Meet Fran

Leadership Coach & Business Mentor 


EMCC accredited senior practitioner, founder and CEO of Lissawell Coaching specialising in Business mentoring & Leadership Coaching.  

With 17 years’ in leadership roles in Ireland  collaborating with colleagues in the U.K and European districts in diverse industries, Fran works with leaders and teams to achieve strategic goals, improve brand efficiencies, embed brand values to achieve the best results speedily.  

Fran's ability to coach and mentor with her strength, competence, and intellectual insight leads the people around her to translate strategic plans and ideas to realities. Values: Truth, Openness, Trust.

A Resilient Business leader - Fran's key attributes are finding the most efficient methods of delivering results through strategic planning.

Fran's growth mindset allows her to adapt quickly to change and continues to study social and economic changes including Strategy, Corporate Governance as well as retail digital marketing advances.

With the belief that customers are the number one priority, Fran works with leaders to improve corporate culture, develop talent, and achieve business transformation in uncertain circumstances and change. The processes Fran successfully implements results in profit acceleration and quantifiable metrics to be achieved. People count on Fran for insightful analyses and forthright judgement.

National & multi-national brands that Fran has been employed by as a leader:

Fran Best


"I have over 17 years management experience with the ability to achieve results. The diverse industries that I have worked with people at all levels from senior leaders, director level, owner & teams in the health care industry: Pharma, Medi-tech, psychologists, social care workers, as well as professional across the retail and hospitality industries allow me to develop a growth mind-set and my logical, analytical approach permits me to maintain focus to see strategies and ideas translate to successful realities.

With strong listening skills Fran's key attributes are "finding the most efficient methods of delivering results and empowering change for my clients."

As you can read Fran love's to continuously learn! Criteria and Experience:

  • EMCC accredited coach & mentor - senior practitioner 
  • Mentor SME businesses as part of the Superior Retail Programme funded by Sligo, Leitrim, Donegal LEO's
  • Business and Leadership Mentor for Sligo, Mayo, Roscommon, Leitrim Local Enterprise Office's
  • Leadership roles with GameStop, Dixons Carphone, Life Style Sports, Intersport's Elverys, Dunnes Stores
  • Operations Manager for Ireland with GameStop the highest contributing country in the Northern European district, with profit achieved for every financial year of service
  • Certified as top-performing Regional Manager in Ireland with Dixons Carphone; part of the Irish & UK district
  • Supported several regions as Regional Manager with Life Style Sports, embedding multi-channel at the store level, brand and core value implementation
  • Empower Start Programme participant - Innovation Hubs, GMIT, Empower Female Entrepreneurship - Feb 2021
  • First class honours achieved - Bachelor of Business (Honours) online – E Business & Innovation, Strategy, Finance including focus on Corporate Governance, Human Resource Management, Financial interpretation and analysis, Macroeconomics, Supply Chain Management – May 2021
  • Introduction to Lean Sigma Quality MOOC – Institute of Technology Sligo - June 2020
  • Advance diploma, Personal Leadership, Executive & Life Coaching with Distinction achieved - Accreditations include European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), International Coaching Federation (ICF), Professional Coaching & Ethic’s Practice, (QQI) – Kingstown College  –  May 2020
  • Certificate of completion of Retail Digital Marketing - Retail Ireland Skillnet 2020
  • Completed Dignity at work & Employment law  - Retail Ireland Ibec 2018