Coaching Leadership Transition with Padraig O’Sullivan

By Robert Holmes

Oct 30

There is a 25-50% failure of assignment rate in expats sent to another country to head up the work there. The failure rates among others going through leadership transition such as those who are promoted, move company, move state or change career industry are not much different. Enter the coach.

Padraig O’Sullivan has been helping guide expats through this failure zone into both happiness and corporate success by “insuring” against nine known failure points using executive coaching. We have much to learn from this area.

Using the Marshall Goldsmith model of stakeholder centricity and his own PALDER framework, Padraig shows us how these ideas can be used in any setting of coaching at all when working with leadership transition.

Episode 60 – Padraig O’Sullivan – O’Sullivan Field

Title: “Foreigner in Charge”

Broadcast date: 30th October, 2015

SHOW NOTES

(52:10 length)

  1. www.osullivanfield.com
  2. Michael Watkins “The First 90 Days”
  3. PALDER framework from Padraig O’Sullivan’s book series Foreigner In Charge
  4. Leadership Diet (weekly)

 

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About the Author

Robert is an expert in the science of human behaviour and performance enhancement with a passion for neurology, leadership and the psychology of potential. He believes it is important to bring hard science to coaching, and that coaching practices be evidence based and research backed. Robert is a founding partner at Frazer, Holmes Coaching and current Director of Brand and Marketing for the International Coach Federation Australasia (ICFA). Robert is a professionally certified coach (PCC) with over 20 years of business experience and an ICF Accredited Mentor Coach. He is an Associate at the National Speaker's Association, a member of the Coaching Psychology interest group at the APS, a certified Action Learning Coach, a Member of the Australian Institute of Management Consultants.