About All Star Coaching
Priming individuals and teams for success
An 'All Star' is a recognition of excellence in sporting performance, and is awarded to GAA players who demonstrate high levels of consistency, skill and determination. Paul is proud to be the recipient of All Star awards in 2010 and 2011.
The name All Star Coaching was chosen because of what it represents, its underpinning values and principles, and how these can be applied to help you reach your fullest potential, not just in sport, but in every aspect of your life.
Many people want to achieve All Star success.It takes effort, sacrifice, dedication, self-awareness and a radical commitment to being the best you can be. It also requires resilience so that you can respond to failure and defeat by learning and becoming stronger and wiser.
IF you want to stand out, be the best version of yourself, be aligned to your true values and goals, AND you are prepared to put in the work, THEN I believe that you CAN have transformational results and gain incredible self-esteem in the process.
If you are reading this and think, ‘this is me’, then I want to work with you. My ultimate goal with my coaching services is to help you to identify your values and goals, build on your strengths, identify where you have interferences holding you back, and action plan so that you can take your performance and life to the next level.
Paul Curran (MSc PMC) is a professional performance and development coach who specialises in working with individuals, teams and leaders who are eager to develop, grow and improve in order to succeed in sport, work and life.
For Paul, coaching is all about unlocking the potential within an individual or team, to maximise their performance and to create an environment where trust is a key ingredient.
His approach enables the individual/team to be open, honest and accountable, and take the necessary steps involved to optimise patterns that serve them, and break patterns that impede their success.
Paul specialises in
Performance coaching with
Individual athletes across all sporting contexts
Personal development coaching with individuals and groups in the areas of
Personal fitness, nutrition & lifestyle
Work / life management
Managing important transitions – college, work, career
Business Development Workshops in the areas of
Psychology of teams
Effective feedback delivery
Effective communication and problem-solving
Kilkenny Camoige Manager
Paul Curran acted as a performance coach for the Kilkenny Camogie Senior team in 2019. Paul facilitated 7 sessions with the girls during the year. The sessions were varied and relevant at all times. Paul never judged or gave his own personal opinion on any discussion. He had a great way of allowing the girls to open up in an environment that they felt safe and comfortable in. The girls trusted Paul to be honest and to speak truthfully about anything on their minds.
Brian Dowling - Kilkenny Camoige Manager
Russel Rovers GAA Coach 2019/2020
Paul worked closely with the management & players on our run to the All-Ireland club final in Croke Park during the 2019/20 season. He immediately built a very strong rapport and trust with the group and encouraged engagement from all individuals. He assisted & challenged everyone to reach the standards and goals we had set ourselves as a group. His work-shops and methodologies facilitated self-analysis & accountability which led to improved performance, both on & off the pitch. Paul's contribution greatly assisted the club winning its first ever adult county & Munster titles and I would highly recommend his services.
Noel Furlong - Russel Rovers GAA Coach 2019/20
Edmond Rice Secondary School
" Paul Curran from All Star Coaching is a true professional to deal with. Paul facilitated & challenged us to work together as a team, to enable us to use our relationships, our experiences & our interpersonal awareness to grow as a team of teachers. A thoroughly enjoyable & worthwhile experience to kick start the school year"
Linda Barry, Acting Principal, Edmund Rice Secondary School, Carrick-on-Suir. Tipperary
Antrim Senior Hurling Captain 2022
Paul joined the Antrim hurling setup in 2021 and helped our team collectively and individually get the most out of each other. In a challenging environment during the coronavirus pandemic, our leadership group met frequently with Paul, both remotely and in person and made short- and long-term goals throughout the year which aimed to benefit team, player and management goals. The entire squad were brought closer as a result of the activities and sessions organised by Paul and this was translated into high level performances seen on the pitch
Individual coaching TESTIMONIALS
I am 25 years old who recently worked with All-Star Coaching from May to October 2021. As a young working professional, my relationship with Paul was primarily focused on finding clarity and direction with regards to my career path.
My sessions with All-Star Coaching ensured that I spent 1 hour every second week discussing my career options, with each session adding significant value to my eventual decision. Paul helped facilitate this process through a mix of care and professionalism. Care was presented by his empathy, enthusiasm, and emotional investment into my future. His professionalism was showcased through his ability to carefully challenge by beliefs, highlight any mental barriers that I may be experiencing, and by creating a practical step-by-step process to achieve my goals. This process has prepared me to start my own business called Connect Up Top.
My biggest takeaway from my coaching experience is how powerful it can be to have someone fully attentive, supportive, and invested in my life. I found this highly important as Paul didn’t carry any personal needs, interest, and expectations that a friend or family member may carry. Having a coach I respected to hold myself accountable was perhaps the extra motivation I needed to stretch my comfort zone and pursue what I valued.
Hugh Burke, Limerick - Owner of Connect Up Top
I have worked with Paul Curran on two occasions in the past two years. Paul was tasked with meeting with two very different groups of people to start conversations around building strong, effective professional teams within an educational setting. In both instances Paul displayed admirable professionalism and expertise, while being flexible enough to pitch his message to the different audiences on the day.
Paul displayed that rare skill of dealing with important and serious themes while doing so in an enjoyable and interactive way.
All in all, I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul to any business/team/school looking at how it might develop relationships within the group.
Anthony Leahy -Principal
Coláiste Abhainn Rí, Callan, Co. Kilkenny (2021)
Paul Curran came highly recommended. He worked with staff focusing on ‘us’ as a team, the strengths of staff (as a Team) and facilitated an open conversation on the future needs of our school and how together we meet future challenges.
Paul’s style is professional, relaxed and appealing to all. The team building activities set a positive atmosphere before we drilled down into the focus areas. I would highly recommend Paul for professional development of teams regardless of profession, sector etc.
Imelda Whelan - Principal
Ardscoil na Tríonóide, Athy, Co.Kildare (2022)
"At an important juncture in my career and personal life, I looked to get some coaching. Paul came highly recommended from a friend and after he coached me, I can see why. Paul addressed everything in a thorough but very relaxed way. It was hugely enlightening. He helped; clear my thoughts, prioritise my work / life balance, give clarity on new work opportunities and also general health. It was great working with Paul, I couldn’t recommend him highly enough".
Micheál Keohane - Midleton 2023