains of the project, including marketing, website, logistics, and program development
She helped me distinguish between tasks that I had the skills to complete myself and those that for which I needed to hire outside consultants by examining my strengths and weakness. This allowed me to discern where my time was best spent.
Although I initially approached Alana for help with purely professional goals, she also challenged me to map out and set goals around work-life- family balance, which has led me to develop a more  sustainable balance.
Unexpectedly, my work with her led me to feel much more empowered about my business by addressing some of the psychological barriers and fear of failure, which I didn’t even know I had!
Alana is direct in her communication, and very action oriented. She is also extremely encouraging, and positive.   Working with Alana has been such a good investment of time and money, and I plan to continue working with her to bring my business to the next level.
Ciara Byrne, PhD
Clinical Psychologist                                                                                                                                                                                       

“I recently determined to lean into things that are new to me. I had no idea what Life Coaching entailed and I hadn’t an iota what results or outcomes it might bear.  However the process itself and the outcomes were far more than I could be hoped for. For me the result was simplification, definition and structure to something that has been an underlining issue for as long as I have been freelancing. Alana’s great way brought me through a process that I was not well versed in (yet from the very beginning it felt right) that allowed me to put structure and visibility on my business operations. This resulted in the ultimate goal of having more time and freedom outside of the business. I am amazed that Alana and Life Coaching could have had such a rich positive impact in such a relatively short period of time. Its profound!   My greatest thanks to you Alana.”   Donogh O’Sullivan, Engineer and Entrepreneur                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

“My coaching session with Alana helped me to set clear, measurable goals for my fitness and health. More than that, Alana helped me to visualise, in a really powerful way, what I could achieve if I succeeded in reaching my goals. This image has proved to be a powerful incentive for me in sticking to my plan to reach my goals. It has been truly transformative’.
Clare Duignan, Non-Executive Director, and former Head of RTE Radio                                                                                                                                                                                                            
“I engaged with Alana and I found her to be an excellent Coach. She was not afraid to challenge me when necessary, but also she knew when to listen intently and to read between the lines as to what I was saying. This gave me more clarity and insight into my behaviours and goals, needs and wants. She helped me find an inner awareness of what my priorities were which has helped me achieve my short term goals and I am well on my way to achieve my medium term goals. I would highly recommend her.”
Oliver Nally, An Guarda Siochana



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