Shannon Businesses to Take High Performance Tips from World of Sport

Shannon Chamber has stepped into the world of sport to equip business executives with the wherewithal to operate at optimal performance levels. Renowned high-performance expert Gary Keegan, who devised a world-class talent management programme for the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA), has been drafted in to give a half-day seminar to both Chamber members and non-members on Wednesday, 20 May commencing at 8.30am.

The seminar is being held in the viewing gallery at Shannon Airport.

Drawing analogies between business and sport, Mr Keegan will show how leadership, strategy, culture and execution for results are dependent on cultivating a high-performance ethos within a company.

Speaking ahead of the event, Shannon Chamber’s chief executive Helen Downes said: “In his time with the IABA, and now as director of the Irish Institute of Sport, Gary Keegan has demonstrated his ability to get the best out of teams. In his five years with the IABA, Ireland won 29 medals at European, World and Olympic levels, all generated by a carefully constructed talent management programme.

“This seminar, which has also been delivered at the London Business School, is specifically designed for senior management, human resource practitioners, team leaders and heads of departments, or anyone with ultimate responsibility for a company’s or department’s performance . It will force them to really examine and question if they are they operating at a world-class level and whether their executive teams are giving their best. It will help them to improve performance within their businesses and take key learnings from the world of sport,” added Ms Downes

For further information, or to make a booking for the seminar, contact Shannon Chamber at 061 708341/360611 or log onto