MedTec Ireland, Galway City, October 2nd, 2014
At MedTec Ireland, Chaired by Brian O Neill, Manager of Life Sciences at Enterprise Ireland, Sean addressed the conference attendees about sources of funding for start-ups in the Medtec sector. ¬†Sean also outlined what investors were looking for when assessing funding requests from sources that include Seed Capital Funds, Enterprise Ireland, Business Angel Investment Networks and private high net worth investors.
The National Transport Leaders Conference, Santry, Dublin, September 25th, 2014
Sean delivered a keynote and also chaired this year’s¬†National Transport Leaders Conference on behalf of the Freight Transport Association. ¬†A wide range of engaging speakers covered topics such as legal, financial, employment and taxation issues relevant to the transport sector. ¬†The event included speakers such as Moyagh Murdock (CEO of the Road Safety Authority) as well as FTA Ireland Chairman, John Coghlan and the organisation’s CEO, Neil McDonnell.
‘Key to Your Future’, Kerry Education & Training Board Fair, Tralee, Co Kerry, 18th September, 2014
Education and Training opportunities were brought together under one roof at the¬†‘Key to the Future’ fair¬†in Kerry. ¬†The audience was comprised of second level students, those who are unemployed and adult learners from the¬†Kerry area. ¬†Sean’s Keynote speech covered topics such as the importance of education and training, developing new skills, starting your own business, building self-confidence and maintaining a positive attitude when seeking to re-enter the workforce.
Launch of New Acorn Life office, Leopardstown, Dublin, August 15th, 2014
Sean¬†officially opened the new Acorn Life South Dublin Regional Office where he was joined by Mark O‚ÄôConnor, the group‚Äôs development manager, and Paddy Byrne, the company‚Äôs CEO. ¬†Sean spoke about the success of this leading Irish-owned, life insurance provider which this year, celebrates its 25th anniversary. ¬†Some of the topics covered were team-work, the importance of networking, customer service and goal-setting. ¬†Acorn Life have over 350 career professionals within the group¬†and¬†assets of over ‚ā¨500 million,¬†with¬†an annual premium income of more than¬†‚ā¨75 million.
Sales Sense Conference, Kilashee Hotel, Co Kildare, July 25th, 2014
Sean was Keynote speaker at the annual Sales Sense Conference with over¬†150 people¬†in¬†attendance.¬† Sales Sense specialises in outsourcing sales, customer engagement centres, sales management and business development.¬† In addition, the Sales Sense recruitment division supplies in-house and outsourced sales professionals.¬† Sean‚Äôs address, entitled, ‚ÄėA Time to Shine‚Äô, was focused on the importance of motivation, self-confidence, determination and clarity of purpose.¬† Other speakers included Gerard Teahon, the company‚Äôs founder and CEO, Vincent Dooley, Head of Sales for Sales Sense, and Anne Sheehan, Director of Vodafone Enterprise.
SME Owner‚Äôs Seminar, Bluehaven Hotel, Kinsale, Co Cork, August 11th, 2014
Sean addressed the SME Owner’s Seminar organised by Fitzgerald and Partners accountants in the Bluehaven Hotel, Kinsale, Cork.¬† Sean spoke along with Alan Coleman, County Mayor for Cork, and Cormac Fitzgerald, President of CPA Ireland.¬† Sean talked about the important role SMEs play in the national economy as well as in their local communities.¬† He also highlighted stories of successful entrepreneurs whose skill-sets and mind-sets have helped them survive and thrive¬†during¬†the recent downturn.
Garden Landscape Amenity Show (GLAS), Citywest Hotel, Dublin, July 24th, 2014
Sean spoke at GLAS, a one-day trade show event for Ireland‚Äôs leading suppliers and specialists in Amenity Horticulture, sports surfaces, and related fields. ¬†¬†The event is an annual opportunity for those in the industry to meet, network and do business in Ireland’s horticultural and sports turf sectors.
Jack Canfield International Retreat, Florence, Italy, July 15th-18th, 2014
Sean ¬†recently ¬†teamed up with his mentor and friend, Jack Canfield, to 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 “America’s No. 1 Success Coach,” 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, “Chicken Soup for the Soul” ¬†as well as the bestseller, “The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be”.
The Sales Institute National Conference, Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin, May 28th, 2014
Sean¬†acted as Conference Chair for this year’s Sales Institute National Conference. More than 350 Sales professionals heard from an impressive list of speakers that included: Cathriona Hallahan, MD of Microsoft Ireland, Jill Ross, MD of Unilever Ireland, Lisa Dillon, VP of Oracle, Eileen O’Mara, Senior AVP of Salesforce, Gerard O Neill, Chairman of Amarach, Damien Daly, Bank of Ireland, Caroline Casey from Kanchi and Emmet O Neill, CEO of Smiles.
Kiernan Structural Steel Ltd. 25th Anniversary, Lough Rynn Castle, May 30th 2014
Sean was¬†invited by Longford based Frank and Dolores Kiernan to speak at the event to celebrate their 25 years in the structural steel business. The event was a great success with over 300 of their family, staff and customers. Sean was also joined on the night by Liam O’ Neill, President of the GAA.