Irvine Nugent, Ph.D.

Irvine Nugent, Ph.D.


Area of Expertise : Professional Skills | Body Language | Executive Presence | Storytelling | Emotional Intelligence

Mantra : "Your presence speaks volumes before you say a single word."

Educational Background : Ph.D. Management, Capella University | Executive Coaching Certificate Georgetown University | Post Graduate Diploma in Behavioral Analysis and Deception Detection, University of Manchester | M.A. & M.Div. Preaching, SVDP Regional Seminary | B.Soc.Sc. Social and Public Policy, University of Manchester

Past Experience : Irvine possesses fifteen-plus years in senior leadership roles in organizations of various sizes, stages of growth and different sectors. He understands challenging business environments and has worked extensively with executive leaders and emerging leaders helping them reach the next level. He has served as CEO of Catholic Charities of Palm Beach and CEO of Vita Nova Inc. He has delivered seminars and keynote addresses on leadership and management both nationally and internationally.

Affiliated with : National Speakers Association (NSA), International Coach Federation (Professional Certified Coach), Association of Talent Development (ATD), Accredited Paul Ekman International Associate, Certified Resilient Leadership Coach, Certified Confidence Coach

Something Fun about Yourself : I grew up in our family pub in Northern Ireland. My passion for storytelling was born there listening to stories of customers. Using that experience I recently developed a keynote address called Leadership Lessons from the Pub. I also can pull the perfect pint of Guinness.

More About Irvine

Dr. Nugent specializes in helping leaders expand their emotional and nonverbal intelligence and presentation skills so that they are better able to connect, influence and assess credibility. Drawing on his extensive experience as an executive coach and trainer, he understands that leaders are most effective when they are able to read the emotions of themselves and others in any given situation as well as assess the credibility of people in high stakes scenarios.

Born in Northern Ireland, Irvine brings to his practice 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. He is passionate about empowering leaders with the tools to build trust, make deeper connections and communicate more effectively. 

Irvine is honored to be the first authorized Paul Ekman Associate in the USA and offers a wide range of workshops which are based on the practical application of scientific research. He is an ATD credentialed Master Trainer, a certified World Class Speaking Coach, a Science of People Body Language trainer and a certified Master Micro Facial Expression trainer. He is also a certified provider of DiSC, Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, MBTI, Leadership Circle 360, LVI 360, and Thomas Kilman Conflict Mode.

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