Our Team & Associates

To ensure we can deliver valuable expertise and solutions, GLO has teamed up with Associates to offer depth of experience, across multiple industries.

Karen Wall

Founder & Managing Director

GLO Consulting

Karen is an experienced and accredited Executive Coach with the European Mentoring Coaching Confederation (EMCC). Karen’s experience and unique style brings compassion, authenticity, curiosity and a re-assuring nature to her coaching approach. She is passionate about company culture, diversity and helping companies and individuals to realise their goals, enhance leadership skills and optimise their potential. Karen provides consultancy services to organisations and businesses, helping interdisciplinary and cultural teams to set ambitious objectives and unite in achieving them. Having dedicated her career to the Financial Services Sector, she enjoys the fast-paced, culturally diverse environment and the personal and professional opportunities it has to offer.

Karen worked at The  Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, an American multinational organisation for almost 25 years. During that time, she secured and consolidated relationships with high-value customers, built accomplished teams and led successful international alliances. She was responsible for designing and delivering bespoke client training programmes and is experienced in facilitating in-person and virtual workshops for globally dispersed teams.

The extensive coaching and mentoring expertise acquired throughout her career have been invaluable to her people management, talent development and leadership skills.

Moreover, working in Dublin, London, Brussels and South Africa, with global teams has afforded Karen a unique insight into the organisational, operational and cultural challenges that international businesses face. She also led key 'Women's Initiatives' programmes including the design and development of the cross-company mentoring Programme Triple FS, which included coaching & mentoring strategies.

Karen is currently studying a Masters Degree in Business and Leadership, which incorporates modules on Executive Coaching, Organisational Behaviour and Leadership.

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Owen Murray

Executive & Business Coach


Owen Murray is an accredited Business Coach licensed by the Irish Institute of NLP, and is also the holder of a Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Coaching, accredited by University College Cork, The Irish Management Institute and the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC). He has over 10 years’ experience as a Coach and has had a very diverse and successful career leading a number of initiatives across a wide variety of business sectors over the last 25 years. One of Owen’s passions is learning and with qualifications in Management, Coaching, Technology Leadership, Engineering and Health & Fitness, he brings a unique blend of skills and experience to ensure that both individuals and groups will get the most out of their coaching sessions.

Some of the sectors Owen has been involved with in the past include Technology, Automotive, Logistics, Retail, Medical, Health & Fitness, and Construction. He also has vast experience in various business functions including Senior Management, Operations, Sales, Project Management and Finance. Past clients include employees of Semi State Bodies, Multinational Companies, SME’s, along with celebrities and individuals who want to get more from their personal lives and careers.

Owen has previously lectured Third level students and has been a speaker at international conferences including ‘The Rude Health Show’ and the annual Electronomous Electric and Autonomous vehicle event. Owen specialises in coaching people who are setting up their own businesses, thinking about changing careers, or those trying to make more of an impact in their current organisation.

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Duncan Nugent

Accredited Executive Coach & Senior HR Consultant


Duncan is a senior HR professional with 35 years leadership experience across the public and private sectors.  Duncan has vast experience  across the employee lifecycle including; diversity & inclusion, wellness, engagement, communication, talent management, learning & development, organisational change and re-structuring.

He brings considerable life experience, compassion, empathy and a strong presence to his coaching approach.  Duncan holds degrees from NUIG and UCD, and post-graduate diplomas from TCD and IMI/UCC.  A former Army Officer, Duncan has successfully built and led multi-cultural teams in Lebanon, Western Sahara and East Timor.

Duncan is also an accredited Executive Coach, with clients in Pharma, Financial Services, Not-for-Profit, the Consulting and Sales and Marketing sectors.

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Gabriel D'Arcy

Executive Coach &
Senior VP at Stratagem Partners


Gabriel is currently a Senior VP at Stratagem Partners, Ireland’s leading Corporate Strategy and Brexit Advisory Service as well as Adjunct Professor of Business at Dublin City University.

Gabriel is a seasoned CEO, having led large organisations through major transformations in the Energy, Environmental and Food sectors, building resilient and creative leaders and teams able to deliver growth in the most challenging environments. He has extensive experience of international business development, negotiation and innovating for growth.

Gabriel coaches and mentors senior leaders and top teams, also providing leadership development to c-suite executives.

A former Army Captain, Gabriel holds primary and Master’s degrees in Science and Business Administration and a Professional Diploma in Executive Coaching. He is challenging, innovative and well informed, yet always good humoured.

As a Chartered Director, he currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on several boards.

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Claire Leonard

Managing Director of Evolve HR


Claire is a professional, experienced and dynamic HR Director, with 20+ years senior management experience in HR Leadership, Business Transformation, Organisational Design and HR Operations.  A trusted partner and advisor to MD’s and Senior Leaders with a strong track record in implementing progressive and effective people strategies and complex change programmes.

Claire’s passion is creating and evolving an Organisation’s “Brand Story” to transform organisational behaviour and implement a robust talent management and leadership programme. Understanding the need for an organisation’s culture alignment with the Brand strategy and Market needs is key to Claire’s Business Transformation approach.

Claire values strong communication throughout an organisation or business and leverages communication & trust to establish and build relationships at all levels within an Organisation or Business. She takes a hands-on approach to work with her clients to empower and develop all employees through customised Executive Coaching, Leadership Development & Performance Management programmes.

As an advocate for Employee Engagement and Diversity, she has developed and led Talent Development and Performance Management programmes to align with her clients strategic goals to ensure the success of their business and their people.

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Karen from GLO Consulting has mentored me over the last year and getting in touch with her has been the best decision of my life. I started my business nearly two years ago and I was not seeing results. I found Karen and she helped me excel my company to new heights. A true and honest teacher and an amazing friend.

Andrew Woodcock

Founder of Bad Apple Creative

The most incredible changes have happened me during the course of my coaching sessions with Karen. I find Karen easy to talk to and personable. I feel she cares!  She is committed to my progress and is genuinely invested in my development. Karen is very well read and knowledgeable and often suggests reading materials which have been helpful during this coaching journey.

Barbara O' Sullivan

SentryOne - Senior Strategic Partner Alliance Manager

Karen is a consummate professional as well as being an outstanding coach and mentor. She is gifted with the natural ability to build rapport and trust with her clients, colleagues and peers. This enables her to create impactful and lasting relationships. Karen’s authentic style is underpinned by her values and her vast experience working with global multicultural teams.  I would highly recommend Karen to coach and mentor senior leaders, talented individuals and high performing teams.

Daron Pearce

CEO, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing

Karen has very strong communication and interpersonal skills. In her prior role she was a very experienced client business relationship manager with well- rounded business and people management capabilities.
When Karen commits to do something, she can be relied on to deliver to a very high standard.  She has leveraged these talents to great effect as an Executive Coach. In my own personal situation, she helped me articulate and formulate my vision for “transitioning” from my previous role/career to the next stage of my life. She has a good listening style, remains objective without losing the personal touch and at the same time is not afraid to ask the probing insightful questions which make the difference. The breadth of her business experience coupled with her coaching style will enable GLO to offer unique and impactful solutions to her clients.

Cormac O’Sullivan

Non-Executive Director & Country Head of Ireland

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