Declan is one of Ireland’s most internationally experienced Leadership Training & Development consultants. He has delivered specialist programmes on leadership, management and organisational development to clients in Ireland and across the globe.
His unique use of tools such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) to focus leadership teams on personal and organisational goals to maintain consistently high levels of motivation and success. He harnesses the unique power of individual personality styles using the Enneagram Model and combines this with the Red & Green Platform System, which he developed and which has revolutionised leadership and coaching thinking and performance in companies where he has worked.
Declan has worked with government ministers, government departments, semi-state bodies, multi-national companies, SMEs and charities. Declan has given regular goal setting and mental strength motivational sessions to a number of GAA teams. Declan is himself a former Ulster Championship medal winner who played senior football with Cavan. He also worked with the Kentucky Wildcats when they won the National Basketball Title in the U.S.
He is fluent in a number of languages including Mandarin and has a Master’s degree in theology and an STL and from his post-graduate work at Ottawa University and St Paul University in Canada. Declan has written and produced many articles and DVDs on leadership, management, sales strategies, communications, teamwork and change management.
He is the author of the Number 1 Best Selling book, The Green Platform, an innovative “inner software” methodology that has transformed the morale, productivity and profitability of companies across the globe. He also wrote a popular weekly column for Fit Magazine. Declan has been a guest on many television shows and radio programmes including The Late Late Show, The Saturday Night Show and Ireland AM as well as on US radio and TV shows. Declan is a member of the Irish Institute of Training and Development. He is also a Master Practitioner in NLP and a certified Enneagram teacher.
Married to Annette from Australia, he has three children, Genevieve, Fionn and Alexander.