Meet The Team

Dr. Padraic Gibson – Director of Training & Consultation

Dr. Padraic Gibson is Director of Training and Organization Consultation at The Coaching Clinic, Dublin. Dr. Gibson, is senior research associate at Dublin City University (DCU), where he also lectures in problem solving and strategic thinking.

As a ‘hands on’ consultant he has extensive experience of the ‘actual management’ of staff and teams and comes to coaching and consultation from an academic and practical background. Padraic has worked at senior management level and as Service Director in the Irish health sector for nearly 20 years and in this time has managed millions of Euro’s in funding and has established and managed numerous clinical teams and management boards.

Working as an organization consultant and as a consultant clinical psychotherapist, he is also co-author of the highly acclaimed book, Winning Without Fighting, (Papantuono, Portelli and Gibson 2014). The Coaching Clinic, Dublin was established in 2015 to provide the highest possible, quality training and consultation to individuals, teams and organizations. Dr. Gibson

Dr. Gibson is also a collaborator of Professor Giorgio Nardone and is clinical lecturer and a senior research associate at his Post Graduate School of Psychotherapy, in Tuscany, Italy. He has also published and managed international research including having his work published with the British Medical Journal.

Dr. Claudette Portelli – Consultant Coach & Senior Trainer

Dr. Claudette is a professional coach and teacher at The Coaching Clinic ®. She is Clinical Psychologist, psychotherapist and clinical researcher.

Dr. Portelli is a lecturer in strategic problem and strategic thinking at Dublin City University. She specialises in Social, Emotional and Behavioural Pathologies working in Ireland and internationally she is a lecturer at the University of Malta, working in coaching and leadership training with educational leaders at the Institute of Education in Malta, she is also the director of The OCD Clinic Malta. Dr. Portelli is a clinical lecturer at the Strategic Therapy Center’s-Post Graduate School of Psychotherapy where she also works as a clinical trainer and senior researcher associate.

Claudette is a Scientific Member of the Editorial Board of the Brief Strategic and Systemic Therapy European Review she has authoured numerous books on addiction, Social Emotional and Behavioural disorders and is co-author of the acclaimed book, “Knowing Through Changing’’.

She has been a speaker at numerous international conferences and author of numerous scientific articles and has recently completed yet another PhD in the University of Macerata, on Leadership in Educational Settings.

Aaron Gibson – Director of Operations, Dublin

Aaron attended the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown and Rathmines College, Dublin, specialising in Marketing and Business.

Aaron has been working with the Coaching Clinic since it opened its doors in 2015 and his main area of interest is in marketing and communication. His primary role as course coordinator is to manage and facilitate all aspects of our in-house course provision and logistics. He is the main contact for enquiries.

Aaron has worked for over 7 years developing the profile of The OCD Clinic ®, Dublin, on social media and with medical professionals and has liaised with many other organizations to further grow the service. He has also co-ordinated all of our previous training programmes and has acted as official organiser for clinical events in Ireland, USA, Malta and Italy.

Professor Giorgio Nardone – Scientific Director

The synergy between Professor Nardone and The Coaching Clinic, Ireland, proves invaluable to our trainees.

Giorgio’s research on the behavioural effects of Communication and on the development of the Strategic Problem Solving ® approach have been applied to managerial contexts, sport and high performance settings and within the professional arts and he has been an inspiration to many around the world.

He has initiated numerous international conferences and seminars for decades and he has presented his work in over 36 different countries.

He is internationally recognised both for his creativity and academic rigour and has authored over 40 books translated into 7 different languages.

Dr. Stefano Bartoli – Director of Operations, Italy

First graduated in, Foreign Languages, at the University of Siena and later in ‘Communication between companies and international organizations’ at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

He graduated from Psychology at Rome, and he is the co-ordinating partner with The Coaching Clinic, Dublin and is the Director of Operations at the Strategic Therapy Centre, Arezzo and has worked intensively in business and organisation consulting and coaching activities since 2012.

Stefano is professional trainer and international lecturer on the coaching and problem solving programme and teaches the Strategic Coaching ® model in Ireland, UK, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, Romania, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Russia and Belarus.