Our Clients / Testimonials What our Clients say about The Mindful Leader Academy

“In 25 years of being in HR I have not found a leadership development program as impactful as Mindful Leader. It takes a few tried and true components of leadership – self-awareness, coaching and crucial conversations and wraps them with a handful of key principles to form an effective, yet pragmatic approach to leadership. The leaders who have gone through the program in our organization have said it has had a profound impact on their effectiveness and we are witnessing that in our business results. I also cannot say enough about the investment the facilitators made in the success of our organization – their number one priority was to see that we succeed.”


Amy Ikonich

Director Program Management, Sustainability Excellence, Abbott ireland

“The principles of Mindful Leadership were first introduced to the Nelipak organisation back in 2014 as a vehicle to help us embody our Core Values and thereby shape our company’s culture and brand, and quickly proved itself to be one of the most impactful programs we’d ever encountered. Its power seems to be in its simplicity and humanity. It’s not theory-heavy and we’ve come to find that the tools and techniques are easily applied back “on the job”, and many’s the time have turned out to be our “life raft” at times of crisis or uncertainty.
Specifically, the philosophy and tools have helped us to remove drama from the workplace so that we can maintain focus on the goal and thereby effectively and efficiently achieve our aims and objectives, whilst at the same time enabling increased empowerment, autonomy and trust. Perhaps most importantly, it has enabled us to achieve and maintain high performance in a healthy, sustainable way.
The Mindful Leadership program has taken us to the next stage in our evolution as an Organisation.”

Lesley Murray

Global HR Director, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, galway, ireland

“I had the pleasure of working with JJ O’ Riordan through the rollout of the Mindful Leader programme in 2016/2017. JJ helped implement this programme to my senior leadership team in that timeframe. JJ’s energy and passion for leadership development through coaching was infectious and the depth and breadth of learning for all clearly obvious and evident from Day 1 of the programme. JJ partnered with my team in their development which has helped deliver significant performance improvement from the team overall. I would have no hesitation in recommending JJ and the Mindful leader programme to anyone who is looking for organisational performance transformation through coaching and leadership development”

Kevin Brady

GM and Vice President, Alkermes Ltd, Athlone, Ireland