Paul O'Kelly

In the past Paul has worked on projects in Ireland, EU, Middle East and North America with indigenous Irish clients, global corporations, and growth businesses from the UK, Germany and the United States.

He is currently leading growth projects on 4 continents including work in South America and China.

He is formerly Manager of European Marketing for a Fortune 200 company.

For the last 15 years Paul has specialised in strategic thinking and planning, building high performance management teams and enabling corporations to successfully build international markets.

In the last 7 years he developed and implemented the Fast Track StrategyTM process for growth businesses, corporate business units and High Potential Start Ups. This process has helped dozens of Irish and international companies achieve outstanding success. Some of the sectors he has worked with include: Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Wireless, Software, Food, Construction Products, Specialist Consulting, Telecoms; Medical Devices and International E-Business.

The Fast Track StrategyTM process is ideal for spin-offs' from corporations and as a Catalytic Mechanism for bringing the culture of entrepreneurship to corporate teams and business units.

Paul is a highly experienced facilitator in strategic thinking and planning, values development, group goal setting and whole organisation alignment. This work has ranged from leadership teams with global responsibility, to some of Ireland’s oldest indigenous companies, a university department, local authorities, the managements of sports teams (Gaelic football, rugby union and sailing), members of a regional authority, a national charity and a national sporting organisation. With his team he has facilitated workshops with more than 300 people in a room.

He is regularly invited to speak on strategic planning, building high performance teams, entrepreneurship and growth businesses.

Paul is a Board Member of Atlantic Corridor Ireland a body funded by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. Atlantic Corridor’s objective is to increase economic and educational attainment through catalytic linkages between Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada and the USA.

Paul is a GAA football coach, was Manager of the Offaly Senior Football team in 2003 and a member of the Management Team that led Offaly to a Leinster title in 1997 and its first National League Title in 1998. He worked with Niall Quinn to develop a strategy for developing football at Sunderland FC prior to its acquisition. He was an advisor to the Monaghan Senior Football management and team.

This season Paul is working with the management and team at Dolphin RFC in Cork, in goal setting and developing elite performance. He is responsible for the goal setting, campaign planning, and backroom team development for two Irish Olympic Sailors who competed in Bejing and are now preparing for London 2012.

In April he was appointed Strategic Officer to the GAA’s Overseas and International Committee with Joe McDonough as Chairman. This group will lead the continued expansion of the GAA internationally from its current base of more than 300 clubs on the 5 continents.