Irene is an accredited Growth Coaching International coach and consultant working primarily with the education and private sector as well as voluntary organisations. She brings to her coaching skills extensive experience in educational leadership and development.

Irene has a career background within the Department of Education, Tasmania that includes Branch Director, District Superintendent, Curriculum Manager, Educational Performance Service Manager, Principal of Senior Secondary and Primary Schools. Currently she works as a coach and education consultant bringing her expansive knowledge, skills and experience to coaching individuals and teams.

Irene’s passion for learning and nurturing other’s growth and development motivates her to use coaching at both the individual and organisational level to improve performance.

Recent work has included: Working with the PLI to provide coaching to new Tasmanian Principals; Coaching as part of Teacher Performance and Development in schools; Training school staff in co-coaching to develop a feedback culture in schools; Coaching as part of an Aspiring Leadership program to establish and implement their goals from 360º tools; Co-designing and facilitating a leadership team program for a number of systemic schools; Using coaching to enhance career opportunities; Facilitating leadership programs for principals and middle managers based on coaching for improved performance; Facilitating training for new Presidents in Rotary District 9830 using coaching and solution focused tools; Chair: Tasmanian Framework Advisory Council advising the Minister in relation to the development and review of the senior secondary accreditation framework. And, in 2016, Bastow ‘Coaching on Demand’ Program; and Coaching of CAP Phase 4 participants.

Irene is an Accredited Growth Coaching International Coach and has undertaken courses including Coaching Mastery, Introduction to Team Coaching, Coaching as Reflective Practitioner, Co-Coaching: Conversations about teaching practice, GCI Solutions Focus Master Class, and attendance at National Coaching Education Conferences.