My Story

Stephen McDonnell – Founder of Timesworth Ltd

stephen mcdonnell my story timesworth headshot

Who am I?

Hi, I am Stephen McDonnell and this is my story. I am a family man with two young daughters. My hobbies include Gaa, I am actively involved in my local club, where I coach an underage ladies football team. I also have a passion for portrait photography.

My story begins when I established my own company, Timesworth Ltd., in 2017. I  have spent years working with a variety of people to help them improve their life, career and business. Since establishing my company in 2017, I have set about carving a speciality in the area of future thinking and human development.

In 2018 my story gained a new chapter when I earned a Distinction in the Advanced Diploma in Coaching with Neuroscience. During my time on the course, I studied the drivers of human behaviours and the hidden impacts our brain has on performance. As a result of the course’s early adoption of emotional intelligence and neuroscience in coaching, the “whole person” coaching model we studied is the most evolved in terms of research, relevance and delivering results. I developed ultra-high self-awareness, a deep understanding of neuroscience, and wisdom about life in order to bring out the best in myself and others no matter what their role. I am also licensed to use the ECR and ECR 360 tools.

timesworth meeting my story stephen mcdonnell 1536x1020

My Experience working as a Coach & Advisor; Stephen McDonnell

TimesWorth Ltd: Accredited Professional Coach (since 2018)

  • Senior Practitioner (Coach/Mentor) accredited with European Mentoring and Coaching Council.
  • WIN-PRO accredited coach with the Worldwide Association of Coaching with Neuroscience.
  • Emotional Intelligence Practitioner and GENOS international Partner

Business Coach and Mentor: Local Enterprise Offices Ireland 2020

Business Coach and Mentor to Local Enterprise Office client companies providing business analysis, assessment, and direction to company owners to further develop their business.

Confident Potential

Leadership Coach and Trainer
Feb 2019 – Present

WEEE Ireland: Committee Member – Battery Steering

2018 – Present

To support the Board of Directors and Management Team in decision making on behalf of the Battery Sector Producer Members of WEEE Ireland as they help the industry with their Producer Responsibility obligations under the Battery Regulations in Ireland.

Licenses & Memberships; Stephen McDonnell


GENOS International Practitioner

Genos International

Oct 2020

Habit Coach Certificate

Oct 2020

International Coaching Federation

Associate Member

Jul 2020 No Expiration Date

EMCC Global

Associate Member

Oct 2019

Credential ID EIA20204572

World Association of Coaching with Neuroscience

WIN-PRO Accredited Coach

May 2019


Emotional Intelligence (Emotional Capital Workshop) Trainer

Apr 2019

Positive Success Group

Advanced Diploma in Coaching with Neuroscience

Jan 2019

Association for Coaching (AC)

Associate Member

Oct 2018

Positive Success Group

Diploma in Executive and Life Coaching

Sep 2018

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI)

Training and Development – Level 6 – Special Purpose Award

Jun 2018

Dublin Business School

Diploma In Project Management


EMCC – European Mentoring and Coaching Council

Senior Practitioner – EMCC Global Individual Accreditation (EIA) Professional Designation

Oct 2020 Expires Oct 2025

Credential ID EIA20204572


eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter

Oct 2020Expires Oct 2023

Credential IdentifierCredential ID 42726.90bd

All-Ireland Business Foundation

Thought Leader Change & Motivation

Nov 2020Expires Dec 2021

Certificates & Memberships; Stephen McDonnell

ACT Now Purposeful Living – 2020

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Applied Psychology

RocheMartin – 2019

  • Emotional Capital Workshop Trainer
  • Emotional Intelligence

RocheMartin – 2019

  • ECR and ECR 360 certified practitioner
  • Emotional Intelligence and Business Performance

Positive Success Group – 2019

  • Advanced Diploma in Coaching with Neuroscience
  • Coaching with Neuroscience

Grade: Distinction

Positive Success Group – 2018

  • Acredited Diploma in life and business coaching
  • Coaching

Positive Success Group – 2018

  • Professional Coaching Practice and Ethics – QQI Level 6
  • Executive Coaching

Grade: Distinction

Leinster Institute of Professional Development (LIPD)

  • QQI Level 6 Special Award Certificate – Train the Trainer



  • Leadership Development 

Irish Management Institute

  • Negotiating Skills
  • Business Administration and Management, General


Irish Management Institute

  • High Potential Manager
  • Business Administration and Management, General


Irish Management Institute

  • Management
  • Signature Skills for Managers


Dublin Business School

  • Diploma in Project Management (DBS)


Technological University Dublin

  • Automotive Management

Dublin Institute of Technology

  • Certificate in Motor Industry Management (MIMI)
  • Automotive Management
  • Activities and Societies: IMI Stanley Dawes award (1st in Ireland)
  • Advanced Certificate in Automotive Technology

Institute Of Photography

  • Exhibition Photography

2008 – 2010

Army Apprentice School

  • Technician Diploma
  • Mechanics

1990 – 1994

  • Habit Coach Grade Certified Coach

GENOS International

  • GENOS EI Practitioner
  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • GENOS Emotional Intelligence Certification


Member of the following coaching associations

emcc senior practitioner stephen mcdonnell
Association for coaching ireland logo timeworth executive coaching
ICF logo coaching timesworth accredited
Wholesystem integrated neuroscientist timesworth
roche martin coach executive coaching

Book a FREE Exploration Call


I am looking forward to learning more about your business and exploring the ways in which I can help you. Please book a complimentary exploration chat with me and we can talk for 45 minutes about your needs.

There are lots of ways that I can help you. Let's hop on a call to see what will work best for you!
~ Stephen Mc Donnell - Timesworth Ltd