Your organization is pitching a big contract to a potentially huge client. Or, your government department is presenting a new approach to the Minister or a Cabinet Committee. One of your team members is the principal on this particular topic and carries the ball – this team member is leading the presentation and fielding questions.Continue Reading
About Coach Padraig
Certified Executive Coach and President, Padraig Coaching & Consulting Inc.
Patrick O’Reilly is committed to helping successful leaders take themselves and their organizations to new heights of success. "I coach and speak because I want to help leaders who have been successful in their careers to identify the the strengths that will continue to serve them well, and to nurture the under-developed skills they will need to excel further."
"My career as an executive, my travels and my work with clients across the continent have taught me this - the days are gone when an executive who excels in one or two approaches to leadership will continue to get ahead. Even our greatest strengths become a liability if pressed too far. I wish I had known that earlier in my career and I’m glad I know it now and am able to apply it in service to others.
My role is to work together with you to create a successful, connected and inspired person and to see things differently -- to find goals you haven’t found before, and the path that will lead you there. Bring your idea to me! I would love to hear it.
A colleague describes me as fierce energy in a container of calm. Clients have described me as a passionate, thoughtful listener with insightful questions to prompt their thinking, and have said the questions I ask of them haunt them for days after our meetings, allowing them to go deeper into their understanding of themselves and bringing them clarity of direction. I love hearing that."
A recognized leader in his fields of endeavour through 20 years of progressively more senior roles, Patrick O’Reilly launched Padraig Coaching & Consulting, a management consulting and executive coaching firm, in 2012.
Prior to starting Padraig Coaching & Consulting, Patrick worked as a senior executive, managing large budgets, leading and mentoring teams of people and providing management and policy advice to colleagues, senior executives and politicians.
Patrick’s career includes working in established large organizations within government, starting up new, efficient and agile knowledge based teams, negotiating then personally launching the start-up of a federal Crown corporation and now bringing together that wealth of experience in his own firm for the benefit of his clients.
Patrick has worked across Canada and understands the unique similarities and sometimes strong differences that exist regionally across the country. As well, he has worked tirelessly developing international partnerships with numerous organizations, creating international working groups, speaking and delivering papers at conferences around the world including such locations as Australia, China, Belgium, England, Denmark, Portugal and the United States. Patrick has also provided management consultancy to organizations outside Canada in places as diverse as Ghana and Australia.
Patrick has particular expertise in assisting functional leaders (policy advisors, professors, technical specialists, etc) step up to executive leadership. As well, he created the Accelerating Success program designed to facilitate rapid integration for a leader taking on a new role with a new team -- and just as rapidly helping the team to adapt to and support the new leader - which rapidly facilitates significant returns on investment for the organization.
Patrick holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (Certified Executive Coach) from Royal Roads University in Victoria. He is a certified coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation and is certified to administer the EQi and EQ360 assessments, to administer and debrief 360 feedback under LEADS in a Caring Environment (a Canadian healthcare leadership program) and to administer and facilitate DiSC profile assessments and workshops.
Entries by Coach Padraig
We’ve seen periods where our clients were big on over-the-top boondoggle getaways for the leadership team and times when they stopped all workshops and retreats for austerity reasons. That’s two ends of a spectrum and neither end is ideal for most organizations. Instead, somewhere in the middle – a getaway from the day-to-day challenges ofContinue Reading
I think most leaders I meet with recognize that work-life balance is an important goal for themselves and their team members. Most agree that finding work-life balance is directly proportional to job satisfaction, mental health, physical health and retention of team members (people who are happy and healthy will stay with an employer longer andContinue Reading
As a leader, you take courses and attend workshops. You listen to the feedback given to you by your boss – both informally and in performance reviews. You share best practices with peers and learn what’s worked for them, too. You devour articles and books about leadership. You read this blog. 😉 You take yourContinue Reading
While we expect some office politics or complicated workplace relationships, sometimes folks are blindsided by an office betrayal. As a leadership coach, I hear different ways people feel betrayed in business. Things like: I confided in a coworker, who then gossiped to others and hurt my professional reputation. I found out that my relationship withContinue Reading
Strong relationships are built on trust, respect and mutual support. The world’s best teams (whether in the arena or the boardroom) are built on those qualities. So how do you cultivate great work relationships? Team-building events will get you off to a good headstart but it’s really about how you approach everyday interactions. Here areContinue Reading
We’ve recently redesigned a one-day workshop that helps leaders use a coach approach when leading or managing others. It’s called a COACH Approach to Leading and Managing and it’s been so successful, we thought you’d like in on some of the secrets. Some folks I talk to are hesitant to try to “coach” their employeesContinue Reading
Have you snapped at someone when you’d normally be patient? Felt irritable with everyone and disinterested in what you normally value? Reacted to situations disproportionately? These could be warning signs that you are suffering from burnout or close to it. In a recent article on Digital Freelancer, James Sower outlined how to differentiate stress fromContinue Reading
It’s no secret: An important best practice in leadership circles is to spend your time on tasks and projects that are the best use of your time and delegate the rest. Why then, as managers and leaders, don’t we delegate more often and more effectively? The most common excuse I hear from my clients whoContinue Reading
Most organizations will say they invest in their people, and that may be true. They pay for training, they offer benefits. But paradoxically, how often do we as leaders avoid difficult conversations with poor performers until a “last straw” moment and we fire them? (Oops, so much for the investment in professional development!) Sure, thereContinue Reading
Padraig Coaching & Consulting provides particularly skilled expertise in leadership development – including one on one executive coaching and leadership coaching (in person, by phone and by web video) and leadership transition which facilitates an effective, efficient and timely integration of leaders and executives into new roles. We help executives and senior leaders bring emotional intelligence to their leadership, developing themselves to be the best leader they've ever been, while developing their teams to be high performing stars!
- How to disagree with your bossOctober 7, 2019 - 6:00 pm
- One key way to stay motivatedSeptember 23, 2019 - 6:00 pm
- Managing Anger and Frustration in a Way that’s Helpful to Your TeamSeptember 9, 2019 - 6:00 pm
- 7 Benefits of a Leadership OffsiteAugust 26, 2019 - 6:07 pm
- Is there room for humor in executive leadership?August 12, 2019 - 6:00 pm
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