He trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and went on to work with Penna O’Shea, corporate Outplacement specialists, in 2008, while also working with Eagle’s Flight, corporate experiential learning specialists.
He firmly believes in using experiential exercises to drive dramatic shifts in corporate culture. By partaking in Eagle’s Flights immersive programmes participants are armed with a deeper understanding of the drivers of effective individual and team performance. This deep understanding better equips them for tackling individual and team challenges going forward, making them better individual and team contributors.
Gerard has a keen interest in sport, competing with the University of Limerick in numerous intervarsity competitions. More recently he has combined working and family life with tag rugby. He represented Ireland at the tag rugby world cup in 2015.
David is Managing Director of nTrai (Now Take Reality And Imagine) Ltd. who provide athlete management, video production and livestreaming for Ireland’s top athletes and organisations. nTrai recently managed sponsorship activities for Irish Olympian, Thomas Barr, on his journey to Rio 2016.
David believes that experiential learning is the most effective method of learning. Being able to replicate real experiences is extremely valuable and enhances the learning opportunity. This is a concept that has been used by professional sport teams and organisations alike.
As a +1 handicap golfer, he competes in the top amateur competitions throughout Ireland. Owen represents Limerick Golf Club in the Senior Cup and is amongst the top golfers in the country.
Owen is a strong advocate of learning through experience and that “practice makes perfect”. By enabling participants to see opportunities for improvement and offering them the opportunity to self-evaluate their personal performance, Owen believes that an effective environment for learning is created.
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