Make Leadership Happen

LEAP management consults are based in Galway and serve clients nationwide. We design and deliver leadership development programmes for business owners and team leaders, and management development programmes for new managers. Established in 2000, we work with businesses across Ireland to ensure you are maximizing the potential of your greatest asset – your employees. LEAP work with companies, large and small, to identify issues that are preventing you from achieving the kind of success you had hoped for. Then we work with you to develop a plan of action that you, and your management team, can implement and measure with real tangible results. To learn more about us and our approach read on.

Our Team

Mike Gaffney

Managing Director

Mike is a highly effective facilitator helping organisations and their management teams determine what their key challenges are and how best to address them. He brings a philosophical perspective to understanding one’s own personal effectiveness. This is combined with the engineer’s perspective on solving problems which together work well in the murky areas of people management and leadership.

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Tricia Cunningham

Co-Founder & Senior Partner

If you want your Supervisors and Managers to successfully grasp the People Management nettle, then talk to Tricia. With over 30 years experience (it’s an old photo, they all are!) in Training and Development Tricia brings a wealth of expertise and insights to all of her clients’ development programmes.


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John Raftery

Senior Partner

John is not your typical consultant. He will tell you the bad news up front, regarding you and your business. If you are part of the problem, he will let you know. He will work with you (if you are willing), not just to resolve it, but to also help you drive the company and team forward.

John is practical, pragmatic and very incisive. These capabilities make him a much sought after business advisor and strategic coach, particularly with owners and their management teams.

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Cormac O'Loughlin

Warehouse Manager, Eastway Global Forwarding Ltd.

I really enjoyed the workshops and the interaction. Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and knowledge. I would like to compliment both you and Mike for your excellent and effective presentations. You are both really great at commanding the room and delivering your message

John Joe Beirne

Human Resources Manager, Galway Clinic

LEAP continue to provide focused, customised and highly practical management and leadership development programmes to our staff. Feedback from participants is always very positive and we can clearly see the benefits of investing in training with LEAP.

Martin O’Dowd

Managing Director, Elm Green Nursing Home

We continue to look to LEAP to develop the management skills of key staff members. Their work with us is always professional and practical and results in improved confidence and performance of our staff. LEAP look to understand our requirements and then design a programme around those needs: group workshops or individual mentoring support.

Carmel Browne

Deputy Director of HR & Head of Organisational Development, National University of Galway

We are delighted to have a strong on-going relationship with LEAP. They have applied great commitment and flexibility in ensuring they understand our needs and consistently focus on getting the best outcome for the individual or the department with whom LEAP is working, especially when the situation changes and the original requirements are superseded. I would strongly recommend Tricia and the LEAP team to any organisation.

Barry Shevlin

Global Home Improvements, Dublin

Working with John has been an excellent experience, he highlighted the issues that needed to be addressed in the company and put a strategy in place

Eugene McBrearty

MD, (KER, Killybegs Donegal)

John opened our eyes to what was going on around us; things we did not see. This in turn stepped us up a level for leading the business forward


  • Phone

    091 755736

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  • Address

    Corporate House
    Block 3
    Ballybrit Business Park