"I consider myself blessed to have had the opportunity to be coached by Shauna. Shauna is a consummate professional and an excellent, compassionate and thoughtful coach. I came to coaching shortly after being appointed Principal, I was as unsure about coaching, as I was about myself! Through Shauna's gentle and competent coaching, I learned about the importance of leading myself as well as leading the school. Self compassion was something I had heard of but I didn't understand the importance of practising self compassion, especially in the role of leader, where I put myself under so much pressure to be all things to everyone, without receiving or asking for the same support in return. Shauna was the first person I felt who supported me in finding the clarity to start with the basics and build on those foundations. Gradually, in doing so and with a new focus of leading my own personal development as well as the development of the school, I grew in confidence and began to feel more comfortable in myself and in my new roles and responsibilities. A good coach encourages the coachee to find the answers in themselves, Shauna reminded me of this often and at the same time Shauna always had the right book, article or recommendation to help me and support me in finding answers. Shauna is so well read, so passionate and so qualified, she is the best Coach I could have found and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future. I really believe everyone can benefit from coaching and I really believe everyone Shauna works with will benefit twofold from her experience and expertise. Thank you Shauna, you are a wonderful heart centred coach, with so much to give to the world and to your clients in particular. "
"I was fortunate to have the opportunity of coaching with the expert skills of Shauna Cathcart. From the first session, I knew this was something worthwhile to engage with. Shauna immediately put me at ease, and managed to challenge my thinking around issues I presented so we could find helpful solutions. It is so much more than coaching, it was a valuable opportunity to look at myself and challenge and rethink narratives I was operating from. Without any doubt, the opportunity to avail of coaching with Shauna was indeed a gift. It has helped me enormously in my professional and personal life."
"I began working with Shauna at a critical time in my working life. I was completely overwhelmed at work and I could see that if I didn't make changes, the overwhelm would spread to other parts of my life. From the beginning Shauna was warm, genuine, heart centred and professional. She helped me to see that I needed to focus on self care first, then together we teased out what the exact issues were that were causing me stress, often times I had the answers within me but it took Shauna's skills to bring those solutions to the fore. I felt uplifted and empowered after every session. Sometimes I felt Shauna supporting me as a coach other times a counsellor, and often as a good friend with a great sense of humour. Linking in with Shauna has probably been the best decision I have ever made in terms of my own continuous professional development as a primary school principal. I was on the brink of burn out and now I'm flourishing. Much of the positive change is as a direct result of the work I did with Shauna. I look forward to continuing this supportive and dynamic relationship in the future."