Derek O’Dwyer is no stranger to success as both a business owner and competitive player in the corporate world… Leaving a lucrative career in corporate sales Derek started on his entrepreneurial journey by joining ActionCOACH Ireland as a business coach. After 15 years of coaching, Derek has built his own business successfully and is also in directly involved in 3 other businesses. Within this capacity he utilizes his wealth of experience as a coach as well as his ability to lead a team with passion and heart.
Derek is an experienced coach and has a successful track record in sales, marketing and team building, primarily in the corporate market, but also now in his own company.
Living and working in all parts of Ireland, UK, Australia and the US has given Derek an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that exist for businesses in urban and rural areas, whether they be small or large organizations.
Derek’s experience is diverse with his career taking him through many industries, including, IT, Telecommunications, wholesale, retail, the service industry and marketing. He has worked with companies with 2 to 200,000 team members.
Derek has been coaching for over 15 years and has built his business through referral. Over 70% of his business now comes from referrals. Working with business owners who want to improve their business is what matters to Derek. Derek has won several awards since he started as a coach:
ActionCOACH Global Rookie of the year 2002
ActionCOACH Ireland Coach of the year on 12 Occasions
ActionCOACH – Most Awarded Clients – 2012
European coach of the year 2003,2004 & 2005
BNI “Most Valuable Member” award for 2003
Finalist “Best Irish Service Franchise” – 2007
Finalist “Best Irish Service Franchise” – 2008
Derek believes “Being in business should add more life to your years, not more years to your life”… and ActionCOACH is focused on doing just that.