Connor McDonough

Connor McDonough, CPCC, ACC

Leadership Coach, Facilitator, Change Catalyst

After decades of management training, I realised that the world does not need more managers; it needs leaders who make a difference. I am inspired by a vision of purpose driven leaders collectively creating extraordinary results in an unpredictable and complex world. I support them to become more conscious about the choices they make, and to take fuller responsibility for their impact.

Leadership is embedded in dynamic relationships. When working with teams, I am a catalyst for them to have conversations that they can’t have anywhere else.

To transform organisations, everyone needs to step into their leadership. To enable everyone to do that is at the core of Choose Leadership.


My colleagues say:

“When Connor enters a room, he brings trust, laughter and connection, rooted in deep respect for our shared humanity. He is passionate about uncovering the issues that really matter, in service of transforming organisations and lives. To do this, he voices what needs to be heard, even when uncomfortable, and will not sidestep the key concerns. Using humour, he enables the group to release tension so they can move forward with lightness and purpose.”

Connor’s Experience

  • I have worked in the areas of leadership, people management, personal effectiveness and personal development for over 20 years.
  • I am experienced at all organisational levels across the public and semi-state sectors.
  • I have worked extensively in third level institutions, financial services, and the energy infrastructure, entrepreneurial and tourism sectors.



Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Master of Business Studies (Hons), Human Resource Management, UCD (Ireland)
  • Certified Professional Co-active Coach (CPCC) Coaches Training Institute, CTI (San Rafael, CA, USA)
  • Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching from Kingstown College (Ireland)
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF)
  • CTI Leadership Graduate (San Rafael, CA, USA)
  • Hons. Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, UWO, (London, Canada)
  • Registered Test User, accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), Level A and B, including:
  • Accredited practitioner of The Leadership Circle Profile
  • Accredited practitioner of EQ-i 2.0 (Emotional Intelligence) suite of assessments (MHS)
  • Accredited practitioner of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) – Step One.