Dr. Irvine Nugent
COPIA Partner

At a Glance:

  • ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Distinguished Keynote Speaker
  • Emotional Intelligence Expert



Harnessing the Power of Emotions

Irvine Nugent, Ph.D. believes that leadership development is a journey from the inside out. If our emotional intelligence is lacking, then any new business skill we attempt to implement will be adversely impacted. As such, he’s spent most of his career helping leaders harness the power of their emotions so they can have deeper connections, make better decisions, and increase their influence.

Irvine possesses fifteen-plus years in senior leadership roles in organizations of various sizes, stages of growth and different sectors. He is experienced in challenging business environments and has worked extensively with executive and emerging leaders as an executive coach and consultant helping them become more self-aware, manage their emotions, read the emotions of others, and manage their relationships.

Building on the Irish Experience

Born in Northern Ireland, Irvine brings to his audiences a rich and varied experience. Growing up in a society torn apart by division and violence he has seen first-hand the damage done when communication breaks down and people fail to listen and understand. This has inspired him to help leaders build workplaces in which people thrive and realize their full potential.

Unique Offerings: Keynotes & FACS

Irvine is an internationally recognized trainer and top-rated keynote speaker and is one of the few worldwide certified FACS coders, who are experts in reading facial emotions. He earned his Ph.D. from Capella University with research focused on leadership in times of crisis. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s executive coaching program. He is the author of the book, Leadership Lessons From The Pub.

Irvine coaches corporate, government and nonprofit professionals in the medical, pharmaceutical, banking and technology disciplines. His clients include executives, entrepreneurs, technologists, emerging leaders and program managers ranging in level from C-Suite executives, VPs, team leaders and new supervisors.

Dr. Irvine Nugent headshot

What Distinguishes Me:

  • Offers Cutting Edge Emotional Intelligence Training and Coaching
  • Dynamic Keynote Speaker
  • Senior Executive Experience

Assessments/Tools I Use

  • Everything DiSC® Suite
  • EQi 2.0 – Emotional Intelligence
  • (EQi 2.0 360)
  • WE-Q – Emotional Intelligence in Action
  • Leadership Circle Profile™ 360
  • Five Behaviors of Cohesive Teams
  • SQ21 – Spiritual Intelligence
  • Leadership Versatility Index 360
  • Resilient Leadership Inventory 360
  • Strength & Values Story Inv.
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®)
  • GlobeSmart Assessment
  • TLC Culture Assessment

Don’t settle for a bandaid. Don’t do it alone. Work with us to create leadership development offerings that actually deliver lasting results.