I am a coach, consultant, and CPD Presenter.
A member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and a certified mentor with the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs, I am a specialist in personal development and transformation, person-centred culture change, and cultural-climate design within organisations. I deliver certified Continuing Professional Development in a variety of professional disciplines.
I have a Ph.D. in Humanities and Business (within the interdisciplinary field of Ethnomusicology), an M.Phil. in interdisciplinary Irish Studies, and an Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching.
I am the founder of the Crafting Gentleness project, and hold the positions of Research Associate with the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (Washington DC), Visiting Fellow with the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education, and Associate of the Center for Emergent Diplomacy (Santa Fe). An experienced public speaker, I have delivered seminars at the U.S. Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Chicago, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, and Indiana University, among others.
I live with my wife Emma and our son Aodan in Holywood, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
My first poetry collection, Chance Would Be A Fine Thing, was published by Clarion Publishing (London) in 2012.