Joseph O’Connor

josephJoseph O’Connor is an internationally recognised author, trainer, executive coach and consultant. He has given trainings in over thirty countries.

He is a leading author and trainer in coaching and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Systemic thinking.

He is the author of eighteen books and three audiotapes on Coaching, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), training, sales, communication skills, management, coaching and systemic thinking.
His books have been translated into thirty languages and have sold over half a million copies worldwide.

His book ‘Introducing NLP’ has been the main reference textbook internationally  for NLP for over ten years.

He is co – author with Andrea Lages of two books on coaching

Coaching with NLP (Thorsons 2004 – translated into nine languages)

How Coaching Works (AC Black  2007) This book was shortlisted for the Financial Times ‘Business Book of the Year’ award.
He now specializes in executive coaching, helping executives become more authentic leaders.



President and Co-Founder of Lambent – an International Training and Consulting company in Sao Paulo and London.
Lambent is the Licensed Delivery centre for Paul Ekman trainings on detecting deception, and in Emotional intelligence in the UK, Spain, Portugal and South America.

Co – Founder of the International Coaching Community (ICC)
Director and co founder of the Master Coach Academy.

Co-founder and director of ROI Coaching, specialist coaching for financial executives, and he is Visiting Professor of Coaching, ISCTE University Business School, Lisbon, Portugal.

Co founder and director of the Master Coach Academy, specializing in advanced coaching training, including Supervision.


Training qualifications

  • NLP Master Trainer (International Community of NLP – 2001)
  • Master Trainer of Coaching (International Coaching Community 2001)
  • Master Trainer and Life Member (Australian Board of Neurolinguistic Programming 2006)


Professional Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. (Honours) Anthropology from London University
  • L.R.A.M. from the Royal Academy of Music
  • Integral Institute – Core Integral level one, Integral studies
  • Interdevelopmentals Institute (IDM) –  Developmental Listening, Social emotional development, Certificate

Training experience:

England, USA, Denmark, Finland, Germany (Keynote speaker at National Conference), Poland (Keynote speaker at national Coaching conference), Sweden, Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Czech Republic, Turkey, Tunisia, Austria, New Zealand (Keynote speaker at national NLP conference), Argentina, Chile, Australia (keynote speaker at the international NLP conference) and Brazil.

Joseph was the first European Trainer to give NLP seminars in Chile.

He was the first NLP trainer to give public NLP seminars in the Czech Republic.

He was awarded the medal of the Singapore National Community Leadership institute for his work in training and consultancy in 1996.
He has trained thousands of people in coaching and has trained in every continent.


Clients include:

Citibank – Creating a coaching culture and executive coaching.

Panama Canal Authority – Team Coaching

British Telecom – Team building and setting up new business units.

UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation) – systems thinking training and consultancy in quality management for development programs.
Noble Oil – diversity coaching

British Airways – sales training and consultancy

HP Invent –Training consultants and executive coaching.

Petrobras – Developing Competencies

BAX Global – Coaching

Arlington Consultants – Change management initiatives

Interbrew – leadership and team development.