This year has been a really special for us. Early in 2018, we took some time and thought long and hard about who we are and what we do! Stripping it back, we came to the conclusion that what our business strives to do is educate and innovate ourselves, and everyone we work with.
Thus our new vibrant momentum educate + innovate rebrand came to be and our amazing little company that is now 15 years old was reborn.
Changing how we look, we also wanted to change how we work and so the idea of a momentum mastermind series came to fruition as a way for us to share, connect, educate and innovate together.
Our first [mastermind event – innovation and wellbeing]
For our first momentum mastermind event, we were delighted to welcome three amazing people we have admired and been inspired by – Paula and Peter Hynes, Zurich Farmers of the year 2017, Hardest Harvest TV stars and #TackleyourFeelings ambassadors and Margaret Hoctor an exceptional lady – entrepreneur, business and life coach and speaker. We were also delighted to welcome a large attendance of business owners and those who support them (Local Enterprise Offices, LEADER companies, enterprise centres, training providers and AIB).
There was a wonderul friendly open vibe at the event from the start and an afternoon that was enjoyed by so many. Our huge thanks to all who attended. Below you can find the event presentations which will give you a flavour of some of the lessons shared and learned on the day.
momentum [educate + innovate] – welcome presentation by Orla Casey
Lessons learned from the Hardest Harvest and how to #TackleyourFeelings – Paula and Peter Hynes
A large attendance heard from 2017 Farmers of the Year, Peter and Paula Hynes, on building their award winning agri-business Paula’s work with the Maasai community in Kenya was featured recently on RTE’s Hardest Harvest programme. €845 was raised to support their work.
One Life Only, The First Step – How your worst day can be your best! – Margaret Hoctor
Margaret Hoctor, Kilmullen Farm , Farmer, Trainer , Mentor and Dreamer shared tips on how vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, howwe can become more resilient and how setbacks as opportunities for growth.
[Feedback from the event]
“I just wanted to say thank you for everything yesterday. Well done on a great event- it was positive, inspiring and full of energy. The speakers were excellent.” – Colm Keane, Business Development Manager, Leitrim County Enterprise Fund
“Very well done on a great day – what great experiences – learned a lot and a great lunch – what a winning format.” – Martina Earley, CEO, Roscommon LEADER Partnership
“It was great to see everyone today and Thank you for facilitating the event. I thought that it was good and lots of ‘sound people’ there. Sure business is great when we keep it authentic and simple! I hope that you were really pleased with it and I hope it is not as long again until we meet.” – Anne, Leitrim Office Supplies
“Thank You Orla and your wonderful team for a really lovely experience this afternoon.” May Guihan, First Rung Training
“Just wanted to say it was a great event and I took away alot from it. It was also great to hear Momentum’s story about the office, work environment and how important it is to be happy in your work area. It has actually motivated me get the finger out re: our own office as I’ve had it on the long finger for too long now and its something I’m looking forward to, so thank you for that.” – Aine, Dromod Boxty
“Thank you so much for your hospitality yesterday – it was a fabulous event. You are some dolls – ye can really pull out all the stops! The picnic was such a genius idea and the food was amazing.” – Carmel Coll, Business Advisor , Local Enterprise Office Leitrim