Padraig Hyland

Enabling leaders to inspire 

Co-Founder of The Core Story™, Authentic Leadership and Strategy Coach, Tedx Speaker


Padraig has 20 years’ experience of international business working in Asia, the USA and Europe. He has also worked as a professional comedian for several years and performed at venues in Europe and the USA.
He has developed unique leadership programs that use improvisation, games and storytelling to achieve high impact results. He has developed business content for the Internet, TV, and Radio. He has appeared on BBC TV and Radio as well as Ireland AM (Virgin Media Television).

He has written and presented two series of leadership training videos for The Ninja Leadership Training Academy on Meet The Boss TV. He has also written and performed stand-up comedy shows for the Edinburgh Festival based on a coaching theme. He has delivered keynotes at international conferences all over the world


Inspirational Leadership
Combining his experience in senior leadership positions with global organisations and his experience as a professional Stand-Up comedian, Padraig integrates the best of business practice and great performers to create leaders that inspire.


Accelerate Change
To accelerate change you need to engage people in a way that they want the change and will take ownership of it. See how a combination of an authentic narrative and a new engagement model create this change ownership?

Bring Strategy Alive for Everybody in the Everyday

By using an innovative story framework, you can create a strategy story that everyone can identify with and has the clarity to enable execution at every level of the organisation.


You may want to go deeper with your audience. Masterclasses can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.

Inspirational Leadership

  • Understand an audience and what they are looking for when a leader speaks.
  • Uncover your authentic voice and how you impact others when you speak.
  • Understand what are the unique aspects of my personal presence that impact others.


“I worked with Padraig for the Global E-commerce Summit. He is a very kind and professional chairman with the right dose of humour. He puts a lot of effort in preparing the job, including phone calls with the speakers, and talks on site. He is reliable, helpful, easy going, funny and professional.”  Marieke Verdonk, Content Director, Global e-Commerce Summit

“We had a fantastic session/Circle with Padraig on Storytelling. Good fun, great info and good insights in a very pleasant atmosphere.” Sotiris Chatzidakis, Executive Vice President, CEO Clubs International, Romania

“I engaged Padraig to run a team building exercise at our annual kick-off event and have since worked with him in his capacity as an executive coach. Padraig possesses real business insight, gets quickly to the issues, provides thought provoking input and engages in a humorous and challenging style. His value add to the business and to me personally has been enormous and I would recommend
Padraig without question.” Stephen Read, CEO, Darwin

“Padraig’s coaching, and his insight regarding best methods for an impactful presentation, candid feedback and authentic engagement, were essential elements that, I believe, enhanced and added value, not only for the presentation but also to my leadership portfolio.”   Richard Gannotta, President, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, USA.

“Working with Padraig Hyland gave me the confidence to deliver my speech in a way that was fun, that was simple and that communicated to the audience.” Liam Ryan, CEO GetHealth

“The biggest thing that I got from Padraig is he made me believe that I could do it. And without that, I think I don’t even know if I would have done it and then just so many little techniques that if I hadn’t had them I wouldn’t have been as fluid as animated and working with the content as well.” Tara Wood, Founder of Wild Fitness

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