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Narrative Identity in Coaching


Shaping your identity as it shapes you with Padraig O’Sullivan

Event Information

An exploration of narrative identity and how we are naturally shaped by narratives for better and worse.

Some key areas we will cover include:

  • Historical perspective of narrative identity and what the research tells us now
  • How our narrative identity impacts leadership
  • How our narrative identity impacts us as coaches and the work we do
  • Coaching approaches to shaping future narrative identities.


Padraig O'Sullivan

Padraig O’Sullivan (known to everyone as Pod) has been coaching in the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe for twenty years. He has been labeled “one of Asia’s top leadership experts” and is author of the award-winning series of International books “Foreigner In Charge: Success strategies for expat leaders”.

Typical leadership advisory work includes supporting new CEO level leaders transition fast and effectively, assist national level leadership teams move from performing to high performance and beyond, consult with regional leadership teams who are navigating unprecedented complexity in their organisations and to orchestrate cultural change programs.

Pod has been published in a range of academic journals and featured as a ‘resident expert’ on FOXTEL and Qantas airlines in-flight radio. He is an Honorary Fellow at Sydney Business School and lectured on Innovation and High Performing Teams in the Masters of Business Coaching program.

Pod also has his own podcast (yes- pardon the pun!) called  The Leadership Diet, which was ranked in the top 65 podcasts in Australia in 2020.

Event Program

This will be a workshop based event with opportunity for interaction and discussion.

This event will be held via Zoom meeting and your connection details will be provided in the confirmation email upon completing registration.

ICF Members

$20 AUD

Non Members

$45 AUD

Event Date

23 March, 2021

ICF Australasia NSW Branch

Continuing Coach Education Units

1.5 CCEU in Core Competencies
0.5 CCEU in Resource Development

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