Building strength in leaders

We build strength in leaders by helping them to address the core issues that prevent them reaching their full potential.  Our commercial and mediative experience enables us to quickly and fully understand their business challenges, then present practical and effective solutions.  

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About Core Leadership

Carson Mulholland and Jeremy Gardiner formed Core Leadership in 2015. They were determined to help companies and other organisations get the very best from their leaders.

They recognised that there were often barriers, both real and psychological, that prevented leaders within companies from achieving their full potential – barriers that could be removed through effective and expert coaching. Their overriding aim is to make a tangible and significant difference to people’s lives, releasing the best that is already within them.

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Why work with Core?

  • Partners

    We work in partnership with you. Great results will only come from working together with a shared purpose. Our success is measured by your success.

  • Strategic

    We gain an understanding of your context and strategic priorities before we work with your people.

  • Experienced

    We bring years of commercial experience. We’ve managed and led teams. We’ve been in your shoes.

  • Impactful

    We bring our commercial and people experience, making a positive difference to individuals, teams and organisations.

  • Trust

    Trust is foundational to success. We create environments in which your people feel safe to engage in honest dialogue, finding solutions, creating new possibilities.

  • Courageous

    We take risks in stretching you to your maximum potential, because we believe we owe it to you to do so.

Our Experts

As a company that specialises in getting the most from other organisations’ people, it is naturally our own people that are the key to delivering that.

Carson Mulholland


Carson is a highly commercial and experienced facilitator and Executive Coach having managed senior teams during his 20 year career within professional services, banking and manufacturing sectors. Carson began his career with PWC, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. He has led and managed senior teams across a number of functions including finance and operations. He brings strong financial, commercial and strategic experience to the development of high performance teams. Carson has recently worked with leadership teams globally, including CDK Global, Allen & Overy, An Post, White’s Speedicook, Natures Way Foods and Spire Healthcare.

Carson is married to Alix and has two children. A keen, if not slow footballer who avidly follows Manchester United. Escaping often to the tracks in the Mourne Mountains.

Jeremy Gardiner


Jeremy started as a Minister of Religion. While serving in the community of North Antrim, he took a stand against the unresolved sectarian issues within the local area. This act of leadership opened the doors for dialogue and ultimately reconciliation, and as a result, Jeremy was recognised by the UK and Irish Government for developing good relations between divided communities. He has used the same trust-building approach in his coaching to draw out the best within individuals and teams.

Since 2008, Jeremy has worked as professional facilitator/coach, helping organisations to develop their leadership culture and behaviours. He enables people and teams to address the challenges that are preventing them from reaching their potential. As he puts it, “Real development only takes place, when you feel some sense of internal resistance. For those people willing to engage on the internal journey, a new and better world awaits."

Jeremy’s experience has led to him being a keynote speaker for several organisations focusing on areas including leadership, creating effective cultures, and developing mental resilience.

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