Karen McManus
Area of expertise
  • Developing Leaders
  • Working Parents

Karen McManus

Executive Coach

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Karen is a Chartered Psychologist with over twenty years’ experience specialising in leadership development, talent management and organisational change. She works with clients across Ireland and the UK, Europe and Middle East on leadership, assessment, development, and coaching interventions. Her professional interests include individual and team coaching, leadership development, organizational change and executive assessment and profiling. Karen was a Director with an international firm of business psychologists and held senior roles in Ireland, UK and Australia before settling in Ireland and joining the Seven Team in 2017.

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Coaching Style

Karen is committed to the development of people at work and has comprehensive leadership development and coaching experience. She leverages a Positive psychology approach to enable positive change for people at work. Karen combines psychological rigor and insight alongside pragmatism to support others to achieve their goals. Throughout her 25 year career history Karen has engaged in consulting and coaching assignments across both public and private sector organisations, in a wide variety of roles and geographies.

Coaching Specialisms

Karen works with her clients in a variety of ways. Her areas of specialism include:

  • One to one leadership coaching at a senior level
  • Transition or career coaching
  • Team facilitation and development
  • Parental Transition Coaching
  • Leadership Development

Training Qualifications

  • Registered Psychologist with NSW Health Australia
  • Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland
  • Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow with the British Psychological Society
  • MSc Occupational Psychology, Queens University Belfast
  • BA Hons Psychology, Queens University Belfast
  • Member of the Association for Coaching
  • BPS Level A & B Psychometrics Qualified
  • Accredited in SHL suite of ability, personality and motivation tools, 360 and assessment simulation material
  • OPP – MBTI
  • Saville Consulting – Wave
  • 16pf
  • GLWS (Global Leadership Wellbeing survey)
  • Dimensions Talent Q
  • LVI – leadership versality 360 too – Karen also utilises other 360 profiling tools as appropriate
  • Hogan user


Her experience has covered a wide range of sectors including services, law, financial services, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, charities and healthcare.