Make Leadership Happen

LEAP, leadership and management consultants, is 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. 


Quality and Qualifications.

QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) was formed to combine the standalone agencies of HETAC, FETAC and NQAI. It is a state agency, responsible for setting standards and maintaining awards given on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

LEAP is a QQI quality assured training provider since 2009. Our provider number is 38349H.

National Framework of Qualifications

The National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) is a 10 level system, which holds commonly identified academic and vocational values for awards achieved in Ireland.

As a QQI quality assured training provider, LEAP programmes leading to awards under the NFQ at level 5 and level 6.


Mike Gaffney

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.

Tricia Cunningham

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.

John Raftery

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.


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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Contact us: 091 755736 mike@leapleadership.ie, tricia@leapleadership.ie, john@leapleadership.ie

LEAP, Corporate House, Block 3, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway. H91 K5YD