JJ O'Riordan Leadership Coach & Facilitator


JJ O'RiordanJJ works exclusively with senior leaders, senior managers and high potential employees within organizations. His clients notice that he brings a unique presence to his work with them which can be largely attributed to his unique career path to date. He has a first class honours degree in engineering from the University of Limerick, a Masters in Computer Systems, a B.SC.  Degree in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and an ICF accredited Diploma in Executive Coaching,

JJ’s engineering background has proven useful in his work with senior leaders as it supports his clients, through various structured problem techniques, to get absolute clarity on their desires outcomes and current challenges and perceived obstacles. His qualifications in Psychotherapy and Coaching help to create a relationship with his client that is safe, non judgemental and based on mutual respect. In such environments, his clients experience significant progress and change. He believes in the theory that people have significant untapped potential and to increase their contribution and performance in their workplace, the barriers preventing the full expression of their potential need to be identified and removed. Through identification and elimination of such barriers, the leaders can reach a level of performance in the workplace never previously experienced.

As a staff member of University College Cork, JJ delivers the module entitled ‘Creating Highly Effective Relationships within Organizations’ which is part of the Higher Diploma in Relationships Studies (Level 8) program. As a member of the Coaching Development UK team, he has also mentored trainee coaches both in the UK and Ireland.

Professional Experience

  • Over 20 years of Management and Leadership experience within an American Multinational with an additional 10 years of leading his own Global Leadership Development business
  • Delivered The Mindful Leader Program to more than 300 Senior Leaders globally across many cultures
  • Over 3000 hours of Professional Coaching Experience of Senior Leaders and Manager
  • Mentor to Trainee Coaches in Ireland and the UK
  • Accredited by the Global InsideOut Development organization to deliver their Manager as Coach Program and todate, JJ has trained more than 400 managers to develop the Coaching Skills needed to empower their team members to higher levels of personal responsibility and empowerment.
  • The only Irish based coach to be invited by GlaxoSmithKline to deliver their ‘Coaching for Effective Managers’ program globally.
  • Over four years of study in the area of Transactional Analysis and JJ would be regarded by many as one of the most experienced practitioners of Transactional Analysis within Organizations.

Professional Training / Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering (Awarded H1)  – University of Limerick
  • Masters in Computer Engineering   (Awarded H1)   – University of Limerick
  • Certificate in Interpersonal Communications – Dr Tony Humphreys UCC
  • B.Sc. in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Awarded H1) – Middlesex University
  • ICF accredited Diploma in Executive Coaching – Coaching Development, UK
  • Certificate in Transactional Analysis within Organizations – Institute of Developmental TA
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