Galway to lead the way at leadership

An international conference on today’s business leadership challenges, planned for 7th October at The Galmont Hotel, Galway was launched this week.

Among the world-renowned speakers will be Jason Jennings the NY Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of eight books on leadership. Warren Buffett liked one of Jason’s books so much, he bought boxes full to give to his colleagues.

Leading At The Edge will bring 400 leaders from organisations large and small in every sector from across Ireland together to hear from international experts and local success stories on what’s required to lead in the 2020’s: getting and retaining engagement with staff, customers and other stakeholders.

“There are many organisations along the western seaboard which want to learn from global experts but don’t have the time to travel to and stay in Dublin,” says Galway resident Kevin Kelly, one of the organisers of Leading At The Edge

“People coming to Leading At The Edge can expect to leave with ideas they can put to work straight away in their organisations as well as benefiting from a huge network of 400 business leaders in one place for one day.”

On his first visit to Ireland, Jason Jennings, the NY Times best-selling author and global authority on leadership will talk about establishing and communicating purpose in an organisation as the key to effective leadership.

US TV personality and author Kelly Swanson will demonstrate how strategic storytelling engages your staff and your customers/clients with your organisation’s purpose.

They’ll be joined on stage by Kevin Kelly, Patrick McKeown and Paul O’Kelly as well as contributors from organisations in Ireland which have compelling leadership stories to share.

Jason Jennings is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author on leadership who has interviewed thousands of business leaders across the world in researching his eight books. USA TODAY has called Jason one of the three most in-demand business speakers in the world and he’s delivered more than 1,200 motivating and inspirational keynote speeches and seminars in more than 100 countries.

Kelly Swanson is an award-winning storyteller, comedian, motivational speaker, Huffington Post Contributor, and cast member of The Fashion Hero television show airing on Amazon Prime. She is also author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale, The Land of If Only, The Story Formula, and The Gutsy Girls Pocket Guide to Public Speaking.

More speakers will be announced next month.

The full day conference will take place at the Galmont Hotel, starting at 8.30am on Wednesday 7th October 7, 2020.

Early bird tickets are on sale on Eventbrite until the end of March at a significant discount.

Leading At The Edge is sponsored by Grant Thornton, Intuity, Shannon Airport and SSL and has partnered with Connacht Rugby and Chambers of Commerce to engage with SME’s, large companies and organisations from all sectors across the country.

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