Elaine was inspired by the beautiful landscapes of County Cork in Ireland, and specifically the Ballyhoura Mountains, close to where she has lived for the past 13 years. These 10km long range are often overshadowed by the majestic Galtees. Seefin mountain peak rises 528 meters above the beautiful Golden Vale, allowing extensive views of six counties, as far north as Shannon on a clear day.
Seefin – Suí Finn
So where does the name Seefin come from? Seefin was originally, in Irish language, Suí Finn which then translates back into English as the Seat of Fionn (Mac Cumhaill). It is so named because, according to tradition, Fionn (Mac Cumhaill) and the Fianna stopped here in their travels around the country.
Elaine is inspired by nature and people, and she felt the name Seefin was very appropriate for what she aims to achieve with Coaching, as for her, it represents strength, elegance and trust. She has climbed her mountain, and the views at the top of your game can be amazing too!
In 2013 Elaine moved from County Cork to the foothills of the Pyrenees in SW France. Her heart will always remember standing at the top of Seefin Mountain and experiencing the thrill, clarity and joy of feeling “on top of the world”. She now explores the peaks of the wonderful Pyrenees, climbing yet higher!
According to Deepak Chopra “If we want greater harmony and well-being in our lives and in the world, the first step is transforming our awareness”. Awareness cannot be unlearned. Once we become aware, we cannot become unaware. We can choose to take note, or ignore. This is a crucial fact Elaine learned a long time ago, and notices it every day with her clients. Whether it is a good or challenging awareness, it cannot be undone. By creating awareness in a coaching session, the client recognises the tools within themselves to move forward and be pro-active in their own journey through positive change.
About the Coach
I am a Training & Development Specialist. For the past 12 years, I have worked with SMEs, Multinationals, Government Departments and Educational Institutions. I also had my own Coaching Practice in County Cork. I am passionate about helping people develop to improve their potential.
I have worked with business owners to develop and enhance crucial aspects of their personal & business effectiveness.
In 1994, I left Ireland to travel extensively across Africa, South America, Central America, USA and Canada. My return to Ireland in 2000 began my involvement in training and development. In 2013, I left my homeland again to live in the SW of France, and another new chapter in my life began. I have developed self directed learning and coaching solutions which I promote on my other website thesmarttrain.
From my experience with coaching clients, I have developed remote coaching services (using skype or a similar medium) and there is definitely a coaching service I can provide to suit your needs. Head over to the Coaching Services page to check them out.
“After many years of working for others in a 9-5 environment (well it was more like 8-6), I felt I needed some direction in my life, and came across Life Coaching in 2004. This proved to be the catalyst of many great happenings for me. I qualified in Personal and Business Coaching to pursue my passion for positive change. My passion and interest in people has stemmed from a long career in Training and Developing people out of and beyond their comfort zones. I have also upgraded my Coaching skills in the areas of Career Coaching.
I abide by the LBCAI’s excellent code of conduct. Any kind of personal development demands self-discipline and perseverance. I feel every single person has the ability to be their own guide, expert and coach. But the reality is, some of us need extra guidance and support with our journey. That is why I initially became a Trainer, and later a Personal and Business Coach.”
- NLP Practitioner (inc Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis)
- Diploma in Entrepreneurship
- Advanced Certificate in Career Coaching
- Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching
- Certificate in Training & Development
- Microsoft Master Instructor Train the Trainer
- EDI/JEB Diploma in ICT (Train the Trainer)
- BA (University College Cork, Ireland)
“What I gained from the sessions is as follows: life is still every bit as hectic but I’ve been able to receive more clarity about my personal and professional life and am more accountable to myself, and reminded me to value myself.” – Recruitment Officer, Cork