Denis Coleman – About us


Behavioural Analyst, Change Consultant, LAB Profiler, Values System Consultant, Professional mBIT Coach, SCRUM Master Certified Project Manager, safeTALK & ASIST Certified

Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor Alumni, Associate/Adjunct Lecturer & Academic Supervisor at University of Limerick, IT Carlow, IIPMM and University of Derby

Commercial Background

Denis Coleman is a Coaching & Neuro Linguistic Programming Trainer and Supervisor. He is Ireland’s only Associate of the Global Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Coaching Group, a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training & Development and a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor. Denis has over 35 years’ experience in the corporate world. His qualifications and vast experience working with individuals and organisations, coupled with his extensive Coaching, NLP, Psychometric, Emotional Intelligence, Training and Behavioural Science, enables him to help clients realise sustainable change in their commercial, professional and personal capacities. Since becoming a full-time coach in 2010, Denis has provided coaching support to more than 570 people, between individual and group sessions.

Coaching Specialisms

Denis’s coaching focuses on people and their interface in a business environment. He specialises in developing managers and executives at all levels of an organisation up to C-level. He has worked with business owners and senior managers to help them regain focus, change perspective, overcome obstacles and achieve challenging goals. He has helped managers deal with difficult decisions, managing themselves and others effectively in various business situations. Denis’s broad managerial experience has given him an in-depth perspective on the entire business process – from suppliers to customers; he effectively uses this holistic view to provide a broader perspective to the issues his clients are experiencing.

Coaching Approach

Denis’s approach is empathic but direct. He listens intently to what the client wants to achieve and has developed an ability to ‘cut to the chase’ in a non-confrontational way. He takes the coaching process very seriously and works collaboratively with the client and the organisation to ensure positive change occurs for the individual and the business.

Denis provides a safe space for the client to consider and reflect on what is happening during the coaching sessions where clients can vent, share and discuss whatever s/he feels necessary. Denis understands and is humbled by the trust clients place in him as a coach as they often share information they may not have the courage to share with those closer to them. Denis makes an effort to challenge the client’s views and beliefs to keep the client on track towards their selected goals and to maintain focus and progress in the overall coaching process.


  • MA in Coaching & NLP
  • MSc in Supply Chain Management
  • Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered & Leadership Coaching Certification
  • Certified Professional mBIT Coach
  • Diploma in Coach & NLP Supervision and Mentoring
  • ICF Higher Professional Skills in Coaching
  • Special Award (Master Degree level) in Emotional Intelligence
  • Special Award (Hons Degree level) in Emotional Intelligence
  • Advanced Micro (& Subtle) Expression Recognition Certification
  • Dangerous Demeanor Expression Recognition Certification
  • Certified LAB (Language & Behaviour) Profiler
  • Certified VSQ Trainer & Test Assessor
  • Certified iWAM Trainer & Test Assessor
  • Extended DISC Trainer & Test Assessor
  • Master Practitioner – NLP
  • International NLP Trainer & Consultant
  • Diploma in Executive & Life Coaching
  • PIABC Diploma in Packaging Technology
  • Diploma in Purchasing & Materials Management
  • Certified Project Manager (SCRUM Master Certified)
  • safeTalk & ASIST Certified
  • FETAC Train the Trainer Certification


  • Academic Coach and Mentor
  • Lecturer in Supply Chain Management & Business topics at levels ranging from Diploma to Masters degree
  • Behavioural Analyst, Modeller and Profiler
  • Executive Coach at CEO, Board and Business Owner level.
  • Experienced facilitator
  • Coach & NLP Trainer, Mentor and Supervisor
  • Mentor on Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) helping SMEs and New Start-up Companies
  • Applying innovative ways of linking ‘soft skills’ to hard business processes
  • Member of International Coach Federation (MICF)
  • Credentialed member of the International Coach Federation (PCC)
  • Trainer Member of the Association for NLP (MANLP)
  • Member of the Association for Coaching (MAC)
  • Professional mBIT Coach (CCmBIT)
  • Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor
  • Fellow of the Irish Institute for Training & Development (FIITD)

Lecturing/Training Roles

  • Adjunct Lecturer: University of Limerick,  Management Development Unit: (delivering various modules on Supply Chain Management programmes. Denis also the lead Executive and Leadership Coach for the Unit.)
  • Associate Lecturer – Derby University: (licenced to deliver all elements of the MA in Applied Coaching in Ireland)
  • Associate Lecturer – IT Carlow: (assisting in the delivery of the Strategic Logistics Management Module plus, delivering modules International Business, Innovation Management & Technology Integration & Project Management. Denis also delivers a series of workshops to help adult students develop their learning and studying skills)
  • Guest Lecturer – DIT/NITL: (Denis has delivered guest lectures on Data Management on the MSc in Supply Chain Management)
  • Lecturer – IIPMM: (Delivering a range of modules from QQI Level 6 to 8 plus in-house programmes. This programme primarily involves adult learners returning to academic studies. As a lecturer, it is Denis’ role to both teach and help students adapt to academic work throughout their 4-year programme.)
  • Academic Supervisor: (Providing academic supervision to students ranging from Honours Degree to Masters Degree)
  • Trainer: (Providing Training, Mentoring & Coaching to groups of Unemployed through QQI Level 5 & 6 ETB run courses)
  • Tutor Evaluator & External Examiner: (Providing external examiner and tutor evaluation services on QQI Level 5 & 6 ETB run courses)
InnoChan Solutions Ltd is based in Carlow, Ireland. You can find out more about working and living in Carlow by checking out the Doing Business in County Carlow video.

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