Affiliations & Associates

At the moment, we are engaged in a  collaborative venture with Actus Business Coaching & Consulting in which we are providing coaching services to Primary & Secondary School Principals though a Dept. of Education & Skills programme. This programme was launched by the Centre for School Leadership  and will be of 2 years duration.

This project started in Feb 2017 and will continue for 2-3 years. It is an exciting and challenging development for us and one in which we have achieved tremendous positive feedback.

We are also associated on an ongoing basis with a  number of coaching groups in the Cork and Munster area whose aim is to promote continued development amongst the membership.


“…I used JNG to work with my core team of managers who had a range of experiences from 1 to 16 years with us. The feedback from the team was extremely positive and I feel, contributed greatly towards developing and building an effective and cohesive management team…”    (Director, Multi-National Company);

"...Frank challenges and affirming feedback in equal measures..." (Coaching client)

"...It certainly makes a difference to chat to a one time stranger and now a great support..." (Coaching client)

"...very enjoyable and captivating course, and I can honestly say that I will be trying to implement the learnings into my life..." (Participant, Assertiveness Skills course)

"...Joe was great at getting everyone to interact and keeping everything interesting..." (Participant, Project Mgt Course)

Bio - Joe Whelehan

Joe is a former senior Naval Officer who moved into the private sector after a successful Naval career. He set up his own coaching and training consultancy, JNG Associates in 2011 and is highly experienced at working with all levels of management up to and including Board level. He has over 30 years’ experience in developing and leading people in the public and private sectors and is particularly strong in the transition from vocational to management roles, an area in which he has considerable personal and professional experience.

When coaching he employs a number of approaches, depending on the client and the situation. These include the GROW Model, Cognitive Behavioural Coaching, Transactional Analysis, Systemic Psychodynamic Coaching and Psychometric testing. He holds a Masters Degree in Personal & Management Coaching from University College Cork and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF). He is also an accredited Trainer under the FETAC Train the Trainer Programme (Ireland) and an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP-PMI®).

coaching corkHis working philosophy - listen carefully and work with the client to develop unique solutions for their unique situations, because let's face it - we are all individuals!                                                

Please free to contact him for a preliminary chat anytime