Mary Collins

RCSI Institute of Leadership

Mary is a Chartered Psychologist, Author and Senior Practitioner Coach (EMCC) who has been working in the Leadership Development/Talent Management field for 20 years. Her current role as Senior Executive Development Specialist with RCSI Centre for Positive Health Sciences involves working with senior leaders in the healthcare sector to develop their management, coaching and leadership capabilities through a range of executive development and academic programmes up to PhD level. Mary also leads a successful business psychology practice working in a range of sectors in the area of talent & leadership development.

Mary is passionate about leveraging the strengths of the Multigenerational Workplace and is a renowned key speaker on this topic. Her other research interests are Women in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence and Leadership.

Prior to joining RCSI, Mary was Head of Talent and Learning for Deloitte Ireland for 7 years.

Mary is an Accredited Professional Executive Coach and Coach Assessor with the Association of Coaching (AC) and became an Accredited Coach Supervisor in 2023 (ICCS). Mary is the current Co-chair of Coaching Psychology Division of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and a council member of the Irish Institute of Training & Development.

In December 2019, Mary was one of 15 people awarded a ‘Coaching Hero Award’ by Minister of State for Higher Education from Kingstown College to mark her contribution to the coaching field in Ireland.

Mary’s doctoral research has been published as part of the book ‘Managing Professionals & other Smart People’ in 2015. Mary most recent book ‘Recruiting Talented Professionals’ was published in May 2021. Mary has recently been commissioned to write a book on ‘Emotional Intelligence & Dentistry’ due for publication in 2023.