Ricky Drain

Ricky Drain LL.B. / Executive Coaching

Moulding strategies and solutions for improved business performance.

Experience + Expertise

Ricky is an experienced Executive Coach and facilitator and draws on an integrated range of coaching tools including GROW, Gestalt and NLP. He is also a skilled business strategist with a background in Law, Accountancy, and Commerce.

As a qualified Executive Coach Ricky has also been responsible for the design and delivery of leadership development programmes – one of which has been shortlisted for an IITD National Training Award – and has carried out research identifying desirable leadership behaviours, which positively influence the culture of an organisation.

He was involved at a senior level with an international high value manufacturing industry necessitating bespoke customer interaction and exporting. During this time he engaged with senior leaders from China, Europe, Singapore, Korea, Japan, America, Australia, Canada and Thailand. Previously, as director of the local main dealership for a high value international motorcycle brand, Ricky’s focus was on bespoke customer delivery and a strong brand value adhering to stringent franchise requirements and targets.

His experience includes front line high value sales, tailored finance, and retail management.

Coaching Style

Ricky specialises in Executive and Leadership Coaching and aims to enable clients to assess their existing capability, increase their own self awareness, and develop the required competence, capability and commitment to ‘be the best version of themselves’ – to enable improved performance and business results, adjust to new organisational realities and become inspirational as leaders. His methods involve appropriate challenge around limiting beliefs and narratives, and encouraging clients to hold themselves accountable in respect of commitments made.

Ricky is Accredited in Emotional Intelligence Profiling and is a member of the Association for Coaching in Ireland.

  • "The process was amazing. This man has a gift to make you do what many people fail to do. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ricky to others."

    — Paul Rice, Director, The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

  • "Ricky has made a positive change to my ways of thinking and operating and I would highly recommend him as executive coach to others."

    — David Anderson, Head of IT, Scottish Seafarms

  • "Ricky’s open and supportive style enabled me to open up and explore the challenges of equity partnership…I would unreservedly commend Ricky to other senior leaders."

    — Dawson McConkey , Equity Partner, Carson McDowell Solicitors

  • "Ricky has a natural flair for interacting and being there to explain further when an area is not fully understood. He formed trust and respect, is knowledgeable and makes it fun."

    — Coca Cola Hellenic, Senior Leader

  • "Ricky has a lovely approach. Engaging and Humorous."

    — NI Health & Social Care Trust, Directors

  • "I found the sessions very beneficial and Ricky professional, approachable and open, I would recommend this approach to personal development."

    — Pauline Hutchinson, HR Operations Director, CDK Global

  • "I am more effective in my leadership roles because of my coaching with Ricky. I would recommend Ricky unreservedly as an executive coach."

    — Dr Paula Scullin, FRCP PhD, Consultant Medical Oncologist


Previous Clients

  • Axiom
  • Carson McDowell
  • CDK
  • Coca-Cola
  • Graham
  • IoD
  • The Mac
  • The Old Inn, Crawfordsburn
  • Scottish Seafarms
  • Northstone