Speech is power, speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel….

-R W Emerson

I’m Karen O’Donnell, the Speaker Coach – with over 20 years of experience, I can help YOU unlock your leadership potential, one conversation at a time!

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I had a deep seated fear and lack of confidence with speaking in public – something had to be done. Realising that I needed to overcome this lack of confidence with speaking in public, I embarked on a journey to learn the skillset and mindset of communicating in public. I joined Toastmasters, an international organisation for public speaking and leadership training.  In 2016, I achieved the highest award in Toastmasters, of Distinguished Toastmaster.  I thoroughly enjoyed working on the leadership team where I trained club leaders.  In 2018 I became a certified World Class Speaking Coach.  I was very fortunate to have amazing mentors who taught me proven processes and strategies, which I now share with my clients.   In 2019, my book ‘Discover your Inner GPS’ was published.  This book highlights strategies to enhance your mindset, so as you can achieve success.

Karen O'Donnell


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"Karen was an enthusiastic ear and gave me great feedback to refine and perfect my presentation. She gave me the confidence and structure I needed and removed the fear for me. I have no hesitation in recommending Karen as a Speaker Coach."

Ross KilleenCEO Event Junkies & Motherland

"Karen’s workshop was inspiring, eye-opening and exciting. It was amazing to see some of the breakthroughs in the room and I left the workshop feeling invincible – like I could take on the World. The visualisation technique at the end of the workshop helped me to really step into my vision of my future and what potential it and I could have. Thank you so much Karen, you’re amazing!"

Lynsey HanrattyBusiness Coach

"I've known Karen since December 2015 when I reached out to her with a request for support to help me in my goal of improving the communication skills of my team in work. From day 1 Karen has shown herself to be an extremely positive and supportive person with excellent communication and leadership skills. She exudes energy and has demonstrated that she has vast expertise in the areas of communication and team leadership. As a result, my team has gone from strength to strength. We owe a lot to Karen for all the work that she has done with us."

Paul ThompsonPeople Operations @ Google

“Karen O’Donnell brings her positive, can-do attitude to every endeavour, and has been a reliable and valued advisor. I look forward to continued collaboration with Karen, and benefitting from her smart ideas, calming presence, and unwavering positivity and support.”

Karen HenryDigital Marketing Strategist, Accenture Dublin


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