“Sean recently facilitated a workshop for us in the Belfast Trust. Ive been in the smoking cessation team for the last 15 years during which time I have attended many training events.
I have rarely heard so much positive feedback and attendees saying how much they enjoyed the training. Sean’s advice was very practical , useful and refreshing.
We were a mixed group from Smoking cessation, Cardiac Rehab, Alcohol awareness, diabetes and a senior manager from the PHA. Everyone appreciated Sean”s engaging but professional manner and his expertise was very evident. As with all teachers passion separates the good from the bad.
Sean is undoubtedly passionate about helping people and we were all enthused and invigorated by the training. The skills he taught are valuable for each one of us. Highly recommended.”
Fionnuala Sherry has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including The Chieftains, Sinéad O’Connor, Van Morrison, Chris de Burgh, Bono and Wet Wet Wet. She has also recorded several Hollywood film scores with the Irish Film Orchestra, including A Room with a View, and The Mask.
Her instrument of choice, for both live and studio work, is an English John Edward Betts violin from 1790, with a Hill bow.
” My concert and recording career was deemed over last February as a result of a serious fall which resulted in two broken arms.
3 operations and months of rehab later I was mostly physically fixed but recognised that mentally I had also suffered terribly.
My confidence was gone and I was unsure if the new technique of playing that I had to develop as a result of the breaks would stand to me on front of a live audience.
Sean Connolly was introduced to me and he worked on a program leading up to the final days of preparation for the concerts.
His technique knowledge and support were truly amazing. He ignited the heart and passion of performing again for me, he gave me the coping tools to handle the stress and the mind numbing stage fright that I normally suffer from and most importantly he elevated the “game” for me.
The result was that despite such a huge set back I delivered 3 of the best performances of my career at the end of August, and thankfully they were filmed and will be released as a live audio CD and DVD.
THis only after 7 months!
Sean has the ability to understand, to zone in and bring out the best of anyones individual talent.
I am truly grateful that he was there to mentor me through this very challenging time, as part of whatever we do is governed by our mental state of mind.He is the ultimate performance enhancer
“This was the best session I have ever experienced for making me feel positive and motivated-just great. All the staff came out with their heads up, a smile and a can do attitude! I cant recommend Sean highly enough to any organization that wants to improve morale and energy.”
“Sean Connolly‟s keynote address to the Chief Executives‟ Club at Queen‟s was inspirational. He highlighted the ability of business and public and voluntary sector leaders to realise their full potential and share such insight and techniques within their organisations. Feedback from the event has been outstanding with many highly valuing the learning and „tools for life‟ they were able to take away from the evening.”
‘Mr Connolly has developed a stress management programme, which includes a wide range of techniques and approaches, allowing him to help a wide range of people. Stress is part of every day life in our society and its effects can be life threatening, reducing its impact has benefits to multiple body systems. The immune system is particularly susceptible to impairment by stress and protecting it by safe non-invasive means is likely to be of very significant benefit. I have no hesitation in recommending both the Tools For Life programme and his stress management programme.’
Sean was recognizable to most of the audience from his recent appearance on the Stephen Nolan BBC1 Program ‘Mission Employable’. Recognizing the significant ‘Change Reform’ in the public sector, Sean engaged the audience by practically interacting on how we respond to change and how we can positively engage and adapt. Sean certainly left the audience asking challenging questions of themselves and with a more confident and positive outlook.
“Sean’s down to earth approach was appreciated by my Management Team who have heard many motivational speakers over the last ten years. Many of the team thought his „keep it simple’ approach coupled with his in-depth knowledge of how the mind and body work together was very motivational.”
‘Sean spoke at a recent away day for staff and the feedback was very positive. Sean reminded us of many points of common sense so easily forgotten or applied in the course of everyday life.’
“Sean’s thought provoking seminar highlighted how our own personal development ultimately involves taking responsibility for our own mental, physical and emotional health in order to achieve the personal and business goals we set ourselves. I hope that our members will be able to apply some of the powerful techniques that Sean shared with us this evening to a positive effect, not only in their personal lives but in their businesses also.”