Are you ready for your next career move? Have you reached the top of your career ladder and unsure of your next move? Perhaps you are looking for a complete career change or a new challenge. Or maybe you are observing your colleagues fast-track their careers and you are ready to accelerate your career too. 

Career Coaching will help you to understand what motivates you, increase your confidence and help you create a focused career plan to enable you to reach your full potential.

“I initially worked with Angela a number of years ago to develop my interviewing skills, I came to coaching lacking confidence in my abilities and had a huge hang up about interviews.  Angela helped me to manage my interview anxiety and focus on my strengths and I was delighted to finally be successful at interview.  I returned to Career coaching with Angela this year as I was deeply unhappy with my role at work following a re-structuring program.  Angela helped me to assess my options and through our sessions together I have made a career change that has positively impacted my career prospects as well ensuring I am honoring my work life balance goals.

                               A.S., Quality & Risk Professional


Each  Coaching session is tailored to your individual needs.  We will start by understanding your current career situation.  You will take time to review and assess your "career capital" to help you identify what you have to offer prospective employers.  We will look at how to explore your options and make career decisions that work for all aspects of your work and life.  

We will then turn to practicalities of creating a career action plan through tackling common career challenges including CV & Job application development and developing interview skills.

 Career Coaching helps you to explore your current career situation, as our careers are multi-layered it is helpful to have a thinking partner to help us to poke between the layers to understand what is going on and ask the right questions to help us get the results we need.

Interview Coaching

Bespoke Interview coaching service, tailored to the needs and interview skill levels of clients.  Focusing on developing your interview skills to set you apart from the competition


Leadership Coaching

Leadership Coaching provides a confidential, independent space for leaders to reflect on their challenges and strengths enabling them to develop personal and organisational performance and career satisfaction.

Angela Smiddy

I’m Angela Smiddy, the founder of Insightful Works Coaching Solutions. An experienced coach and facilitator, I specialise in supporting career advancement for women, empowering my clients to realise their career development and leadership potential, maximise their profile and open themselves up to career opportunities.

I bring an empathic, calm and client-centred coaching style to my work and I particularly like to work with clients to develop new perspectives.

My primary education is in Human Resource Management, I am a qualified MBTI practitioner and I hold a Masters in Personal and Management Coaching from UCC.  

I was ignoring promotional opportunities as I had a lot of family responsibilities and wasn't sure I could put my career first and felt advancing in the organisation may not suit my family circumstances. Through my coaching sessions with Angela I realised that going for promotion did not necessarily mean less family time and I had never really challenged my beliefs about this. I also realised through coaching that I needed to network more, requested mentoring and developed the confidence to apply for a number of roles before identifying and securing a promotional role that brings career stretch opportunities for me as well as fitting in with my family situation”

                        Deirdre, Senior IT Manager