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Irvine Nugent Travels from Washington, Dc, USA

Irvine Nugent


  • Business Success
  • Change Management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Performance
  • Personal Development
  • Resilience
  • Work Environments

Irvine Nugent believes that leadership development is a journey from the inside out. If our emotional intelligence is lacking, then any new business skill we attempt to implement will be adversely impacted. As such, he’s spent most of his career helping leaders harness the power of their emotions so they can have deeper connections, make better decisions, and increase their influence.

He possesses fifteen-plus years in senior leadership roles in organizations of various sizes, stages of growth and different sectors. He is experienced in challenging business environments and has worked extensively with executive and emerging leaders as an executive coach and consultant helping them become more self-aware, manage their emotions, read the emotions of others and manage their relationships. 

Born in Northern Ireland, Irvine brings to his audiences a rich and varied experience. Growing up in a society torn apart by division and violence he has seen first-hand the damage done when communication breaks down and people fail to listen and understand. This has inspired him to help leaders build workplaces in which people thrive and realize their full potential.

A gifted storyteller, his programs are infused with passion, dynamism and of course his natural Irish humour. Paramount for Irvine is the importance that each person leaves with practical tools based on the latest scientific research that they can implement immediately.

Irvine is an internationally recognized trainer and top-rated keynote speaker and is one of the few worldwide certified FACS coders, who are experts in reading facial emotions. He earned his Ph.D. from Capella University with research focused on leadership in times of crisis. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s executive coaching program. He is the author of the upcoming book, Leadership Lessons From The Pub. 

Keynote Titles

  • Develop leadership from the Inside Out
  • Leadership Lessons from The Pub
  • Leading Dynamically in Anxious Times


“Irvine is an exceptional individual who was instrumental in coordinating and facilitating a multitude of activities that led to our office identifying the strengths, areas of improvement, opportunities for further development and potential obstacles to avoid or overcome in our communications and processes. Our staff continues to take full advantage of Irvine’s tools to enhance their skillsets and actively looks for ways to apply what they have learned in meaningful ways. ”

Rear Admiral Denise Hinton, Chief Scientific Officer, FDA

“Dr. Irvine Nugent truly practices what he preaches as his charisma clearly shows, and his life stories and experiences go hand-in-hand with what he teaches. We particularly enjoyed his scientific approach to body language and his sense of humor. Many participants stated that they felt a boost in their confidence and energy levels and that they can easily apply what they learned in their personal and professional lives. We highly recommend him!”

Saleema Vellani – Adjunct Professor - Johns Hopkins University

“Irvine is an amazing storyteller and speaker who like a good novel or movie, pulls you in and engages you completely. His leadership lessons are poignant and insightful. Irvine has an easy-going style and his positive energy is utterly contagious both in-person and virtually. I highly recommend taking any opportunity you’re lucky enough to have to listen to and learn from Irvine.”

Rayna Schroeder, President, Positive Impact Leaders

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