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Business, Leadership and Personal Coaching

Bespoke coaching for agency, in-house, solopreneur and independent design business owners, senior & mid-level design professionals and design teams.

We deliver design-led coaching solutions at substantially reduced costs to empower employees to lead and design the products, services and experiences of the future.

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Delivering training to a broad spectrum of
design-led organisations across Ireland

Why choose Design Skillnet for a coaching solution?

Design Skillnet is driven to equip creative agencies with business and management skills that are integral for business success, talent retention, and enhanced productivity. We work with design businesses of all sizes within their workplace to devise training courses that match their challenges.

Our goal is to address the challenges facing your business so that we can enhance your effectiveness and strengthen the design sector overall.

Coaching is an action-oriented, results-driven process, focused on maximising potential and performance. Coaching works to your desired future, meaning that you identify goals and take steps towards achieving them, supported by your coach.

Coaching can be conducted one to one, in pairs or in teams and is one of the most effective tools for achieving real progress and return on investment.

Business coaching works on the specific aspects of your business that you wish to improve, delivering real-time results and enabling you to “do it now”.


Design Skillnet’s Network Manager, Niamh O’Shaughnessy is herself a qualified coach and will work with you to select the best coach for you and your business or team.


Design Skillnet co-funds (subsidises) the cost of the coaching, subject to eligibility criteria.

We work in collaboration with the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), ICAD, IAPI and 100 Archive  member companies to encourage professional development throughout the Irish design and creative sector.

Our coaching solutions are:

  • tailored to your needs
  • available at a reduced cost
  • can be arranged at a time and venue that suits your team
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Bespoke Coaching Available

  • Pricing Creativity
  • Expert Client Relationships
  • Conscious Leadership
  • Mental Fitness
  • Developing High-Performance Creative Teams
  • Presentation Skills for Designers
  • Running & Winning Successful Design Projects
  • Tax Seminar for Design Agencies
  • Photoshop & In-Design pro tips
  • UX Foundation Workshop
  • Successful Tendering

Delivered by
subject matter experts


If you’re interested in finding out more, or wish to discuss a coaching training course for your agency or yourself, please get in touch via the form below or email us at

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