CORPORATE OLYMPIAN

PEAK PERFORMANCE COACHING AND CEO SUPPORT

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CORPORATE OLYMPIAN

EMPOWERING ELITE ATHLETES AND BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

Business or sport today can be a very competitive arena where the weak either fail or simply survive but those those who are well prepared prosper. At Corporate Olympian we empower winners through our broad support expertise in strategy, fitness of mind and body, and masterful communication. We coach leaders and develop special-task-force teams. We are the silent partner behind many great success stories, with three decades of coaching marketplace experience and have also owned and operated a number of very successful businesses.

SEAN O’LEARY
COACH

A wise mentor once told me: “whatever you don’t understand with your mind, you tend not to see!”. So to be of most value as a coach I have achieved a broad range of high level competencies, through formal qualification and self-directed studies and research.

Qualifications include: BSc Industrial Design Engineering from University of Limerick. Strategy and Innovation Diploma as part of ongoing MBA from University College Cork and Irish Management Institute. Three Diplomas in Holistic Health from Irish Health Culture Association Dublin - Nutrition, Yoga and Massage, including Anatomy and Physiology.

Self-thought competencies include: Film production, directing and editing. Magazine Publishing and Graphic Design (won No.1 Magazine Design Award in Ireland). Marketing including PR, Advertising and Website building (shortlisted for Irish website award). Architecture (won Irish award).

My great passion: Helping people be the best they can be in sport, business or life. I have twenty years of continuous training and self-directed case-study application in the area of mind science and this underpins all that I do.

To have won a top design award in a field completely new to me, I modelled the patterns of a lady who had come fourth in the same competition the previous year, then imprinted in my mind my improved desired outcome and achieved it. With success for my clients and businesses, mind re-modelling has always been cornerstone.

SKILLS SET

100
Strategy

Micro/macro research and analysis to create a clear pathway and kpi,s for a compelling future....

100
Body Fitness

Groundbreaking peak performance fitness programmes tailored to specific requirements....

100
Mind Fitness

Flow and mind-modelling science for replication of other peoples skills for your peak performance....

100
Nutrition

Cutting-edge nutrition that supports body endurance/power and optimum mind function....

100
Communication

Marketing and communications support plus personal communication, trust & self-reliance prep....

100
Team Build

Develop specialist teams with trust, mindset, skills and culture to achieve exceptional results....

CASE STUDIES

BUSINESS • HEALTH • SPORT

Our support programmes customised for each individual client are a combination from our broad skills range. Confidentiality is of paramount importance and much of our value is in being discrete and under the radar. However many clients will be only too pleased for me to privately show you videos of their success or to talk to you directly. Some of our projects in the past have delivered groundbreaking results in the area of health recovery - this experience is now proving invaluable when transferred to the field of sports peak performance.

CEO SUPPORT
24 MONTHS
IT COMPANY
DUBLIN
FROM PENDING CLOSURE TO ACCELERATED BUSINESS GROWTH

This €4 million turnover IT company was on the ropes in several ways (including cash-flow issues) in a rapidly changing market-place. I worked with the CEO on leadership, focus and personal productivity levels. We developed a new strategy and pathway for the business which I assisted in selling this to staff and directors. I re-branded the business which was recognised by Enterprise Ireland for exceptional re-branding impact, truly beneficial in new export markets. In staff training I fostered a culture of creativity and heightened productivity. A few did not welcome the change and left the team leaving behind a unified group who passionately shared the new vision. My role lasted 24 months by which time turnover had reached €10 million. Today, four years later, turnover has passed €65 million and I welcome the continued updates from the CEO on how this great company is progressing....

CEO SUPPORT
5 YEARS
RETAIL BUSINESS
IRELAND
FROM LOCAL BUSINESS TO IRELAND’S LARGEST INDEPENDENT RETAILER

My role in this project is one of CEO multi-skilled support coupled with aggressive media marketing. Turnover climbed from €0.5 million to €12 million during my 5 year engagement and over the following 4 years further climbed to €21 million before the business was successfully sold. My initial task was to get this business owner to a higher level of personal productivity, focus and performance, thereafter instilling this same attributes in the company’s staff. Together with the CEO, our ongoing strategy planning aided by my broad skills-set delivered accelerated business growth. Full range of my input fields included, nutrition/exercise programme, mind fitness, marketing campaign creation, media management, shop design and staff culture training....

SPORTS COACH
2 YEARS
STUDENT
CORK
FROM UNDERACHIEVING LOCAL PLAYER TO IRISH U20 RUGBY TEAM

Like many emerging young rugby players this client had a dream... of playing for Ireland. The primary issues we faced were that his mind was divided, half of it set for failure, his exercise and nutrition were wrong, While talented, he would suffer fatigue from sleepless nights worrying about how to achieve his dream, stuck as a B grade player. On the plus side, it became evident very early on in our engagement that he had a very good mind structure, hungry to learn. With a cutting-edge exercise and nutrition programme we achieved great improvements in strength, agility and endurance. However, the standout difference came through mind science, from modelling the best qualities of world-class players, particularly of David Pocock. Unwittingly, while playing for Ireland, TV com- mentators began to refer to my clients style of play as ‘The New Pocock’!...

HEALTH COACH
8 WEEKS
INTERNATIONAL BANKING
LONDON
TOTAL LIFE REBOOT FOR SERIOUSLY ILL, STRESSED OUT BANKING EXECUTIVE

This very stressed lady had perviously headed a team of 27 senior staff but had been demoted because of her declining health. With a diagnosis of second degree progressive MS, she was barely able to function, unable to cook, dress herself or walk. Before accepting her as a client, through several interviews I had identified her determination to do just about anything to get back to full health and to get back to her banking executive position. Through a very specialised mind fitness, body fitness and cutting-edge nutrition programme she rapidly regained perfect health and got her job back, and shortly afterwards a promotion....

HEALTH COACH
14 MONTHS
JOURNALIST
CORK
TOTAL LIFE RE-BUILD AFTER MAJOR STROKE

Wheelchair bound following a severe stroke, doctors gave this client little chance of surviving - and if she did, she would effectively be in a vegetable state for the rest of her life, a very bleak outlook. 18 months after the stroke I began working with this client and today she is walking, cooking, shopping, driving and living independently in a regular home, a truly remarkable recovery against all odds. My role included mind training, physical fitness and specialist nutrition. In her career as a journalist and broadcaster she is highly respected for her tireless work in gaining support for people in need of help. A facebook video of her first climbing steps received half a million hits while doctors are astonished at her remarkable recovery. This project continues as we undertake to get her back speaking, writing and working again....

HEALTH AND BUSINESS COACH
10 MONTHS
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
CORK
FROM LOW ENERGY TO TOTAL LIFE AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION

While beginning our coaching relationship to empower this exhausted busy executive, we were soon faced with news of a stage 4 cancer. My role immediately changed to specialist nutrition, mind training, environmental re-design and physical rehabilitation. The client slowly returned to full health and from there we redesigned his programme to focus on super mental and physical wellbeing. This achieved, as well as a much more vibrant personal relationship, the next step involved planning and strategy development for a new business startup. With his new zest for life and much elevated business drive it is no surprise that this has become a great success. Recently we have added acting, public speaking and a great social life to replace his old reserved existence....

CEO SUPPORT
3 MONTHS
OIL INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE
DENVER
FILM DOCUMENTARY THAT HELPED SECURE GLOBAL EDUCATION AWARD

Working to support an international oil industry executive in communicating a message to management, staff, investors and the world, resulted in directing, producing and editing a video documentary as well as other communications material. The company now use this video production to deliver its values and underlying ethos to visitors, investors and governments. This educational production played a significant part in this company winning a highest global Education in Industry Award recently in London. While we are not operating at Hollywood film-making level, our strength lies in knowing how to direct and draw out the best in people as they present to the world....

CEO SUPPORT
12 WEEKS
ACCOUNTANCY FIRM
CORK
FROM STAGNANT ACCOUNTANT TO SUCCESS IN BUSINESS AND GOLF

A heavy handed client forcefully removed their files from this accountants office, while leaving behind a substantial unpaid bill, his wife encouraged him to seek help to get mentally and physically stronger. Our 12-week intensive exercise, nutrition and mind programme delivered a very fit and confident man powered with great inner strength, now empowered to constantly choose a future of his own design. His business has thrived as has his ability to relate, communicate and express himself. As a keen amateur golfer, a welcome side benefit of the mind coaching has been it’s application to golf, a 7-point drop in his golf handicap....

CEO SUPPORT
12 MONTHS
IT SOFTWARE FIRM
DUBLIN
FROM STARTUP FAILURE TO AWARD WINNING GLOBAL SOFTWARE SUCCESS

My introduction to this client was with a brief to support him and his team in marketing a new innovative software product for the global travel industry. Being involved with many clients in this area I felt that the market had changed since beginning their product incubation and development process two years earlier. Sometimes, having so much emotional energy invested in development to date, it can be a hard pill to swallow to change direction. The client, recognised the change necessary, and together we won the team over. My role included strategy, branding and marketing. Six months later this product won the ‘best new product’ at the World Travel Industry Technology show in London....

SUCCESSFUL OWN BUSINESSES

STRATEGY, MARKETING AND BUSINESS MODEL TESTING

Practical marketplace application forms an integral part of my ongoing MBA at University College Cork/Management Institute of Ireland. While so many professionals today choose to narrow focus and specialise in a singular business area, my passion is towards garnering a broad analysis perspective supported by a multi-disciplinary processing and delivery skills set.

GRUMPY AND WISE RESTAURANT
CROSSHAVEN CO. CORK. - 2 YEAR PROJECT

Within two years my business partner and I got this 130 seater restaurant and teaam of 15 in Crosshaven form run down to an incredible success story and a beacon within the hospitality industry today. In an industry plagued by staff quality and retention we excelled, having trained a team of exceptional professionals who not only shared our vision but, each day were individually self-motivated to better our business and service levels as if the business were their own.

Endless social media platform reviews paint a picture of exceptional staff, truly great food in a beautiful atmosphere. Close to zero poor reviews which is exceptional validation of our business model.

The venue became a local landmark, ‘the’ meeting place for a whole community. With this very unique people-centred business model and with no advertising, the rapid growth of this business has been recognised within the industry as most noteworthy, especially in a small village community. When you foster a team that love what they do then the old fashioned word of mouth is all you may need to grow organically.

CORPORATE OLYMPIAN GYM AND HEALTH CLINIC
SARSFIELD ROAD, WILTON, CORK - 7 YEAR PROJECT

My gym was not a public one, but rather appointment-based where clients came on recommendation from either happy past clients of from medical doctors who themselves had received great support and benefit from completing our programmes. Endless social media platform reviews paint a picture of exceptional staff, truly great food in a beautiful atmosphere. Close to zero poor reviews which is exceptional validation of our business model.

One group of clients were typically sports people looking for peak performance to deliver winning results. Our cutting-edge nutrition and exercise programmes were superb and ahead of their time. The other group were business people who perhaps had health and wellbeing issues as well as wanting to get into shape and regain their zest for life. With our small team of three, we achieved truly groundbreaking results.

With seven years of continuous research and hundreds of live illness treatment and prevention case studies, this today offers a great depth of knowledge to support our work with elite athletes.

CORPORATE OLYMPIAN MARKETING AND DESIGN AGENCY
DOUGLAS, CORK - 10 YEAR PROJECT

I qualifying with a degree in Industrial Design Engineering, the closest thing i could find to being an inventor, my passion since I was a young boy. Straight out of college I completed a ‘Start Your Own Business’ programme then set up my own marketing and design consultancy. Industrial (product) design work was scarce in Ireland back then so
I quickly self-trained as a graphic designer to secure some additional work. I then won the top award in Ireland in this field for two consecutive years. I continued self-training in magazine publishing, marketing, PR, advertising, web development, film-making and architecture, gaining highest competency accolades in all these areas.

While these ten years in marketing and design thought me how to effectively communicate a corporate message, today my work with business leaders and elite sports people more involves preparing for a direct relationship between a single person and world market. Here there is no buffer of a PR company, marketing or advertising agency, simply you personally, direct via twitter, facebook or snapchat to your audience. Here the unprepared and fakers get caught out.

While still powered by the mainstream marketeer's skillset my passion in marketing today is to enable people live and speak their truth and brand/message without divide, to guide them in authenticity, passion and conviction - to create a tangible personal connection with their desired audience, one that develops a sustainable engagement.

CONTACT ME

GET IN TOUCH

Fennells Bay,
Myrtleville,
Co. Cork. Ireland

+353 86 2581235

sean@corporate-olympian.com