Qualifications and Affiliations
Advanced Post Grad. Diploma in Executive Coaching, UCD Smurfit
Post Grad. Diploma in Executive Coaching, UCD Smurfit
MA (Human Resource Management), DeMonfort University
BA (Management), Irish Management Institute
Psychometrics Levels A and B, British Psychological Society - qualified test user for MBTI, OPQ, EQi, 15FQ+
Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Member of the British Psychological Society
Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Development (FCIPD)
Member of the Institute of Directors
Experience in one to one coaching
Paddy has coached numerous School Principals, including Principals at both Primary and Secondary level with consistently very positive feedback. Paddy coaches Principals to focus on the critical things that will make the biggest difference and has consistently delivered exceptional results for his clients. Paddy is acutely aware of the challenges facing School Principals through his coaching work, having started his career as a secondary school teacher and he has also been an advisor to members of school boards.
Paddy’s coaching expertise is underpinned by 25 years’ experience as the leader of Human Resources, Learning and Development teams at Director and Strategic levels. He has worked across a diverse range of sectors and with range of Senior Executives and Leaders and he understands what it takes to be a successful leader.
As a coach Paddy brings a results focused approach to helping Principals unleash untapped potential and deliver exceptional performance. The Principal is placed at the centre of the coaching relationship and Paddy listens, supports, challenges and encourages the Principal in objective setting and decision making. He provides prudent and practical advice that empowers Principals to accomplish their goals.
Paddy Ryan is an excellent coach who helped me to crystallize my career path and unveil strengths that I was not aware of. The coaching sessions were conducted in a professional manner with focus on my solutions. Paddy is simultaneously supportive and challenging but the client’s best interests are always central to the process. He has been pivotal in the development of my leadership capacities and I would highly recommend Paddy to anyone considering Executive Coaching.
Coaching received from Paddy made me more aware of my strengths as a leader. It also made me reflect on weaknesses and gave me techniques to counteract these. I recommend Paddy as a coach to fellow Principals.