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Orla Castanien is passionate about helping leaders find their success. Orla believes that enabling clients to step into their strengths and become more of who they already are allows them to become highly effective leaders, resulting in significant positive impact in their organizations and communities.

Orla serves as executive coach and counsel to high-potential employees and C-suite executives alike, enabling her clients to develop their unique style of leadership, create the clarity and focus needed to navigate change, and achieve their success. Orla is also a skilled facilitator working with executive teams to achieve team alignment, resolve conflict and successfully lead their organizations through change. 

Having held senior leadership positions in finance, strategic planning, and non-profit administration in both Ireland and the US, Orla has a deep understanding of the need for flexibility, innovation and resilience in today’s leaders. After receiving her consulting training at Deloitte Ireland, she went on to hold senior finance positions within manufacturing and retail, and to lead the finance division of a fast-growing pharmacy group from start-up to international acquisition.  She brought that entrepreneurial experience to the US to work with small business owners, senior executives and government trade organizations, developing innovative marketing and strategic initiatives. 

Orla has a keen interest in sustainable international development, having led oversight of humanitarian programs for Rotary International.  As a coach and team facilitator, she brings this passion for sustainable change to her clients, enabling them to achieve the clarity and focus needed to make impactful and long-lasting change.


EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS, FACULTY, PUBLICATIONS

  • Masters in Accounting and Finance
  • Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Graduate Institute Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)
  • Certified Practitioner – Genos 360 Emotional Intelligence Inventory, Realise2 Strengths Assessment, Energy Leadership Index, Hall Tonna Values Inventory, LMAP, CPI 260, Resilience at Work Questionnaire.

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

  • Accounting
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Healthcare
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Nonprofits
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • 360 Assessment
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Building Leadership & Org. Resilience
  • C-Suite Leader Coaching
  • Change Management/ Leadership
  • Client Relationship Management
  • Coaching Program Design & Management
  • Communication and Influence
  • Creating Rapport w/ Difficult Colleagues
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Executive Assessment
  • Executive Coaching
  • Executive Presence
  • Executive Team Alignment Facilitation
  • Executive Team Assessment & Development
  • Experience as a Senior Executive
  • Experience as an Entrepreneur
  • High Potential Leader Coaching
  • Leadership Development Program Design
  • Managing and Leading Change
  • Managing Up Effectively
  • Merger & Acquisition Integration
  • Mindfulness at Work
  • Navigating Global Business Environments
  • Navigating Organizational Politics
  • Coaching for Executives in New Roles
  • Strengths-based Leadership Development
  • Stress Management and Stress Reduction
  • Team Facilitation
  • Teambuilding
  • Values, Mission, Vision Facilitation
  • Women's Leadership