Career & Life Planning is a professional training & coaching company with offices in Boston MA & Galway, Ireland.   The company was founded and managed by Joe Delaney (linked in bio) who has developed his own Coaching Methodology called the “5 Steps to Success” which is now established as a fresh new approach to faster and improved employee engagement while also ensuring individuals get work-life better… then balanced.

The company has a range of products and services to help people at all stages in their career from Teenager to Senior Executive and has over 80 consultants that have been trained in using the Coaching Methodology to date.

Our Mission Statement

“Providing the processes, techniques and support systems that enable individuals to perform to their best in both personal and professional lives jointly”

Mission Statement supported by energetic and experienced trainers, coaches, recruiters, guidance counsellors & business support staff.

Meet our Staff

Joe Delaney

Joe founded CALP to provide professional coaching & training to clients nationally and internationally in many sectors.

Geraldine Healy

Accounts Administrator
Geraldine is our Accountant with many years experience and manages all accounts, payroll and reporting.

Damien Kavanagh

Graphic Designer
Damien is a qualified Graphic Designer, and designs our Brochures, flyers and Websites. He also looks after our office I.T. requirements.

Our Panel of Experts

Career & Life Planning has a Panel of  over 80 Trainers and Experts.

All are in possession of our Career Employability Specialist Programme Certificate.

This 4 Day Programme is Developed in conjunction with IEP and ILM.
This highly sought after course helps improve organisation and learner outcomes jointly.

They are skilled in the following areas:

Executive Coaching, Career coaching, Communications planning, Presentation, Negotiation, Talent Management and Recruitment among others.

Our Coaching Methodology

Career & Life Planning has developed a unique coaching methodology that is used by individuals and companies to help deal with change and learn new techniques to enable them to get to Enjoyment & Success in their lives.   This methodology called “The 5 Steps to Success” is at the core of all our coaching and training programs for both organisations and individuals.

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Our Partners

Career & Life Planning offers a range of online personality and psychometric testing service in conjunction with Thomas International – one of the global leaders in personality assessment.

Thomas has been at the forefront of assessment innovation for 35 years. They provide assessments in 56 languages and have a presence in over 60 countries. Today, they are working with 32,000 companies and 300,000 trained Thomas users worldwide. Their clients span every type of business of all sizes; completing over 1.5 million assessments every year.

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As an Approved Centre for the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), Career & Life Planning offers a range of Accredited and bespoke courses in Coaching & Management Development.

ILM qualifications are designed to help managers increase staff efficiency and motivation, ensuring that their businesses run at an optimum level of productivity. Training courses can be tailored to the needs of individual organisations and their staff.

The Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) is Europe’s leading management organisation. ILM partners with more than 80,000 individuals and organisations each year to help them fulfill their potential and achieve success through its wide range of flexible leadership and management development solutions.


Career & Life Planning are Channel Partners to Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits Programmes

We are a licensed facilitator of the acclaimed 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It is based on the proven principles found in Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s acclaimed book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


Right Management are global career experts.

Established in 1980, they have over 35 years of experience in career management and talent strategy. In that time, they’ve put 400,000 people to work every day, conducted over 12 million interviews per year and successfully transitioned more than three million people into new roles.

Visit the Right Management website here!


“We’ve worked with Career & Life Planning for a number of years in both delivery of corporate training for our clients including Management Development (Franklin Covey) and Executive Coaching Programs. We’ve always found our feedback reports from our clients to be excellent regarding content, style, formatting and flexibility in adapting to client requirements.”

Caoimhe O’Donnell, Atlantic Aviation Group

“We have worked with Joe in the past when he recruited for us and since he has set up his own coaching business, we have regularly engaged him with our management team. The results of his coaching style and program delivery has had a significant and tangible benefit to our organisation”

Niamh McCabe, Elix Aviation Capital

“Career & Life Planning has provided a number of Management training solutions for the Farm Business Skillnet, and the Irish Farmers Association.”

Celine Reynolds, Farm Business Skillnet / IFA

“CALP delivered Career Employability training to 8 LCDP staff in 2015. We found CALP efficient and professional in both their execution and delivery of the training programme. The candid and professional approach by the facilitator Joe Delaney made the training both interesting and fun. All the information we needed to be successful in implementing the new tools and techniques was presented in a very organised manner that was easy to learn and retain.”

Elaine Quinn, Galway Rural Development

Contact Us

Would you like to learn how our Executive Coaching or Success Management Development Programme can work for you?

Please contact us for a free consultation.