Going from good to great

It all comes down to Motivation & Action

Hi, I’m Audrey Burke McCarthy – Leadership & Executive Coach

With over 25 years of working in senior roles in various sectors, I know how important it is to be at your best – change, disruption, and uncertainty are part of everyday business. Organisations and individuals need to bring their “A Game” to be fully prepared to navigate the change opportunities and challenges facing us.

As an EMCC Accredited Practitioner Coach, I combine my blend of leadership and career experience with a client-centric coaching process to help you to be your best for yourself, your team, and your organisation. My mission is simple: ‘To inspire and give you the courage to maximise your personal and professional potential so you become the most empowered and successful version of you.’

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What I Do


It is easy to get overwhelmed and confused by the many types of coaching out there – everything from leadership to life, executive, business, career and wellbeing coaching. I would like to share with you the core concept behind all coaching – the empowerment of people by fostering a growth mindset and facilitating self-directed learning and personal performance.


Workshops & Facilitation

Getting all the team together same time can be a major task and you want to ensure you get the most out of the opportunity. It could be for a senior management think tank, strategic planning session, culture workshop, or laying the foundations for a new project or brainstorming session to plan new ways of working together more effectively. I have many years’ experience facilitating workshops of all kinds.



Public training courses can be very good. However, the content is not always relevant to the needs of the organisation/participant. Also, the training concepts and outputs can be difficult to put into practice on return to the organisation. I design and deliver customised training programmes. These can be delivered in person or online. I work in-house to my clients’ schedules, but above all, aligned to their specific goals and challenges.


Organisation Development

Organisation development is a process that helps organisations build their capacity to change and achieve greater effectiveness by developing, enhancing and aligning hard and soft structures of their operating model. The hard elements include strategies, structures and processes while the soft elements include the shared values in the organisation, skills, leadership style and staffing.


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is a set of emotional and social skills that collectively establish how well we perceive ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, cope with challenges and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. Assessing your emotional intelligence levels will give you the opportunity to identify your overall EI score so as to enhance your performance and wellbeing.


Return to Work Post Maternity Leave Programme

The MotivAction Return to Work After Maternity Leave Support Programme is designed to help employers create a more supportive workplace for working parents. We provide employees with the resources they need to make a smooth and successful transition back to work.



Who I Work With


  • Senior Leaders
  • Business Owners
  • Managers
  • Teams
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Career Changers


  • Multinationals
  • SMEs
  • Not for profits
  • Call Centres
  • Credit Unions
  • Professional Services

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