On Saturday 29th of May a group of 41 staff and family members from the AIB Cork region arrived to Kerry to undertake the challenge of climbing Ireland's highest mountain, Corran Tuathail with Pat Falvey.
The weather was good even though the forecast was bad for the day. To the delight of the group all of the team reached the summit by the picturesque route of Coimin Uachtar and Brother O Sheas Gully.
The return climb to the summit took six and a half hours.
Full set of pictures of the day or on AIB Social Club gallery
"The reaction from everyone present was quite phenomenal and the general feeling was that it was the best presentation they have ever attended. I found it enlightening and inspirational and was struck by the incredible results that ensue from good teamwork and determination to achieve ones goals. Your entire talk was honest, open,and hugely motivational. Your visuals of some of your conquests were deeply moving especially of the Mount Everest ascent."
Ken MacDonald, Managing Director, Hooke and McDonald.
"We were delighted to have Pat Falvey agree to work with us at the European Insurance Forum in the Four Seasons hotel. Pat’s attention to detail and professionalism in his preparation etc., was impressive but his presentation and delivery on the night blew us away. His story was fascinating, riveting, engaging and at times emotionally charged. We recommend him unreservedly and hope to have him back speaking at one of our events again very soon."
Marie Griffin, General Manager, Event Management International.
"I always find sports and adventure situations as the most interesting analogies to business and business leadership success. The necessary planning, courage, and teamwork required of what Pat did are certainly important business success ingredients. To Pat specifically: there are many other stories of people who had hit bottom but figured out ways to climb out of it; however, few have literally climbed to the heights (after hitting bottom) as Pat Falvey has."
Wayne D. Bidelman, F.S.A., MAAA, Managing Director, Life & Health Business.
"Pat is a remarkable man and his story is testimony to the strength of the human spirit in the face of adversity."
Stephen Divine, Managing director of TransAmerica International.
"Pat, thanks for your inspirational presentation at the Nortel event. Your journey of the highs and lows of life and the importance of setting new objectives was both captivating and motivational. The audience reaction was profound - thanks for taking us all with you on this adventure."
Dave Silke - Director EMEA Marketing, Nortel.
"Pat Falvey's attendance at our Partnerfocus event was a fundamental component in bringing renewed focus and excitement to this annual event. It increased both registration and attendance in general and created a buzz of anticipation during the day. His speaking was both motivational, educational and entertaining, overall it lifted the whole spirit of the day. I had numerous communications during the following days commenting on how beneficial and provocative the day was and what a large part Pat played in it."
Dave Silke - Director EMEA Marketing, Nortel.
"Pat Falvey has run Management Development Programmes over the past seven years for University College Cork. These programmes have been for post – graduate students and also for a wide range of managers/directors in the corporate sector. Pat and his team have done magnificent work for us in the areas of Team Building, Team Bonding and Motivation. The feedback from students, managers and their companies has been exceptionally positive and deemed to have a very beneficial payback with techniques that can be actively used in the workplace."
David A. Twomey, Programme Manager.
"Pat brought passion, belief, and 'can do' to our 'Operation Everest'. We brought 500 employees together for a one day workshop designed to get everyone alligned and inspired to achieve aggressive business goals. Pat was our main speaker and he left people with a determination to 'go for it'... and we did reach the summit successfully and we had fun getting there!"
Larry Kelly, HR Director, Wyeth.
"Having spent 24 years in the retail trade I found Pat Falvey's motivational presentation refreshing, uplifting, and very appropriate to business in general, and the first time I can remember that not a pin dropped in a group of 700 hundred people for the length of Pat's speech. It was a welcome change from most corporate speakers."
Bernard Lynch, Chairperson, Centra.
"A quick note to say a big thank you for your inspirational talk at the Big Event. It was a pleasure to hear about your experiences and your perspective on a whole range of topics, especially the concept of failure. I have come back to the UK bursting with enthusiasm and ideas, largely thanks to you – many thanks indeed."
Over 280 agents from 20 countries in the Caribbean came to Ireland recently on an incentive break organised by Sagicor Financial Corporation.
Pat Falvey was the key note speaker at their conference in the Ritz Carlton in Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow. Sagicor Financial Corporation, a Caribbean based company, has recently expanded into America and Europe.
Pat's presentation focused on "Live Local, Think Global"
Sagicor is a diverse regional group operating in 20 countries across the Caribbean and in the United States. Since 1842, two years after it was established, Sagicor has maintained it's regional approach to providing insurance and financial services.
Over the years, Sagicor has changed to meet the challenges of it's environment and the needs of its policyholders and customers while remaining steadfast in it's adherence to the principles of financial prudence and strong market discipline.
Sagicor is uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of this new century and to take it's place on the global stage as a leading financial services institution, one that understands the needs and shares the aspirations of all the people in the region to expand into a worldwide market.
For more information on Pat - please contact us at www.patfalvey.com
This is Pat's third presentation to a leadership group in the Bank of Ireland which runs over a two month period. Dealing with using the best from with in the organization and developing full potential. Past presentation deals with leadership, challenge and change as well as the art of risk taking. Pat draws on his experience of his corporate life as well as his adventure life to show the importance of developing the team.