What do people say about Smarter Egg?
The ever-growing tribe of Smarter Egg programme participants is assembled from diverse business backgrounds, from entrepreneurs to senior managers in multinationals. They all have interesting stories to tell:
Aodan and Smarter Egg were recommended to me by a business mentor whom I respect. I was hesitant at first – but was subsequently delighted from the very first “Smarterpreneur” workshop. Aodan has done something with his programmes that is very hard for a business person to find – he gives you access to the best thinking and the best critical feedback from others in a group setting – all with the practical focus of driving your business results up a gear or two – while ensuring that you stay connected and motivated. Great guy – great service. If you have the opportunity to attend a Smarterpreneur programme – don’t hesitate – jump straight in and experience the personal and business benefits. You’ll be glad you did 12 months from now!
Mike Collins, Founder, Your Irish Heritage
I have participated on three Smarter Egg programmes now and I keep going back for more. Coming from the multinational industry sector, I have found that meeting and collaborating with learners from other sectors and industries helps give me new perspectives and ideas all the time.
Stephen Griffin, IPT Lead, MSD
It’s not often that you meet someone who has the ability to help you grow personally and professionally and who can also help your business grow; Aodan Enright and his Smarter Egg Programmes do just that! Participating in Aodan’s ‘Break From the Pack’ and ‘SmarterPreneur’ groups has had a significant impact on my plan for successfully growing my business and increasing my productivity and focus. For the entrepreneurs and business professionals out there who want to take their businesses to the next level, one of the first steps you should take is to meet with Aodan. Just like me, you’ll be glad you did. The results are tangible and amazing. Thanks Aodan
Jan Harte, Principal, Jan Harte & Associates
Smarter Egg works on many levels, it connects you to other people, ideas, innovation. Through the lively discussion, facilitated by Aodan you leave with the energy and momentum to bring your ideas to life. The programme is both creative and practical with the ideas of a group to really make your idea and plan successful. It’s a no brainer if you want to innovate and energise.
Kerry O’Keeffe, Director, T-Space
I am currently on Aodan’s Smarterpreneur Programme and already I have had deep paradigm shifts in how I approach my business. I now focus on developing the business rather than on just getting more work for myself in the business. Aodan’s style of facilitation is light touch yet laser focused. His choice of topics and reading materials are deep, challenging and thought provoking. His skill at creating a supportive, learning environment in the group is second to none. I thoroughly enjoy and get a lot from each session and I have no problem recommending Aodan and his SmarterPreneur programme to anyone who wants to take their business to a level that that fulfils both their personal and commercial needs.
Miriam O’Connell, Owner, Space For Change
Participating in Smarter Egg groups has given me a pipeline of fresh stimulus that I can apply to my own work challenges. This comes from both the unexpected insights of a diverse group of co-participants as well as from the thought-provoking material we collectively explore.
John Carmody, Sr. Manager, EMC
Participation in the Smarter Egg programme was the best thing I did for my business last year. It made me strategically look at my business, turn it up side down and out of that thought process I have developed new services showing hotels how to do what I do. I am loving this new aspect to my business and demonstrating my expertise. Aodan has a way of putting the right people in the room and asking the right questions.
Ciara Feely Cahalane, Founder & Managing Director, FindaConferenceVenue.com
In many respects the Smarter Egg sessions are providing an invaluable collaboration platform to connect all kinds of people. As a recent Smarter Egg graduate I would strongly encourage big business and multi-nationals in particular to send their people on the courses so that they can challenge their thinking assumptions and build new relationships.
Jonathan Amm, Director, ChangeAgents
This is not your usual business coaching – I don’t remember goal setting or work/life balance being mentioned once! The sessions are well structured and it is clear that Aodan has prepared well for them. In the programme, we studied strategy, taking calculated risks, engine of growth, how to build a business (not just a job) but most importantly Aodan gave us the tools and encouragement to make the necessary changes. Through the Smarterpreneur programme, Aodan has helped me clarify what I need to do to progress my business. When I started the programme, I had just opened my practice. With Aodan’s help and advice, I grew my business and moved from a home office to a “real” office well ahead of schedule. My business is far ahead of where it would be if it wasn’t for Aodan. As a testament to his work, the majority of our group are going forward into the next stage of the Smarterpreneur programme.
Orla Linehan, Principal, Fidelia Chartered Accountants
I cannot recommend Aodan and the Smarter Egg experience highly enough. It set me on the road I am now on and the advice and information I learned on the courses I use daily in all my decisions and dealings with people. My business has gone from strength to strength as a result and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Aodan for his help and his belief in me when even I didn’t believe in myself. Aodan has a knack of getting right to the hub of an issue, allowing you to see the nugget that will help you fix the situation and does it in such a subtle way you think you have come up with the solution yourself. He is one in a million!
Margaret Smith, Owner, UmNumNum
Aodan and Smarter Egg was first recommended to me in 2010 by someone who had been through a program and found the experience to be very useful. Once I had completed my first Smarter Egg program I began seeing the benefits immediately. Aodan’s approach focused my mind on the direction in which my business should be going. The non-traditional sessions are the highlight of my business development strategy and I have no hesitation in recommending Aodan and Smarter Egg to any business owner or management professional.
Ian Armstrong, Creative Director, Onevision Multimedia
Over the past year my Smarter Egg experience has been incredible. I have attended several Smarter Egg events with some fascinating Egg talks, all really inspiring and uplifting and I recently joined a SmarterPreneur Programme. As the owner of a new business I require a circle where I can be upfront and share my thoughts on professional issues with like minded business owners. This Circle has pushed me to read some incredibly thought provoking books and to look at taking a holistic approach to developing and growing my business. I have made some really great friends and I know I am gaining both personally and professionally from the Smarter Egg programme.
Lucy O’Donoghue, Owner, Lucy O’Donoghue Consulting
I completed the Smarter Egg ‘Smarterpreneur’ programme in Summer 2012. The programme ran over 10 months and the group met monthly. I found the programme invaluable and of huge benefit to my business. I went through a very challenging year last year where I was finding it difficult to cope with the volume of business that was coming my way – lucky me as some would say! However, my reputation was in danger of suffering if I could not handle the work and all I could see was my business at which I had worked so hard, going down the swanee! The problem for business owners working on their own is that they hardly ever take time out to plan the future of the business. The Smarterpreneur programme forced me to take a hard look at both myself and my business and make some changes. The monthly meetings were challenging and sometimes the most obvious of solutions were put forward to me. I didnt take them all on board at first because I thought I knew best. However, over the past year I have made lots of changes which I had been considering over the course of the programme and am delighted to say that my business is running very smoothly this year with very little stress on me. Apart from improving my own business, it was fantastic to meet lots of other like minded people of varying professions and I really looked forward to our sessions. Many thanks Aodan for putting this programme together. It has definitely had a huge impact on my business.
Mary Foyle, Travel Agent, Travel Counsellors
Aodan is an expert facilitator and a master at getting people to engage actively to ensure that Smarter Egg programmes are extremely effective and worthwhile. He is very innovative and has developed Smarter Egg as a unique provider of programmes for business owners and leaders across the SME and corporate space. Having participated in a number of Smarter Egg events and programmes, I can safely say that Aodan’s qualities as a facilitator and as a developer of leadership and management programmes are second to none.
Ronan O’Dubhghaill, Director of Strategic Planning, University College Cork