Collins McNicholas was delighted to sponsor a CIPD Midwestern region talk this week where ex-Irish International and Munster Rugby player Alan Quinlan delivered a talk to over 50 delegates comprising of clients and candidates at the Clarion Hotel, Limerick.


 Alan spoke about his own personal journey from the highs and the lows he experienced during his career. He discussed the similarities between the business and sporting environments and how such qualities as hunger to achieve, self-belief, bounce back-ability and on-going motivation are key to both. He discussed the traits of being an ‘energy giver’ or ‘energy sapper’ and the need for thorough leadership and mental resilience to drive your team to consistently excellent performances.


This uplifting talk was extremely well received and he answered a number of questions from the audience.  Chairperson of the CIPD Midwestern region, Caroline Holmes, thanked the excellent speaker and Collins McNicholas for sponsoring the event. Thanks to Alan Quinlan for an excellent talk!


Michelle Murphy

Director & Regional Manager

Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group