Leadership Academy Breakfast Club!


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Leadership Academy Breakfast Club!

Succession planning is the process of passing leadership roles down to employees in the organisation. It is often used to refer to planning for the exit of a senior manager, but all organisations should be working on a Leadership Pipeline in their organisation. It is not just for the Leaders planning to leave, but also so upcoming Leaders have a clear understanding of the direction of the organisation and where their own path might go.

April's Breakfast Club is online and was organised following lots of interest in the area of SUCCESSION PLANNING. 

We have two great speakers to share their own experiences of Succession Planning the exit of a CEO.

The Breakfast Clubs are monthly meetings where anyone in the sector interested in leadership development, their own and others, will have the opportunity to hear from a wide variety of people with leadership stories and to discuss leadership challenges and opportunities in the sector.

How to register

This event is on Zoom. Register using the button in the left screen.

Meet the Speakers


Sharon O’Halloran is currently redefining her work life balance. Prior to this, she was the CEO of SAFE Ireland for 19 years. When Sharon decided it was time to leave her post in 2019 she had to make some interesting manoeuvres to make sure the succession plan was, well, successful. She is a Biodynamic Psychotherapist providing Role Consultancy and Mentoring for those wishing to re-invent themselves in their work and re-imagine a new work paradigm.  She is a Yoga Nidra guide, swims all year round and lives in the North West.


Dermot Mc Laughlin is an experienced director and Board Chairperson in the nonprofit sector. He is also a consultant in the nonprofit sector in the areas of strategy, organisational planning and change. Dermot has been involved in strategic succession planning for organisations, both as Chair of a board and in his work as a strategic consultant. Dermot works closely with Boards, CEO’s, management teams, steering groups, staff and external stakeholders to ensure that their needs and objectives are met and that options and decisions are based on the best information and evidence available.

Your Facilitator


Sharon Hughes is The Wheel's Leadership Academy Manager. Sharon joined the organisation in October and will be taking the lead on the Leadership Academy going forward. Before joining The Wheel, Sharon served as the CEO of T.U. Dublin Students Union C.L.G for over five years. Sharon is currently making her way around as many of our members as possible to discuss people’s needs or ideas for how the Leadership Academy could be useful.

Who should attend

This event is for anyone involved with Leadership at any levels. We will approach the issues around emerging leaders from a number of aspects. It will be particularly beneficial for those in Leadership positions, emerging and young Leaders and also those involved in people management in organisations.