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Patrick Kennedy

Navan, Meath, Republic of Ireland

Pat is an experienced and award winning Executive and Career Coach specializing in the different areas where coaching can be a powerful tool to improve someone’s professional experience: Career, Leadership, Business and Performance.

Winner of Coach of the Year and Business Coach of the Year ICF (International Coach Federation) Ireland among other awards.

His personal philosophy: “I love working with organisations and people who want to push out their self-imposed boundaries to achieve more for themselves and their organisations leading to happier, more fulfilling, more challenging and rewarding careers and lives”. His coaching style is to give space to ‘press the pause button’ to see more clearly the current challenges and the opportunities. The coachees get the chance to step back and reflect on what is really important and, even more importantly, what they want to do about it, and to get clarity about the destination and the routes to get there. Pat provides the positive support with challenge, where appropriate, to help people reach this destination in a timely manner. He finds it is interesting to observe people achieve much more than they initially thought possible.

Pat’s coach training includes an Advanced Management Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching (Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School) and a Diploma in Coaching (Coaching Development UK). His educational background includes a Marketing Degree (MMII Grad) from the Marketing Institute of Ireland, a Certificate in Training & Continuing Education from the National University of Ireland, a People Skills for Managers course and a Core Skills of Management course he completed at the Irish Management Institute.

Pat holds a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential by ICF (International Coach Federation).

6 Sessions POC
12 Sessions POC

Banking & Finance (also see Investment Banking & Financial Services)
Business Coaching
Business Management
Career Counseling
Entertainment (also see Media)
Financial Services (also see Banking & Finance)
Job-Search Coaching
Job-Search Mentoring
Life Coach
Marketing & Advertising
Professional Training

Education: * Advanced Management Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching - UCD/EMCC Accredited University College Dublin - Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (2007-2008) * Diploma in Coaching - Coaching Development (UK) - International Coach Federation Accredited (2009-2010) * Certificate in Training and Continuing Education - National University of Ireland - Maynooth (2007) * Professional Coaching Skills - Coaching Development (UK) (2005-2006) * Graduate of the Marketing Institute - College of Commerce/Dublin Institute Technology (1984-1989) As well as: * Presentation Skills - Peter Hancock & Associates (2002) * Internet Marketing - Irish Times Training (2001) * Negotiation Skills - The Irish Times / The Byrne Partnership (2000) * Management Development Programme - The Irish Times (1999-2001) * People Skills for Managers - Irish Management Institute (1999) * The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People - Franklin Covey (1997) * Core Skills of Management - Irish Management Institute (1997) * Sociology of Communication - University College Dublin * Media Course - The Communications Centre

Languages: English

* Accredited at PCC level by the International Coach Federation * Winner ICF Ireland inaugural Coach of the Year 2014 * Winner ICF Ireland Business Coach of the Year 2015 Team awards: * Presidents Award - Concern Worldwide Pathway Management Programme - Coaching in service of humanity flourishing 2015 * Excellence in Coaching Award - CAWT Project Sep 2014 Irish Institute of Training & Development - National Training Awards 2014 * Ford Motor Company Executive Coach - Consumer Experience Movement 2014 to date * Nominee Ford Consumer Experience Movement European finalist * Mentored for Meath County Enterprise Board * Mentored for Coaching Development on their coach training programmes and for a major project training senior managers in the health sector in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Current Company: Self employed

Current Position: Executive & Career Coach, Mentor, Trainer, Consultant

Experience Description: Experience in Banking, Media, Entertainment, Automotive, as well as wide variety of SME's. Experience as an Executive Coach at all levels including owner, director, manager and team members. Experience as a Career Coach with people who want to develop their careers, make a career change, overcome challenges in their current position as well as those opting for or being made redundant. In addition to working with many individuals in a private capacity I have also completed successful projects for companies and organisations including: • Aegis Media • Bank of Ireland • Bridgestone • BWG Foods • Capita (UK) • Carphone Warehouse • Celtic Media Group • Central Bank of Ireland • Clear Blue Water • Concern Worldwide • Core Media • Damovo • Diageo • Dublin Tourism • Ford Motor Company • Fuji • GlaxoSmithKline • Health Service Executive • ITG • Keelings • KFM • Kildare Post • Liberty Insurance • Limerick Institute of Technology • Maverick House Publishers • Meath Chronicle • Meath County Enterprise Board • Mercer • Northern Media Group • O2 • Ocean FM • Ordnance Survey Ireland • Premier Foods • Q Radio Group • Smurfit Kappa • Southern Trust (NI) • Sunday World • Superquinn • Talk Talk • Unicef

Contact Preferences:
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Other Information:

I care about people and helping them get where they want to go. Life is a roller-coaster and I have lived this too so I know what it’s like. I also know the benefits of having someone on my side , in my corner who supports and challenges me to get where I want to go.

My coaching style is to give space to ‘press the pause button’ if you will. This gives a chance for you to catch your breath and take a meaningful break from this fast moving world in which we live.  You get the chance to step back and reflect on what is really important. To get clarity about the destination and the possible routes to get you there. I provide support with challenge, where appropriate, in a positive friendly atmosphere and believe it can also be fun.

It is amazing what can be achieved as we learn more about ourselves. Support is also meaningful when making positive changes and the challenges and opportunities this creates.

Finally It is about accountability, self awareness, how others perceive us, as well as valuing ourselves and our past achievements as a foundation for whatever future you want to create for you and those around you.

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