Jane Downes


Jane is one of Irelands best known Career and Performance Coaches and author of “The Career Book” – Help for the Restless Realist - www.thecareerbook.ie . She established Clearview Coaching Group a Career Coaching and Training business in 2004 following an extensive career working in the area of recruitment and HR consulting. As an experienced Coach, Jane has given over 14,000 hours of Career, Executive, Interview and Business coaching and has worked with thousands of professionals from around the globe.


Jane is proud to have helped so many clients over the past 13 years including C-suite Executives and Senior Managers from CEOs to Entrepreneurs and Line Managers etc. In addition, the Clearview Team have successfully partnered with many businesses from brand name Multinationals to Semi-State organisations through the successful delivery of their in-house performance coaching programmes and career planning / career performance workshops.


In 2017, Jane co-launched a sister business - theleadershiprooms.ie a new training program targeted at senior leaders. The leadership rooms combined local cultural insights with specific tailored content. It is new and different from what is available in Ireland and combined knowledge and experience with thinking from the worlds best leaders to deliver individual solutions. 


Jane regularly writes for the National Press and is regularly invited to speak on national radio. In the past Jane also held the position of weekly Career Expert on TV3’s “The Morning Show” and was a regular live contributor on RTE’s The Daily Show TV Program. 

In 2015 Jane made the Irish Tatler Business Women of Influence Directory for 2015 and was invited to speak at the prestigious Tatler Academy in The Convention Centre and Nationwide on Women, Work and Worth. In summer 2016, Jane was invited to run a successful series on RTE Radio, “The Sean O Rourke Show” discussing career challenges in a weekly slot. She also was invited to speak regularly on career related topics on RTE 2FM. 2017/2018 have seen Jane become a regular contributor on Newstalk radio. In January 2018, Jane was invited to interview for a live Facebook event @ thejournal.ie and can be viewed by following the link:-  http://www.thejournal.ie/jane-downes/news/ 


She runs regular career pieces for The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, Image, Tatler and Stellar Magazines, The Irish Examiner and The Irish Independent Newspapers.

Jane’s book "The Career Book" is foreworded and backed by the internationally acclaimed writer and creator of “The 6 thinking hats” and “lateral thinking” Dr. Edward De Bono. This book continues to receive strong feedback in the Media and from real people on the ground with real career issues and due. Jane is currently under contract with the same publishers (Orpen Press/Blackhall Publishing) to write her second Career related book.


Jane has a First Class Honours Social Science Degree and Training/Facilitation Qualification. Jane is also a Qualified Life & Business Coach (Accredited by the European Coaching Institute ECI) and is a member the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC www.emccouncil.org/ie/en/). Jane is also a qualified Career Coach Assessor (www.fireworkcoaching.com) and a licensed and qualified Emotional Intelligence Assessor (EQI).

Before becoming a Coach, Jane worked within the area of Senior Executive Search & Recruitment and HR consulting where she excelled. These assignments involved carrying out consulting projects for some of Ireland’s brand name clients. Jane uses this vital experience gained in her Executive and Career coaching sessions with her clients.

 Along with offering one to one career coaching support to executives and those seeking to change career, raise performance, go to market or develop interview strategy.


Jane and her team have also been successfully delivering boutique Outplacement Programmes for some high profile multinationals, Insurance Companies, Technology led Games Companies and Banks. 


In 2016, Jane qualified as an Advanced Analytic-Network Leadership Coach (www.analyticnetwork.com) which is an advanced coaching system that supports new leadership for our networked society. This has given Jane even more best practice approaches to Coaching Leaders, Executives and Managers and is a theoretically robust programme. Ultimately, this qualification allows Jane to help her client to develop their personal, authentic leadership approach and strategically influence the networks in which they work to create positive transformational change. Jane will either use this system as a backdrop to her coaching work or coach through the frames of this system depending on her clients needs. In January 2017, Clearview will launch new exciting programmes due to market requests. The first being an in-house “Manager as Coach” programme and another in partnership a unique Leadership Development programme.


Jane currently sits on the Board of Advisors for a prestigious international start-up organisation in the area of career app development.



Executive and Leadership Career Coaching ,Career Transition Coaching, Interview Coaching, CV and Personal Branding Coaching, Performance Coaching, Back to Work Training Programme creation and delivery, Career Coach Training Masterclasses and Key Note Speaking-Lecturing in the area of Career Management.


Jane is based in Dublin and covers Dublin and surrounding areas. Jane sees private clients from our new Fitzwilliam Square office suite, Dublin 2.

Phone: 01 631 6000        Email: jane@clearviewcoachgroup.com






Susan Keating


In addition to being a Career and Executive Coach with Clearview Coaching Group, Susan, also works as a part-time HR Director with Ireland’s largest Public Relations companies, Teneo. This role allows her to keep her finger on the pulse.
Having worked in the rapidly evolving and growing IT sector for over 15 years, Susan brings a combination of real commercial understanding combined with people management at all levels. Susan and her partner started and have subsequently sold a successful Irish software company. With this experience, she enjoys working with entrepreneurs and business owners too.

As part of her work she now specialises in setting up HR functions, in-house coaching programmes, one to one coaching and has a real understanding of business processes, organisational structures and the high expectations that employees are operating at in the 21st Century.


As an experienced coach and mentor, Susan is passionate about career performance coaching, and managing performance within your career. She is 100% committed to ensuring every client reaches their career aspirations and their career potential.

Having always had responsibility for high-volume recruitment activity during periods of accelerated business expansion, Susan has a very clear understanding of what employers are looking for in your CV, your LinkedIn profile and at each interview stage and uses this vital knowledge in her work with her clients.

Susan would describe her coaching style as intuitive, motivational and results orientated.

She is a C.I.P.D Accredited HR professional with experience at HR strategic and operational levels within several industry sectors. Has an Honors Degree BA in Humanities, a Mini MBA from the IMI. Associate’s Degree, British Psychological Society’s qualifications in Test Administration and Test Personality, Certificate of competence in test administration and personality assessment.  Diploma in Economics & Politics, Higher Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching from Kingstown College, is an active member of The European Mentoring & Coaching Council / International Coaching Federation (EMCC/ICF)


Career Transition and Career Planning, Executive & leadership coaching, Performance coaching, Career Confidence coaching, and Presentation skills, Key note speaking, CV, digital profiles and interview coaching.

Please contact Susan at 087 2693383 or Susan@clearviewcoachgroup.com

LinkedIn Profile linkedin.com/in/keatingsusan/


Career Transition and Career Planning, Executive & leadership coaching, Performance coaching, Career Confidence coaching, Presentation skills, Key note speaking, CV, digital profiles and interview coaching.

Living in Clontarf, Susan runs her successful private client practice from our Fitzwiliam Square Offices on Mondays. Fridays and two Saturday’s per month. Susan’s career clinics run on Mondays, Fridays and every 2nd Saturday morning at our Dublin office.


Mobile: 087 2693383        Email: susan@clearviewcoachgroup.com