Cork Business Women’s “Call to Adventure”

Cork Business Women’s “Call to Adventure”

03 February 2011

On Wednesday 2nd February, the second monthly Network Cork Meeting of the new year took place at the Maryborough House Hotel and Spa.  Attended by approximately 50 members, plus guests, it was a night of positivity and optimism, as is always the case at the events.  Guest speaker was Peter Mohan, founder of Phoenix Alchemy who spoke with the group about a concept called "Hero’s Journey" and how it can be used in the serious world of business as well as personal development.  

Peter uses a concept of the "Hero's Journey" through featuring clips from famous movies and stories, to inspire his audience into acting on their own individual “Call to Adventure”.  Peter's philosophy is simple.  As he stated “We are all on a journey in our business and personal life and that we should listen to our own "Call to Adventure" and we must act on it and have no regrets.”  Peter believes that once a person acts on the "Call", everything else will fall into place.

Telling their own "Journey" were some amazing Award Winning Cork Businesswomen; last year's Network Cork Business Women of the Year 2010.  Pamela Morrissey from leading Cork Hair Salon Sobe Brown, who went on to win the overall National Prize for Best Emerging Business Award and Yvonne Farrar, MD at Kanvas Communications who reached the final nationwide shortlist for Network Ireland Business Women of the Year both gave inspirational talks on what the Awards have meant to their business and to themselves personally.  Awards Co-ordinator, Renate Murphy, who won Network Cork Business Women Employee Award 2010 also spoke about how the Award gave her the confidence to set up her own business, Profile Communications.


On winning her National Award, Pamela stated "I only joined Network Cork a year and a half ago and even before I won the regional heat back in April, I saw the value first hand of joining such an organisation.  It has benefited my business greatly.  I’d like to thank everyone in Network Cork for their support and encouragement, not just in the run up to the Business Awards, but for always being there as great sounding boards and support as I grow my new business."


Peter is just one in a series of speakers that President Julia Lynes has organised throughout 2011.   "The feedback on Peter has been amazing.  It was great to see so much positivity in the room.  We used this event for members to bring along guests to experience Network first hand and already we have received a number of new members.  Last year Network Cork became the biggest branch in Ireland and we are seeing continued growth in 2011, showing us how proactive Cork women are when it comes, not only to surviving, but thriving in business.  Everyone in Network Cork is finding the organisation such a resource and I urge other business women in Cork to join us".

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