Sinead Kieran is an award winning Professional Development Coach. Sinead spent over 18 years working with Fortune 500 companies such as PayPal, Siemens, Symantec and Atos as a senior leader in global roles such as Learning and Development, Continuous Improvement, People Management, Project Management and Customer Success Management. Having discovered a natural aptitude and passion for people, coaching and people development Sinead qualified as ICF accredited Executive / Business in 2017 and founded Coaching by SMK

Sinead is passionate about people and strives to provide professionals with the correct support, knowledge, tools and resources to enable them to drive their performance to a new heights. Using her Executive coaching skills, her business acumen and life experience, Sinead is an expert about supporting people, bringing people together for business success. Sinead drives impact and enables those she partners with to achieve their full potential

Sinead has not only transitioned her career a number of times, she is also living proof that portfolios careers can work, sometimes a sideways move is better than an upwards move, that you can pivot your career and that the day of one career for life is a thing of the past.


Sinead believes in need to continuously evolve, remain abreast of the evolving world and understanding its impacts on our industries, ways of working and professional careers.  We all know that in the professional world you can’t afford to stand still – yesterdays accomplishments won’t guarantee tomorrows successes.  Professionals and leaders of the future not only need to be skilled in the typical areas of strategy, vision, goal setting etc they also need to be skilled in areas such as relationship management, decision making, influencing, networking, compassionate leadership etc. 

However the process of continual evolution can be overwhelming, which is exactly why engaging an external party in the form of a professional development coach can lead you and your teams towards lasting success.  Sinead facilitates this process with private individual clients through 121 sessions and also conducts various workshops, training solutions and bespoke offerings.