Padraig’s reputation as a leading international business coach has been established with over twelve years leadership and coaching experience encompassing Australia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is labeled “one of Asia’s top leadership experts”. Harnessing solid, global business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking Padraig exhibits and delivers the critical understanding, character, expertise and hands on strategies to ensure clients achieve their transition and transformation goals.

As an expert in expatriate transition he is the published author of “Foreigner In Charge. Success strategies for expat leaders in Australia” Along with expatriates he works with CEOs, Managing Directors, Regional Heads and High Performing Leadership Teams.

Typical assignments include supporting expatriate leaders in their transition, other leaders transitioning from functional management to company leadership; leadership effectiveness; developing high performing teams and clients in stretch roles.

A coach must immediately instlll an assurance of expertise, professionalism, trust, passion and empathy. Padraig’s ability to create this environment, instantly making people feel at ease so they can just get on with the business of development, is what continues to make Padraig a leader in his field.

His notable client base and success stories confirm his dedication to achieving results. According to clients, making and executing of the ‘plans of action’ developed in their work together are the pathways to success. This is supported by Padraig’s pragmatic but entirely human approach. His colleagues state that another key element of Padraig’s success is his Irish sense of humour.

Testament to his thought leadership, Padraig is also the co-author of “Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed” and contributor to an upcoming book by Peter Hawkins on team coaching. He is a sought after industry Keynote speaker and conference presenter. He lectures at Sydney Business School on Innovation and High Performing Teams in the Masters of Business Coaching program. Padraig is the co-founder and Managing Partner of OSULLIVANFIELD and was previously, Managing Director of Praesta Australia and Asia Pacific. His prior corporate and entrepreneurial careers crossed healthcare, sales and marketing and consulting industries.

He is married with five children and a dog called Gypsy. His passions include a love of all things U2, attending live gigs, completing triathlons, collecting wine and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.


  • Masters Psychology of Coaching, (Applied Science) University of Sydney 2011
  • Accredited Team Coach 2011
  • Accredited mentor with Thought Leaders Global
  • MBA, University of New England 2002
  • Diploma Health Science 1992

Accreditations include:

  • The Leadership Circle suite, Genos Emotional Intelligence
  • MBTI
  • Hogan’s Leadership Suite (360 degree tool)
  • Choices 360 degree tool
  • Baron EQi
  • Human Synergistics suite
  • The Lominger competency models.