Why Me?

I have walked in your shoes

In an earlier career, I had the privilege of working for three leading Irish organisations in strategically different HR management roles. Through each of the stages of recession, restructuring and recovery I learned, first hand, what it was like to be a manager in good times and bad, with big teams and small, with challenges and opportunities.

I discovered how easy it is to get sucked into managing the day-to-day priorities of getting results and, at the same time, how important it is to keep an eye on the road ahead so that you’re ready for the future. I discovered what a total joy it is to develop other people but, at the same time, how important it is not to lose sight of yourself. Most importantly, I discovered a real respect for the job of managers and leaders and a desire to help them become the best they can be and this is what I do today.

I have made that leap

I know it’s easy to say “I’m passionate about leadership and management development” and it’s the kind of thing everyone says but, believe me, it’s true. One wet, wintry morning in January 2007, I resigned from my job to set up my own training and coaching business, you could say, without a safety net. A few people thought I was mad. I didn’t take the career break I could have, I didn’t wait until there was a golden opportunity being handed to me, I just knew this was the time. This was what I needed to do.

I’m so glad I did

Since then, I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of managers in helping them to discover who they are as leaders and managers, how to communicate their vision and ideas, develop their relationships, bring out the best in their teams – how to make a total impact in their careers.

Paddy’s Professional Credentials

  • Masters Degree in Education, Training and Development
  • Diplomas in Executive and Career Coaching
  • Diploma in Business Studies, Training and Development
  • Qualified and licensed to use a range of psychometric instruments including Myers Briggs Type Indicator© (Step I and Step II), OPQ, 16PF, Strengthscope®, Belbin Team Roles, Thomas International and the Hogan Inventory.
  • Qualified NLP Business Practitioner
  • Member of the British Psychological Society
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Member of the Professional Speaking Organisation
  • Member of the Association of Coaching
  • Distinguished Member of Toastmasters International (DTM)