How To Emerge In Pole Position

Thursday 28th May 2020

02:00pm - 06:00pm


Half Day Virtual Business Summit

How can you emerge stronger?

As the world begins the slow and uncertain transition from full lockdown, many business leaders & entrepreneurs are facing anxieties and questions for the months and years ahead;

  • Will business return to normal – if not- what does the ‘new’ normal look like?
  • How do I continue to engage, inspire and motivate my team throughout this period of major readjustment?
  • How can I lead my team to take on these enormous challenges?
  • How can we build our pipeline… secure our cashflow… and continue to find innovative solutions?

The truth is, this moment is a rare and unique opportunity to reflect on ‘traditional’ business practices, to reassess our priorities and goals, and to emerge from this pandemic as a stronger and more resilient organisation.

To embrace this moment, we are hosting a Masterclass with a panel of global leadership experts who have overcome adversity, led teams through challenging times and come out the other side stronger.


Throughout the Masterclass, our panel will demonstrate how you can;


  • Unleash a more nimble, agile and risk tolerant business and grow your pipeline through embracing digital working and communication


  • Develop the mindset to take on extreme challenges and to cultivate the characteristics of mental toughness – tenacity, resilience and composure


  • Understand the importance of cash-flow during a crisis, and the tools you need to manage yours both now and post-COVID


  • Harness innovation and creativity in your working practices to inspire your teams and to grow your business



Simon Hartley, Be World Class

Helen Gilmartin, Geobility Consulting

Michael Shinnick, The Business Practice

Sara Frasca, Platypus Labs


On Thursday, 28th May at 2pm

And learn the tools and techniques you need to adapt, survive and thrive through tough times, and to emerge a leaner, stronger and more resilient organisation.


Tickets are just £495.00 +VAT


There are just 10 places available!

To join us, register now by emailing




The Speakers

Simon Hartley

Simon is a globally respected sport psychology consultant and world class performance coach who has helped thousands of individuals and organisations to maximise their performance, realise their potential and become world leaders in their chosen field.

With a background in Sports Science, Simon has worked with elite athletes and sports teams across the worlds of football, rugby union, motorsport, golf and cricket. For six years, Simon was a Consultant Sport Psychologist at the English Institute of Sport, providing psychology support to Team GB Olympians and Paralympians.

With a growing interest in the world of business, Simon founded his company Be World Class in 2008, with the aim of bringing the same world class approach to business as he brings to sport. Since that time, Simon has worked alongside major players such as G.E., Proctor & Gamble and Zurich (UK) to help companies understand the ingredients for sustainable success, develop their full potential, and maybe even become world class.

For more information on Simon, please visit

Helen Gilmartin

Helen has recently started her own Consulting company having been at the core of KOREC (a major player in the sales & distribution of survey, construction & engineering solutions) for over 15 years, and currently oversees both Operations & Marketing divisions.

Beginning as General Manager back in 2005, Helen’s aim was to increase the business’s effectiveness by recruiting, training and managing staff. A strong believer in communication & inspiration, Helen fostered a climate of openness, allowing colleagues to express opinions and encouraging them to reach their full potential within the business.

Since 2015, Helen’s responsibilities have grown to include both Operations and Marketing teams, overseeing a varied and growing workforce based in four locations across the UK & Ireland. With such a diverse workforce Helen is a strong believer in the power of digital technology to continually improve communication and collaboration, both within and outside the organisation. An early adopter of social media, Helen was instrumental in encouraging all staff to engage with social platforms, as a novel way to interact and communicate with KOREC’s customer base – skills that have become absolutely essential in the current climate.

To find find out more, please visit

Michael Shinnick

Michael Shinnick has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCC and is a qualified Management Accountant. Michael started his Business Coaching career with Action COACH Business Coaching, the world’s number one business coaching firm, where he received 12 coaching awards including being awarded the prestigious European Coach of the Year title for four years in a row!! Adjudged at being the number one coach in Europe for four years in a row is in recognition of his positive impact on local business owners and the growth of his own business coaching practice.

Prior to embarking on his coaching career Michael gained extensive experience in senior management positions in Banking and Financial Services in Ireland. With the rapid expansion of Ireland’s Financial Services Industry Michael enjoyed phenomenal success in building teams and systems to help deal effectively with the volume of growth being experienced.

Michael now enjoys using his skills to bring out the best in owners and their management teams within organisations in the SME and Corporate sectors. Michael enjoys coaching business owners to be more successful, confident and achieve amazing results in all that they do. Michael combines his past experience with the practical tools he has developed over the years to deliver amazing results for his clients. Michael awards together with the results he gets with his clients is a testament his hard work, dedication and passion for what he does.

To find out more, please visit

Sara Frasca

With the curiosity of Galileo and the tenacity of a street fighter, Sara Frasca is an innovation expert. Honing her skills at senior leadership roles in both corporate America and the world of startups, Sara now serves as Vice President of Innovation for Platypus Labs, a global innovation enablement, invention, and consulting firm. She helps leading organisations cultivate human imagination, build a culture of innovation, and solve complex problems in creative ways. Sara is the go-to resource for leaders seeking competitive advantage and sustainable success by harnessing innovation.

Prior to Platypus Labs, Sara spent 13 years at General Mills in multiple leadership roles. She was also an account director at the interactive agency ePrize, leading the forefront of digital transformation for Fortune 500 brands. Sara is the founder and proud owner of Trasca & Co. Eatery, and was named the 2017 Female Entrepreneur of the Year in Jacksonville, Florida.

To find out more, please visit