About Us

Colm MurphyColm Murphy founded Dynamic Leadership Development in 2008, after over ten years global experience in leadership and executive development within the I.T. and Professional Services sectors.

As a coach and trainer, Colm is passionate about assisting leaders and their teams to achieve meaningful behaviour changes that drive business results through focused and engaging coaching and training interventions.

Colm is a strong advocate of focusing on people’s strengths and passions in order to help them be truly distinctive and impactful in all aspects of their lives. He uses recognized psychological frameworks in helping clients obtain long lasting changes.

Colm lives in Dublin with his wife and triplet sons.

He is a member of the UCD, Smurfit Graduate Business School's faculty for their coaching professional diploma programmes, and is programme director for their Professional Diploma in Team Coaching.

Colm has Postgraduate Diplomas in both Executive Coaching and Coaching Psychology as well as in Training & Development. He is a certified Myers Briggs, Birkman Method and NLP facilitator.  He is currently a DBA candidate in Portsmouth Business School where his research is entitled 'The contribution of team coaching to team effectiveness: an Action Research study’.

He also has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Masters in Accounting and was a qualified chartered accountant for a number of years.

Colm is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and adheres to their code of practice (www.emccouncil.org).  

Our Associates

Melissa  Sayer has extensive experience of working on complex change leadership projects, company strategic reviews and implementation, and extensive leadership and team development projects. 

Melissa partners with organisations to deliver sustainable organisational change and performance through coaching.  She supports leaders, managers and teams to improve performance through developing skills, confidence and focus.

Before forming her own company in 2007, Melissa  worked for over ten years in Asset Management, in London.

Melissa is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity Business School and designed the Leadership Development Programme for the Globally ranked MBA.  She is currently a DBA candidate at Portsmouth Business School where her research is focusing on ‘How does Systemic Team Coaching impact Team Performance and the Organisation?’

Qualifications include a Postgraduate Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching and a Masters Diploma in Executive Coaching.  Melissa is an accredited Emotional Intelligence Assessment User.  Melissa also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a B.Sc. In Real Estate Management.

Brendan Murphy empowers those he works with to continually improve their performance. He challenges leaders and teams to understand and hone their many strengths whilst also honestly appraising their areas for development. Brendan utilises personal and diagnostic feedback as appropriate to raise self-awareness and to drive effective change.

Brendan's distinctiveness as a coach is centered on his ability to rapidly build trust; to understand and then articulate the issues and the options for success.

Brendan has worked across the private and public sector in the coaching and training fields, with clients ranging from Professional Services to Government Bodies.

Prior to coaching Brendan spent 15 years creating and leading teams in highly pressurised work environments. His qualifications include a Graduate Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching, an advanced qualification in Training, a Higher Diploma in Education and a B.A. in English. 

Our Partners

Dynamic Leadership Development is proud to be a partner of the following world class organisations:


Zenger Folkman

Recognised by Trainingindustry.com as one of the Top 20 Leadership Organisations, Zenger Folkman have lead the way in focusing their leadership development on effective leaders focusing on their strengths rather than fixing weaknesses.

Zenger Folkman have used their extensive research to determine what separates Extraordinary Leaders from all the rest.

Dynamic Leadership Development offers The Extraordinary Leader program and 360 tool in conjunction with Zenger Folkman.


UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School - Smurfit Executive Development

UCD Smurfit Executive Development offers a wide range of open enrolment and customised courses. These courses are designed for organisations, business professionals, managers, leaders, and executives from many different functions who strive for professional and personal growth. The courses are developed to help executives and organisations from both the private and the public sectors achieve operational excellence and results. 

Dynamic Leadership Development is delighted to be programme director for the UCD Smurfit Post Graduate Diploma in Team Coaching.


The Rocket Model

Developed by Drs Gordon Curphy and Robert Hogan, the Rocket Model™ is a practical, research based framework and set of tools for building high performance teams. It can be used to diagnose team dynamics, and to provide leaders with specific tools and activities to improve team performance.

We are Ireland and the UK's only licenced administrator of the Rocket Model method.


Novum (Formerly PB Coaching)

A world class centre of excellence for coach education, Novum’s offerings range from 16 day University validated Executive Coaching diplomas to 5 day in-house Manager as Coach programs with EMCC certification.

Dynamic Leadership Development is proud to be an associate of Novum and to be part of their faculty team on the Smurfit School of Business “Advanced Professional Diploma in Business and Executive Coaching”.