Bunratty Folk Park,Ireland

Bunratty Folk Park,Ireland

Hello and thank you for visiting the Life of Integrity community website.

My name is Rose Tobin, from Dublin, Ireland.

In essence, this site is not about me.

It is about building a community, a campfire, around a deep longing for connection which so many people have expressed to me in their own unique ways. 

A connection which can only truly grow among people who already embody a strong degree of integrity and self-sovereignty.

However, I know that when I am trying to get a sense of a website, writer, coach or teacher, I like to know something about them, to see if there is a resonance or if there are life experiences I have in common with them. 



Early life

I was born in Long Island, New York, to Irish parents, and moved to Ireland at the age of nine to live with my grandmother.   My siblings also moved to Ireland for their education.  

Beach behind Gran's house

Beach behind Gran’s house

My grandmother’s house was on the West Coast of Ireland (the Wild West!).

The beauty of its setting as well as its relative remoteness fostered in me what became a lifelong love of spirituality and an inner life.   

As with many spiritually minded people I have met throughout my life, this also presented an ongoing challenge to balance a rich inner life with the practicalities of ordinary life.  

I wavered back and forth with this balance, sometimes getting it right, sometimes swinging to one end or other of the pendulum.  

Few families are without their challenges and mine was no exception. 

But it can be through these very challenges that we hone our strengths, find purpose and meaning, and emerge much stronger than if all had been smooth sailing.  

Families are made up of people, and people have their own pain, struggles, their own paths to forge.   



Life experience

It has been such an adventure getting this website to this stage that in the fullness of time, I’ll write more about my life and work.

In the meantime,  who I am will be expressed in the writing, talks and general ethos of this site. 

There is also a brief bio and introduction to my work in our local community on this site:


Here are some brief signposts to give an overview:



Some of the personal “hats” I’ve worn and experiences along the way.    Each one has given and taught me so much.

  • 27-year marriage to Noel, my soul mate
  • Parent of two twenty-somethings
  • Third baby died shortly after birth
  • Nursed my mother and grandmother through their final illness
  • Caregiver for my mother-in-law for almost a year
  • Love reading, music, walks, nature, travel


 Head coach

Head Coach Honey

Head Coach Honey


Our family is owned by a beautiful Golden Retriever .

I call her my head coach:  peace and inspiration flow on our walks together.

She’s a great listener, too!




Training and work experience

  • Secondary school: Ursuline Convent,  Thurles,   Tipperary.
  • B.A. English, Latin and Music: University College Dublin
  • Higher Diploma in Education: University College Dublin
  • Secondary/high school teacher for several years
  • Diploma in Counselling Skills, Maynooth University, Ireland
  • Graduate of CoachU’s Core Essentials Program (
  • Member of International Coaching Federation
  • Administrator of international educational mail order company for 10 years
  • Explorer and teacher of spiritual and human growth systems (Reiki, colour therapy, meditation, Kathara)
  • Graduate of Trans4mind personal development training
  • Trans4mind Coach and presenter:



Coach University

Coach University




Taking wings

In the meantime,  who I am will be expressed in the writing, talks and general ethos of this site.  

One of my coaching teachers shared the following with us: “don’t be afraid to fly your plane while you are still building it.”  

This plane is getting off the ground.   It’s getting its wings.  

Come fly with me.