Auto Trade Awards, City West Hotel, 17th October 2015
Sean was the Chair & Guest Speaker at the Annual Auto Trade Awards at the City West Hotel. Run in association with the Automotive Publications & hosted by Padraic Deane, this event showcased¬†the best of Irish Companies in the Auto Trade sector. A sign of the times, both visitor and exhibitor numbers where up significantly compared to last year.
Carlow Business Awards, The VISUAL, Carlow, 16th October 2015
Sean was pleased to address the Carlow Chamber of Commerce Annual Business Awards. Packed with local businesses drawn from all sectors, Sean paid tribute to the organisers of the event as well as all the winners. He spoke about the importance of local entrepreneurs and businesses in terms of creating and sustaining local employment. He explained how important award ceremonies such as this are in recognising and celebrating success and,¬†are¬†important in encouraging businesses to continually strike for improvement in terms of the quality of their products and services.
Motivational Training for Young Entrepreneurs, Theatre Royal, Waterford , October 6th 2015
‚Äč‚ÄčSean addressed over 300 transition year students at the‚Äč ‚ÄčTheatre Royal, ‚Äčin ‚ÄčWaterford‚Äč city, as part of the ‚Äč‚ÄčWaterford ‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčStudent Enterprise programme ‚Äčduring this year’s Start Up Gathering‚Äč.
‚ÄčIt was a highly interactive morning with students asking lots of interesting questions about entrepreneurship. Sean outlined the skills required to set up and grow a ‚Äčsuccessful business and how important it is to see part time work in your teens as valuable opportunities to build knowledge and skills for the future.
INM Breakfast Seminars for SME’s, September 2015
Sean joined the Independent News & Media (INM) for their series of three breakfast seminars focusing on Digital Marketing. Along with the digital marketing team for INM, Sean shared stories of how indigenous Irish companies are successfully embracing change and digital marketing as a way of growing their business.
Bord G√°is Energy‚Äôs Leadership Conference, ‚ÄėLegendary Leadership brings Success‚Äô, The Aviva Stadium, 24 September 2015
At this conference of over 300 of Irelands top SME’s, Sean and a panel of well know business and sporting figures, shared how they developed their own leadership skills, talked about the role that over coming adversity played in their lives and how others can apply lessons in their own business and personal lives. In particular, Sean shared his views on how we need to change our attitude to failure and see it as a natural part of the process of risk taking, achievement and success.
Jack Canfield International Retreat, Florence, Italy, July 15th-18th, 2015
Sean teamed up with his mentor and friend, Jack Canfield,¬†for the second year in a row ‚Äčto help Jack lead one of his private retreats along with Patty Aubrey, President of the Canfield Training Group. Located in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany outside Florence, the aim of this retreat was to help participants achieve even greater success in their businesses than they thought possible. The week-long retreat involved one-to-one mentoring, powerful daily mastermind groups while networking, and building relationships along the way. Affectionately known as ‚ÄúAmerica‚Äôs No. 1 Success Coach,‚ÄĚ Jack Canfield is a world leader in the area of peak performance. Jack has spent over 30 years studying what makes successful people different. He is also the creator of the book series, ‚ÄúChicken Soup for the Soul‚ÄĚ as well as the bestseller, ‚ÄúThe Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be‚ÄĚ
South Dublin Local Enterprise Office, Tallaght, Co Dublin, 14th May 2015
Sean was delighted to deliver his keynote talk¬†‘Success Leaves Clues’ to over 70 start up and emerging business owners as part of South Dublin’s National Enterprise Week. His talk covered key topics such as innovation, strategy and leadership and included many stories and examples from leading Irish businesses
Apache Pizza App Launch, April 29th 2015
Sean launched the App for Apache Pizza along with the company’s founder and managing director Robert Pendleton. Apache, a 100% Irish owned chain has over ninety stores throughout the country. App factory, an exciting new company set up by entrepreneur Caroline Malone & Sean, develops high volume affordable apps which will help Irish businesses harness the power of mobile in building stronger relationships with their customers.
Carlow Local Enterprise Office, Seven Oaks Hotel, Carlow, 15th April 2015
Sean was the keynote speaker at this year’s annual Carlow Local Enterprise lunch. Presenting his talk ‘Success Leaves Clues’ to over 100 local business owners, Local Authority representatives and Support Agencies, Sean highlighted the actions and characteristics of some of Ireland’s best known entrepreneurs and how they managed to build successful businesses.
Heat Merchants Group Annual Conference, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, April 3rd 2015
Sean joined Alan Hogan, Managing Director of Heat Merchants Group, to deliver the keynote address at the company’s annual business conference. Attended by over 70 of the company’s Branch Managers, Finance, Operations, Regional and Business Development staff, the theme of this year’s conference was ‘The important role managers play in bringing the business to the next level’. Sean focused on the key topics of Leadership, Strategy, Innovation and Resilience and drew on examples of how other Irish companies are successfully harnessing opportunities in their market place.