A creative mindset

bringing focus and awareness of new pathways and solutions

My background

 I love people. With a background in teaching and facilitation, coaching was the obvious next step for me, and in 2009, I qualified as a Life Coach with the Irish Lifecoach Institute. In 2021, I became a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. 

I love collaboration. Working with my associate and fellow coach, Liz Barron, we coach teams and partnerships to collaborate creatively and effectively. For more on our work together, visit our website Murmurate.

I love words. After years of procrastination, I found my voice and began taking my writing seriously. My first poetry collection was published in 2011, followed by a second in 2017 and a third in 2021, thanks to my publisher, Salmon Poetry. My fourth collection  dismantle was published in May 2024, thanks to a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland. I am the current Poet in Residence with Poetry Ireland. To learn more, check out my poetry website here.

Born, bred and buttered in Dublin, my time is spent coaching, writing, reading, watching films, swimming, throwing shapes, avoiding housework,  performing my work at events and festivals, and occasionally bumping into family members in the kitchen.


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Now for the serious stuff

Creative Coaching is fully tax compliant and covered by professional indemnity. As a member and Professional Certified Coach, I adhere strictly to the Code of Ethics and Rules of Conduct as laid down by the International Coaching Federation

Memberships & Credentials

Published work

“The ineffable tenderness with which Anne Tannam’s poetry chronicles love and loss, and our daily struggles with both, may catch you off guard and leave a sob of recognition in your throat. Anne’s poems render truth with such exquisite clarity, and integrity, that we willingly place our trust in them – certain they are strong enough to carry us too.”

Author of The Shadow Companion & A Tug of Blue

dismantle by Anne Tannam

‘dress for snowstorms / scorched earth / swollen rivers
dress like you’re never coming back’

from preparation for the search

‘I knew there were bird before – I’d heard them singing. Not Like this – not like the earth depended on it.’

from Turning Fifty-two

Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor cover

‘I can feel shells crunch under my feet, shingle and sand between my toes,  boats are sailing, tides are shifting across my sitting room floor’

from Airborne

Take This LIfe cover

‘A sculptured moment of connection, inviting us to come inside and be astonished at what the heart can hold.’

from The Art of Listening