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The journey continues…

By Monday, August 31, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

Nathan shares some thoughts about his recent move, getting out of the comfort zone and "being curious" about the future. It’s been an interesting ride over the past 2 years with Shireburn Software: helping the company reshape it’s long term strategies, re-evaluate their HR practices and redevelop their software processes. Despite COVID and the storms it ...

Training Fund Update & Eligible UP Programmes

By Monday, May 25, 2020 0 No tags Permalink 0

The training fund for businesses, the Investing In Skills Scheme  has recently been updated, allowing applicants to claim even more training costs back and easing the application process and shortening the lead time. The main highlights of the revisions in the scheme are:  increased training cost reimbursement to €25.70 per trainee per hour wage cost reimbursement increased to €5.15 per hour and is ...

Finding Your Inner Greatness in the Lowest of Times

We have all been affected on an emotional and/or economic level by the impact of COVID-19. This blog explores how we can maximise our strengths and unlock our potential in this crucial time. Tapping into our inner strengths will enable us to survive this difficult situation and come out of it even stronger than before.  Creating ...

Personal Reflections, Business Projections and 2019 UPdates

The holidays are upon us and the New Year often triggers a time of reflection, planning, wishing or goal setting. We look back into history and gauge how far we’ve come, by comparing to plans, mitigated by the reality of life getting in the way. We commit to improving, changing, reframing and ‘being better’, as ...

Pitch Like a Legend

We are pleased to announce the UP! Academy international summer masterclass taking place on the 26th July which will focus on Boosting your Presentation, Sharpening your Pitch and Improving your Networking Skills. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO  Whether you're trying to explain complex new ideas, or influence prospective customers to love your work, Canadian speaker and strategist Michael Koenka can ...

Leading your people to “OWN IT”

Review of “why you never wash a rental car” by Mark Fritz, UP Academy Masterclass 30/11/17 Mark Fritz is not your usual speaker: he doesn’t use a projector and actually gets you to do the work (you might even create your own PowerPoint to share with your team! ) He’s not the average author, he published a ...

IMPROVISATION: The fun element in a professional environment

We all spend 27% of our working lives at work. So why shouldn‘t it be fun? Or if not fun at least entertaining. The vast majority of us like a good laugh, laughter releases tension and creates a bond with the people we are sharing a funny moment with. In the words of the superb comedian Victor ...

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