Aidan Higgins is a Leadership, Teamwork and Emotional Intelligence specialist with nearly 25 years experience working with emerging and established businesses in Ireland and the UK. A Henley MBA focusing on Leadership and on Emotional Intelligence and a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Engineering from NUI Galway have been enhanced by further qualifications in areas such as the Enneagram and NLP (Cognitive Psychology that improves awareness and enables habit change), powerful soft skills which he has been using in Business since the mid-Nineties. As well as being a qualified Master Practitioner of NLP and a Certified Enneagram Teacher, Aidan has completed original post-graduate research on improving Emotional Intelligence.
Aidan is the principal at ADEO Consulting where he works with boards, teams and individuals in a number as a Coach, Mentor and Facilitator. He develops Leadership capability, Team performance and Emotional Intelligence to drive performance in the context of the overall strategy. He runs workshops, programs and also does one to one mentoring depending on the needs of his clients. He gives presentations and talks to various groups around Ireland and internationally and has also lectured in Management Consulting and Entrepreneurship at the University of Limerick, Kemmy Business School . He has given very well received post graduate guest lectures in Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Management Institute . Aidan has won (with his management team it must be stressed) a number of awards for people development and business growth and has penned articles for The Sunday Business Post, Business and Finance, Irish Computer, Irish Finance and ComputerScope. Aidan is also the editor of motivate.ie .
With an innate sense of humor and a passion for working with groups of people, Aidan is also an experienced motivator, once described by the Irish Independent as using the “oratory techniques of an evangelical preacher”. Aidan has experience in presenting ideas influentially to large groups in the corporate or educational space, and has shown he is equally at home coaching a small team or presenting a concept to a room of 300+. His passion for his topic shines through and whether it is Leadership Development, Corporate Culture Change, Motivation or Empowerment his knowledge, experience and unique perspective is powerfully communicated to his audience.