“Success comes from a person’s ability to communicate, negotiate and lead, and not
so much from their technical knowledge”.
Orlaith Carmody

Choosing Coaching

As an executive or professional in a fast-paced world, are you considering coaching for performance and career satisfaction?

Who doesn’t want less stress and more impact, right?  And better relationships, results, and rewards.

I can help you to move the dial, in the same way I have helped hundreds of clients, most of whom you would think did not need coaching  – because they were already quite successful.

They actively chose coaching, in order to become international key-note speakers, high profile media spokespersons, board members, elected representatives, and leaders of every kind.

There is no reason why you, too, should not attain your goal, however great or small, and it would be my great pleasure to work with you to achieve clarity and to develop the road map.

I bring to every session deep experience, proven strategies and a load of wisdom – acquired the hard way! – which I offer you to support your personal self-development journey.

Getting started is simple. Email orlaith@orlaithcarmody.com to arrange a confidential and no obligation telephone chat to see if I can help.

“Orlaith’s coaching style is very much focused on ‘hearing’ the client. I highly recommend her.”

Senior Naval Officer

“Orlaith has a unique talent to make people feel comfortable to talk freely.”

Elected Representative

Orlaith will support getting the best out of you, and moving you to the next level. It is up to you to deliver.”

CFO, Utility Company

About Orlaith

My coaching practice grew out of a training and development business I co-founded back in the 90s. Through working intensively with the senior leadership teams of diverse organisations in the public, private, political and not for profit sectors, I grew to understand their culture and people goals, which in turn led to many requests for individual and team coaching.

Today I have delivered over 1,000 one-to-one coaching hours with more than 200 senior leaders, and over 1,500 group coaching hours. I have also facilitated and led more than 100 high level off-site strategy sessions.

My specialism is communications and executive presence, drawing on my previous career as a broadcast journalist and later as a people development specialist, consultant and strategist.

My mission is to bring out the best in you or your team and I offer a safe and skilled partnering with you as you navigate your life and leadership challenges.

The Small Print

I am an accredited Senior Practitioner (European Mentoring and Coaching Council), I undergo regular supervision and CPD, and follow the EMCC code of conduct and ethics, including Diversity and Inclusion.

I have an MA from Dublin City University (DCU); I’m a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD); a Certified Management Consultant (CMC); a member of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a former President (2016) of the Irish Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation (EO).

How Coaching Works

Coaching is often described as “a partnership between a coach and a client in a thought-provoking and creative process, which inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential.”

Working with a coach allows you to take time out for yourself to explore what you want to achieve and how you should get there. But you have to understand that the solutions to your issues are found within yourself – prompted and supported by the coach, certainly, but not provided by the coach. We try very hard not to give advice, or tell you what to do!

In a coaching relationship, the client agrees to:

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Attend a number of sessions

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Provide the topics for discussion/work

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Set and pursue meaningful goals

and the coach agrees to:

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Manage the coaching process

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Attend a number of sessions

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Maintain confidentiality

There are a few other things to agree before we start, but that’s the basics. I prefer to work face to face for our agreed sessions, because it is more enjoyable for both of us! But I’m happy to use Skype or Zoom from time to time, to get the job done.

Coaching Supervision

Are you a coach yourself, and are you looking to fulfil your obligation to undergo regular supervision?

I offer coaching supervision to other coaches, drawing on my long experience of coaching, training, consultancy and business development, and I would be delighted to work with you.

You bring to the table any aspect of your practice you want to work on – challenging clients, ethical dilemmas, growing and developing your business – and lets see how we get on! We can meet in person, or work through Zoom or Skype.

Call me on 00353-87-2376190 or email Orlaith@orlaithcarmody.com for a no obligation chat.

Hire me to Speak

I use insight, interaction and motivation during my talks to help audiences understand that they can achieve absolutely anything! My favourite topic is communication, in all its forms, as the heart of good leadership. See some of my talk titles below

“Thanks Orlaith for speaking in the Big Debate at the SME Assembly in Naples, and congratulations on carrying the audience with you in such a convincing way. The response from all the delegates was overwhelming, not just the President of Italy!”

Joanna Drake, Director and Deputy EU SME Envoy, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission

“An inspiring and captivating talk, Orlaith’s passionate delivery really resonated with our audience. Her message, her energy and her humanity were palpable in the auditorium.”

Patricia Fitzgerald TEDx Licencee and Organiser

Some Talks Delivered 

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Coaching for Leaders - Limerick Chamber of Commerce

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Pitching for Business - Enterprise Ireland, New Frontiers Programme

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Communicating with Confidence, Developing Your Personal Brand - PWC, Dublin

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Making an Impact - Irish Charities Institute

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Developing the Confidence to Run - Women for Election Inspire Programme

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Be Ready, Be Resilient - EO Nerve Conference, Boston

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The Performing Leader - EO Global Leadership Conference, Bangkok

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Strategic Leadership - EO Hyderabad, India

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The Way Women Work - Fidelity Insurance International Womens Network

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Holding Difficult Conversations - AIB

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Perform as a Leader - ALTO Conference, Lisbon

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Understanding Imposter Syndrome - AIB International Womens Day event

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From Commander to Coach - Chartered Accountants Ireland National Conference

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The Big Debate, Irish Team - SME Assembly, Naples

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Communicating Change - Naval College, Cork

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The Challenge of Change - UCC

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Managing Yourself and Others - VHI Dublin

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The Leadership Gap and How to Fill it - William Fry, Dublin

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Women and Leadership - International Women’s Day Conference, UL

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Reporting to the Board - Chartered Accountants Ireland

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The Leader in You - All Ireland Business Summit

Hire me to Chair or MC

As a conference MC or session moderator, I combine the broadcaster’s command of the microphone with the entrepreneur’s deep understanding of business, to deliver smoothly running and impactful events. I really enjoy facilitating discussion and drawing in the audience, to make them active participators who will feel they got strong value from your event

“At the Pendulum Summit, as the afternoon MC, she charmed the attendees with her warmth and style – not least the keynote, Deepak Chopra. We were absolutely delighted with Orlaith’s contribution on the day”

Frankie Sheahan, Founder and Event Director, Pendulum Summit

“Orlaith’s professional expertise as a communications authority was crystal clear as she gracefully connected the talks and drew in the audience. The afternoon was a complete success thanks to her.”

Susan G Duffy, Ph.D. Executive Director, The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College, Boston, MA.

Some Events Moderated

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FORSA Education Division Conference

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EO Unlimited, Zurich

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TedX Drogheda

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Instagram for Business with the JJ Community

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Renua Election Launch

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IMPACT Symposium on Higher Education

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Bord Bia Brexit Briefing

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IMPACT Professionalisation of Early Years Education

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EO Ignite, Dublin

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Pendulum Summit , National Conference Centre

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FORSA Health and Welfare Division Conference

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ICSB World Entrepreneurship Conference

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Women in Leadership, Central Bank of Ireland

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Women in Leadership, AIB

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EO Global Leadership Conference, Athens

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Kildare Enterprise Board Conference

My best selling book, Perform As A Leader (Ballpoint Press 2015) is the complete toolkit for developing your communication skills, and is the foundation for all my coaching work.

The focus is on self development, positive change and working on the key interpersonal skills which are more and more essential for leading teams and progressing professionally.

The book includes a chapter on coaching for leaders, a framework for moving from an arguably dated style of leadership to a more current style – Commander to Coach – which you might find useful. Email orlaith@orlaithcarmody.com if you would like to receive this chapter as a taster!

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