27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021

27th Global

Mentoring, Coaching, and Supervision Conference

12-14 May 2021


Paula King

Back to the future – harnessing the wisdom of ages to coach the leaders of the future with Paula King

Theme: Skills/tools/techniques - practice

Area: Coaching & Mentoring

Style: Mainly Experiential

Type: Workshop

Session on 13 May 2021 13:00 UTC - View on timetable


There is a sense, as we navigate new and challenging waters, that we need to let go of everything we have done to date and start again. However, this is a flawed and, in fact, scary belief. It makes no sense to reject the wisdom of the past.  Rather we should bring to the future the amazing learnings and insights we have gained from the research and teachings of our Forefathers. Of course, when we bring the past with us to the future, we should bring only the best of the past.

In this session we will explore the teachings of four inspirational philosophers who have taught humanity so much. We will link their teachings to the core skills of coaching and mentoring and, in doing so, we will learn some new and innovative coaching and mentoring tools and techniques which we can bring to our practice. This will be a practical and engaging session embracing the absolute belief that we cannot lose our focus on creating a kinder, more loving, and supportive future workplace where every person is valued, nourished, and cherished.


Paula King is director of Kingstown College, a psychologist, and a leadership coach. She is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS) on the Register of Competence in Psychological Testing. She is a member of the Society for Coaching Psychology. Paula holds an MSc in Coaching and Organisational Development from Portsmouth University (UK) and is Past President of EMCC Ireland. She is an EMCC accredited coach at Master Practitioner level, and EMCC accredited Team Coach at Senior Practitioner level, an EMCC accredited Supervisor.  She holds accreditation from the David L. Cooperrider Center for Appreciative Inquiry and embraces absolutely the approach to strengths-inspired instead of problematising change.
Paula has received the prestigious ‘Best Global Coaching Leaders’ Award which was presented to her in Mumbai in February 2017 and is the first Executive Coach in Ireland to have received this international recognition. She won the EMCC Global coach award in 2017.

Paula’s current clientele consists of leaders with influence, CEOs, politicians, and members of the media. She brings genuine warmth to her coaching interventions whilst consistently assisting her clients to achieve goals which may have seemed unachievable through an empathic and challenging approach.