Padraig O’Sullivan

President Asia Pacific


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Areas of Expertise:

  • Team coaching / top teaming/ teams in transition / dysfunctional teams

  • Transitional leadership coaching

  • Developing people skills in technical leaders

  • ‘C’ level coaching for aspirational leaders

  • Moving from Protecting/ Controlling to more Creative mindsets

Padraig’s reputation as a leading international business coach has been established with over 12 years leadership and coaching experience encompassing Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is labelled “one of Asia’s top leadership experts” and is author of the series of International books “Foreigner In Charge: Success strategies for expat leaders”. Along with expatriates he works with CEOs, Managing Directors, Regional Heads and High Performing Leadership Teams.

Harnessing solid, global business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking Padraig exhibits and delivers the critical understanding, character, expertise and hands on strategies to ensure clients achieve their transition and transformation goals.

Assignments include supporting expatriate leaders in their transition, other leaders transitioning from functional management to company leadership; leadership effectiveness; developing high performing teams and clients in stretch roles. A coach must immediately instill an assurance of expertise, professionalism, trust, passion and empathy. Padraig’s ability to create this environment, instantly making people feel at ease so they can just get on with the business of development, is what continues to make Padraig a leader in his field.

His notable client base and success stories confirm his dedication to achieving results. According to clients, making and executing of the ‘plans of action’ developed in their work together are the pathways to success. This is supported by Padraig’s pragmatic but entirely human approach. His colleagues state that another key element of Padraig’s success is his Irish sense of humour.

Testament to his thought leadership, Padraig is also the co-author of “Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed” and contributor to “Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership” by Peter Hawkins. He is a sought after industry Keynote speaker and conference presenter. He is an Honorary Fellow at Sydney Business School  and lectures on Innovation and High Performing Teams in the Masters of Business Coaching program.

Padraig holds a Masters in Psychology of Coaching (Applied Science, University of Sydney), an MBA (University of New England), Diploma Health Science, is an Accredited Team Coach, mentor with Thought Leaders Global, is certified in the full Leadership Circle suite, Genos Emotional Intelligence (MBTI), Hogan’s Leadership suite, Choices 360 degree tool, Baron EQi, Human Synergistics suite and Lominger competency models.

He is married with five children and a dog called Max. His passions include a love of all things U2, attending live gigs, completing triathlons, collecting wine and the South Sydney Rabbitoh’s.