Patrick O’Reilly

President, Padraig Coaching & Consulting Inc.

Patrick O’Reilly is committed to helping successful leaders take themselves and their organizations to new heights of success.  As President of Padraig he guides our strategic vision and leads implementation in service of our clients. Patrick builds relationships with organizational leaders to ensure Padraig is anticipating their needs and staying ahead of the leadership learning curve.

“My career as an executive, my travels and my work coaching clients on three continents 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. Gone are the days when a drive to achieve your own career goals led to a successful career.  Leaders today must be engaging and thoughtful, humble and yet decisive and driven, visionary and still adaptive to the individuals around them.

My role is to assemble and support our team of renowned certified coaches who work together with you to create a successful, connected and inspired leader, team and organization.

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’s career included executive roles in established large organizations within government, starting up new, efficient and agile knowledge-based teams, negotiating and then 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.  Patrick has provided management consultancy to organizations outside Canada in places as diverse as Ghana and Australia and coaching to clients on three continents.

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.

Patrick talks about coaching with Yoko Chapman of Ayoko magazine:


Patrick interviewed about his approach to coaching:

Patrick’s TEDx Talk – The Golden Rule is Wrong.


Why treating other people, the way you want to be treated, is not helping our workplaces, and how we can change it:


Telephone: (204) 818-0600 ext 101

To download a copy of Patrick’s resumé / C.V., click here: RESUMÉ / C.V.

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