Our Story

We have been working with Irish businesses who seek  improvement for over 15 years by providing executive coaching, employee engagement and leadership development to SME and Corporate clients.

The needs of businesses have changed significantly over the last decade and we have changed to meet these needs. With a growing economy we are working with business owners, senior managers and teams to improve Growth Management, Company Culture, Accountability and Leadership.

As part of our client onboarding process we match your needs with the Business Coach or Consultant with the most relevant experience to your needs. Our team of  has a wealth of experience in business from retail, finance, banking,pharmaceuticals, leisure, hospitality and service sectors.

ActionCOACH clients, whether they be small, medium or large in size are forward thinking, willing to learn and grow, and to work as a team player in the development of an organization of ‘people’.

When agreeing to work with new clients we prioritize attitude over size. We offer the most practical, most applicable and fastest strategies on growth. We pride ourselves on empowering people to realise their full potential through business development.

Our Team

Paul Fagan

Managing Director

Paul has worked with:

Banking, Financial Services, Mechanical Engineering, Professional Services, Wholesale, Fitness & Leisure,

Qualifications:

Dip Professional Accounting

B.Comm (Hons)

Awards & Honors:

EMEA Region Team Builder of the Year 2016,2017,2018

Irish Franchisee of the Year (Service) 2017, 2018

EMEA Region Firm of the Year 2015

Irish Franchise of the Year 2005

 

Marina Bleahen

Managing Director

Marina has worked with:

Retail, Food Production, Motor Industry, Catering, Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare

Qualifications:

Bsc Radiography

Executive Coaching

Awards & Honors:

EMEA Region Team Builder of the Year 2016,2017,2018

Irish Franchise Awards Franchisee of the Year (Service) 2017

EMEA Region Firm of the Year 2015

EMEA Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

 

Rory Smyth

Business Coach

Rory has worked with:

HR, Retail, Design, Pharmacy, Farm Machinery, Construction & Plant Hire, Sports Administration, Sports Clothing, Franchising, Hospitality, Tourism, Clothing Manufacturing, IT, Fashion Retail

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Human Resource Management

Awards & Honors:

ActionCOACH Global Awards Employee Coach of the Year 2017

ActionCOACH EMEA Coach of the Year 2016

Outside of Work:

Rory is a devoted to Golf & his beloved Everton F.C.

Jeannette Naughton

Business Coach

Jeannette has worked with:

HR, International Recruitment, Finance, Engineering, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism,  Interiors, Motor Service & Retail, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Professional Services, Plant Hire, Electrical Contracting, IT

Qualifications:

LL.B (Hons) Law

Accredited Diploma, Executive Coaching

H.Dip Strategy & Innovation, Business Administration & Management

H.Dip Leadership, Organizational Leadership

Awards & Honors

ActionCOACH Business Coaching Ireland – Coach of the Year 2015

John O'Sullivan

Business Coach

John has worked with:

Construction, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Health & Safety, Medical, Childcare, Wholesale, Optician, Insurance, Environmental

Qualifications:

BA (Hons) Business Management

Awards & Honors:

ActionCOACH EMEA Employee Coach of the Year 2018

Outside of Work:

John is an entrepreneur with a track record in spotting niches in the market to buy & sell a business.

Eddie Walsh

Business Coach

Eddie has worked with:

Pharmacy, Retail, Construction, Veterinary, Legal, Manufacturing, IT, Marketing, Accounting, Food production, Security Training, Insurance, Financial, Physiotherapy, Transport, restaurants, Floor covering, Engineering, Food Production, Surveyors, Food Manufacturing, Laundry, Menswear, Motor, Web Development, Company Services.

Qualifications

Business and Executive Coach Diploma, Coach Institute

Outside of work:

Eddie teaches Kung Fu & Tai Chi as well as banging out the hard rock riffs on guitar.

Des Ryan

Business Coach

Des has worked with:

Retail, Franchising, Hair & Beauty, On-Line Sales, Professional Services, IT Solutions, Travel & Tourism

Qualifications:

MBA in Retailing

Certified Business & Executive Coach

Outside of Work:

Des is known to hit the gym when not following his ‘Super Red’ Liverpool FC. He is a keen traveller that also finds time to dabble in someentrepreneurial projects

Eileen Murray

Business Coach

Eileen has worked with:

Pharmaceuticals, Medical Technology, Retail, Hospitality

Qualifications:

Professional Practice Cert. in Training & Development

Advanced Diploma in Executive, Business & Life Coaching

Career Coaching Certificate

Diploma in Strategic Intervention

Outside of Work:

Eileen can be found anywhere where you can cycle, hike,  do yoga or play badminton. She’s also likes to keep up to date on current affairs and personal development.

Helen Burns

Franchise Partner

Business Coach

Helen is a certified Business Coach, providing business help, business advice, business coaching and mentoring services to small and medium sized businesses.

 

 

 

Derek O'Dwyer

Franchise Partner

Business Coach

Derek has been a Business Coach with ActionCOACH for over 13 years now. He was the first coach in Europe and has worked 1-2-1 with over 300 businesses. He has been consistently in the top 10 Coaches in Europe for the past 11 Years winning European Coach of the Year on 2 occasions and Global Rookie of the year in 2002.

Richard Cullen

Franchise Partner

Business Coach

Richard is Professional Business Coach. He coaches Irish Business Owners / Managers daily, helping them to increase their profitability, build better teams and systemise their business so that it can run efficiently without them.

Kevin O'Keeffe

Franchise Partner

Business Coach

Kevin is a certified Business Coach, providing business help, business advice, business coaching and mentoring services to small and medium sized businesses.

 

Tom O'Kelly

Franchise Partner

Business Coach

Tom is a certified Business & Executive Coach who has worked with a diverse range of industry sectors as well as leading a business from start up to €2.5m turnover. 

Tom has worked with:

Retail, Hospitality, Professional Services, Technology, IT, IoT, Manufacturing, Motors, Engineering

Qualifications:

Certified Business & Executive Coach