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.

JNG Associates are one of six coaching providers selected to supply coaching services to Primary & Secondary School Principals in Ireland through the Centre for School Leadership. These services will be provided in collaboration with Actus Business Coaching & Consulting, a highly respected coaching and business consultancy run by Mark Walsh.

This project is anticipated to start in Feb 2017 and continue for 2-3 years. It is an exciting and challenging development for us and one we are eagerly looking forward to.


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.

Bio - Joe Whelehan

professional coach and trainerJoe 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

Some testimonials....

“…as a newly promoted manager, I found managing my new team quite challenging initially. Working with Joe, I developed my own techniques for dealing with my team through understanding where I was coming from and also where my colleagues were coming from…”     (Team manager, Financial Services)

“…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)

“…Going through redundancy was challenging and at times very disheartening. I found that I needed someone who I could talk with who understood what I was going through and who could also show me that there can be light at the end of the tunnel…”    (Self-employed business owner)

"...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)

“…I was not a fan of coaching and had no issues to bring to coaching. However, I found Joe great to talk to and our coaching sessions enabled me to view my team management in a different light helping me to be confident that I was doing the right things…”    (Team Manager, IT)

"...a well delivered course which delivers an interesting aspect on this type of training in the workplace..." (Participant, Train the Trainer Course)