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A series of talks by Trigon Hotels

Imagine coming to work every day and doing the same old, same old. Boring right? Now imagine coming to work and being given the opportunity to learn and develop, be inspired, unleash your creativity and passions and potential … Sounds much better, doesn’t it?

We believe that an inspired workforce is better for you and better for our customers. If we are a creative and energetic and motivated team, then we can come up with great ideas and be great people, therefore building a great company.

This is why we have launched DataBites – (think TEDx, but more fun), a series of annual talks and workshops from inspirational and motivational thinkers and do-ers around the world, brought to Cork to inspire you. Whether you working with us part-time, or you want to run your own hotel group someday, these speakers are sure to inspire you.

They are certainly not a snoozefest, and all talks are open to all team members (pending approval from your manager). All talks are optional too, so you only need attend those that you really want to attend. We’d  encourage our team to attend as it is a great opportunity for your own personal growth and development and we have a feeling you’ll want to attend them all!



2nd March – Alan Shortt – Comedian, Actor & MC

Alan Shortt has been working in radio and television in Ireland for the last twenty years, gaining wide experience from both behind and in front of the camera.He has worked as a presenter, performer, producer, and is currently a regular contributor on RTE Radio/TV and BBC Radio Ulster.

Alan entertained us with his hilarious political impressions while teaching us a trick or two about communication.

30th April – Tracey Kennedy – Chairperson of Cork GAA & Principal at Carrignafoy Community College

The first ever female chairperson of the Cork GAA county board, Tracey is a change maker and generously donated her time to discuss her experience of leadership and resilience in a voluntary role, and what we can learn from it.

15th May – Enda O’Doherty, an inspirational speaker and endurance athlete who has taken on some of the world’s toughest challenges discusses The Secrets of High Performance Teams.

An incredible endurance athlete whose mind-set and mental toughness sets him apart, completing 9 marathons in 8 days, an incredible feat while carrying a washing machine on his back makes it an incredible achievement. Constant change, progression and growth have seen him attempt to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, 19,000 feet.  Enda is driven by fierce energy and passion, to inspire people to achieve the best they can in a sporting, business, professional or educational field. His passion comes from energizing audiences with stories of his physical and mental challenges that set him out on a journey of self-discovery. Developing effective teams is the secret to boosting productivity and meeting customer demands in a highly competitive market. This high energy dynamic presentation unlocks the secrets of how our team can move forward and perform at optimum levels. Its purpose is to inspire change and a winning mindset.

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