About Eibhlin Johnston


About Eibhlin

Eibhlin Johnston is the founder of Odd Socks*. She has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry. She has also been a business owner for many years and has mentored many business owners through change.      She left JP Morgan in 2018 to establish her consultancy business and now provides a range of services; working with companies on strategic projects, business development as well as Leadership Coaching and Training.

Eibhlin has been exploring Leadership and Coaching styles with a number of international trainers and coaches and has built her coaching practice on the premise that true leadership happens in the split second before thought and thinking takes over. She launched Odd Socks in May 2019 to disrupt the way we think, coach and work. True Leadership and authenticity happens in the split second before thought. Odd Socks is a range of solutions designed to prolong the split second - Odd Socks Coaching, Odd Socks Mentoring (Reverse Mentoring), Odd Socks Works, Odd Socks Busy Solutions and Odd Socks Talks - challenging the way we think and work; disrupting the normal.

Her first book, Gut Throat Leadership, is due to be published in Autumn 2019.

*The Odd Socks concept for this business is entirely random, yet thought-provoking.    Odd Socks remind us of odd thoughts, the endless pursuit of thoughts;  with very little logic or outcome.  Everyone relates to Odd Socks and yet no-one understands it.  Odd Socks don’t conform and yet we spend lifetimes trying to conform.

We have all experienced the phenomenon of Odd Socks.  How can something as simple as matching socks cause so much angst and difficulty.   Billions of socks have been lost – only one, never a pair.        

No reason, no logic …..

It is just a journey of thoughts…….


“When you talk, you’re only repeating what you already know. 

But if you listen, you may learn something new.”

Dalai Lama