Padraig O’Sullivan

Padraig O’Sullivan

Posted: May 22, 2012 in Biographies

Padraig’s reputation as a leading international business coach has been established with over twelve years’ leadership and coaching experience encompassing Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Insight publishing have labelled him “one of Asia’s top leadership experts”. Harnessing solid, global business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking, Padraig exhibits and delivers the critical understanding, character, expertise and hands on strategies required to ensure his clients achieve their transition and transformation goals.

He works with CEOs, Managing Directors, Regional Heads and High Performing Leadership Teams. Typical assignments include supporting embedding leadership; the transition from functional management to company leadership; leadership effectiveness; developing high performing teams and supporting clients in stretch roles. A coach must immediately instil an assurance of expertise, professionalism, trust, passion and empathy. Padraig’s ability to create this environment, instantly making an individual (or team) feel at ease, so that they can get on with the business of development, is what continues to make Padraig a leader in his field.

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His notable client base and success stories confirm his dedication to achieving results. According to clients, actualisation and implementation 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 here at The Edge Partnership would state that another key element of Padraig’s success is his ‘good old Irish sense of humour’.

Testament to his strength in the area of applied leadership, Padraig is the published coauthor of “Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed”; a sought after industry Keynote speaker and conference presenter. Padraig is the co-founder and Managing Partner of The Edge Partnership and was previously, Managing Director of Praesta Australia and Asia Pacific. His prior corporate and entrepreneurial careers crossed healthcare, sales and marketing and consulting industries. He is married with a growing family. His passions include a love of (listening to and playing) music, reading, travel, rugby, rugby league, socialising and theatre.

Associations and Affiliations

Padraig is devoted to improving the coaching industry. He is a founding fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard and a past president of the International Federation of Coaching in Sydney.

He teaches on the Masters of Business Coaching degree at Sydney Business School. In 2012 he will be teaching the ‘coaching for innovation, business improvement and change’ subject.

He is a member of USCMA at Sydney University and will be a panel member on a discussion about ‘The Business of Coaching’ later in 2012.

 Qualifications & Accreditations

  • Masters Psychology of Coaching, (Applied Science) University of Sydney 2011
  • Accreditted Team Coach 2011
  • MBA, University of New England 2002
  • Diploma Health Science 1992

Accreditations include: Genos Emotional Intelligence; MBTI; Hogan’s Leadership Suite (360 degree tool); Choices 360 degree tool; Baron EQi; the Human Synergistics LSI, OCI culture / 360 tools and the Lominger competency models.