Adeo Consulting Ltd are a specialist leadership, emotional intelligence and teamwork training and development consultancy based in Ireland. We have been designing and implementing tailored programs for clients for nearly 15 years that are contexted, scheduled and located to suit you. We develop leaders, teams, groups and individuals working in the modern organisation.

Leadership is first and foremost about connecting with and influencing people, particularly when trust, retention, wellbeing and inclusiveness are priorities. Leaders today require Awareness, Authenticity, Emotional Intelligence and a Service Orientation. Our programs are customised for your organisation, focused on your purpose, and your strategies or your change programs,  and we empower your leaders to successfully deliver them.

Our signature Authentic Leadership Program developed over the last decade helps you create a leadership culture that emphasises trust and engagement by aligning key competencies with Purpose and Strategy. We have worked with some of the most Senior people in both the Public and Private sectors, their direct reports and the next level leadership and teams, in the most challenging of environments. Our experience and understanding of key competencies, strategy, culture and change allow us to add value to any Organisation. Using a combination of teaching, coaching and experiential learning we help participants to develop pathways to improve and implement critical soft-skills in the workplace in a sustainable way to drive competence and competitiveness in the 21st century environment. Based in Dublin, Ireland we service Irish based and UK based customers and also work internationally.

Our book on how to develop the competencies for modern leadership is available in Kindle, Paperback and Audio format on Amazon and on iTunes. Click here. How do you become the aware, authentic and emotionally intelligent leader needed to facilitate the trust, innovation, agility,  engagement and success that the fast changing environment of today demands? How do you develop the competencies that enable the heads up leadership style every organisation needs today, just to remain competitive?  The author, Aidan James Higgins B.Eng MBA MSc (Psych) is the founder and director of Adeo Consulting Ltd and is a Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Teamwork Specialist with over 30 years experience working with organisations of all sizes. He has, for over a decade, been designing and running leadership programs that develop Awareness, Authenticity and Emotional Intelligence in leaders and leadership teams from all levels of the public and private sectors. Leaders who engage with and implement the concepts he teaches often report life-changing insights, improved performance and greater success in achieving their goals.  MORE


Our first book has now sold in 8 countries.


Leadership Development is a key component of organisational performance. When developing leaders to thrive with our current economic pressures and continuous change, it is key to understand that: ” The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist  “

Leadership is about creating a compelling vision and motivating people to achieve it.  But it is however first and foremost about you. How you interact, how you behave, how you are. It’s about who you become.


Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence in your leaders, teams and individuals can give you a real competitive advantage through a more engaged workforce and higher performance in terms of success and team goal achievement. Emotional Intelligence is not about being emotional, but of being able to understand your own and others emotions and act accordingly.

Harvard Business Review asks: Are you a great leader or merely a good one? That depends on your emotional intelligence (EI) – and it’s more important than your vision, your toughness, or your industry smarts.


High Performance Teamwork

We have considerable experience with senior (c-suite) and mid level leadership teams in particular where we have developed the leaders AND the team concurrently. Our team development program turns ordinary or blow par teams into High Performance Teams. A high performance team is a group with specific roles and complementary talents and skills, aligned with and committed to a common vision or purpose. The high performance team is almost an organism in itself, with norms, behaviours and expectations of its own.

High Performance Teams consistently show high levels of collaboration and innovation to produce superior results for your organisation.  When Team Emotional Intelligence  is maximized – your key teams can perform up to 25% better than average teams.