Network group hosts event
The first official Network Ireland West Cork event has taken place at the Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery.
The self-awareness theme, ‘Deepening Your Personal Impact’, was delivered by Sarah Abbott and Susan Manning of The People Practice, licensed practitioners with more than 10 years’ experience.
Ms Abbott said: “Building self-awareness drives our ability to perform to our maximum both personally and professionally.”
Self-assessment tools, she said, help people “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.”
Meanwhile, Ms Manning said: “It is vital to be an adept influencer at a 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 business people.”
Adrienne Harrington, president of Network Ireland West Cork, 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.”
The West Cork group is encouraging businesswomen to join the organisation and is offering a discounted membership fee of €125, by citing the code WC25 during registration, until Friday next