My coaching sessions with Padraig were critical in helping me see deeper into the challenges I was having and how my reactions affected the people around me.
Padraig is the coach whom any senior executive would benefit from. As a world-class coach, he supports his clients by asking the perfect questions to allow the best answers to reveal themselves. He was the ideal coach to guide me through a significant professional and cultural transition
He is a true thought leader. I always come away from our time together feeling inspired
Padraig has been a long-term coach and facilitator for the Actelion Australia Leadership Team, supporting both the individuals and the overall team. He's supported us in facilitating a range of Management Team workshops, helping to enhance team functioning, cohesion and addressing team-member transitions. His input has significantly improved the working environment and business results.
Padraig understands leadership and understands how people can come together to collectively succeed in the work environment. His powerful insights and logical advice has been of immense benefit to me and the teams I work with.
As the new Managing Director of the Australian affiliate of a Global Company coming from overseas, Padraig O’Sullivan’s coaching speeded up by several months the induction into my new job and the onset of my added value to my business and organization. Padraig’s thoughtful preparation of our monthly sessions, outstanding questioning and listening skills fast tracked my learning of the Australian business and people culture in general and of my own affiliate in particular. Through the development of an acute self-awareness of my strengths and weaknesses in the face of these, he was a catalyst to focus my leadership on the right issues and opportunities.
There has been much written about the failure rates of expats across the world. With this book we now have a well-developed guide on how to actually succeed as an expat business leader.
There are many books written about coaching but few that actually tackle real life issues that business leaders face. Expats- how to lead and transition in Australia is one of the rare ones. High recommended!
Padraig has been engaged for some of our new Executives but this was prior to them being promoted. This happened when their potential was first identified by the Executive team in the annual meeting. There is so much about being an Executive that is about your ability to effectively interact with others and understand your own strengths and weaknesses. Padraig has been brilliant in working with several members of our team to work through these aspects of their performance. This type of work is very individual and hence Coaching seemed a good option, we tried other things but this has by far delivered the best results. Padraig is focussed on providing a coaching experience that delivers commercial outcomes which is a real strength. I have experienced coaches in the past that are great for the individual concerned but fail to also deliver company results. Having some of these people promoted to Executive level is the best result I could have hoped for.
Having worked with Padraig for 2 years, he has provided invaluable support and guidance. Padraig has never told me what to do, but instead offers a different perspective. He asks the hard questions and helps reframe each situation to uncover the real opportunity for knowledge, organisational development, learning and self-improvement.
Padraig was an outstanding executive coach for me, dare I say, a successful leader but contemplating my own set of key questions & development challenges. We connected easily & focused on the outcomes I was after. He is an incredible listener, highly insightful, honest & experienced in his counsel & coaching. The program was more helpful & defining than I'd imagined.
I can't really put my finger on what he said; untapped, or triggered to spark such a turn around in whom I am as an executive. However what I can tell you is that I have been on a ‘good to great’ journey ever since I met him! Padraig intelligently leads you down a path of self-discovery, which can be confronting but well worth the journey.
It is rare to come across someone who can see the world through your eyes & then give practical guidance to help you become effective in the work environment. Padraig has done just that – an incredibly insightful & pragmatic coach, who has been of immense value to me. He kept reminding me “leaders lead” and “there is no risk if practicing different leadership styles” – Padraig understands leadership and understands how people can come together to collectively succeed in the work environment.
I engaged Padraig to work with me to develop in to a better leader of the business and identify areas in which to work and focus on. Padraig was very effective and quickly understood the issues after only a few meetings. The advice and guidance that I received allowed me to make some material changes to my routine and focus which had an immediate positive impact (personally & professionally). The work we did together helped me work through some challenging times and ensured that I am better armed to deal with issues in the future. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Padraig both on a personal and professional level.
Just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for taking part in our Strategy Conference – the sessions you conducted really helped us as a team and set a great tone for the following 2 days.… and I’ve now got my Development Plan for the rest of this year!