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“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” ― Søren Kierkegaard
There is a word in the Irish language called ‘Seanchaithe’, which means ‘storyteller’. Within each Celtic Tribe, the Chief would nominate an official storyteller, a person considered to be a skilled raconteur of tales or legends, who could fascinate and inspire his audience with captivating stories and honest passion. When such a skill is ingrained into the very fabric of my culture and society, it is easy to understand why the Irish are so effective at conveying and comprehending concepts and ideas, and make such natural communicators.
Although I do not know if I come from a long line of Celtic storytellers, from a very young age in school I possessed a genuine love for business and English, which lead to a natural gravitation towards the study and pursuit of a career in sales and marketing.
I have been fortunate enough to study at some of the world’s top universities; UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and the Irish Management Institute, both globally ranked by the Financial Times for the provision of executive education. I have also been fortunate to have worked with, and learned how, some of the most recognisable brands in the European and global markets have been built.
My career path has provided me with the opportunity to travel and live across the world, working in cities where I have experienced different cultures, met interesting people, and explored new places. From getting lost in the graffiti covered back streets of Melbourne, spending Sunday mornings at Café de Fleur in St Germain Paris, or weekends sitting in St Stephens Green, Dublin.
I now work in one of the most modern and developing cities in the world, Dubai. Having been here over two years already, I have witnessed it emerge from the global crisis back to a thriving and booming city again.
If you wish to find out more about my professional background, take a look through the rest of this site and if you wish to contact me my details are listed on the ‘Contact’ page