It felt surreal when the world shut down in March, but it feels equally strange to be reopening and returning to work when there’s still so much uncertainty about the pandemic (particularly for our American readers, with escalating numbers in the US). Now that outbreak numbers have slowed in Canada (and other countries), Canada’s provinces […]
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.
Hands up if you’ve felt wistful seeing the calendar reminder for a big holiday that you’ve had to cancel thanks to the global pandemic or if you’re trying to reconcile yourself to a staycation — if you’re even still thinking of taking time off. The way 2020 has unfolded still feels surreal at times. My […]
If there’s one good thing about 2020 and the worldwide pandemic, it’s that it has opened up some possibilities that might have seemed impossible before. In some cases that has led to greatness. In other cases, it has led to challenges. As a result of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, more employers than ever before transitioned […]
I love that technology allows me to work with my team (we span four time zones!) and to work remotely with clients. It’s been a little easier for us at Padraig to adapt to virtual meetings during the global pandemic than for some of our clients who are new to working remotely. But even so, […]
Do you feel like you’re constantly solving problems? For some folks, it’s as though they get one thing sorted and another pops up – or maybe the same kind of problem recurs. Bill Murray fans might call it a Groundhog Day situation, which sounds cuter than it feels, but the more technical term is being […]
As many of us return to work, so much still seems strange and uncertain. How do we, as leaders, help our team members get things done? This isn’t an either-or situation. Teams can be resilient and productive, but a focus on resilience-building will help everyone to be able to come back from this whole COVID-19 […]
Last time we talked about accepting staff who bring forward problems. But, what if folks aren’t doing that? It might feel strange, particularly if you’ve worked for bosses who never sought your input about their own performance. But without feedback, it’s hard to gauge how you’re doing. Massively successful and powerful people have the confidence […]
Leading through the COVID-19 crisis has been challenging for most of us. We’ve made it through the emergency phase and now we’re trying to adapt to this new reality and figure out how to keep business moving forward. It’s tricky (and a new kind of stressful) to reassure our team members in uncertain times. Now, […]
Feeling overwhelmed and gripped by fear, worry and uncertainty? Trying to navigate this new reality thanks to COVID-19? You’re not alone. One of the most important things we can all do for our mental health is to develop an attitude of gratitude. If that sounds too simple when you’re struggling with working from home, working […]
I’m hearing a lot from folks who are really feeling the weight of social isolation with this new COVID-19 reality. Some were feeling like they were managing and suddenly feel like they’ve been blindsided by emotions. Others share that it’s been hard but now, nearly two months in, they’re barely coping. Then, of course, there […]
HOW DO WE HELP?
Padraig Coaching & Consulting provides particularly skilled expertise in leadership development – including one-to-one executive coaching and leadership coaching, as well as coach-led peer group leadership programs and leadership courses (in-house for companies throughout North America as well as monthly public offerings).
In addition to the programs that help individual leaders be great leaders, Padraig also helps leadership teams work cohesively as a team for the good of the organization -- rather than a group of high-flyers, all with their own goals and agendas.
- Develop your virtual offsite to be more than another Zoom meetingApril 5, 2021 - 6:00 pm CDT
- The power of peer learning with other leadersMarch 22, 2021 - 6:00 pm CDT
- Is escalating conflict threatening your team?March 8, 2021 - 6:00 pm CST
- How resolving conflict starts with “the why”March 3, 2021 - 6:00 pm CST
- Learning From Adversity: Moving to Resilient LeadershipFebruary 22, 2021 - 6:00 pm CST