create10 Founder Joe McDonald is a highly qualified, experienced international professional coach and trainer.  He is passionate about developing the capability of individuals, teams and organisations with an emphasis is upon empowering individuals to develop self leadership skills.  With a proven track record in supporting and enabling clients to achieve greater clarity of purpose, improved goal attainment and enhanced levels of motivation he treats each individual client and business with an individualised focus and high level of discretion.

Professional Leadership Consultancy and Coaching

Each moment provides you with the opportunity to be the very best version of yourself.

In terms of professional experience, Joe has worked at a senior management/director level for almost 20 years so understands the need for effective leadership development and team performance. He has vast experience within a variety of organisational settings, successfully leading large numbers of staff and with responsibility for managing multi-million euro budgets.  Joe has also worked with a number of third level educational institutions including University College Cork, the Open Training College and Hibernia College.  He has lectured and written a large number of modules on topics such as leadership, coaching, mentoring, team performance, communication, innovation and management. Joe has designed and delivered training to thousands of professionals across Ireland and internationally. He is a respected and accomplished public speaker.

Joe is passionate about performance and developing winning mindsets that improve outcomes for the individual themselves and for those around them.

As a Professional Coach, Joe is registered with the International Coach Federation and has a qualification in test use in Personality Assessment with the British Psychological Society which is also recognised by the European Federation of Psychologists Association.

Joe has successfully completed studies at both home and abroad which include a MSc Degree in Personal and Management Coaching, a MA Degree in Leading Innovation and Change, a BA Degree in Applied Management, a Diploma in Health Service Management, a Diploma in Health and Social Welfare and a Special Purpose Award in Training and Development.

He can be regularly found surfing the waves around Ireland and abroad all year round or climbing mountains on multi-day treks on his time away from supporting others.


‘I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Joe for over 10 years. He is one of the best communicators I have ever worked with. Joe’s finest talent in my opinion is his ability to blend the need for the correct formulation of professional organisational structures and protocols with the need to foster a dynamic culture and vision for a service.’

Dr. Paul Horgan, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Health Service Executive.

‘I feel confident in saying that Joe McDonald has the ability to connect with people. He has excellent communication skills, an open mind and very innovative ideas.’

Rik Prenen, Consultant, Coach, Trainer, University of Leuven, Belgium

‘Joe McDonald is a coach who enables clients to find practical and tailored solutions. He combines an extensive theoretical background and practice based evidence from his experience in different work settings. He has a keen insight in the behavioural dynamics of both individuals and teams. He facilitates clients in formulating specific, attainable, and realistic goals that help them to meet the challenges they set themselves. His approach is one of co-expertise and co-creation, in which coach and client design and adapt creative solutions that really work for the client. He shows great respect for the strengths in teams and individual clients, and sees those strengths as the foundation upon which to build sustainable solutions.’

An Victoir, PhD, health psychologist, coordinator of proactive health care for the Free Centres for Pupil Counselling in Flanders, Managing Editor of Caleidoscoop