Above: Noel Lawlor, Mayor of Cork County, Cllr Alan Coleman, Mayor of Clonakilty Colette Twomey, Owen O'Brien and Walt Hampton
The recent Breakfast Briefing hosted by Clonakilty Chamber of Commerce brought over 100 business people together to listen to Owen O’Brien, Lecturer and Resident Entrepreneur at University College Cork and Walt Hampton, Executive Director of Summit Success and founder of the Positive Leadership Academy.
Owen has created and managed several businesses over 25 years both here and in the UK and he passed on his Principles of Entrepreneurship to a rapt audience. Among the gems of wisdom he passed on was the need to be determined to succeed no matter what. “There are opportunities everywhere, you just need to get on and do it!” Owen also told those present not to be afraid to make a profit for it is crucial to business success. This successful entrepreneur shared the knowledge and experience gained over 25 years of starting and exiting several successful businesses and all present were grateful for that.
Walt Hampton captivated the entire room with his inspirational talk on Time Mastery. “We are all so busy and we all want to manage time but time cannot be managed. People complain that they don’t have enough time. The truth is that we have all the time in the world. We have the same amount of time as presidents and kings. We have all the time that there is.” Walt showed how to make the best use of our time, how to live in the moment and how to enjoy life. Among other things, Walt is a high altitude mountaineer, adventure photographer, blue water sailor, ultra distance runner, as well, he is an attorney, best selling author of The Power Principles of Time Master: Do Less. Make More. Have Fun.