Personal Leadership Programme


Our organization wanted to run a leadership development program and wanted to strengthen team bonding, so we decide to participate in Maurice Whelan’s Personal Leadership Program. Maurice was an excellent facilitator and set the right tone for the 3-day program right off the bat with his open and honest communication style. The setting was ideal, at an old house along the coastline of Dalkey and inspired the team members to be open with each other. It was the first time our team felt so close to each other after almost a year working together and it was surprising to discover more aspects of our colleagues’ personalities. Maurice interpersonal skills are second to none and the team really trusted him from the get-go. The Personal Leadership Plan helped us, not only professionally but also on a deeper more personal level. This has been an amazing experience and I would recommend Maurice to any group of professionals that want to create deeper team bonds and learn more about themselves.
Loukas Tourkomanis

Vendor Operations Manager, Airbnb

I was fortunate to have experienced The Personal Leadership Programme with Maurice Whelan, never before have I seen a facilitator give so much to a group in terms of his commitment, openness and honesty.  Maurice’s passion for his subject was evident throughout the 3 days and every participant remained engaged. The learning took place in a very informal relaxed manner, but the learning was powerful and its impact significant. Participants are provided with a tool set to embed into their work and home life and the impact of this can be life changing.  What was amazing was that on day three when participants had been using the tools for a period of two weeks the feedback and changes experienced by all was incredible.
Deirdre Rigby

HR Executive, Irish Life

Just click HERE to check out Testimonials from other participants who have been on the Personal Leadership Programme.

Simple, Effective, Leadership for Life

Unleash Potential is the exclusive Irish provider of the world-renowned “Personal Leadership Programmes”.  The programme delivers improved bottom line results by fundamentally challenging the way individuals think and clearly demonstrating how they can impact performance with small, but critical behaviour changes. Our participants have given us superb testimonials, click here to get an idea of the impact of the course, from a participants’ point of view.
The Personal Leadership Programme

Maurice Whelan with participants at the Inaugural Session of PLP in Ireland

Maurice Whelan with participants at the Inaugural Session of PLP in Ireland

The Personal Leadership Programme provides individuals with a unique and extremely effective style of leadership that leads to significant improvements in team performance, employee engagement and ultimately profitability. The programme will develop:

  • Teams who thrive on openness, trust and effective communication to deliver high performance with real efficiency.
  • A passionate and completely engaged team – hungry to grow and take on increased responsibility.
  • A team so energetic and driven, they not only perform – but actively seek ways to drive the business forward.
  • A team with the confidence to deliver innovation and build a competitive edge.
Overview of the Personal Leadership Programme: This programme explores the dynamics of the working environment and shows how individuals can work more effectively together by actively supporting and developing each other to achieve their full potential. It demonstrates that a fundamental element of outstanding leadership is the development of others and examines how we can achieve this through every aspect of our behaviour. Communication is the foundation for developing empowered working relationships and high-performance teams.  By analysing each individual’s communication style and developing an awareness of the positive behaviours needed to achieve outstanding results, we can rapidly improve key areas of team behaviour including:


  • Greater team co-operation and openness
  • The building of more open, supportive and transparent relationships to increase shared responsibility
  • Improved communicating behaviours
  • Improved team support and enhanced performance
  • Greater understanding of the needs and challenges faced by each team member and a willingness to work together to achieve the desired outcomes
  • The programme inspires individual confidence and provides a practical framework to encourage creative thinking and behaviour.
PLP Participants: Joe Burke, Paddy Creedon and Deirdre Rigby.

PLP Participants: Joe Bourke, Paddy Creedon and Deirdre Rigby.

The programme is based on the belief that outstanding leadership is not just about how good a leader you are, but about how many leaders you develop.  It explains the fundamental elements of creating an environment where individuals can think clearly, deeply and creatively. Benefits of the Personal Leadership Programme: During the course of the three days, there are many opportunities to explore how our own and others beliefs and behaviours are intrinsically linked.  With a deeper awareness of this connection, individuals are empowered to challenge, explore and positively change both behaviours and beliefs. The Personal Leadership Programme provides a powerful springboard for generating the understanding and co-operation required for success, as well as exploring abilities and expanding horizons. We all find ourselves in positions of leadership almost every day, whether as a colleague, a friend, a parent or as a manager – whenever we seek to influence another person we are taking a leadership position. Participants learn the principles that create an environment in which people think for themselves; clearly and afresh about every issue. Each action is only as good as the thinking behind it and it therefore makes sense to create an environment where individuals can think at their best. The course will be run using these principles, so that every individual experiences the feeling of being respected, sharing enjoyment and demonstrating integrity. Every area of this development programme is firmly grounded in the business environment, so that individuals leave with practical capabilities, allowing them to make immediate changes in their own behaviour. This will significantly impact the confidence and performance of their teams and colleagues. Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to foster and encourage trust and openness
  • Understand how to communicate effectively to create win/win situations
  • Be able to create a “leadership environment” to enhance the creativity of the team
  • Learn to build a spirit of co-operation and involvement in teams
  • Be able to create a climate in which everyone takes personal responsibility
  • Understand how to resolve difficult situations with positive outcomes
  • Develop the confidence and understanding to shift from reactive responses and replace them with pro-active ones
  • Recognise how to understand and move past unhelpful repeating patterns of behaviour
  • Understand how to make empowered choices

If you believe it’s time to invest in yourself, contact Maurice at: +353 (87) 820 2018 or email him at [email protected] to book your Personal Leadership programme. Alternatively, just fill out the booking form HERE and one of the team will be in touch.

Inaugural Personal Leadership Programme participants in Ireland, January 2014: Standing from left to right: Joe Burke, Paddy Creedon, Deirdre Rigby, Mike Kindle, Liz Maguire and Maurice Whelan (Facilitator, Unleash Potential). Sitting from left to right: Raffaella Bonomonte, Margaret Dromey, Mary McCarthy, Tom Cullen and Christina Hughes.

Inaugural Personal Leadership Programme participants in Ireland, January 2014: Standing from left to right: Joe Bourke, Paddy Creedon, Deirdre Rigby, Mike Kindle, Liz Maguire and Maurice Whelan (Facilitator, Unleash Potential). Sitting from left to right: Raffaella Bonomonte, Margaret Dromey, Mary McCarthy, Tom Cullen and Christina Hughes.

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