Ita O’Donovan has had a career of 10 years as a local authority Chief Executive in the UK. (2010- 2000) Additionally she has worked as a public management consultant in the UK, emerging economies, South East Asia and Sub Sahara Africa while at the University of Birmingham from 1985 to 1996 She retired in 2010 and was appointed as Senior Expert for the European Cooperation for Stronger Municipalities in Kosovo advising the Ministry of Local Government Administration, working with Mayors and Directors of eight municipalities in the Central Region, including the capital Pristina. From 2013 to date she has been working on public sector reform in Northern Ireland. Ita is a Senior Research Fellow at Kings College, London and a people and organisational development specialist.
I do not use one single theoretical coaching model. I prefer to use a wide range of approaches to suit the variety of situations and contexts. Examples of approaches are reflective practice and language, critical incident techniques, transactional analysis, personal construct theory, political sensitivity models. I always agree the ethical terms and objectives with clients. I adhere to the European Mentoring and Coaching Council’s (EMCC’s) code of ethics. I have coached/mentored individuals and groups from 1988 to date.
Ph.D Psychology, (1984). BSc. Hons. Psychology (1981). Myers Briggs Training 1992, Business Excellence Model, 1996, Coach Institute Customer Services (ICS) 1999. SOLACE Refresher Seminar for Coaches/Mentors 2010. ILM Coaching and Mentoring Certificate 2013.