Events

Creating Success: Hotel Kilkenny February 19th 2018

Creating Success: Hotel Kilkenny February 19th 2018

I am delighted to be speaking at this fundraising event at Hotel Kilkenny on 19th February 2018.¬† The theme is one that’s close to my heart – Creating Success.

I will be speaking as part of a panel of business leaders including:

 

 

  • Cathal Smith
  • Gerald Keane
  • Evelyn Cusack
  • Terry Clune

We will share our personal stories, challenges, strategies for success and lessons learnt along the way to provide insights for the audience on principles of achievement.

I look forward to seeing you at this event.

Further details and tickets are available here 

 

Women’s Inspire Network – 11th April 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway

Women’s Inspire Network – 11th April 2018, Connacht Hotel, Galway

I’m delighted to have been invited to speak at the Women’s Inspire Network event which takes place in Galway on April 11th 2018.

The theme of the event is ‘Claim your space and own it’ and I will be speaking to “Success leaves clues – Lessons from Ireland’s most inspiring entrepreneurs” .¬† Over the past five years I have interviewed more than 250 entrepreneurs for my article in the Sunday Independent and I will share some fascinating insights about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.¬† Female entrepreneurs make up a key component of Ireland’s burgeoning entrepreneurial community and I am delighted to support this event.

More information and tickets are available here 

 

Trinity College Entrepreneurial Dragon’s Den Final: 8th Feb 2018

Trinity College Entrepreneurial Dragon’s Den Final: 8th Feb 2018

I am delighted to be taking part as a judge at the Trinity Entrepreneurial Society‚Äôs¬† Dragons’ Den Final on February 8th.¬† At this event, 6 teams of entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to a panel of five judges to win a prize fund of ‚ā¨10,000.

 

 

 

I will be joined on the judging panel by:

  • Eamonn Quinn, RTE Dragon and former deputy chairman of SuperQuinn
  • Alison Cowzer, RTE Dragon, entrepreneur and co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse
  • Gene Murphy, Bank of Ireland Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Zack Dutton, Co-Founder of Venture Capitalist firm UniFund

I’m looking forward to this great initiative by the Trinity Entreprenurial Society.

Further information and booking available here 

 

St Patrick’s College Cavan School Reunion

St Patrick’s College Cavan School Reunion

I was honoured to be invited to launch the St Patrick’s College Cavan School Reunion, which is due to take place in the college on Sunday 6th May 2018.

A great event, the proceeds from which will go towards the maintenance of the iconic Hague Building which housed the former St. Patrick’s College and is now the home of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre and the development of pastoral initiatives in the diocese.

In attendance were the Bishop and many past teachers and students as well as those involved in the work of the Pastoral Centre.

 

Announcing Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, Kildare Region: December 1st 2017

Announcing Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, Kildare Region: December 1st 2017

Celebrating Excellence – Business Networking Lunch

I was delighted to deliver the keynote address entitled ‘Success Leaving Clues’ at this gathering of over 150 business leaders, elected representatives, innovators, government agency representatives and young entrepreneurs to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in Kildare and to announce the winners of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) Kildare Region.

This inspiring event took place at the lovely Kilkea Castle, Co. Kildare and was superbly well organised by the Kildare Local Enterprise Office Team.

 

Irish Final of EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, 07 Dec 2017

Irish Final of EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, 07 Dec 2017

Delighted to be a judge in the EO Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) where 4 outstanding finalists presenting businesses engaged in everything from software and leisure clothing to food and website development. Inspiring to see the talent now emerging in Ireland. Aimed at students in undergraduate or graduate program at a recognized college or university who own a business that has been operational for a minimum of six consecutive months and are principally responsible for the operation of the business, this awards programme serves as a catalyst that inspires students and young entrepreneurs to start, grow and make their entrepreneurial ventures thrive.

Location: Vaults at the Dogpatch Workspace, Dublin

 

CNET (Cavan Employers HR & Skills Network), 23 Nov 2017, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan

CNET (Cavan Employers HR & Skills Network), 23 Nov 2017, Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan

Delighted to have been invited to deliver a keynote on ‚ÄėEngaging & Motivating Your Staff‚Äô at the CNET Cavan Employers HR & Skills NetworK.¬† A hugely positive and uplifting event attended by over 100 Business Owners and Managers from the Cavan area.

In the photograph are Colm Finnegan, Network Coordinator, CNET РCavan Employers HR & Skills Network and Marcella Rudden, CEO, Cavan Local Enterprise Office.

Careers of the Future, South East Regional Skills Forum, 21 Nov 2017, Hotel Kilkenny

Careers of the Future, South East Regional Skills Forum, 21 Nov 2017, Hotel Kilkenny

Honoured to Chair the recent Careers of the Future Conference organised by the South East Regional Skills Forum. Opened by Dr Patricia Mulcahy, President of the Carlow Institute of Technology  and Chairperson of the South East Regional Skills Forum, the conference was attended by over 140 Career Guidance Counsellors and consisted of 7 interactive panel discussions on sectors including Agri/Food, Construction, Engineering / manufacturing, Financial Services, Hospitality, ICT, Pharma & Medtech. Excellent opportunity to explore future job, education and training opportunities in each of these growing sectors.

 

Ambassador for NCBI’s Cycle into Light, July – August 2017

Ambassador for NCBI’s Cycle into Light, July – August 2017

Sean is delighted to be ambassador for NCBI’s (National Council for the Blind) Cycle of Light, Dublin’s first night cycle, where participants will cycle into the darkness to raise funds for the work of NCBI.

“We all need to be grateful for our sight and be aware of people who are are not ad fortunate as we are. Having been born with congenital cataracts, I understand, the challenges that sight difficulties can bring but I have also seen first hand the great work NCBI do, working with and on behalf of those who are blind of have sight loss / impairment. Please support this worthy cause”.

Chairing Sales Leaders Summit, The InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin  May 12th 2017

Chairing Sales Leaders Summit, The InterContinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin May 12th 2017

Sean acted as Chair for this year’s Sales Leaders Summit run the by Conor Morris and the Sales Institute of Ireland.

More than 400 Sales professionals were in attendance to hear from an impressive list of speakers that included; Dr. Dave Alred, Elite Performance Coach, Linsay Mc Gregor, Author of Primed to Perform, David Meade, Mentalist, Vicky Godolphin, Head of Digital Accenture Ireland, Eoin Kellett, Managing Director, Mondelez Ireland & Colm Lyon, Fire