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Lead an organisation that thrives in times of change and achieves more in less time. Our values drive our work. We use powerful models and methods to address organisations' specific challenges and support them in achieving their goals while focusing on human dynamics.

Live Unbound is unlike any other elite high-performance, transformation and leadership consultancy. Our Founder, Stephen McDonnell, has intimate knowledge of high performance in highly competitive contexts. Stephen regularly draws from his experience as a captain of the Cork Senior Hurling team and performing in front of crowds of up to 83,000 people.

We partner with the world’s leading institutes in high performance, leadership and team effectiveness to deliver quick and effective solutions. Since working with us, some of our clients have hit targets within one year that were predicted in the 3 to 5-year bracket, have won multi-million contracts, doubled predicted revenues within 1 year in times of recession and transformed ways of working, and much more.

“As Stephen says, it’s very important to enjoy the journey to higher individual and collective performance and with Stephen’s support we are successfully doing this right across the business”


Our highly-praised programmes and coaching methods are enjoyable, interactive, and rooted in the best and latest scientific theories proven to deliver solutions quickly and effectively, enabling sustainable change and impactful results. Leaders and teams need a context of support and challenge to create such change and results. Our facilitation and coaching services provide such a context.

We measure the success of our engagements by assisting leaders, teams and organisations create shifts in three interdependent areas:



Accelerate performance through an intentional change process focusing on the team’s systemic context, strengths, leadership and agility.



Increase learning agility through a support and challenge coaching model focusing on goal setting, action-learning and accountability.



Foster resilience through developing sustainable agile work habits.

Measure Success by Performance, Resilience and Learning

In addition to conversational insights, world-class assessment tools are used to objectively assess leaders, teams and organisations before taking performance to the next level.

Some of the data analytics and assessment tools we use include the Team Diagnostic Survey™, the world’s #1 team effectiveness instrument developed by renowned Harvard scholar-practitioners and a 360 assessment with the transformational Leadership Versatility Index®. When we combine these with our coaching, facilitation and other world class tools, expect to achieve the impossible.

To accelerate your development, our programmes and coaching methods take a holistic approach by diving into the five domains of balance - physical, mental, emotional, intuition and spiritual.

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We coach CEOs and leaders 1 to 1, their teams and organisations around the globe.

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The true strength of Live Unbound is in its people — and that includes you.

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