Carmela O’Flaherty

Carmela O’Flaherty is a dynamic executive leadership and business communication coach, consultant, facilitator, mentor, and speaker. She believes that the foundational building blocks of an effective team are shared mission and vision, deep trust, courage to disagree, and genuine wish for each individual contributor to succeed.

For over 20 years, she has partnered with non-native English-speaking Senior Executive Leaders in Fortune 500 companies to effectively communicate and lead across cultures and languages, helping them gain a powerful voice, build stronger relationships, and attain job satisfaction.

Carmela has lived on three continents, speaks three languages, and has pivoted her education and career several times, bringing all she has learned with her. Carmela’s multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary background affords her a unique wide-lens perspective while her experience fosters a trusting relationship with her clients.

Formerly a performing classical pianist, her corporate career began at Solomon Smith Barney and Bankers Trust, International Operations. As an Assistant Professor at The New School for Social Engagement, Carmela has been a testing coordinator for International Students, a teacher, and a staff development instructor. She holds degrees in International Business, Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Certifications: ACC – International Coach Federation; Brain-Based Results Coaching – NeuroLeadership Institute; Executive Coach – Center for Executive Coaching; CPQC – Positive Intelligence; and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in the Workplace.

Having experienced many transitions and cultural diversity, Carmela has made it her mission to help international professionals navigate past their challenges towards personal and professional success.