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Businesswomen develop self-awareness at Network Ireland West Cork event

AT the the first official Network Ireland West Cork event were (from left): Helen Wycherley, Network Ireland Vice President, Susan Manning, leadership coach at The People Practice, Adrienne Harrington, President of Network Ireland West Cork and Sarah Abbott, leadership coach at The People Practice. Photos: Emma Jervis.

The first official Network Ireland West Cork event took place on Wednesday evening (April 25th, 2018) at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co Cork. The event titled “Deepening Your Personal Impact” was delivered by experts Sarah Abbott and Susan Manning of The People Practice, who are licensed MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) practitioners with over ten years’ experience in this area.

Speaking at the event, Sarah Abbott, leadership coach at The People Practice said “Building self-awareness drives our ability to perform to our maximum both personally and professionally. This programme utilises self-assessment tools, such as MBTI to gain greater insight on how the personality you were born with impacts how you interact with and influence others. In particular, it helps you become more appreciative and tolerant of other styles of communication and patterns of behaviour, which is invaluable in the business world.”

“It is vital to be an adept influencer at leadership level and something that we find women can struggle with as their careers progress and they take on more senior roles. Strong self-awareness, self-reflection and spending time focussing on your intended impact versus how others felt they were impacted are key elements of self-development for all businesspeople.”  continued Susan Manning.

Speaking at the event President of Network Ireland West Cork Adrienne Harrington said “We see time and time again that the most successful business people never stop learning. The theme of greater self-awareness tied in well with our first official event as it’s all about building strong foundations and resilience especially in situations where we need to influence others, both in our personal and professional lives, to reach a common goal.  Network Ireland West Cork is about supporting and encouraging fellow members to excel in their lives and this evening’s event was very fitting.”

Network Ireland was established in 1983 and has 1,000 members with 15 branches across Ireland.  It is a progressive, dynamic organisation supporting the professional and personal development of women. Network Ireland West Cork is a branch of Network Ireland. For further information about Network Ireland, its branches and becoming a member, visit  Network Ireland West Cork is encouraging businesswomen to join the organisation and is offering a discounted membership fee of €125 if they cite the code WC25 during registration, until Friday, May 4th, 2018.

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