As an Entrepreneur Cara knows first-hand how exciting yet challenging and lonely it can be running a business. Being referred to as a “Creative Disruptor”, creating ideas that people never imagined, inspiring them to believe it’s possible and creating impact by making it a reality.

Utilising the experience of growing successful businesses and accredited coach training, Cara work’s with successful entrepreneurial leaders using a combination of coaching and business mentoring. Sessions will be based on these three key pillars; imagination, inspiration and impact to help them develop themselves, their team, grow their business and ultimately achieve greater success. Simply, helping leaders transform from good to great.

Coaching is future focused, thought provoking and creative, with a strong structure and discipline to achieve great success. Coaching gives the space and time to clearly think, with a partner focused only on support and challenge to achieve your desired goals. Coaching has been transformational, both in what Cara’s achieved and the joy and fulfilment gained from coaching other leaders to achieve things they never imagined.

Helping provide leaders with real clarity on what they want, how they’ll get there and a positive energy to drive them to success, delivering real tangible results.



Witnessing the transformational impact coaching has on individuals and organisations, through first-hand business experience and coaching other leaders;

  • Disrupted healthcare industry, creating NI’s first Lifestyle Care Home.
  • Year 1 achieved 100% occupancy, prices 30% above market and awarded Care Home of the Year 2018
  • Business re-development increased profit up to 70%
  • Built high performing team, turning around from negative influencers improved KPIS 4% – 8%
  • Strategic growth, innovation and improvement increased revenue by 110%, employees by 140% and over 30 industry awards
  • Developed numerous successful leaders managing multi-million pound businesses and recognised industry leaders
  • Culture change project across 450 staff improved attrition by 12%
Year 1 Occupancy 100%
Profits up 70%
Team performance up 8%

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Coaching is unique, giving time and space to think properly, with a trusted partner. Allowing the mind to be creative, resourceful and gain clarity in an increasingly complex and busy world.

  • Creativity to think of new ideas.
  • Resourcefulness to create new solutions to challenges
  • Clarity to allow quicker decisions and actions to move forward confidently

Imagine an improved future through quality thinking, powerful questions to change the current status.


Coaching inspires belief to achieve your full potential and do things you never imagined.

Through growth and development, manage negative beliefs, build on strengths, improve confidence and self-awareness, remaining authentic and true to be the best version of yourself.

As a great leader you’ll inspire others around you to follow and achieve things they never believed possible.


Coaching has a powerful impact delivering real results and positive lasting changes not only on you but your team and business overall. Setting a goal or outcome, is critical in coaching.

We will remain future focused on making improvements and taking action. We will embed the structure and discipline to stay on track and achieve success. A coach is an honest friend, providing support and challenge whilst ensuring you remain responsible and accountable for the delivery of your goals.



Without a doubt, the amazing coaches I’ve had over the years have contributed to my developments and achievements. As a coach I’m so fortunate to work with successful entrepreneurial leaders and see the value coaching brings to them and their business.

Dr. Bryan Keating CBE

Bryan Keating CBE is the managing partner of the CIP partnership, visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Northern Ireland Centre for Entrepreneurship in Belfast. In 2006, he was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. He was appointed Commander of the same Order (CBE) in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to Economic Development in Northern Ireland.

Ailbhe Harrington MA PCC

Ailbhe Harrington is a skilled executive coach, trainer, coach supervisor and facilitator and has achieved the Professional Certified Coach credential (PCC) of the International Coach Federation. Her 25 years of experience spans organisational development, transformational coaching, third level education and enterprise development within the private and not for profit sectors across Ireland, Europe and USA. Ailbhe trains coaches through the Coaching Development Certificate in Professional Coaching Skills with ICF. Ailbhe has been recognised for her success as a coach, being awarded ICF Ireland Coach of the Year 2016 & ICF Coach Trainer 2017.


Cara is extremely skilled, considerate and professional. She embodies leadership, isn’t afraid to listen and learn from those around her. Her leadership encourages the best in people, and she understands the importance of cultivating a good team. It is certainly rare to meet someone who understands business the way she does and the intricacies of leading a team to achieve their peak performance.

Working with Cara has been an absolute pleasure. She is enthusiastic, hard-working, brimming with excellent ideas, passionate and has such an ambitious drive that is very rarely seen. Cara has a wealth of knowledge of business and is willing to share it to help organisations move forward in the best way for the entire team. She is one of the most inspiring people I have ever had the privilege to work with and would recommend her unconditionally to any organisation who wants to do better business.

Cara is incredibly intuitive, a great listener, and highly pragmatic and has found her calling as a leadership coach. Needless to say, she is a very successful business person backed with years of first hand experience in a challenging industry. Cara quickly assesses, invokes thoughts, constructively challenges opinion and above all relates the discussion to real life scenarios and examples. I highly recommend Cara’s services to any leader or Executive who is looking for a leadership coach.

Working with Cara accelerated my progressing my career and personal life priorities. I was stuck with important decisions to make and she created an atmosphere and structure that helped me to gain personal insights and find the best solutions. Cara’s extensive business experience was invaluable in our coaching sessions, but she found the right balance in helping me find my own solutions right for my situation. It is rare to find such an excellent empathetic coach who is also and experienced executive. I would highly recommend working with Cara.

I was lucky enough to be mentored by Cara while I was training as a coach. Her support and guidance had a significant impact on my journey. It is rare to find someone with such a depth of understanding coupled with strong business acumen. As a fellow woman in business & coaching, she is a role model & inspiration.

As a coach Cara has a wonderful style which is very relaxed and gentle, direct and forward moving. She created a safe space for me to raise some really difficult issues, and challenged my thinking guiding me to action.





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