Catrin MacDonnell coach

Catrin MacDonnell Executive & Business Coach

I am and experienced, qualified coach (with 15 years experience). As well as being an executive and business coach, I am co-founder director of well established Papadeli and start up Jones and Modha, so I have a good amount of business knowledge and experience. Before that I worked in media, education and marketing in the private and public sector.

Who have I worked with as a coach?

All sorts of people. Entrepreneurs who are starting their business journey and those who are well established and growing. CEOs and those on the board looking for gravitas, a new approach, clarity and better communication. Managers – both newly promoted and ones who are looking for a new approach (and a less stressful life). Finding ways of thinking more strategically, being less hands on.

They’ve been in all sorts of sectors; sustainability, retail, finance, tech and IT, creative agencies, banks, UK and Welsh government, public sector, third sector and charities. My work is all confidential and I don’t get testimonials from everyone, but I have a few here to give you an idea.

I have run workshops for the UK and Welsh government, consultancies, third sector, banks and membership organisations. As a coach, I run them with the firm belief that everyone has a lot of knowledge and experience and this is what teaches us. Topics range from coaching and listening techniques, better people management, communication skills, including managing challenging conversations and developing a growth mindset.

If you want to know more, give me a ring on 07785 996917 or email me

Am I qualified?

I have an advanced certificate in Executive Coaching from Human Technics and the University of the West of England’s business school. (ILM level 5)

I have studied positive psychology and am a resilience practitioner.

I love learning about new coaching styles, ways of working and theory in the world of people and am a member of The Critical Coaching Group, run by Middlesex University which gives me the opportunity to keep up to date with best practice.

I am part of a coaching supervision group and am insured.

Mentoring & advising

As an experienced business director and owner, I also work with business owners as a mentor, providing encouragement and motivation as well as sharing my knowledge.

Good listener

Listening is highly underrated. When were you last able to speak, order your thoughts and analyse challenges without interruption? Then we unpick and make sense, coming out with a firm plan for changes needed.

“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” 

Leonardo da Vinci