Joanne Hession, Founder of LIFT (Leading Ireland’s Future Together) pictured with Network Ireland Cork’s president, Marguerite O’Sullivan.
The Founder of a renowned initiative aimed at boosting leadership values nationally will speak next month at the Network Ireland Cork branch’s February event. Joanne Hession, Founder of LIFT (Leading Ireland’s Future Together) will be the guest speaker at the Clayton Hotel Cork City on Wednesday, 5 February, where the focus will be on leadership skills; the key barriers to better leadership; and how to build leadership muscle in business and society. Tickets for the event, which are free for Network Ireland Cork members and €25 for non-members, are available at https://networkcorkjoannehession.eventbrite.ie.
Speaking ahead of the Cork event, Joanne Hession, who is also Founder of The Entrepreneurs Academy, said: “LIFT’s focus is on driving positive leadership change nationally. We strive to facilitate conversations, drive meaningful change, and foster the core values of leadership. By shifting the way people view and interpret leadership, and work to build our internal leadership muscle, we can change Ireland for the better. This will be the focus of my talk on Leeside, and I’m delighted to be speaking at Network Ireland Cork, which is a fantastic organisation with the same core objectives as LIFT on supporting professional and personal development.”
Following work in Rwandan refugee camps following the civil war, at the age of 27 Hession founded two businesses — The Entrepreneurs Academy and QED The Accreditation Experts. The author of the best-seller Don’t Get A Job Build A Business, in 2017, Joanne founded LIFT Ireland with her brother David Hession and fashion designer and businesswoman, Sonya Lennon. LIFT’s learning process is based on eight key leadership values, which were formulated after conducting an extensive nationwide survey on the country’s most revered leadership attributes.
Joanne Hession’s talk is part of an innovative year-long programme of events by Network Ireland Cork, a not-for-profit organisation for women in business, professions and the arts that is the largest branch of Network Ireland in the country.
On Joanne Hession’s talk, Network Ireland Cork’s president, Marguerite O’Sullivan said: “The theme of 2020 for our organisation is Lead Now. Having heard Joanne speak at the Network Ireland National Conference last September, I knew there was no better person to speak at our Cork branch this year. I admire her approach to leadership values and how the core of it lies, not in titles, but how you lead in life. I welcome members and non-members, male or female, to come along for what will be an incredibly inspiring evening on 5 February.”
For more information on Network Ireland Cork, see www.networkireland.ie/cork.
Photography credit: Beta Bajgart