Events

SME Owner’s Seminar, Bluehaven Hotel, Kinsale, Co Cork, August 11th, 2014

SME Owner’s 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

Garden Landscape Amenity Show (GLAS), Citywest Hotel, Dublin, July 24th, 2014

Sean spoke at GLAS, a one-day trade show event for Ireland’s 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

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

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

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.

CPA National Conference, Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin , May 23rd 2014

CPA National Conference, Crown Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown, Dublin , May 23rd 2014

Sean delivered keynote address to 150 attendees at this year’s National CPA Conference entitled “Ireland Post Bailout” along with incoming CPA President, Cormac Fitzgerald, who is a CPA member and also a director of Blue Haven Hotel and Blue Haven Foods Group in Kinsale in County Cork.

Launch of Early Talent Initiative with Vanty International, Russell Court Hotel, Dublin, May 9th, 2014

Launch of Early Talent Initiative with Vanty International, Russell Court Hotel, Dublin, May 9th, 2014

Sean was Keynote speaker at the launch of the highly innovative Early Talent programme run by Vanessa Tierney and her team at Vanty International, a new talent solutions company for high tech firms globally.

Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute, National Conference, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, April 10th, 2014

Ireland Chapter of the Project Management Institute, National Conference, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, April 10th, 2014

Sean chaired this years conference with a host of inspiring speakers including: Dr. Tony Holohan, Ireland’s Chief Medical Officer, John Barry and the Team from Irish Water, David Drakesford, The Irish Cancer Society, Susan Hayes, The Positive Economist, Mike Comyn, The Fearless Organisation, Bob Bill (leading US TV executive from Dreamworks, Fox and Showtime).

“Developing the Right Skill Set and Mindset for Business Success”, McEvoy Accountants Business Lunch, D Hotel, Drogheda, March 26th, 2014

“Developing the Right Skill Set and Mindset for Business Success”, McEvoy Accountants Business Lunch, D Hotel, Drogheda, March 26th, 2014

Sean addressed more than 100 business owners and guests on behalf of Gail Mc Evoy, Mc Evoy Accountants at the company’s Spring Business Lunch.

Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, Energy Show, RDS Dublin, March 12th, 2014

Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland, Energy Show, RDS Dublin, March 12th, 2014

Sean presented the award for the Most Promising Startup on behalf of Smart Grid Innovation to Limerick-based Connor O’Reilly of EcoWatch.  Connor is developing Smart Distribution Network Monitoring Solutions.  The Smart Grid Innovation Hub is a collaborative initiative by EirGrid Group and NDRC that promotes the development of innovative Smart Grid solutions, with a focus on entrepreneurial initiatives by companies, academics and entrepreneurs in Ireland and Northern Ireland.