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Young Leaders Expert Views

Jenna Mairs (YLNI Chairperson)

My advice would be to plan, to be prepared to have a plan in place to know what you want to achieve, how you’re going to achieve it, what you can measure it against, and to go back to that plan.

 

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Michael Cunningham (Chief Operating Officer at CAMLIN Group)

Focus. If you have a clear picture in your head of what you need to do and why you need to do it, then you have a fighting chance of succeeding.

 

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Jonathan Hall (Partner at Jonathan Hall Opticians, an award-winning practice in Belfast)

It’s important that you have proactively decided about how you want to both manage your business and how it’ll suit your lifestyle.

 

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Carol Fitzsimons MBE (Chief Executive at Young Enterprise Northern Ireland)

Building a network of mentors is critical to having people who will actively challenge you and provide guidance to help you keep focused on what you want to achieve.

 

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Des Ewing (Principal Architect at Des Ewing Residential Architects)

Don’t be too cautious, you’ve got to trust your gut reaction, go by your instinct and learn by your mistakes.

 

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Dr Jonathan Bell (Environmental Researcher, Chartered Planner, Irish International Hockey Player, Irish Olympian)

Don’t be afraid to be aspirational and to dream big, then commit to relentlessly pursue those goals and dreams.

 

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Young Leaders Expert Views

Jenna Mairs (YLNI Chairperson)

Our delegates found these to be both enjoyable and informative with many take-aways that they can put to good use in everyday life. The podcasts provided a medium for the delegates to connect in advance of the conference and promoted the YLNI ethos to champion, support and engage with the leaders of tomorrow.

 

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Young Leaders Expert Views

Jenna Mairs (YLNI Chairperson)

In the run up to the 2019 Young Leaders NI (YLNI) annual conference on 14 June AKFP Group ran a series of podcasts focusing on lessons that budding entrepreneurs can learn from leaders in their respective fields. Positive feedback was received on both the topics covered and the business leaders interviewed.

 

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