Orlaith Carmody is a former national newspaper and television journalist and the co-founder of a successful training and development business, Mediatraining.ie

A well known and respected communications expert in Ireland and overseas, Orlaith works with leaders in the world’s top companies delivering executive training programmes, and preparing leadership teams for media appearances and international conferences. 

Her business partner and husband is entrepreneur and RTE Dragons’ Den investor, Gavin Duffy, with whom she has four adult children. This is her first book.


A powerful speaker full of wisdom, energy and positivity, Orlaith helps audiences to understand that they can achieve anything! 

“Thanks Orlaith for speaking in the Big Debate at the 2014 SME Assembly in Naples, and congratulations on carrying the audience with you in such a convincing way. The response from all the delegates was overwhelming, not just the President of Italy!”
Joanna Drake, Director and Deputy EU SME Envoy, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission
“An inspiring and captivating talk, Orlaith’s passionate delivery really resonated with our audience. Her message, her energy and her humanity were palpable in the auditorium.”
Patricia Fitzgerald TEDx Licencee and Organiser


  • Irish Women Lawyers Association, 2016
  • Enterprise Ireland, New Frontiers Programme, 2016
  • TV3, LMFM and Newstalk, 2016
  • Irish Charities Institute Launch, 2016
  • Women for Election Inspire Programme, 2016
  • EO Nerve, Boston, 2016
  • Ablevision Ireland, 2016
  • EO Global Leadership Conference Bangkok 2016
  • EO Ireland Ignite Conference
  • INTO Conference 2016
  • AIB International Women’s Day Event, 2016
  • EO Houston Media Conference 2015
  • TEDxDCU 2015
  • EO Presidents conference, Dubai, 2015
  • SME Assembly, Naples, 2014
  • EO Global Leadership Conference, Athens, 2014
  • EO Global Leadership Academy, Washington, 2013 and 2014
  • TEDxTallaght 2014
  • National Recruitment Federation Conference, Dublin , 2014
  • International Women’s Day Conference, University of Limerick, 2014


As a conference MC or session moderator, Orlaith combines the broadcaster’s command of the microphone with the entrepreneur’s understanding of business to deliver smoothly running and impactful events.

“At the Pendulum Summit 2015, as the afternoon MC, she charmed the 2,000 attendees with her warmth and style – not least the keynote, Deepak Chopra. We were absolutely delighted with Orlaith’s contribution on the day”.
Frankie Sheahan, Founder and Event Director, Pendulum Summit
“Orlaith’s professional expertise as a communications authority was crystal clear as she gracefully connected the talks and drew in the audience. The afternoon was a complete success thanks to her.”
Susan G Duffy, Ph.D. Executive Director, The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College, Boston, MA.


  • IMPACT Mergers in Education Conference, 2016
  • Meath Enterprise Week, 2016
  • TedX Drogheda, 2016
  • Instagram for Business with the JJ Community, 2016
  • Renua Election Launch, 2016
  • IMPACT Symposium on Higher Education, 2016
  • Bord Bia Brexit Briefing, 2016
  • IMPACT Professionalisation of Early Years Education, 2016
  • EO Ignite, Dublin, 2015
  • Pendulum Summit , National Conference Centre, Dublin 2015
  • Impact Educational Division Conference, Galway, 2015
  • ICSB World Entrepreneurship Conference, Dublin, 2014
  • IMPACT Conference 2014
  • Meath Enterprise Week, 2014
  • Meath Partnership Conference, 2014
  • Kildare Enterprise Board Conference, 2013

Get your copy now. The book is available in paperback, digital eBook or check out our online Perform Programme.



Now Available

The Perform Programme is the difference you have been looking for. Designed to bring out the best in you, you can take the programme online or attend in person.

You will get a huge return for a small investment of your time.  Are you ready to develop the knowledge and skills you need to perform as a leader, every time?


Choose from a range of modules, including:

Leading productive meetings

Reporting to the board with confidence

Pitching to win business

Doing great media interviews

Building winning teams

Motivating yourself and others

Delivering compelling presentations

Making inspirational key-note speeches

Negotiating successful deals

Taking part in panel discussions

Managing adversity

Networking with confidence

“At a time where knowledge is power, Orlaith’s course has been pure gold. She is an insightful teacher and a dynamic mentor.”
Cora McCauley, FCA
“Best marketing ‘ass-kick’ I have had in years.”
Ronnie Norton, DN Design
“Very clear, easy to understand concepts and very practical.”
Conor Clinch, Ion Trading
“The most on-point, results driven course I have ever attended. Focused on the person, which is what the prospective customer/client or investor buys into. Really rewarding sense of achievement nailing the pitch at the end, after nose diving on the first one!!”
Fiona Sherlock, Heneghan PR