Coping with Exam Pressure: Support for Parents


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Duration: One hour in length held over zoom. If you are not able to attend, the recording will be made available to you after the live session.

Cost: €40

Date: Tuesday 13th February, 7:30PM – 8:30PM

Zoom link: To follow

Exams can bring with them differing levels of stress and anxiety for both students and their parents or caregiver. For parents and caregivers, often you can see and feel the stress your teens are under. They might be worried about how much study they have done, their ability to recall information or how they will perform in their exam.

Parents and caregivers are not immune to “exam stress” either. Naturally, you don’t want to see your teen struggling and dealing with the pressure that exams might cause. On the other hand, a teen that is very relaxed about their upcoming exams may also cause stress for parents and caregivers.

Edel Walsh is a student and exam coach with significant expertise in this area. Edel is also a qualified Parent Coach with the Irish Life Coaching Institute.
In this webinar, “Coping with Exam Pressure: Support for Parents” Edel will provide parents and caregivers of exam students with tools and techniques to support them through their exams.

The Webinar covers the following topics:

• The power of mindset
• Learning and the teenage brain
• Encouraging productive study (the study space, productivity, procrastination & goal setting and planning).
• Good stress and bad stress at exam time
• Minding your own mind to support your teens at exam time.
• Tips for parents and caregivers

About Edel


Edel is a student and exam coach. She also specialises in mental health and well-being coaching. Her corporate career started in KPMG where qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. From there, Edel moved into Academia where she held senior lecturer and examinership roles within the professional accountancy bodies.

She lectured the advanced papers of Taxation and Finance for the ACCA, CPA and ACA. She lectured at an Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Masters level. She also held examiner positions with Chartered Accountants Ireland.

In 2017 Edel moved into Talent Development, which took her to work at EY where she held a Senior Talent Development Leadership position. She was involved in designing and delivering leadership development programs. She set up an internal coaching program which supported trainee accountants through their professional exams.

In 2022, Edel set up her own business, “Edel Walsh Coaching and Consultancy”. Edel is an accredited coach with the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).

Edel is passionate about connecting and collaborating with her clients in a deep and meaningful way that stimulates and encourages them to learn and live their best lives both personally and professionally. Edel supports her clients to develop self-awareness, set and achieve goals, gain confidence, and unlock their potential.


Qualifications & Accreditations


  • Certificate in Parent Coaching (ILI)
  • Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner
  • Diploma in Corporate Well-being Coaching
  • Diploma in Mental Health and Well-being Coaching
  • Diploma in Personal Leadership and Executive Coaching
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Higher Education
  • Certificate in Education and Training
  • Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA)
  • Chartered Accountant (ACA)
  • Sc. Finance


Phone:             +353 87 753 5002

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