Teams are often at their best when they are playing for an idea…

Team Architecture Ltd helps you to develop connection, collaboration and cohesion between the people in your teams.

As a company that focuses on Communication Consultancy, we specialise in the use of themes and stories as a creative tool for engagement and motivation. We want you and your teams to find the idea that will help you “play” for each other.


Interested in Team Architecture Ltd working with you or your Team? Click here for more information about how we might be able to help you and your teams…

TA on Tour in La Rochelle, August 2021

Who we work with:

Below are some of the individuals and teams with whom we have worked:

Ronan O’Gara (Stade Rochelais)

ROG in the aftermath of La Rochelle’s Champions Cup Victory in May 2022

Head Coach of Stade Rochelais in French rugby’s Top14, Ronan O’Gara has been working with Team Architecture Ltd since June 2020. ROG has availed of Team Architecture Ltd’s specialism: using themes and stories as a way to unite, motivate and inspire people.

Since working together, O’Gara has helped Les Rochelais to their first ever Top14 and Champions Cup Finals. But it was in 2022 where they had their biggest success in winning the Champions Cup, defeating 4-time winners Leinster in the final in Marseille. Click here for more info

Jack Cooney: (Westmeath GAA)

Cooney has been involved in Westmeath GAA for 22 seasons

Having already done some reflective work on team values in 2021, Team Architecture Ltd started a more regular and detailed role with Jack Cooney for the 2022 Leinster Championship and Tailteann Cup.

The use of themeing that was developed alongside Cooney helped to motivate the squad as they moved into a new era of GAA with the dawn of the Tailteann Cup. Team Architecture Ltd helped to shape key messaging, create key content and align short and long term ambitions in a unique and engaging way. Their season proved hugely successful as they reached the inaugural final of the new-look competition.


HAC RFC at their grounds in the City of London: Armoury House

Working with the HAC RFC in a coaching capacity, the use of a theme – Shackleton’s escape from the Antarctic – helped the group to reassess the team’s direction and values. Following this theme, the club adopted a new one: Ayrton Senna which captured the club’s desire to play in a fast and frenetic style. Click here for more info

What does Team Architecture do?

Communication Consultancy: Reviewing, assessing and helping you deliver key messages in the right way.

Creating: Presentations, key speeches and designing a coherent messaging strategy for your teams.

Mentoring: 1-to-1 support with key individuals in your teams;

Observing: An outsider’s perspective of how your team functions;

Sports Coaching: RFU Level 3 Qualified Coach

Team Architecture Ltd in the Media:

Some of the work that Team Architecture Ltd has engaged in has drawn attention from various media outlets around the world.

Team Architecture Ltd on Social Media:

Twitter: @SharkTeams

Instagram: @teamarchitecture.dsharkey


David Sharkey is the director of Team Architecture Ltd, an English teacher, a sports coach who writes and is a former U12 Leinster Boxing Champion*.

Twitter: @teachingsharks

*He won by default because he was heavier than all the other kids.

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