President Asia Pacific – Padraig O’sullivan, The Leadership Circle

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. He is labeled “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 to ensure clients achieve their transition and transformation goals.

As an expert in expatriate transition he is the published author of “Foreigner In Charge. Success strategies for expat leaders in Australia”. This has been extended into a whole book series focusing on a range of countries. Along with expatriates he works with CEOs, Managing Directors, Regional Heads and High Performing Leadership Teams.

Typical 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 an upcoming book by Peter Hawkins on team coaching. 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.

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

The Leadership Circle is a complete system for leadership development, combining best-in-class tools for individuals, teams and organisations. Our Universal Model of Leadership is the backbone of our assessment tools, coaching practices and overall individual and organisational development methodology.

If we want to develop more effective leaders, and do that more rapidly and sustainably, we need a more comprehensive approach. The field of leadership development is a fragmented collection of theories and practices. The Leadership Circle has taken the best of what has been learned over the last half century and woven it into the first unified theory of leadership development to arise in the field. Based on this unique framework, we offer a complete and integrated system of leadership development….there is no substitue for effective leadership.

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