Orla Cahill

Orla Cahill

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80 Alderbrook Road
SW12 8AB

07730 488 351

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About me

I am a life coach specialising in career coaching and specifically career changes, returning to work, confidence in the workplace, resilience at work, anxiety at work, work-life balance and Self Care.

I am local to Balham and while I have a website which is a window into my practice a significant amount of my clients are recommended to me from current and past clients.

My background is in HR which makes my speciality a natural progression, I have a particular infinity with parents who have SEN children as my own son is on the spectrum and I find we all at some time or another travel the same road with these beautiful children.

I am a goal-orientated coach who supports my clients to recognise where the changes can be made and challenges clients to take the small steps that will change their lives and help them attain that life they are capable of having and deserve to have.

Accredited by the Coaching Acadamy.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Personal Performance Coaching Diploma with the Coaching Acadamy
  • Graduated with Merit
  • Associate Member of CIPD
  • Human Resource Management
  • Bachelor of Science Hons
  • National University of Ireland Galway
  • Earth Science - Geology

Other areas of coaching I deal with

Returning to work after Maternity Leave.

Returning to work after a long absence.

Imposter Syndrome Coaching

Resilience in the workplace

Confidence Coaching

Superwoman syndrome Coaching


The initial consultation call including mini coaching session is free of charge.

Each programme of coaching is tailored specifically to each individual.

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What my Clients are saying!

Nadia BALHAM  recommends Orla Cahill Transformational Coach and Expert CV Writer.

Over lunch one day I complained to Orla that I felt stuck in a rut with my freelance career. I'd been working steadily but doing the same bits and pieces for years and was ready for a new challenge, but was too tired/lazy/nervous to actually do anything about it.
She gave me the kick up the **** I needed to freshen up my CV, finally finish my website (after three years!) and to simply make a few calls. It worked. I am spending most of this summer doing the job of my dreams in Ibiza!
Thank you Orla, you absolute wonder woman you, for being the most relentlessly positive person I know.

Agata STREATHAM recommends Orla Cahill Transformational Coach and Expert CV Writer.

I’ve been on a 9-year maternity leave… My CV was older than my child. I didn’t want to go back to what I was doing before. I had no clue what I’m looking for. I was embarrassed about the fact I cannot figure out all of the above just by myself. I guess that was actually the reason I stayed out of work for so long. Here is a little advise – if you’re like me don’t think twice and accept the fact there is a specialist in this world for every task. Orla can help you identify your destination and help you get on track to reach that final station of your journey. You will learn a lot about yourself during the sessions and tasks which I’ve found very interesting. Bonus – she is a very nice person and she does care! PS – I am working full time. Before I met Orla, I didn’t even know such a position existed.

Anne MITCHAM  recommends Orla Cahill Transformational Coach and Expert CV Writer.

How can I find the words to do justice to working with Orla. It's been totally life-changing. I've been to many therapists /life coach's over the years, and Orla has helped me in 8 sessions more than anyone before. She has this amazing ability to support you gently while challenging you out of your comfort zone. It's like having a non-judgemental mum on the sideline as your cheerleader.

I've always wanted to pursue a career in music, and everyone one else has said you've left that to late but not Orla she has me started on my journey. I don't know where it could end up, but I'm going to enjoy the ride. That's the main thing for me right now.

Orla has helped me to see the positive aspects of the life I have, by helping me achieve a better life-work balance.

I can recommend her also for confidence coaching, which for me was a huge part of overcoming my fears. She also doesn't encourage you to keep buying more sessions she knows when her work is done while other therapists will keep you going for years!!! I can't recommend Orla more highly. If you're stuck in a rut and on the fence about going for sessions just book one I guarantee you won't regret it.

It's time for you to start living the life you deserve and getting help for this is the best way forward.

Thank you Orla so much for all your kind words and help.

I'm also happy to email or talk to anyone to give a spoken reference.

London, SW12 8AB

Type of session

Online life coaching: Yes
Telephone life coaching: Yes
Face to face life coaching: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I am available Monday to Friday and will occasionally be available out of hours when needed