The Cohesive Concepts Team

Maeve O’Byrne, MA CEC, PCC (Professional Certified Coach & Mentor Coach)

Entrepreneur, Speaker, Coach and Humanist

I’m passionate about helping people excel – I believe we are all here for a purpose, whether it is to teach our children to reach for the stars, or make our community/world  a better place.

After 20+ years working in the Not for Profit World, I faced a crossroads when I decided to change professions.  Like many women I was going through transition, I felt change was happening and I couldn’t do anything about it!  Taking a cue from an old friend, I worked through a program developed by a colleague in Ireland, The Third Act.

I spent time reviewing my values, who I was, what was important to me, and what I wanted my future to look like!   I reinvented myself and through that process have found a life that I love – something totally different to my previous life.  I still provide service to others – a value I hold dear. But, I have left my insecurities aside, know where I want my future to go, and I have the confidence and joy to move forward!

Now this didn’t come easy, however through the support from a variety of coaches and mentors, I now have a life I love.

Life is challenging, and even more so in today’s plugged in society.  Tension, anxiety and worry plague too many of us.  Change is constant, and in order to keep up, many of us feel we need to be on-call 24/7.  And yet, the stress of always being relevant, on climbing or remaining on top, or balancing work and life wears at our soul, saps our energy and often hurts our relationships.  Let me support and guide you to a better place.  What I know is that one of the only constants in life is change, and we can let it manage us, or we manage it!

Today, I’m offering the same support that I received to YOU!  Do you feel you are no longer in control of your life?  When was the last time you spent time on yourself, or devoted time to your self-care?  Do you still listen to your inner negative voice?  Let me help.

What do you want to do with the rest of your life?  Allow me the honour of helping you discover what next!

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Christine McAuley, CEC, (Royal Roads University) Coach/Co-Facilitator

About Me:

I am a serial entrepreneurial and business executive with over 25 years of results driven experience in diverse industries ranging from healthcare, to customer focused retail, communications & public relations. As a proven leader who has built successful teams and developed key community relationships, I have a strong business background in for profit and not for profit businesses. My strengths lie in supporting others through large changes in both their business and personal lives.

I have been fortunate to work with Maeve through the Third Act course and I am looking forward to helping others achieve their best future as they take this wonderful, exciting journey to the next phase of their lives.

Contact either Contact Us for a free discovery session to see how we can support you.

Coaching Kudos…

I was introduced to Christine a few months ago, and I am so thankful.  I wanted to change some perceptions in my workplace, and she helped me discover real solutions, and guided me through weekly exercises that were challenging and very rewarding.  I gained a new insight into myself, which helps me work through new challenges as they come up. She is extremely valuable to me in terms of encouraging me to accomplish my goals, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is anxious about some aspect in their life.
Tara Moosburger
Maeve is a great coach who creates a very warm, caring environment. However, she is not afraid to challenge a person or create awareness when required. I would highly recommend Maeve as a coach as I thoroughly enjoyed each of my sessions with her.

Diane, Vernon, BC

It has been a great experience having Christine as an executive coach. With her exceptional communication skills, she kept me on track, focused and committed to my vision and plan for developing my career. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her services in the future and indeed, am hoping to continue to meet with her regularly, so as to stay on track!

Carly Mann

Working with Maeve was an excellent investment of time and resources – though two years have passed, I often return to the professional insights and resources she shared with me. Our work together brought clarity to specific challenges and helped me hone strategies and set actionable goals during a time of transition. I recommend Maeve to colleagues working in arts and culture, and in other sectors who could benefit from her rich expertise and thoughtful approach. ​

Julie, Nanaimo, BC

Christine brings passion and caring to another level when she shows up FULLY present to coach me. She has an incredible ability to force you , in a very comfortable and trusting way, to dig deep and uncover things that eventually become such an important piece to getting you to a desired solution.

Christine is such a lovely individual and you just want to share everything you can with her as you can “feel” the desire from her to help you out the best way she can. Her trust , integrity and contagious smile have made our coaching sessions a joy to participate in. I would recommend Christine to anybody looking for that ideal coach to get them to another level in their lives. She is a awesome!

Alex Elson

Thanks to Maeve, I’ve been able to embrace the fact that I’m a multi-passionate person without using that as an excuse to paralyze me from acting. Let me make it real: now when new ideas pop up and I’m so tempted to just jump into an internet black hole, I take a step back and place that thought in “the greenhouse” where it can blossom and grow. I (try to) keep my eyes on the prize (that one thing I most want/need to get done) while working from a place of rest. Maeve, you are a gift to the world. This is marvelous!

Rukesh S., California, USA

In the 5 years that I have been running my fast growing floor plan measuring business, it never would have dawned on me that using a “coaching” service like the one Christine McAuley provides, amazingly I might add, would be of any assistance to me.  I’m sure I am not the only entrepreneur that has been caught in the lonely, stressful, overwhelming tornado of your business sucking the life right out of you. This is an amazing service for both struggling and successful, new or established business owners that you don’t even know that you need.  I have been working with Christine for the last 6 months with my company, personal life, self care needs have completely full circled to the positive. She has helped me work through HR struggles, work/play balancing, new ideas for the business, the list goes on. Christine brings such a positive, professional, comforting, encouraging energy to every meeting and each time our sessions end, I’m looking forward to the next one.

Erin Rowe, Owner, Proper Measure Mid Island

Maeve is a skillful coach who will quickly partner with you to achieve your goals. She is a pleasure to work with while also holding you accountable to take clear action in your life. In short, she’s a kind and generous change agent.

Corey S., USA

I remember our first meeting….it was the day that the “change” began. Meeting Christine was easy…she is kind, enthusiastic, and supportive. Christine’s approach to coaching has a very natural feel to it.

Maeve is a warm and welcoming coach who masterfully balances support and challenge in her process. She is a great listener and uses her intuition to advance and deepen the work. Thank you!

Laura B., Mexico

First Christine found out what makes me tick, my values, my hopes, my dreams, and my stumbling blocks. Then she found out where I would like to be. And the road building began! Her big , life changing question: “What is stopping you?”, really opened up a previously welded shut door for me.

Maeve inspired me in many ways including: building a values-based business, creative marketing techniques, and continuously improving myself as a Coach.


Maeve O’Byrne was a great coach, I went in not knowing what to expect having never had anything like coaching before. She took the time to understand the project I was working on and my specific role within it. She then supported me to address my relationship with my work here, which is something I was struggling to do alone. Not only did this enable me to improve my work but also to reflect more often on myself. Maeve was happy to talk about more personal issues that I realized were lying below the surface, and helped me to put them to rest. I found the entire few months a very reflective and helpful period, which was definitely fueled by these sessions and much needed.

RBD, Copenhagen

She holds me accountable in an encouraging way.  She is very good at making me set timelines and dates for me to achieve my goals.

FW, Nanaimo, BC

Maeve asked me questions that have stopped me in my tracks.  You could hear some of her courage in asking those questions.  I have a clearer sense in how to move in the direction we’ve (my partner) have been talking about for  long time.

DK, Victoria, BC