Cathy Reilly

Cathy works as a consultant, facilitator, executive coach and coaching supervisor. She has been working in the field of organisational and personal development for more than 20 years.

Cathy Reilly

Cathy combines her knowledge of organisations and organisational dynamics with experience from the more therapeutic setting of counselling and psychotherapy and emerging discoveries from the neuroscientific community. For example, applying her experience of transactional analysis to her coaching work, helping leaders improve the quality of their relating: how they relate both internally (with themselves) and externally (with those around them). Her style is said to be both challenging and pragmatic. She has an ability to quickly cut through issues, getting to the heart of the matter. Clients consistently value the insights she brings and her pragmatic approach.

Cathy has worked with a range of senior executive clients on a variety of leadership challenges, many of which focus on leading change plus building relationships and influencing key stakeholders both internally and externally. This work often requires working from the ‘inside-out’ (looking at underlying beliefs and patterns) as much as looking at external factors and systems.

Cathy Reilly

Areas of expertise

  • Executive coaching – 1:1 and team coaching
  • Coaching supervision
  • Design and delivery of bespoke leadership development programmes
  • Design and delivery of a range of workshops aimed at enhancing specific skills for leaders such as difficult conversations, influencing, coaching
  • Supporting leaders in leading change
  • Facilitating team meetings
  • Working with bespoke 360 processes

Qualifications and memberships

  • MBA (Henley Business School)
  • Diploma in Coaching Supervision (Coaching Supervision Academy)
  • MSc (Psych) (Metanoia Institute)
  • Certified Transactional Analyst
  • UKCP registered psychotherapist

Professional background

Cathy has a background in consulting and has worked for PwC in both client facing and internal roles. She made the transition to becoming an independent consultant more than 20 years ago and has since run her own successful organisational development practice.

In her work as a coaching supervisor she supervises coaches in a variety of locations globally. She has presented at the International Supervision Conference and co-authored an article in Coaching Today that discusses her group’s research into different modes of coaching supervision.


Cathy’s clients have included:
PricewaterhouseCoopers; ICAP; Nex Group; Barclays Capital; S&P Global; ARUP; Mayer Brown LLP; Withersworldwide LLP; University of London; University of Middlesex; The Arts Council; the Royal Institute of British Architects; The BBC; The BG Group; The Energy Industries Council; The International Transport Workers Federation and Marie Curie Cancer Care.

I have worked with three other coaches before with varying degrees of success. I find Cathy’s ability to cut straight to the heart of the matter impressive. It’s what I need – some challenge and honesty which helps me to see things from a different perspective.

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