EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


EMCC Global Provider Summit

24-25th November 2020


Ruairí Kelleher

Ruairí Kelleher: Embedding a coaching culture - lessons from team coaching

Session on 24 November 2020 15:30 UTC - View on timetable


This session will explore participants’ viewpoints on the following questions:

  • Where does team coaching fit in our understanding of how coaching cultures can be fostered, grown and sustained throughout organisations?
  • Are the terms ‘coach’ and ‘coaching’ helping or hindering us in our efforts to create the type of organisations we are imagining, or do we need a new vocabulary?

The session will involve a short introduction followed by a facilitated discussion on each of the questions above.

Learning outcomes

We hope to gain a greater understanding of how the latest research on team coaching can be integrated into what we already know about cultural transformation in organisations.


Ruairí Kelleher, Senior Practitioner, is the owner and Director of EDelia Group which engages primarily with educational organisations at primary, secondary and tertiary level.

EDelia Group have been very successful in promoting coaching and mentoring programmes in schools and colleges throughout Ireland and have recently begun to engage with organisations in the U.K. EDelia Group is a Global Provider of EMCC accredited coach education programmes and is the largest provider of coach education training programmes to educators in Ireland.

Ruairí has been coaching for over 30 years and is an EMCC accredited coach at Senior Practitioner Level, accredited GTCI Team Coach, accredited EQi 2.0 and EQi 360 practitioner, accredited Strengths Profiler Coach, accredited JESS Resilience Coach, accredited Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument Facilitator and accredited Gazing Red2Blue Performance Coach.

Ruairí spent eight years developing, delivering and assessing the mentoring syllabus with the Irish National Induction Programme for Teachers, now known as ‘Droichead’ and was also on the steering committee of the Teaching Council of Ireland for three years.

He designed and delivers the mentoring modules on the Masters in Teaching and Learning at CIT Cork.

He helped formulate the coaching strategy plan for the National Governing Body of Basketball Ireland as well as coaching the Senior Men’s National Team for 5 years.

B.Sc. H.Dip Ed. M.Ed. P.G.E.L.M. AC EMCC Senior Practitioner Coach