Driving joy, connection, and exceptional performance in the pursuit of what’s possible.

Stephen is a Leadership, Performance, Resilience & Team Development coach, facilitator of transformation, and cultural change professional who has been helping organizations across a broad range of industries globally. Stephen believes that each and every person & team has an abundance of unexplored potential. Stephen’s passion and purpose is to support individuals & teams to unleash this potential and to help organizations build a competitive advantage.

Stephen and the LiveUnbound teamwork with global organizations to develop & translate strategy into executable performance and to increase leadership, management, performance, and team capabilities through innovative tailored development solutions. These solutions drive leader effectiveness for individuals, teams, and the organization and increase psychological safety leading to a more optimal and enjoyable working environment which Stephen is really passionate about.

Stephen gets a real kick out of working with teams and individuals at all levels, but especially with senior leaders & teams and critical project teams where the stakes are high and the pressure is on. The impact of true team effectiveness and elite leadership at this level can have an immensely positive impact & ripple effect. In addition, Stephen believes that we learn the most when we are enjoying ourselves and he brings this to his coaching with leaders and teams.

Stephen has a diverse background with varied knowledge achieved through leadership positions with organizations such as Arup Consulting Engineers, One Young World, and the Gaelic Players Association (GPA). From a sporting perspective, Stephen has represented the Cork Senior Hurling team from 2010 to present and he captained the team in 2016 & 2017 to Munster championship success. Stephen took a year out from elite sport in 2018 to focus on growing LiveUnbound Ltd which Stephen set up in 2016 and has grown organically as Managing Director to be a highly regarded and respected performance advisory.

Stephen’s intimate knowledge of high performance in highly competitive contexts and the steps required to extrapolate the true capability and capacity of an individual, team, or organization, is unique. Stephen draws from his experience of regularly leading a team in a highly competitive setting and performing in front of crowds of up to 83,000 people. Stephen is also a sought-after Adjunct Lecturer in Cork Institute of Technology and an Associate Consultant with the Irish Management Institute where Stephen teaches the art and science of true team effectiveness & effective leadership for winning teams.

Stephen has developed and honed his expertise and conceptual models while working with some great leaders, coaches, mentors, and performers – all of whom have challenged his performance, growth, and learning. Stephen believes there is potential for growth in every individual and team no matter how successful they are and takes pride in making a positive difference and leaving a tangible impact. Stephen lives in Cork City with his partner, Erika, their family, and two dogs. Stephen loves all things nature and wildlife, spending time in the mountains, and swimming in the ocean. Stephen likes to travel, to experience new cultures, to connect with new people, and enjoy all that life has to offer.

EXPERTISE AND PASSION:

– CEO Optimisation & Coaching
– Senior Leadership Team Coaching
– Critical Project Team Coaching
– Strategy Execution
– High Performance & Leadership Development
– Transformation & Excellence in Change
– Mental Toughness & Resilience
– Connection, Well-being, Enjoyment &
Psychological Safety within the workplace

SOME EDUCATION, TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified Unbeatable Mind Coach, Unbeatable Mind LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2020
6 Team Conditions Senior Practitioner, 6 Team Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2020
Team Diagnostic Survey Advanced, TDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2020
Spotlight TEAMS, Mindflick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2020
Spotlight Accredited Behavioural and Mindset profiling practitioner, Mindflick . . . 2019
Strategy Execution Consultant, Maximum Performance International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2019
Global Executive Coaching Diploma, University College Cork / IMI . . . . . . . . . . 2017 – 2018
Emotional Intelligence Coach, Roche Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2017
Online Certificate Intercultural Communication, Online University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2017
Cork Senior Hurling Team Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016 – 2017
Leading from Purpose Coach, Authentic Leadership Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2016
Masters Certificate Professional Leadership, Maynooth University . . . . . . . . . . 2015 – 2016
BEng (Hons) Civil & Structural Engineering, Cork Institute of Technology . . . 2007 – 2011