Emma Coonan

Emma Coonan2023-08-01T15:56:26+00:00

Emma Coonan

Emma Coonan

Emma Coonan

Head of Learning and Development

Emma works to deliver strong people practices and drive continuous improvement, aligned with business strategy.  When it comes to our people, Emma provides leadership and strategic oversight in the areas of learning and development, working with senior leadership and the wider team to develop the right talent management strategy to enable high performance and organisational capability.  Emma’s approach cultivates a strong coaching culture, making learning and development a priority. 

With over 16 years experience in the corporate sector Emma has worked with a diverse range of organisations including non-profits, education institutions, consultancy, investment, insurance firms, and most recently with ASL.  

Emma is an accredited Psychotherapist, a qualified Business & Executive Coach, and a Lecturer in Psychotherapy. She has combined her psychotherapy and coaching practice with experience in the corporate world for a number of years. 

Emma graduated from National University of Ireland, Maynooth, with a BA (Hons) in Media Studies and English.  Ongoing professional and personal development is a passion of Emma’s, and since graduating Emma has been awarded a HDip (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, an MA (Hons) in Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Event Management, a Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching from Smurfit UCD, and is a qualified Adult Education Trainer.  

In pursuit of life-long learning and development, Emma is currently a Psychotherapy Doctoral candidate at Dublin City University.

Emma has a passion for writing, and writes a monthly wellbeing column for The Midland Tribune. In her practice she focuses on applying techniques for everyday living, through developing resilience, stress response, and mindfulness practice. 

Emma has enjoyed volunteer experience as a reviewer of children’s books for an award winning children’s literature platform, and as a local community club leader in one of Ireland’s leading youth organisations.

Emma can be found walking or cycling at every opportunity, when she’s not searching for her next great read amongst the bookshops of Dublin and Tipperary.