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
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
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
There are times that balancing the demands of work and personal life feel impossible (even laughable!). When we work with individuals and companies, we often hear from folks that they’re struggling to find a way to try to balance these demands, let alone actually achieve balance! Advances in technology have changed workplace culture. I readContinue Reading
Asana, our project management software company, recently published a blog post called, “How to Say Sorry at Work” that really resonated for us. We’ve summarized some of their thoughts and added a few of our own based on our work with hundreds of leaders and leadership teams. Healthy relationships are important for teams toContinue Reading
I came across this great infographic the other day and it got me thinking about the steps to deal with difficult employees. There are a few things that I’ve learned over time when issues crop up around communication and difficult people in the workplace: It’s often not isolated to one person or one issue; Band-aidContinue Reading
Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big list writer. I always have been. Perhaps because I’ve always had a pretty bad memory but also because I’m a planner — I need to know how I’m going to get from here to there. If I don’t have a list, I get overwhelmed by the detailsContinue Reading
A smooth, dynamic team that delivers results doesn’t happen by coincidence. Even if you already have an awesome team, knowing how to really get the best from them can be a challenge. Here’s a refresher with some helpful tips to make sure that you’re motivating your team without the headache. Step 1: Learn their “why”Continue Reading
When we think of leadership, we often think of the bold, the charismatic, the loud. Meanwhile, the word introvert brings to mind qualities like shy, socially awkward, wallflower or insecure. But, as a society, we’ve got it all wrong. Introverts are not necessarily shy or socially awkward or insecure. In fact, I know several people,Continue Reading
How comfortable are you with silence in a conversation? How common is it for you? If you’ve grown up in North American culture, you probably have very little silence when you’re in a conversation with someone and chances are pretty good you’re not really comfortable with it either. Studies have found the North American toleranceContinue Reading
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou A lot of us don’t sit down and, with intention, decide what kind of leader we want to be. We learn, we lead, and weContinue 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!
- Do you notice the sound of silence?July 31, 2017 - 6:00 pm
- What kind of leader do you want to be?July 17, 2017 - 6:00 pm
- Want better ideas? Ask better questionsJuly 3, 2017 - 11:15 pm
- Are you living in a constant state of urgency?June 19, 2017 - 6:00 pm
- Six ideas for successfully onboarding new employeesJune 5, 2017 - 5:50 pm
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