Wednesday, 01 December 2010 14:52

Peter Mark (Killarney) Team Building Day

Sun Oct 21st 2010 - a bright sunny morning. 14 employees of Peter Mark Hairdressing Salon, Killarney gathered together outside Kate Kearney's cottage for what was to be their company day out.

None of them had an idea what they were in for! The brief they were given was short- Meet at Kate Keraney's Cottage. Bring a change of clothes & a light lunch.

The team were met by Tony Nation (Instructor) and taken to secret location in Kerry. On arrival, the team met their other instructors for the day- Terry & Darren. The rules were given out.

The day consisted of a number of different tasks that were fun, challenging and each with its own unique goal. Task 1: Communication & Trust. Task 2: TeamBuilding/ Bonding Task 3: Problem Solving Task 4: Communication Skills Task 5: Trust Task 6: Teamwork & Problem Solving Task 7: Facing Challenges Task 8: De-Briefing

Reflections on the day from some of the team "Great day " "Team bonded well" "Did not know what to expect, but it was great" "When can we do it again"
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 14:48

Peter Mark (Killarney) Team Building Day

Sun Oct 21st 2010 - a bright sunny morning. 14 employees of Peter Mark Hairdressing Salon, Killarney gathered together outside Kate Kearney's cottage for what was to be their company day out, a teambuilding Bootcamp

None of them had an idea what they were in for! The brief they were given was short- Meet at Kate Keraney's Cottage. Bring a change of clothes & a light lunch.

The team were met by Tony Nation ( Bootcamp Instructor) and taken to secret location in Kerry. On arrival, the team met their other instructors for the day- Terry & Darren. The rules were given out.

The day consisted of a number of different tasks that were fun, challenging and each with its own unique goal. Task 1: Communication & Trust. Task 2: TeamBuilding/ Bonding Task 3: Problem Solving Task 4: Communication Skills Task 5: Trust Task 6: Teamwork & Problem Solving Task 7: Facing Challenges Task 8: De-Briefing

Reflections on the day from some of the team "Great day " "Team bonded well" "Did not know what to expect, but it was great" "When can we do it again"

Why not see if we can organise a  Bootcamp to suit your needs

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Pat Falvey launches "Get Up And Go" diary in Sligo on the 18th November

A new diary for 2011 was launched by Pat in Sligo at the Yeats memorial building.

Pat Falvey presented a motivation presentation to a packed house in Sligo for the launch of next years Get Up And Go diary. Pats presentation focused on positive attitude and the need for everyone to take responsibility for themselves and the importance of self leadership in these pressured times.

Commenting that the get up and go diary is a great  arsenal to have  on a day to day basic  to keep you focused on the day to day living. There is many great gems of wisdom and inspiration of quotes and verses on every page.

The get up and go series is now 8 years on the go and have influence thinking in  100000's of people. It success has stemmed by it simplicity of spreading positive thoughts in your life on a daily basis.

The collection of verses, poems, quotes and verses have been compiles by Glenda Devlin and published by Brendan Sands and Eileen Forrestal  from Get Up and Go Publications in Sligo.

Further information can be got from www.getupandgodiary.com

A truly must have for the coming year.

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The launch of Awareness cards with help telephone numbers was held at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on the 17th November.

Pat Falvey Patron of Suicide Aware who was also a guest speaker at the event thanked all of those who give of their time and effort in the support of this cause.

Pat spoke about the need of us as a community coming together to help others and  how  Suicide and depression is now one of our greatest health problems and one that has for far to long been brushed under the carpet. Yet there is not one person in the country that does not know someone who is suffering from depression or someone who have taken their lives over the past 15 year.

This event was attended by many sports and high profile Irish people giving their support for a progressive program of fundraising to help fight a plague of raising depression and suicide in Ireland.

Munster Rugby endorsement:

The evening was also the launch of the Munster Rugby nomination of Cork cancer aware as one of their three charities for next year. The Munster Rugby was represented by Garret Fitzgerald and Irish player Mick O Driscoll who applauded the work done by the organisation in showing initiative in the importance of having people trained to help those in need of advice and help in this area.

( CSR Plan) Garret and Mick spoke about how Munster Rugby were honoured to have selected Suicide Aware as one of their three nominated charities for 2011-2012, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility Plan.

Crime Corespondent/ Author

Paul William the highly successful crime writer and author  was the guest speaker and formally launched the initiative. He took a really hard stand on the influence of drugs on the ever increasing problem and of the crime lords here in Ireland that without due consideration of the damage they cause in pursuance of making money out of the misery of others. He branded them as scum bags of our society and that they should be caught and the keys thrown away for the misery and violence they bring to bear here in Ireland.

Drugs are a major contributor to depression and suicide and Paul as guest speaker gave a great insight to the life of the drug lords and their violent ways.

Host for the night was radio presenter and pr consultant Mick Mulcathy.

Other speakers on the night were Ian Delahunty who spoke of personal experience of the tragedy of families when a loved one commits suicide. He emotionally talk about how his father took his own life and the effects it had on him and the family.

The night was brought to a close by founding member Pat Beahan thanking everyone for their support and help.

Further information of fundraising events and Suicide aware mission and vision can be found on www.suicideaware.ie or contact Pat Beahan on 087 9454202

Friday, 19 November 2010 14:39

Watch Pat Speak

Pat Falvey speaking at a recent conference in Ireland. Please contact us for more details or to request further information regarding your event.

Pat Falvey was a guest speaker at the recent Invest Ireland Forum which was hosted by DCU Ryan Academy and Arizona State University.  His presentation was on the spirit of adventure, entrepreneurship and success in a challenging changing world. It was colourful, entertaining and brought home the attributes needed to succeed in a changing world.

The forum was a joint collaboration bringing together of Venture Capitalist,  Angle Investors and the top companies in Ireland.

Mary Horan Chief Executive of the DCU Ryan Academy spoke about the fact that she would hope that this was just the first of Invest Ireland forum and thanked in particular the American Investors for showing such great interest in investing in Ireland.

The event was hugely successful for both investors and participating companies.

 

After the event Pat said "Ireland is still alive with amazing ideas with top class mangers and entrepreneurs that will ensure our country as one of the major places for investment by investors from throughout the world."

 

Later that day, Pat flew off to Nepal to lead a group of Irish celebrities raise money for the street children of Calcutta for the Irish HOPE Foundation.

Pat Falvey, who has just returned from his well publicized expedition to the Himalaya with a group of Irish Celebrities who were each given a task to push themselves Beyond their Endurance to achieve a task that most would have said would be impossible to achieve. Pat flew into Cork City to  presented a lecture to an enthusiastic group of over a 100 entrepreneurial students at Cork University in Ireland who are members of E&S.

His lecture on succeeding in a recession  was based on his acclaimed presentation on Leadership and the attributes of success. "The Phycology Of Success" which focus on the ability for those with aspirations to succeed as a entrepreneur in a challenging and changing world.

His presentation focused on self belief, having a vision the ability of positive attitude in a changing environment. He spoke about the creation of new opportunities for those that seek them in particular youn g blood with dreams. He spoke on the negativity besetting those that see no future and suggested we look at the good the recession will bring and that we should look at our present status in time as a period of pre-boom period we now find ourselves in that there at many opportunities for young enthusiastic entrepreneurs that believe also his message to the young audience was not to see failure as an end game but to see mistakes as a opportunity to learn.

His parting advice was to be confident no matter what life throws at you and  don't give up on ones dreams and to have a go-for-it attitude.

Thanks from UCC E&S

On behalf of the committee of the Entrepreneurial and Social Society in University College Cork, please accept my most sincere thanks. We thoroughly enjoyed your visit to University College Cork and it was a pleasure listening to your presentation which was as colourful, intriguing, interesting, motivating and captivating. David Murray

 

 

At Pat Falvey army boot camp we have put a number of teams through this rigerous weekend training program specially designed to help in the areas of communication, focus, attention to details, planning and following through on objectives set.

Bear Island:

This weekend our Island boot camp was help on Bear Island and Highfield rugby club went through their paces on last weekend 17 to 19 September.

outside comfort zone:

They were met by the instructors at 19:00 hrs on Friday night. No sooner had they disembarked they were made to run 4km with bag in hand to the camp. There they were given their bed in the tent. First on the agenda was night navigation around the island. They returned to a welcomed cup of soup and sandwich. The team went through the briefing for the weekend. Then retired to try and sleep for the night.

Up at 05.00 given map and coordinates they had to search out their food for breakfast. So were lucky others were not but everyone shared what they had found. After all were fed it was down to business. Each was given 25kg packs and made run the 5km run to the first tower. When they got there they thought they had finished but this was not to be, they had to run to the other tower as well. Next evaluation was the water confidence training instruction. This was to build up there confidence in tough and hostile environment. After this was the assault course, stretcher run, and finished up with some close quarter combat.

Dinner was bush craft style with Rabbit, Pigeon, and Deer on the menu. All had to be skinned, butchered and cooked by the team. After dinner they did more navigation and finished with some field pt. Lights out 24.00 were they tired.

Up Sunday morning at 08.00 for 8km run with 25kg sandbags to White cross. There they took part in a debriefing and self evaluation on the weekend. After this there were then ran back down to camp to a surprise full Irish Breakfast. The camp finished with a march back to the ferry at 12.00.

“It was agreed by all that if they fail in their goal the would be back and it would be tougher”

Objectives for the weekend were, Improve Communication, Discipline, Fitness, Teamwork, Self belief.

Terry Healy Boot Camp faciliator/  Instructor.

Pat Falvey boot camp division

Today in the Cork Examiner The team claims they have reached their Everest after been swept from their goal on many occasions in rescent years just as they were about to reach their summit beaten by the Green and Gold avalanche of their neighbours Kerry.

In reaching their summit today they contribute one of the elements to their success was their miliarty boot camp training in Bear Island last Easter on the 2nd of April.

The squad’s training camp in Bere Island off West Cork earlier this year – details of which were revealed in his All-Ireland diary in yesterday’s Irish Examiner by John Hayes – has been identified as a pivotal moment in their season.

Read more: http://www.examiner.ie/sport/counihan-ponders-future-131390.html#ixzz10BPCVCA2

This contributed to their belief of never giving up until the final whistle and that getting to the top was like eating an Elephant that it was to take each stage of the game like eating the elephant and that was to take each stage bite by bite and to never give up until they had the elephant eaten.

Pat Falvey Boot camps for your next training session.

 

 

Monday, 20 September 2010 15:10

The Hope Counts Fashion Show Sept 23rd

“The Hope Counts Fashion Show takes place at the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown on September 23rd – featuring WeightWatchers Goal Members as models, in recognition of Teena Gate's 10-stone-weight loss during her preparations for the expedition to Everest later this month.  Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.  Tickets are priced €15 & €30 for VIP passes!  They’re available throught WeightWatchers in Dublin 15, and point of sale at Total Fitness Gym in Castleknock and BaseCamp adventure store in Middle Abbey Street, in Dublin city centre.  The Hope Counts Fashion Show is part of the Hope Challenge to raise funds for a new girls’ school for street children in Calcutta.
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