Executive Coach - Ireland

Nial is a challenging and supportive coach with a passionate belief in people’s potential to develop continuously.

Commercial Experience

Nial has enjoyed a 25 year corporate career in the financial services sector in Ireland, culminating with a General Manager role for Irish Permanent prior to becoming an Executive Coach.


Nial approaches his work from a position of unconditional positive regard believing that each client or team has the potential to develop given the correct circumstances. His coaching is challenging yet supportive. He has a strong commercial and utilitarian outlook while also appreciating the value of engagement in getting the best from people. He has spent years honing a capacity to facilitate leadership, team development and change.

Coaching Experience

Nial has worked full-time as an Executive Coach for 11 years. He has developed an Executive Coaching practice that offers a range of coaching services including 1:1 Executive Coaching, Leadership Development Coaching, Team Coaching, Career Transition Coaching, and Business Strategy Development Facilitation. Today his coaching and facilitation is valued in many different sectors such as Multi-National Corporates, retail, Engineering, Technology, Medical Device Manufacturing, Financial Services, Insurance, SME/Family, Academia as well as the Public Sector and Charity Sector. Numbered among his client companies are Ford Motor Company, Morgan Stanley, Stryker, AIB, Boston Scientific, CISCO, HP, Merit Medical, GE (UK), GSK, NUIG, UCD Smurfit, and many others. At NUIG he has provided Personal Leadership and Team Development Coaching to the BioInnovate Ireland programme since its inception.


Master of Science in Business and Executive Coaching – The Smurfit Business School, UCD

Member of the ICF

Member of the Division of Work and Organisation Psychology at Psychological Society of Ireland


“Nial’s great passion for coaching and his vast experience and wisdom caused a shift in my thinking and perspectives. He enabled me to see new possibilities and challenged me to move beyond my comfort zone. Nial challenges and encourages in equal measure but at all times there was an authentic intention to facilitate my growth and development. He gave me the confidence and poise I needed to truly shine in my leadership position. Nial has been an important resource for me and I would highly recommend him.” – Senior Leader, Medical Devices Company.


Galway, Ireland