Gavin Duffy & Associates

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Kilsharvan Leadership Centre

Are you ready to improve your Communication Skills?

Answered Yes? Why not join us for a one day Masterclass Course? 

Choose from a range of courses including Presentation Skills, Media Training, Pitching and Negotiating and immerse yourself in learning at the exclusive Kilsharvan Leadership Venue. 

Based in theory, but with a focus on the practical, our courses demonstrate the tools and techniques you need to take your communication skills to the next level.

Our Trainers

Both Gavin Duffy and Orlaith Carmody are highly sought after communication coaches, having worked with some of Ireland’s most influential leaders throughout their careers. 

The pair have specialised in the communication sector for 25 + years, amassing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area. 

They know what it takes to become an excellent communicator, and have condensed their best material into a one day programme, designed for maximum results in a short space of time.

Orlaith Carmody Communications Coach
Gavin Duffy Communications Coach


Kilsharvan Leadership Centre

Kilsharvan Leadership Centre

Bellewstown, Drogheda,



The Kilsharvan Leadership Centre is nestled in the tranquillity of the Co. Meath countryside, around 20 minutes north of Dublin Airport. 

It’s the perfect location to switch off from the grind of the office and completely immerse yourself in learning.  


What can I expect to learn?

Our courses focus on the practical so expect to be on your feet during the session, actively putting what you have learned into practice straight away.  

Course numbers are small on purpose. This ensures enough 1:1 time with our expert trainers, Orlaith Carmody or Gavin Duffy. 

Each course costs €395 per person which includes all materials, refreshments and a light lunch.

Presentation Skills

  • How to banish the nerves and grow in confidence
  • How to develop your own presentation style  
  • How to deliver without the help of a script
  • How to create an impressive opening & closing
  • How to read the audience and perform under pressure
  • How to be memorable

Media Training

  • How to effectively prepare for your media interview
  • How to calm the nerves
  • How to land your key messages
  • How to handle challenging questions
  • How to give a 'quotable quote'
  • How to handle interuptions


Pitching for Business

  • How to make an impact with your pitching style
  • How to stand out from the competition
  • How to survive and thrive without Powerpoint
  • How to prepare for and answer challenging questions
  • How to engage and connect with your potential client
  • Improving the dynamic of your team

Negotiating Skills

  • How to choose the right team
  • Planning your negotiation strategy
  • How to deal with challenging behaviours
  • How to spot movemnet and hidden agendas
  • How to avoid deadlock

Feedback from our courses

"Gavin Duffy is Ireland’s leading Media Coach. That’s not our view - that’s how the top PR, Media and Marketing people rate him" Pat Walsh Murray Consultants

“Really excellent tips, tricks and skills that can be easily used by everybody in any presentation situation” Eleanor Bradley, Meade Potato Company

“The most on-point, results driven course I have ever attended. Focused on the person, which is what the prospective customer/client or investor buys into. Really rewarding sense of achievement nailing the pitch at the end, after nose diving on the first one!!” Fiona McNicholas, Heneghan PR

"The course was excellent, I learned so much and enjoyed it. That’s coming from someone who hates public speaking!” Marie Nolan, Flawless Foto