“Making ethics real is
making leadership real”

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Gael O'Brien Leadership Coach

Leadership That Matters Is Important

Successful leaders know that purpose, values, connection and culture — made real by consistent actions — differentiate the brand and build trust and reputation. This is a launching place for Leadership that Matters.

Leadership that Matters elevates the trajectory of culture’s “how we do things” and purpose’s “what we stand for” to take connection and engagement to a pinnacle. Profits follow.

I’m a catalyst for leaders leading with purpose and impact, through clarity, presence and connection so that they create engagement that transforms their companies’ future.

Boston Executive Coach

Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching expands your lens and skills to operate out of a total picture to see and solve or resolve the right problems. It addresses issues specific to your needs including:
Why does Executive Coaching fuel the transition from founder to CEO?
What do leaders at every level gain through Executive Coaching?
How can Executive Coaching impact your presence?

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Culture Coaching

Culture Coaching is tailored to where your organization is – from startup to seasoned company – to where you want to be. It involves a facilitated process of discussions, uncomplicated tools and assessment options, ideas to consider and relevant suggested recommendations and action.

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Speech Coaching

Speech Coaching focuses on the verbal and nonverbal dynamics of your presentation skills so your content and presence create the desired connection and impact. As presence depends on level of self-awareness, this focus also benefits your every-day communication.

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Speaking Engagements

Creating leadership that matters to you, your team, customers, company, investors and others you impact requires intention, openness, curiosity and the commitment to keep developing. I’ve given speeches to business leaders all over the country talking about effective leadership; sharing ideas, stories and approaches to fuel success, build trust and foster healthy cultures.

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“We don’t see things as they are,
we see things as we are.”
– Anais Nin, Talmud origins

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Gael O’Brien

Named a “Top 100 Thought Leader” by Trust Across America, I’m an award-winning communicator and seasoned executive, culture and speech coach, professional speaker and  leadership columnist. I’m a catalyst for leaders leading with purpose and impact through clarity, presence and connection so that they create engagement that transforms their companies’ future.

making ethics real makes leadership real

Making Ethics Real Makes Leadership Real

What is the key to effective leadership? The answer is ethics. However, if this doesn’t seem an easy sell…stay with it. Making ethics real makes leadership real. We’ll look at four ways to bring this home. First, some context. Ethical Failures When ethics isn’t a key driver in an organization, the fallout from ethical lapses […]

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Gillette’s Leadership, the Backlash and Possibility

Gillette released this week a short film “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.” Some criticize it as an attack on men; others disagree and see it as inspiring and hopeful. My take is the under two-minute video illustrates another Fortune 500 company’s courage and leadership to try and use the power of its brand […]

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2018 Leadership Lessons

2018 Leadership Lessons

It isn’t just leaders’ abilities and experience that give them confidence. Authentic confidence means leaders realize that as smart as they are, their view or approach might be wrong. And what they do about that either fuels ethical leadership or spawns disaster. A significant cause of leadership failure in 2018, as in the past, was […]

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