Meet the Team
Hugh is a Mindset and Performance Coach. He works with individuals, groups, and teams to help them excel in their lives.
With extensive experience in education and social entrepreneurship, Hugh specializes in areas such as empathy, resilience, stress management, and enhancing performance.
He is a certified addiction coach and an NLP practitioner. With Muireann, he co-designed the “Leaders for Life” course for the University of Limerick Student Life, providing online leadership support to over 800 students.
ClarityCoach.ie aims to optimize personal and professional lives through coaching and training.
Muireann is a highly accomplished advocate for personal and business growth. She has trained over ten thousand small business owners in strategic planning and leadership over the past decade.
She’s a multi-award-winning business owner and a certified Life and Executive Business coach. She does training and mentoring for 20 Local Enterprise offices and innovation hubs across the country.
Muireann also lectures in Strategy and Management in UL, Smurfit Business School, UCD and TUD.
Muireann specialises in helping people and organisations in the skills of effective message Communication and Leadership Development.
Jean Evans is an expert on relationships and networking. She is a trained Business Coach. She is experienced in using the profiling tool DISC to help teams and individuals understand themselves and each other better.
Jean’s background spans 22 years in tourism, having worked in a number of roles across Bord Failte and Tourism Ireland, based out of Milan and New York, before returning to Ireland to head the Dublin Convention Bureau. Jean was the Director of Conferences in a global company, MCI, running the professional conference organising division. Jean is passionate about helping people step out of their comfort zones and reach across silos within organisations so that they can increase their influence and impact on the culture and communication.
Sharon Dehmel, is an Irish-born, multi-lingual (Italian & German) ACII and MBA-qualified consultant, coach, and trainer.
She is deeply passionate about intercultural leadership, talent development, and optimization. Drawing from her extensive experience in diverse business settings, Sharon recognizes the critical role of strategic intent in preventing misunderstandings, frustration, lost opportunities, and failure.
Her core values prioritize results, adaptability, well-defined processes, client-centricity, and unwavering accountability.
Sharon delivers fascinating training on culture and diversity to help deepen peoples understanding of how to communicate effectively with others.
Niamh Hannan is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland, and a Professional Coach (ICF registered, accredited to ACC level). She is also an Accredited Thought Leader in Empowering Authentic Leadership, with the All Ireland Business Foundation. Niamh was awarded Wicklow Solo-Businesswoman of the Year with Network Ireland (2022).
Over the past 24 years Niamh has worked with 1000s of people, both 1to1 and in groups; in organizations including Government Depts, Virgin Media, UCD, Allianz, KPMG, Facebook, Central Bank, VHI and many more; helping them to reduce stress, build resilience and wellbeing, support the development of emotional intelligence and generally thrive. Niamh is the first certified EmC facilitator in Ireland/UK/Europe.
EmC strategy is an evidence-based process for building and repairing relationships in work. The EmC process is a structured way of building emotional intelligence in leaders, helping them to be more emotionally attuned, so that they can create psychological safety and build engagement thereby also boosting productivity.
Madeline trained as a Mental Health Nurse at St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services in Dublin and worked there for 14 years. She holds a BSc. (Nursing) and a MSc. (Nursing Education) both completed at Trinity College Dublin.
On completion of the MSc., she worked in the School of Nursing & Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin as a Clinical Nurse Tutor for 14 years. She holds a Diploma in Personal Business and Executive Coaching with the Irish Life Coach Institute and a Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness with the IICP.
She is currently undertaking a Professional Diploma in Positive Health with the Royal College of Surgeons Dublin. Her passion is to support and empower individuals with knowledge and skills that can enhance their wellbeing and health.
David is a high-performance athlete and coach who has competed internationally at Javelin, Discus and Shot Put for Ireland and N. Ireland as well as representing Ireland at European and World Championships in Bobsleigh.
He has held coaching roles for multiple international events including Olympic Games, World Senior and Junior Championships, Australian Championships, and European Championships.
He was ‘National Throws Coach’ for Paralympics Ireland. During that period the Para throwers amassed 21 medals at European or Global level. David is currently Performance Lead for Field Events with Athletics Ireland.
Prior to working in sport, David spent over 20 years working in Financial Services. He has an MSc in Elite Sport Performance.
Ross has been immersed in high level sport for the last 12 years, playing for the Laois senior hurlers and captaining them for 2 years. Throughout his sporting career Ross was exposed to top professionals in Psychology, Leadership, Nutrition which ignited a passion within which he has been developing off field in recent years.
Ross is an experienced Key Account Manager in the Pharmaceuticals Industry and has run a door-to-door egg sales business since 2010.
Ross trained as a life and executive coach in 2022 and has since worked with the Laois Sports Partnership promoting positive mental health in secondary schools. Ross has a Masters in Professional Leadership in Maynooth University.
Paddy, a qualified Neuro Organisational Culture Trainer & Coach, is an expert in neuro leadership, team development, and company culture enhancement. By integrating neuroscience into the workplace, Paddy enables leaders and teams to optimise their cognitive abilities, resulting in improved team well-being, engagement, productivity, and organisational “connectedness”.
Paddy is wholeheartedly dedicated to establishing “healthy high performing” organisations, and he is also a certified WRAW (Workplace Resilience and Well-being) practitioner. His unique program, “Building a Resilient Brain with WRAW,” is an evidence-based approach that demonstrates resilience’s positive impact on well-being. Paddy firmly believes in fostering enjoyable workplaces where teams prioritise kindness, empathy, compassion, and mental well-being, leading to increased joy and productivity.
Keynote Speaker & Consultant | Coach | Executive Enabling High-Performance Sales Leaders, Teams & Coaches.
He owns the business Declan Naughton Coaching & Consulting and works with clients one to one and in groups around the areas of adversity, resilience, and personal growth.
Declan Challenges the Possible by breaking down the Impossible – Qualified Personal and Business Coach, Peer Support Mentor. In 2018 Declan sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis. Since his injury Declan has challenged himself to explore life and go beyond the boundaries life expects. Declan works with people, businesses, schools and colleges through presentations and workshops to identify and explore beyond their limits.
Declan is passionate about exploring Life, People, Business, Coaching, Wellness and Sport. His purpose is to work with people and businesses to explore beyond their boundaries.