Final Pitch for Funding – Life Connections came 2nd in the pitch in late September and was awarded €3,000 to invest in the development of the social enterprise
Graduation – this took place on September 20th in Kildare St, Dublin – it’s been such an important 5 months in my professional and personal development, so good to work with everyone in Academy 2018
Workshop no.4 with Moira Creedon – Funding the Vision took place on the 6th September in Galway – good conversations on company structures and financial models
Logo/Brand development – Great process ongoing with Andrew from viaBrett.com
Workshop no.3 with Clare Muireann Murphy took place on the 29th August – we explored how to “Tell our Story” – this was just brilliant! Clare is a great teacher – go work with her if you ever get the chance!
Mentor – Great meetings are ongoing with Bernard Kirk, my SEI mentor – really appreciating the mentoring time and using Portershed in Galway city to meet has been fantastic – great place, I can recommend it for anyone to book for hot desk time or small meetings.
Time this month has been spent meeting up with our Peer Learning Groups and discussing ideas with the business mentors that SEI offer us. Also there has been time spent enjoying the amazing Irish summer weather….
Workshop no.2 with Pamela Fay took place on the 28th June again in the BofI Startlab – Pamela’s facilitation style created a good container for us all to explore our own Authentic Leadership through Life Sculpting and Relationship Mapping exercises. Her style really appealed to me and I am sure if I worked with her, that her coaching style would be right up there for me and support me in my professional development.
Workshop no.1 with Jess Haydn took place in Galway BofI Startlab on June 14th – there was a great buzz amongst the Academy West participants – time was spent practicing Empathy Mapping, exploring Who Cares?, developing Problem Statements and conversations about ways to ‘Check my Assumptions’.
May 2018 – Life Connections – Relationships and Sexuality programme for secondary schools has been selected for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Academy West 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and work with other entrepreneurs and professionals over the next 5 months. Further details of the Academy will be uploaded here as it progresses.
You can find further info on the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Facebook page or have a look at the video below….