Barney is the owner of Callaghan Associates, which provides personal, business and executive coaching and training and development services. Barney had a career as an officer in the Irish Defence Forces: a senior manager in the National Health Service and served as CEO of Gaisce the President’s Award. He has extensive experience in youth services both as a front line youth worker and at board level. He works as an international trainer for Rotary International and served as District Governor for Rotary Ireland. He is chairman of the Board of Salesian Secondary School, Limerick.
His qualifications and experience include coaching, training and development, strategic and organisational development and change management. He was educated at University College Galway, Maynooth University, The Military College, Kildare, The University of Brighton, The Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland, The Kings Fund in the UK and University College Cork. He holds a 1st Class Honors MSc in Personal and Management Coaching from UCC. He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
Most of Barney’s working life has been devoted to developing people and enabling them to find the best in themselves and then help them put their resources to good use. Callaghan Associates is entirely focused on enabling people in order that they would empower themselves.