Core Connected Leader Program

Helping Women Excel in Leadership through Empowering their Growth, Wellbeing and Meaningful Success in a Circle of Trust

– Beginning October 2022 –

“Study after study shows women who support women are more successful in business

– Shelley Zalis – Forbes Women

Women work better in safe, supportive environments than in the adversarial, autocratic or hyper-competitive environments we have inherited.

Do you sometimes feel like you’re living on a treadmill, exhausted trying to keep everything going? 

Are you ready to do transformative work and build relationships with like-minded female leaders?

Do you feel a longing for connection, accountability and focus on your growth and success in a way that is meaningful for you?

I believe women are at their best when they are supported fully in terms of their ideas, growth, connection, well-being and self-care.

Just imagine the impact you could have if you were elevated by a group of dynamic, empathetic and ambitious women. 

This is the goal of The Core Connection Circle

Why Is This Needed?

“Study after study shows women who support women are more successful in business.

New research in the Harvard Business Review finds that while both men and women benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women who also have an inner circle of close female contacts are more likely to land executive positions with greater authority and higher pay, while there was no link found for the success of men in terms of the gender composition of their inner circles.


The reason? Women trying to rise up into leadership face cultural and systemic hurdles that make it harder for them to advance, such as unconscious bias. The study suggests that a way to overcome some of these hurdles is to form close connections with other women, who can share experiences from women who have been there, done that—from how to ask for what you’re worth to bringing your unique talents to leadership.”

Excerpt from Forbes women, Mar 6,2019 by Shelley Zalis

How The Core Connection Circle Works

You will have a quarterly 1 to 1 coaching session with Niamh to ascertain where you are at and what you want to focus on. Niamh will also facilitate you to get clear on your goals for each quarter (life and work goals).

The themes arising and the goals chosen by members, will inform the content to be covered in our quarterly 1 day Group Coaching sessions (in-person). These will be full days spent together in person, where we will cover content relevant to making progress on your goals; as well as doing a deep-dive into where you are in your leadership journey

Inbetween these key meetings we will meet online for 90 minute group calls, to maintain group cohesion and keep accountability for progress on goal achievement.


You decide what you want to achieve

Be part of a small group focusing on your growth and success

Receive advocacy for your wellbeing and self-care

Get 1 to 1 coaching each quarter to focus on you

Gain the support of the group, and their expertise

Have accountability for the year so that you achieve what you set out to do

Gain perspective and ideas from others in the group

Do transformative work in a safe environment

The hybrid approach means it is time-effective for busy people

Easier to commit to schedule

Live delivery so all you have to do is show-up (no guilt about not watching yet more online content!)

What Is Involved

1 Full-Day in person per quarter (teas/coffees & lunch included) – 4 per annum

1 x 75 minute 1to1 coaching session per quarter (online) – 4 per annum

Minimum of 4 online Group Check-In Calls (more if needed over the year) so that there is monthly contact

Accountability partnerships arranged

Full Strengths Profile included

Kajabi platform for all resources, learning materials, etc.

The Investment

The initial commitment is for 3 months (one quarter) running October to end of December 2022.

In January 2023 you will have the opportunity to continue with a further commitment.

We will begin with an on-boarding group call (online) in early October. You will then receive a 1to1 coaching session in October; meet for a full day all together in November and have an online group coaching call in December.

The fee for this quarter will be €1450. There is Skillnet funding available for those resident in ROI (except for public sector workers), which means (if you’re eligible) you will only pay €1000. This must be paid upfront in full before Friday 23rd September.

About Niamh Hannan

Niamh Hannan is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland, and a Professional Coach (ICF registered, accredited to ACC level). She is also an Accredited Thought Leader in Empowering Authentic Leadership, with the All Ireland Business Foundation. Niamh was awarded Wicklow Solo-Businesswoman of the Year with Network Ireland (2022).

Niamh has a special interest in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence. She works primarily with women in leadership (women leading their own business or leading within an organization), empowering Growth, Wellbeing and Meaningful Success.  She has over 23 years experience working 1to1 and runs her own business,

She has spoken at a variety of large events, and has facilitated 1000’s of workshops, talks and trainings for companies and organizations, including Uni Stuttgart, Trinity College Dublin, Gore Mutual Canada, AIB, Allianz, Virgin Media, KPMG, law firms, various Govt depts. She facilitates online programs for female leaders, and in-house for organizations, empowering people to be at their best and lead from the inside-out so that teams can thrive.

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Contact Niamh

For more information or to book your place on The Core Connection Circle email Niamh –