Dr. Corina Grace
Director, Grace Consulting
“My passion is seeing people flourish and excel through the deepening of their insights and learning and finding ways to really add value and make a difference to their situations, teams and organisations.”
Corina is the founder and managing partner of Grace Consulting (a strategic leadership and change consultancy founded in 2005), Associate Director of Waverley Learning (UK) and Faculty Coach at Insead. She brings over 25 years’ experience as a senior OD Consultant, Chartered Psychologist, Lecturer, Author, Coach and Group Analyst with senior leadership experience. She has a proven track record in designing and implementing major restructuring and organisational change programmes, and has advised and consulted with senior managers on all areas related to HR, organisational change and learning and development.
Corina has extensive experience in the field of coaching (one-to-one and team), having designed and implemented coaching programmes to a broad range of organisations. She has coached in many sectors of Irish Business including Financial Services, Healthcare, Technology, Pharmaceutical, Telecommunications, Professional Services, Environmental, and Educational Sectors. Corina is also a coach to executives and managers in prominent organisations in the UK, Europe, Asia and the US. She is a member of a number of coaching academics (including AIB, Accenture, Central Bank, CSL, DAA, Deloitte, ESB, EY, Ervia, Fáilte Ireland, HSE and NTMA). She is accredited in numerous coaching and people development techniques (e.g., 360 feedback, EQi, level A & level B assessment and psychometric tools from British Psychological Society, and William Bridges Transition Management). She is accredited by the Association of Coaching to run their Leader as Coach programme.
Outside of her coaching practice, Corina has a strong track record working with multinational and public sector organisations across Europe, the US and Asia in the areas of strategic change, leadership development and team creativity and performance. Some of her consulting work has included carrying out a human due diligence audit to support the sale of a successful recycling plant in Belgium; supporting the merging of two organisations within the telecoms business; enhancing the leadership capability of consulting firms in Prague, US, and Asia; working with CEOs and their teams to create cohesion and coherence during times of transition and change and supporting them to develop the culture and ethos which delivers on their strategic vision through the performance and development of their people.
Her writing and speaking engagements focus on coaching, careers, transformational leadership, deeper learning and organisational transition and change. She lectures on these topics in UCD, TCD and DCU. She is also part of the faculty team of TCMP and delivers on their Diploma in Executive Coaching and is a faculty coach at the prestigious Insead business school. She has written a book on careers and published articles on leadership, change and emotional intelligence, and has been a guest psychologist on radio.
Corina’s awards have included the President’s Scholarship Award from UCD and the international GASI award for her paper entitled "Endings and Loss in Mergers and Acquisitions: An Exploration of Group Analytic Theory". She was the first Irish person to win this award.
Corina has a bachelors and masters honours degree in Psychology from UCD, a PhD from Queens University, Belfast, a Diploma in Coaching, and a Masters in Group Analytic Psychotherapy from UCD. A Chartered Psychologist and Licensed Group Analyst, Corina is also a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, American Psychological Association, Irish Council for Psychotherapists and the Association of Coaching.