AC Virtual Event: Mindfulness & Coaching – made for these times?
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AC Virtual Event: Mindfulness & Coaching – made for these times?

How can cultivating the attitudinal foundations of mindfulness – Beginner’s Mind, Non-judging, Letting Go, Acceptance, Trust, Patience, Non—Striving, Gratitude and Generosity – equip us with skills and practices to respond to the crises - health, economic, climate - in more human & compassionate ways? In this interactive event we will explore how coaching & mindfulness invites us to ‘see with new eyes’ and go beyond conditioned ways of thinking & doing. Members £25, Non-Members £40 [ex-VAT].

When: Tuesday 7th July 2020
18:00 (BST)/ 19:00 (CEST)/ 13:00 (EDT)
Where: Virtual Event
Contact: Sally Bullock

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Grattan Donnelly and Chris Chapman


This will be a highly interactive event, integrating simple mindfulness practices with some theory and input, infused throughout with mindful dialogue in small groups.

The convergence of crises demand different ways of thinking, behaving, being and acting.

MIT Professor and Author, Otto Scharmer says:

“Collectively we create results nobody wants.”

How can we as coaches, drawing on the wisdom and ethics inherent in mindfulness, support and challenge leaders to navigate uncertainty, develop resilience and act courageously and face the enormous challenges of these times? How might the nine attitudinal foundations of mindfulness support us to let go of our conditioned ways of being, ‘see with new eyes’, and co-create with our clients more holistic and compassionate ways of acting and being?

This Virtual Event you will:

  • Learn simple mindfulness practices you can integrate into your coaching session
  • Learn how cultivating the nine attitudinal foundations of mindfulness can stimulate ‘fresh perspectives’ for both coaches and clients
  • Discuss how the attitudinal foundations can  support and challenge us to respond to these crises in more human and compassionate ways 

Speaker Bios

Grattan Donnelly, Art of Navigation

After 12 years working in international business in the Far East, returning to Ireland, Grattan  bought a training franchise, specialising in leadership and management development. In 2006 he qualified as an Executive and Business Coach, and after experiencing burnout in 2010, he began practicing mindfulness. This made a profound difference to his life. Wishing to share the benefits of mindfulness and coaching, he worked with Potential Project, global leaders in Corporate Based Mindfulness Training for 5 years. During that time, he trained mindfulness to hundreds of people in leading organisations.   

He integrates neuroscience and mindfulness into all his work as an executive and holistic life coach, leadership development facilitator and trainer. In 2017 he qualified as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. He lectures the Diploma in Coaching for Performance in Dublin Business School, and on Diploma in Executive Coaching in the Irish Management Institute.  He is a Founding Honorary Life Fellow of the Association for Coaching, Ireland, and was Chair from 2013-2015. As a Board Member of Mindful Nation Ireland, he believes mindfulness can contribute to developing a more compassionate and caring society. He is a keen sailor, and can often be found on Killiney Hill or on the pier in Dun Laoghaire in Walk ‘n Talk Coaching sessions with clients, sometimes with his dog in tow.  

Chris Chapman 

Chris is a leading creative facilitator of large and small events, both in Ireland and internationally, who has worked widely across the public sector in Ireland.

Chris has a particular strength in working with diverse complex systems and so-called ‘wicked’ problems, helping people to gain fresh perspectives and to find positive engaging ways forward.

Chris is a leading member of the global community of practiceThe Art of Hosting and has an MSc in Change Agent Skills and Strategies from the University of Surrey Business School, focusing on the interface between personal, organisational and societal change.

Price and Special Offers

As with all AC continuous professional development events, the fees are offered at a very good value, with an extra special price for AC members.


AC member: £25 + VAT.

Non AC member: £40+ VAT

Attendance qualifies for CPD and a certificate will be emailed to you post-event.

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