POSITIVE OUTLOOK CHAMPIONED AT MITCHELSTOWN PINK TANK
‘We need a positive outlook and if you try and fail, fail spectacularly and then try again.’ So said the ladies of the ‘Pink Tank’ at the Livinghealth Clinic in Mitchelstown last week.
A group of local females and one or two lucky men gathered at the breakfast meeting to hear words of wisdom from four very successful Irish women.
From the worlds of media, business and politics, Nicola Byrne, Orlaith Carmody, Theresa Lowe and Linda O’Shea-Farren held their audience spellbound as they encouraged a more positive outlook and a greater engagement with public life.
MAKING MATTERS WORSE
“Yes, there is a recession on and, yes, the country is facing difficult times ahead, but we are in danger of making matters worse with the lack of a positive outlook that is so prevalent these day,” Orlaith Carmody of Mediatraining said. Nicola Byrne, CEO of 11890 spoke of her road to success.
“Over the years I have learned that if you never try you will never succeed and this is the point that many people use to stop themselves from trying something new. I say if you try and fail, try again and if you fail again, try again. The main point here is to believe in yourself and get on with whatever you want to,” Nicola said.
One time ‘Where In The World’ RTE presenter, Theresa Lowe, wants to see more women getting involved in business and politics in Ireland. However, corporate lawyer and EBS board member, Linda O’Shea-Farren feels that Irish politics would need to change drastically not only to include more women but to get the best from the people who want to run for pubic office.
“The selection process would need to change along with the culture that prevails in Irish politics today, but we can achieve this,” Linda said.
There were many questions from the audience and the feeling from all those who attended the ‘Pink Tank’ was that the event was very informative and very positive.
“The Livinghealth Clinic was delighted to be offered the opportunity to host the ‘Pink Tank’ last week. The four speakers were very entertaining but at the same time they imparted some real nuggets of common and business sense to the audience,” Frank Doheny general manager at the clinic told The Avondhu.
“Great credit is due to Siobhan Finn for bringing an event such as this to Mitchelstown. The Livinghealth Clinic would be supportive of further such events happening in Mitchelstown as they provide an excellent forum for business networking to take place which is key to local businesses doing business locally.”
HONESTY & OPENESS
Mitchelstown business development manager, Siobhan Finn organised the event in Mitchelstown and was delighted with the response: “The event was terrific ... a departure from the traditional approach to seminar presentations and a novelty to have a breakfast meeting in Mitchelstown,” she told The Avondhu.
“I believe that the timing suited many people, so, hopefully, it will be the first of many. I’ve heard so many positive comments from attendees since last Thursday. I think what particularly inspired people was the honestly and openness of our speakers.
“The fact that they shared, so candidly and willingly so much of their lives – both personal and professional – was encouraging to many. It proved that, no matter how successful our lives can be, nobody is spared from challenge or tragedy at some point in their lives.
“The point being communicated by the team was that no matter what you are challenged by, it’s not the challenges you face that make the difference but how you handle them. This is what shapes you and your future,” Siobhan said.
Thursday 30th June 7:30pm