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Desmond H
Executive Coach & Mentor/Communications Consultant
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Desmond H

Executive Coach & Mentor/Communications Consultant

I help executives and organisations grow.

I specialize in 1-to-1 coaching and mentoring, helping clients recognize, understand and manage business challenges.

A ‘hands-on’ marketeer by training, I grew brands and managed people for the first 15 years of my career.

In 1999, I set up my consulting business, fulfilling marketing related projects and mentoring start-ups and SME managers.

Inspired by John Whitmore’s ‘Coaching for Performance’ in 2018, I enhanced my learnings and developed my coaching skillset.

Key Skills/USP

  • ‘Active’ Listening
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Storytelling that resonates
  • Media Relations
  • Brand Building


  • Advanced Diploma in Life & Executive Coaching and Mentoring (April 2020) – Life & Executive Coaching Institute
  • Diploma in Digital Marketing
  • Bachelor of Commerce – UCD 1985


Member of IAPC&M (Int. Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring)

Sectoral Experience

  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Professional Services

Key Achievements

  • Grew RoC in Ireland by 1500% in 10 yrs.
  • Grew Ray-Ban by IR£450K over 6 yrs.
  • Developed and Implemented Effective Communications Campaigns for a network of Loyal Clients.
  • Empowered and travelled with Coaching clients as they grappled with challenges, and made difficult decisions.
Des’s calm, controlled delivery is a huge help when you’re trying to put thoughts into words and, hopefully, into actions.  He asks pertinent questions that demonstrate how much he listens to his clients and how much he understands what they’re looking for.  Flexible, generous with his time and always respectful, he is someone with whom you can trust information.
Áine Toner
Features Editor

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