This is Us

We are Anne & Hugh McMahon and together with Karen Shevlane we are The Coaching People.


We have created The Coaching People from our desires to help others to get as much out of life as they can and live their dreams and aspirations.


We offer coaching and mentoring services dedicated to listening with compassion, and understanding in a confidential, safe and supportive manner.


Between us we have more than 50 years combined Management and Leadership experience gained in Private and Public sector industries including military and NHS environments. Our breadth of experience gives us a unique understanding of people and environments to support you to implement Business, Personal or Professional transformations.


We believe in sharing and the tools and techniques we use can be adapted to many situations. In sharing these tools and techniques you are able to use them as often as you like.


We believe in Moving Forward Together with you. We will help you to identify and implement solutions that work for you, and your unique situation while gaining clarity and confidence to live a life you love.


Is This You?

Do you recognise yourself in any of the following statements?


• I do not feel confident enough.
• I just don’t know how to cope.
• I don’t like change.
• I need to start over and don’t know where to begin.
• I wish I could control my anxiety.
• I do not know how to ask for a pay increase or promotion.
• I need the approval of others to feel good about myself.
• I wish I was more assertive and could say no instead of yes
• I’m a perfectionist and I always criticise & doubt my own achievements.
• I wish I could share views with others and confidently speak up.
• I feel my personal/work/relationships in life leave me unfulfilled.


If you recognised yourself in any of the above, support is available. Perhaps you are unsure of the differences between Coaching and mentoring, and which would benefit you most.


We have that covered too. Check out the definition below and see which one you want to try.

What is coaching and mentoring?

Coaching is:

A conversation with a purpose, and provides a space where someone can think through their thoughts and situations and gives them an opportunity to think in a confidential, safe and non-judgemental environment with impartial and non-judgmental feedback.

Mentoring is:

A system of training where a more experienced or senior person (mentor)acts as an advisor, councillor, or guide to a more junior individual or trainee (mentee). The mentor is responsible for providing support, and feedback to, the individual on topics explored but without bias giving them the opportunity to create or invent themselves.

Work with us and you too could be feeling the best version of you in no time.

The Coaching People recognise life often presents challenges in personal and working life that can be difficult to manage or understand often giving rise to feelings of anxiety, stress and a lack of confidence or feeling overwhelmed.
You don’t have to go it alone…..

The Coaching People are here to help you in Moving Forward Together. Choose us to help you to unlock the potential within you and to take you, your business, and your relationships to the next level.

Let’s do it

Face to Face

Life and career coaching by appointment

Skype, WhatsApp, Phone

Sessions via video call or telephone if you prefer a little more anonymity


Held at agreed locations to address organisational group or team matters