Exciting new Professional Certificate In Strategic Life coaching

Launching in 2022

Strategic Coaching® is a new, creative and exciting scientific development in the field of coaching. It is the only truly original model and the only truly coherent model for coaching. It is the model of choice when we want to effectively, briefly and easily develop talent or help humans transcend their own perceived personal limits.

Strategic coaching®, is the only preventative and transformative model of coaching because it works directly and effectively on those aspects of ourselves that we perceive as limiting us and in doing this, prevents problems, but it also builds on what we already do well and allows us to excel further than we imagined possible.

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Strategic Coaching® & Problem Solving

Our expert coaching services will assist managers, corporate executives and team leaders to enhance their performance in very specific areas:


Advanced Strategic Communication


Excellent Leadership


Strategic Problem Solving


Team Building


Advanced Strategic
Coaching Skills


Advanced Stratagems


New Science of
Performance Logics


Manage & Resolve

Why is Advanced Strategic Coaching® So Different?

With over 20 years of experience at senior management level and working as consultants in the organisation field and in delivering professional training programmes in clinical psychology and psychotherapy, in Universities in 7 different countries around the world, we have devised advanced gold standard interventions for some of the most complex human problems one can encounter. Through painstaking research we have devised a new model of Advanced Strategic Coaching ® that now has a proven track record in success and has been delivered in 12 countries globally.

Advanced Strategic Assessment

To be effective as a coach, one must first possess effective and efficient skills to identify and recognize the presence of any ways in which a client can be either emotionally, relationally, cognitively, or behaviorally blocked or inhibited, or any way in which they are prevented from expressing themselves, living and succeeding to their maximum potential.

Advanced Strategic INTERVENTION

At The Coaching Clinic Dublin we believe that the knowledge and skills the coach has must be effective at overcoming these problems and the effect must happen rapidly to prevent further problems, allowing for the emergence of individual talents, energy and capability. Advanced Strategic Coaching® is different from any other model of coaching.

Recent Publications By Padraic Gibson

“… the book is a gem… excellent… scholarly.”

Professor Alan Carr, PhD
Professor of Clinical Psychology, University College Dublin

“… a key text for those wishing to better understand… contemporary therapy.”

Professor Sean Davis, PhD, Alliant International University, California, USA

“… this is a ‘God-send’ – our field has been waiting for this book …”

Dr, Imelda McCarthy, PhD., University College Dublin, Fifth Province Associates


Professor Jeffrey B. Jackson, PhD, Virginia Tech, University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA

“… insightful, pleasurable… brilliantly embracing the best of the greatest thinkers and researchers in the field…”

Dr. Charlie Azzopardi, DPsych.,
Founder and Director of the Institute for Family Therapy Malta

“… must read for those not yet convinced of this therapy’s effectiveness.”

Dr. Ed Mc Hale PhD, Former President of The European Association for Psychotherapy, Co-Founder of The Clanwillam Institute

“… a must read for all school-based practitioners and those in the field of education…”

Professor Erna Nairz-Wirth, Educational Sciences Group, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

“… based on their vast experience and research… the authors … have managed to provide specific, effective solutions for each problem described in this book…”

Professor Giorgio Nardone, PhD,, Scientific Director, Strategic Therapy Centre, Arezzo, Italy

” An invaluable resource… effective and winning interventions…”

Professor Carmel Cefai, Phd (Lond), FBPS, Head of the Department of Psychology, University of Malta

“In this exciting approach to problem-solving in human systems, conventional thought processes are twisted inside-out, resulting in a truly innovative perspective for generating solutions to even the most complex of challenges. Get ready to have old mindsets shattered as Dr. Gibson presents flexible, creative and effective strategies for conceiving meaningful solutions that could transform organisations and those who work within them’”.

Prof. Susan Simpson
Department of Justice and Society, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia

“In this book Dr. Gibson, brings the art, science and psychology of communication, problem solving, strategizing and systems change together. His use of context and clear examples makes this book a must read for those of us working with organisations”.

Oisin Scollard, Barrister at Law, Senior Crisis Manager, EMEA YouTube And Co-Founder Turn2me

“Within the large body of strategic literature that exists, this is the most accessible book I have read. Clear, direct, and without unnecessary jargon and rhetoric… Whether you are a neophyte in strategic thinking trying to grasp its basics concepts or a seasoned organizational problem solver, you will be enlightened by the text”. 

Dr Luis A. Centeno-Gándara, M. D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University Hospital “Dr. José Eleuterio González”, Mexico.

“In this book Dr Gibson, gives you effective strategies to improve the psychological wellbeing of Organisations, efficacy of teams and practical ways to solve problems and concerns in Human Systems. We were waiting for a systematic description about how to apply strategic logic on human organisations and this book has done more than that, this is a reservoir of pragmatic knowledge’”. 

Dr Luca Proietti, Medical Doctor, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
Carle Hospital, Cuneo, Italy.

“This smart, pragmatic, and thoughtful approach models the strategies it advocates. With a clear and practical language, Dr. Gibson provides a detailed roadmap for problem solving that add immediate value in peoples’ thinking, planning, and acting differently. I’d encourage everybody looking to get to the next level to read this book”.

Professor Giada Pietrabissa
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy

“If you work with or in Organisations or human systems, this is perhaps one of the most important books you might ever buy”.

Richard Hogan – Columnist with The Examiner, Author of award-winning, ‘Parenting the Screenager’

“Our model of coaching unlike many others in the field, is not a patchwork quilt of ideas woven together from numerous theoretical sources and traditions, nor is it based on what the trainer themselves ‘prefers’. It is an advanced, coherent, scientifically crafted relationship that has a rigorous, coherent academic connection forged through research.”

– Dr. Padraic Gibson, Director of Training & Consultation



Advanced Strategic Coaching® allows the coach to practically use everything meaningful at their disposal to solve the coaching problem and to build an effective solution even when they are dealing with problems and issues that appear to be…
… no-win situations.

The Advanced Strategic Coach® guides the person or group to change their perceptions of themselves, others and the world. Leading them to develop new perspectives and perceptions of reality built on their own resources, allowing them to live new experiences and, through this to develop the skills necessary to achieve higher levels of learning, performance and satisfaction.
From this point of view, the strategic coaching is a process of “self-development”, in which the person is led to the emergence of their true potential and the real success of this is that these skills can be transferred to new contexts and new aspects of life..

Making it a much more powerful tool than any other model of coaching, we are exclusively focused on researching and creating interventions that achieve immediate results rather than on the slow open ended development of the person’s potential.

In order to do this, the strategic coach focuses exclusively on “how” the person or the problem functions seeking to unlock and develop resources we avoid the blind alley of asking why the problem exists that leads to very simplistic thinking.

There is a completely false belief that somehow if the person knows why something is happening that they will then somehow change on foot of this knowledge. However ,most people are often very aware of why their problem exists yet feel incapable to create the change that they would like.

Our effective innovative model of advanced strategic Coaching makes it possible to deal effectively and efficiently with complex problems thanks to our research and continual application and scientific evaluation of the interventions.

Through our advanced clinical work and research with some of the most complex and debilitating problems in clinical, educational and organizational settings (Gibson et al., 2013, 2011, Portelli, 2001, 2007, 2013, Nardone, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2009) we have been able to create an evolved and unique model of coaching for the 21st Century, built on real science.

Advanced Strategic Coaching® has a set of strategies and techniques that are never improvised, but are the true expression of an “advanced” technology, made possible by the use of the specialist branch of logic known as “strategic logic” and through the use of “non- ordinary logic”

Advanced Strategic Coaching® also makes use of the wisdom of ancient tradition, such as the Greek and Chinese strategems (Gibson, 2013, 2011, Nardone, 2007). In doing so we are able to effectively use knowledge, skills and pragmatic interventions to rapidly change complex situations.


The world of persuasion, of influence and of communication are of primary importance to our work and there are many who see this as an art, however we prefer to see it as a science, that requires ongoing evaluation and application…
… in order to protect it.

From the ancient work of the sophists in Greece and through the study of rhetoric to the most recent developments of the MRI in Palo Alto California, a model has developed (Gibson 2001, 2011, 2013, Nardone 1997, 2007) of suggestive communication with increasingly advanced, technique known as the “strategic dialogue” (Nardone 2007).

This also radically distinguishes Advanced Strategic Coaching® (ASC) from other approaches: this model allows for concrete effects in the short term.

Since science has shown us that each of us create our own reality, then once a person has acquired the necessary strategic knowledge and techniques and skills, anyone can become capable of avoiding many of the dangerous “mental traps” life throws at us effectively allowing the person to engage in a real process of “self-coaching.”


“ … Dr Gibson’s training was really interesting and relevant to colleagues at all levels. His personable style and capacity to clearly convey his deep expertise of the subject matter in a manner that all attendees could grasp and relate to was particularly appreciated... ”

Fergal Cullen, Principal Officer,  Business Services Unit, Corporate Services Division

“… Frontline Make Change availed of training provided by Dr Padraic Gibson and his team. It has to be one of the most positive engaging sessions the organisation has availed of especially the sessions on use of strategic dialogue. His team are at the top of their game... ”

Stuart Fraiser, Clinical Director Frontline, Drug and Alcohol Services, Dublin 8

"... thoroughly Engaging and informative workshops packed with information and ideas... "

Barbara Kirkpatrick, Community Services Manager, RehabCare

" As training goes this was exceptional, our team learnt so much and all it was all so practical."

Liz Grehan, Senior Manager and Principal Social Worker

“ …training with Dr Gibson was energising, empowering, though provoking and informative. We now plan interventions based on what the have learned there."

Louise Casey, Principal Medical Social Worker, Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Studies

“As a university professor, I cannot recommend the training enough….students consistently evaluated the training as being of highest quality, engaging and instructive... ’’

Professor Jeff Jackson, PhD., Virginia Tech University, Virgina. USA