Meet the Team The Mindful Leader Academy Team

JJ O'Riordan

JJ O'Riordan

Leadership Coach & Facilitator

JJ O Riordan is an international Leadership Coach and Facilitator of Global Leadership Programs. Along with his colleague, Alasdar Browne, he is the founder and co-developer of The Mindful Leader Program. JJ has facilitated The Mindful Leader Program to site leadership teams in Singapore, India, as well as many locations in the US and in Europe. JJ has worked with global organizations such as Analog Devices, Abbott Nutrition, Nelipak Healthcare, Alkermes, Avolon, Novartis and GSK.

Alasdar Browne

Leadership Coach

Alasdar is a highly skilled, experienced and intuitive Leadership Coach. He’s very comfortable operating at the highest levels within Organisations. His experience is derived from the Medical Device, Food, Pharma, Financial Services and Management Consulting industries. He gained his corporate experience as a Senior Leader in the Medical Device industry during a 12 year career. His background is diverse, with much of his working career being overseas. He’s very experienced in dealing with Teams & people from different cultures and backgrounds. 

Lisa Carey

Administrative Support

Lisa manages the Mindful Leader ‘Back Office’ and provides administrative support to the Mindful Leader Programme. Lisa is a highly enthusiastic, and resourceful, office support professional and her excellent communication skills enable her to co-ordinate effectively with all levels of management and senior leadership teams.


Mary T Tierney

Leadership Coach

Mary T possesses a unique blend of expertise – her creative talent, experience and qualifications combined with an infectious, positive energy and enthusiasm ensures she brings success to everything she does.
Mary T’s passion for interpersonal communication is informed by her life-long learning in psychology, human behaviour and neuroscience. These form the foundations of her work with managers and leaders, to enhance their communication and relationship with themselves first and then others in a way that results in them being more effective in their role as leader.


Brian O'Driscoll

Coach, Trainer & Facilitator

An experienced coach, trainer and facilitator, Brian combines a credible blend of business experience and a senior HR background to deliver high quality leadership development and coaching solutions.
Before specialising in the leadership development and coaching space, Brian worked in commercial sales management roles. Over the past 15 years, he has held a variety of senior HR positions including Learning & Development Manager, Head of Talent, Leadership & Organisation Development & Human Resources Director.


Pat Kennedy

Leadership Coach

Pat Kennedy cares about and believes in people. He has experienced firsthand the roller-coaster that is called life. This means he can really empathise with his clients.
Pat’s coaching strengths include the facility to focus on what’s really important and the ability to build rapport and trust with his clients. His integrity and total client focus is the hallmark of his work. He enjoys seeing clients’ confidence and energy increase leading to significantly better results for them and their organisations. His style is to support positively and challenge appropriately in a friendly relaxed way. He believes the process, whilst it may or may not be challenging, can also be fun.

Linda O'Mahony

Linda O Mahony

Leadership Coach

Linda is an experienced, highly energetic and entrepreneurial Leader who has built high performance teams and simultaneously delivered profit improvements through developing and leading strategic and operational change programs within organisations.

Linda works with Senior Management and their teams to identify challenges and find solutions to devise a strategy and organise resources needed to maximise success and create a culture of high performance. Linda has supported client businesses across Ireland and the UK through change they faced to survive in recession. Linda supports clients through Coaching, Mentoring and Training to embrace change in a way that assists them to create more opportunities, possibilities and positive results for their business and their people.