Your pathway to success

Damian Culhane CMgr FCMI, MIoD, FISM, MEMCC

Damian is a Chartered Manager with over 30 years experience of working in commercial organisations with blue-chip clients. Damian has predominantly worked in client relationship roles, across international markets and in multiple business sectors.

Damian has built up a wealth of knowledge – starting his working life with Marks & Spencer, before moving into FMCG with Walkers Crisps and Bryant & May. He later moved onto the business to business sector and has extensive international experience negotiating, implementing and managing complex solutions at Hays plc, Corporate Express (now Staples), Dalkia Energy (now MITIE) and the Institute for Hospitality Management.

Damian works with individuals and organisations to improve performance by unlocking and developing their potential. Damian teaches transformational thinking through 1:1 sessions and group coaching. He is also well known for running inspirational workshops that raise participants’ awareness to creating better results and teaching new skills to improve their performance.

Damian is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and has been actively involved in delivering management training to household names such as: Tesco, Wembley National Stadium, Kuehne & Nagel, Fujitsu, Novartis, Vesuvius, Cargill, Pernod Ricard, MUSTO, IMG (UK) Ltd, Beresfords Estate Agents, RSPB and multiple small medium enterprises. Damian is a Panel Speaker with Vistage International, Academy for Chief Executives and was previously a trainer with the Coaching Academy, the Academy of Executive Coaching, the Entrepreneurs Circle and the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy.

Damian is an Expert Trainer – shifting people’s behaviour on multiple leadership subjects including:

  • Superconsciousness – tapping into your genius
  • Building a Winning Team
  • Making Winning Decisions
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Maximising Leverage in Negotiations
  • Understanding Your Clients Thinking Cycle
  • Body language and Non-verbal communication
  • Professional Presentation skills
  • How to get the BEST out of your People
  • Working Smarter and Managing your Energy
  • Advanced Customer Excellence
  • How to Maximise Client Relationships for Profit

Damian spends a considerable amount of time helping charitable causes to raise money, and is a former Trustee and now Honorary Life Member with Action Duchenne. In addition Damian was previously a member of Colchester Round Table – working in the local community as a volunteer to organise events such as the Colchester Carnival.

Damian is an active member of and regularly speaks at the Institute of Directors; he is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales Management – where he has regularly spoken at member events. Damian is also a Member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming and an accredited Master Practitioner of Hypnotherapy.

In January 2018 Damian founded a pioneering community interest company, supporting people living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) – transforming their high rates of mental health problems. His vision is to wipeout the negative impact DMD has on people, so they are no longer defined by that condition and empower them to ‘Rise Up’ and create lives worth living.

Rise up 4 CIC delivers a programme of workshops for adults and families living with DMD to empower them to have strength to cope with the mental, emotional and psychological burden of DMD. You can find out more by visiting the website: rise-up-4.org