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Is Compromise a bad thing?

Sometimes successful leaders just know they’re right. We know our goals are noble, we know how we want to get there, and we know we can be successful. And sometimes someone with whom we are working seems determined to thwart us. Sam Rayburn, the legendary Speaker of the US House of Representatives famously stood by […]

Getting There With “Why?”

A recent article in Fast Company, the innovative business magazine, got me thinking about the question “WHY?” Anyone who has ever spent time with a pre-schooler can tell you two things about the single word question “WHY?” — it is both very effective and highly irritating. “Why is the sky blue?” “Well, because the oceans are reflecting […]

Padraig Incorporates

WINNIPEG, December 12, 2012 — Patrick O’Reilly, founder and owner, is pleased to announce that today in Ottawa the Director General of Corporations Canada has approved the incorporation of Padraig Coaching & Consulting Inc. as a federally incorporated business. With this move, the company has been renamed to better reflect its strong focus on executive […]


As many of you know, since leaving the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, I have started my own executive coaching firm — Padraig Coaching & Consulting. My goal with Padraig Coaching & Consulting is to share some of the incredible experiences I have had in my career, to help make your job easier. Whether that involves […]