Our Coaching Team:

Billy O'Connor and Veronica Murphy

As one of our clients recently testified, the first thing you will notice about the TDP coaching team is that they have "been there and done that".

We are highly experienced, mature, practical and direct. Our priority is to serve and we are highly conscious that when we coach individuals, that we not only maintain and protect self-esteem, personal pride and value, we also enhance. We instill confidence. We provide insights by encouraging you to look in the mirror, be aware of your personality style/temperament/behaviour while challenging you on your attitudes and beliefs.

The road you have travelled is unique. The learning that you have gained is special to you and we assist in identifyingif there are gaps in this learning portfolio for your future goals. Take courage to outside your comfort zone, you will receive personal attention from our team, having someone to give you honest feedback, helping you to set your goals and achieve them , and above all, having someone that will maintain confidentiality on the journey. Success is about goals, self belief, self-confidence and having someone in your corner, unbiased, honest and frank yet with an inspiring approach to help you achieve.



B.Comm., FCA, Managing Director, The Discovery Partnership Limited (TDPL)

·       B.Comm. UCC (Finance) followed by Chartered Accountant with KPMG

·       Senior executive roles in financial services and banking to the mid-90s.

·       He has run his own accountancy practice WA O'Connor and Associates since 1995 and founded The Discovery Partnership in 2001. He has designed, facilitated, mentored and programme managed a significant number and range of programmes for the development of micro enterprises and SME’s and HPSU’s

·       Twice elected as Council Member, Chartered Accountants Ireland.

  • In 2009, appointed National Director of Enterprise Builder, collaboration with B.O.I., delivering programmes/mentoring start-up companies, business growth, strategy programmes (more than 300 participants over final calendar year).
  • Trainer/ Mentor West LEO CC, LEO NC &WC, LEO SC
  • Mentor/facilitator FAST /Leap/TESS6-9-month Programme start up Incubation @ Institute of Technology
  • Key Finance Trainer/mentor Sprint UCC and Ignite UCC
  • Mentor/facilitator Enterprise Start – Enterprise Ireland – NEW Frontiers Phase 1
  • Programme Management, delivery of training and mentoring – complete 23 modules New Frontiers Limerick Institute Technology and SPRINT, UCC
  • Facilitator Franchise Start Incubation programme (over 6 months) (Limerick Chamber/LIT)
  • Specialist Advocate Panel Enterprise Ireland
  • Mentor/Facilitator – National Management Works Skillnet - SME’s
  • Experience in developing, assessing investor business plans, pitch preparation and assessing investor pitches.
  • €1m in funds raised for clients over last 12 months for HPSU’s
  • Trainer of Bank of Ireland lending staff on Financial Analysis with Accenture's Learning Zone
  • Trainer with Chartered Accountants Ireland on Financial Accounts
  • Specialist Advocate Panel Enterprise Ireland
  • Mentor/Facilitator – National Management Works Skillnet- SME Business Development Programme and Finance4Growth Nationwide

Appointed designer and facilitator for Cork IBYE Bootcamp November 2016.

Billy is the author of 2143 coaching methodology that since 2001 helped transform hundreds of organizations and professionals across Ireland and America.



  • Open University

    Degree Name: M.B.A.

  • University College Cork

    Degree Name: B.Comm

  • Consulting Partner