About Spirit
Igniting Potential, Presence and Performance

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We are a leadership and team development consultancy working with leaders and teams to enhance productivity, performance and adaptability.  Founded by Declan O’Connell and Ciara Conlon, two highly experienced leadership coaches who are experts in the areas of high performance teams, productivity, resilience and adaptability. The two combined their passion for human potential, presence and performance to help organisations ensure a talent pipeline of high potentials and create teams that flourish.


About Our Company

Grounded in the latest research in neuroscience; positive psychology and elite sport, our SPIRIT programme is designed to unlock this potential and accelerate the performance of your leaders.

Your people will master skills that will create your organisations ultimate competitive advantage – High Performing Conscious leadership. We provide an experiential program that gives participants an opportunity to become more self aware, to make changes that will impact their performance and creativity and to focus on being fully present in both the workplace and in their personal lives.

Unlocking Potential

Our Founders

Ciara Conlon

Ciara is a highly experienced Coach, Speaker and Author who has worked with high performing individuals for over a decade. Her areas of expertise are Productivity & Performance, Conscious Leadership and High Performing Teams.

Ciara is the published author of three books on personal productivity and habit mastery. She is also the author of Audible’s Get Organised Course.

She has a BA in Politics and Economics, a Masters in Business, Leadership, Management, Strategy and Innovation. She holds an advanced diploma in Coaching, she is a Meditation and Mindfulness teacher and is qualified in a number of psychometric tools.

Declan O'Connell

Declan is an experienced Performance Coach and speaker specialising in leadership and team development. His expertise is in the area of High Performing teams, performance under pressure and resilience and communications. .

Declan has 10 years’ experience working in a corporate banking environment and most recently designed and project led the implementation of a Coaching Culture in KBC Bank Ireland plc.

Declan holds a B Comm degree,  a Masters in Business Economics, a Masters in Coaching Psychology, a Qualified Financial Advisor, a Diploma and a Sports Psychology diploma and an array of psychometric tools. He is also a player development coach with the Gaelic Players Association.

We Love our Clients

We believe that learning and development is a partnership, your challenges are our challenges. We do everything we can to ensure that each programme is customised and addresses your particular needs.

We Listen

We always listen to our clients. If we need to adapt to your industry, we do. Listening before, during and after each interaction ensures we stay great at what we do.

We Value Curiosity

We stay up to date with the latest in organisational development and what’s hot in business so that we can bring you innovative solutions to your business challenges

We Make it Easy

With Micro Masterclasses and coaching it’s easier for you and your people to learn with the short amount of time available. Our approach minimises time spent learning and maximises your time and learning potential.

We Create Impact

We believe in creating a fun, engaging, positive learning experience for our clients. We deliver this through experiential fun activities, break-out discussion groups and personalised individual support.

We Get Results

Feedback from our coaching and training programmes is five star. We regularly receive thank you letters and expressions of appreciation for the support and advice that we give. We love getting results!