Community Coaches

Amy Ashe

Coaching is my passion. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to help people and I’ve always had a great compassion for others.  I am focused on building on existing strengths; inspire and transform thinking and behaviours; challenge beliefs and capability to promote greater confidence and create lasting change, which will positively impact on your life and others around you.

I love to be creative, painting and illustrating in my spare time. Travelling exploring new countries cultures and tradition really excites me. 

‘Trust the process and enjoy the journey along the way.’ 


  Amy Ashe

Ashleigh Roberts

I am the Community Development Director at East Belfast Community Development Agency. I have over 8 years’ experience working in community development within East Belfast and I am qualified coach with membership of the Association for Coaching.

I am passionate about motivating and encouraging people to be the best version of themselves. I believe that coaching enables this to happen by providing a safe space for individuals to reflect, set goals and achieve them. Effective coaching focuses on the individual and allows them to realise their own potential, understand their limitations and for them to develop their own solutions. My role is simply to listen, challenge, support and encourage.

In my spare time I love to travel, experiencing new places and cultures. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, eating out, going to the theatre and finding new exciting things to do in the great city of Belfast.



Davina Mullin

I believe that coaching is something everyone should experience at some point. It allows you to; change your mindset, achieve goals big or small and help you develop a solution focused approach in life.

I have a keen interest in supporting individuals to cope with; grief, loss of job/relationships, loss of self-worth and work/life stresses. I completed my ILM Level 5 in Coaching 7 Mentoring in 2019 and have since completed over 100 hours of individual coaching. I have since set up my own Instagram page to raise awareness of what coaching is and offer coaching techniques to anyone who needs to hear it. My spare time is spent cooking/baking, exploring new places with my hubby, time with family and also spending alot of time on Pinterest getting ideas for our new forever home. 



Heather Chesney

I currently work as Operations Manager at EastSide Partnership. I have been working in the community sector in east Belfast for over 14 years. I am a qualified coach and a member of the Association of Coaching.

Personally, I found being coached a very empowering and positive experience and something that I am passionate about encouraging others to experience and participate in. Coaching provides you with space to think and reflect and to develop solutions to challenges you may be facing in life- personally or professionally. It also leads to a deeper understanding of yourself and can help you identify and achieve your goals.

My spare time is spent reading, walking, listening to live music, travelling and eating out. I love spending time with family and friends and generally chatting and getting to know people.



Jim Bailey

Hi, my name is Jim Bailey, I am a Health Development Coordinator with East Belfast Community Development Agency and a qualified coach with membership of the Association for Coaching. I have gained many years of experience in community development, training, and health & wellbeing initiatives.

I strongly believe that coaching can help people overcome challenges they face in their career and everyday life and coaching conversations can be a great support tool to help you identify barriers and obstacles that are impacting your progress and can help you plan a clear route to achieving your personal goals.


  Jim Bailey

Linda Armitage 

I currently work as the Health Development Director at EBCDA.  Working and volunteering across N.Ireland, England and USA gained me 30 years of community development experience, with 20 of those years in east Belfast helping people and organisations embrace change and development.

My personal experience of coaching inspired me to become a coach, to enable others to be more curious in a safe space, explore their personal and professional development and reach their potential to be the best version of themselves.

I am a creative, caring, people-person who embraces life optimistically, listens well and enjoys leadership roles. My life equation includes much laughter, adventure and fun.  



Marie Anne Templeman

My name is Marie Anne and I am a Qualified Coach/Mentor who has worked in community sector in East Belfast for over 13 years.  My role as a coach is to create a safe space that allows me to both challenge and support coachees on their journey, take the necessary steps to make positive change and create a good life/work balance.

I have a real passion for coaching as it changed my life. It has highlighted for me the need to create the opportunity, space and time to think, reflect and make changes to get me to where I am now.  It has given me the confidence I need to become the best version of myself.  My aim is to offer that experience to others who work/volunteer in the community sector in East Belfast.



Richard Maguire

I have been coaching in the East Belfast Community for 5 years and am delighted to be part of the EBCDA coaching team. I am a Co-Active coach which is all about presence, deep listening and believing that the client has the ability to solve their own issues. For me coaching is about asking those questions that normal conversations shy away from and helping people explore their own thoughts in a non-judgemental space. I am an optimistic person and bring this attitude to my coaching so hopefully this can help you too.



Stevie Johnston

I believe that unlocking our true potential becomes possible through empathetic and skilled coaching.  My practice uses guided dialogue which enables people to clarify what they want to do in the world, overcome the internal conversations which limit capacity and use the power of collaboration to achieve their aims.

My background is in leadership development in the business, public and third sectors. What I’ve found across all these, is that individuals want to build confidence, generate internal motivation and make a difference,  whilst achieving a balance in their lives. Coaching I’ve found is a great way for people, including myself, to realise these aspirations.

In my spare time yoga, guitar and playing pool provide the space for challenge, growth and recreation.


  Stevie Johnston