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.