organizational and executive governance

executive governance – for CEOs, governance professionals, senior leaders

the meaning of Best Practice Governance™ for an organisation is to manage the day-to-day operations, in line with the vision, strategy and planning, with integrity and in the best interests of all stakeholders.

what is effective governance?
operating day-to-day in an effective, honest and transparent way, while adhering to a well-defined strategy in the interests of all stakeholders

why do we need effective governance?
to allow ourselves and our companies to grow in a healthy and sustainable manner and positively thrive and develop

how do we achieve effective governance?
by having a principled solid and stable foundation in place, optimizing daily effectiveness in line with agreed strategy

what contributes to having effective governance?
effective management and strong leadership, from defining a strategy in the interests of all stakeholders to appropriate delegation and succession planning

what values support effective governance?
integrity, honesty, justice, independent thinking, persistence, attention to detail, transparency

what types of organizations need effective governance?

SMEs
the ability to govern and oversee a small or medium-sized company

non-profits and charities
the ability to govern and guide the actions of non-profit and charity organizations

corporates
the ability to govern and lead a large, possibly global, organisation – private or state-owned

when do I implement effective governance?
starting from today


contact siobhan.cahalan@gmail.com

how can Siobhán help?

Siobhán can support you to get clear on the vision, get clear on where the gaps are, define a strategy and make it happen through the combination of her global management and leadership know-how, coaching skills and her common sense logical approach.

Experience

Siobhán served as Vice President, Global Change Management Lead for Outsourcing Governance and Control, with Deutsche Bank on 60 Wall Street, New York, after holding the role of Compliance Manager with the financial institution in Berlin, designing, building, managing and leading a centralized, global one-stop-shop for Compliance in the area of Vendor Risk Management setting up processes, systems and teams to support 80+ locations around the world.

Siobhán’s background is in Production Management securing her first job after university in a print packaging manufacturer, going on to hold the position as Production Manager with Reed Elsevier (now RELX) in the Netherlands managing the print production of several magazine titles. From there, she worked as Production Manager with The Wall Street Journal Europe published by Dow Jones & Company in Brussels until the takeover by News Corp. and she managed the print production of the newspaper and associated magazines in various European printing plants.

Siobhán has since built, and is managing and leading, a global team to support EMCC, a global coaching industry body.

Siobhán is a qualified personal, leadership and executive coach and is EMCC accredited at Senior Practitioner level. She holds qualifications in Corporate Governance, Third Party Risk and Global Financial Compliance. She is engaged as mentor with The Chartered Governance Institute (ICSA) supporting governance professionals, with Connect Denmark, advising small businesses in Denmark and Carmichael supporting non-profits with their good governance initiatives.

Relevant Qualifications

Chartered Secretaries Qualifying Scheme (CSQS) Corporate Governance – ICSA: The Governance Institute

Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP) – Shared Assessments

Global Financial Compliance Certificate – The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (The CISI)

Third Party Risk Management Conference – KPMG

Diploma in Coaching Supervision – International Centre for Coaching Supervision (ICCS)

QQI Level 6 Certificate in Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics

Advanced Diploma in Personal, Leadership and Executive Coaching

EMCC Accredited Coach at Senior Practitioner Level

QQI Level 6 Training Delivery and Evaluation

Masters in Publishing Production – University of the Arts London

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) – Project Management Institute

Bachelor of Technology in Production Management – University of Limerick

contact siobhan.cahalan@gmail.com

SMEs

Best for:

Owners/Managers/Teams who care about integrating governance best practices into a small/medium-sized organisation

Includes, over an eight-month period:

Reality Session with owner/manager

Three 1-1 sessions with owner/manager

Four 90-minute sessions with teams/groups

Two additional sessions, if required

Sessions involve:

Facilitating 1-1 and team/group conversations with the goal to:

Create awareness of need for good governance in the organisation

Support identification of roles and responsibilities and a way forward for succession planning

Empower integration of best practices into individual and team/group activities

Non-profits

Best for:

Trustees who care about integrating governance best practices into a non-profit/charity organisation

Includes, over a six-month period:

Reality Session with trustee

Six 1-1 sessions with trustee/person appointed with responsibility for governance

Two additional sessions, if required

Sessions involve:

supporting and empowering trustee/governance responsible in 1-1 coaching conversations with the goal to:

Create awareness of current state governance in the organisation


Determine opportunities for building good governance practices and associated roles and responsibilities

Implement sustainable good governance practices in the organisation

Corporates

Best for:

Senior Management who care about integrating best practices in the corporation

Includes, over a six-month period:

Reality Session with sponsor/executive

Six one-hour sessions with executive

Two additional one-hour sessions, if required

Sessions involve:

supporting and empowering the executive in 1-1 coaching conversations with the goal to:

Create awareness of current state governance in the organisation


Determine opportunities for building on and improving good governance practices

Integration of good governance practices in the organistion