Here is a small sample of some of the recent projects delivered by Mick Rock to a variety of Act Now clients and the feedback received from the clients involved.
Empowering Beliefs and Skills of Resilience
This half-day session was delivered to the Treasury Analyst team of AON. It focused on creating empowering attitudes and beliefs for greater happiness and success and providing tools of resilience which can be invaluable in dealing with challenges that any staff member can experience in the work or home environment.
Mick Rock’s presentation was highly motivational and involved discussing several diverse situations where we could take the best approach for our work and personal lives The presentation was very clear and we were given great examples to assist us in learning different motivational skills and techniques. Mick had a wonderful rapport with the audience. Thank you so much for a very engaging presentation.
Freydee Karina Rondon, Senior Treasury Analyst, Aon
This two-hour seminar was incorporated into a one-day planning session for 50 key staff providing Shared Services within this important financial institution. The seminar focused on transforming the way these staff think about the challenges we all face and gave them the tools and techniques to help them enhance their business success and personal happiness in the future.
Mick Rock presented an empowerment session to circa 50 staff in AIB. Over 80% of staff agreed it was the best session of the day. To sum up the feedback we received in five words; the session was described as Informative, Interesting, Energetic, Beneficial and Motivating. We look forward to working with Mick again in the future”.
Selene Conway, Internal Communications Co-ordinator, Allied Irish Banks
Last year we introduced our “Be the Best You Can Be” programme to the staff of Our Lady’s Hospice who do such extraordinary and challenging work each day. There were 5 modules in the original programme including how to create empowering self-beliefs, building resilience, creating hope and optimism, developing and strengthening relationships and how to generate more positive emotions.
This year we rolled out part two of the programme with 5 brand new modules including topics such as how to identify and find the time to achieve your true life and business goals, and using your signature strengths to maximise your effectiveness and enhance your well-being.
For over two years Mick Rock from Act Now has provided a variety of services in Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services ranging from one on one coaching sessions, programmes for enhancing staff wellbeing & success and team building/resilience training. We have found Mick’s services to be extremely beneficial, engaging and motivating for our staff. Staff have commented on the positive benefits these programmes have had both personally and professionally. Mick has the perfect balance of personability and professionalism which has made the experience all the more enjoyable.
Deirdre Congdon, HR Executive, Our Lady’s Hospice
Grow Your Career
This lunchtime session was requested as part of the Careers Month held in Actavo. It focused on how to develop winning attitudes and, in particular, on empowering people to take control of their own development.
Mick Rock is a very engaging speaker who believes passionately in the power of positive beliefs, and this comes across strongly in his presentation. He delivered a lunchtime talk to our staff and even in that short time, the staff members got a huge amount from him in terms of practical tools that they could use in their lives. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to any organisation looking to empower their employees to think more positively and to have greater belief in their own skills and abilities.
Eilis Murtagh, HR Partner, Actavo
This half-day session focused on the particular challenges faced in identifying and prioritising the key tasks required to be completed.
These are the tasks that enable the company to continue its success in the software industry. Mick explained how you can work smarter and more effectively so that you can increase your life and business successes while reducing any stress experienced.
We are a very busy software company where everyone is expected to step up to the plate, sometimes without daily direction. Prioritisation of tasks is difficult for people sometimes. The next email or the next phone call or the next conversation can always seem more important and immediate than the real priorities for the day. Mick Rock of Act Now held a very enjoyable morning session in our organisation and took us through some very useful tools that we have been using since to help us with this. People seem less stressed out – which is exactly the result we were hoping for.
Cathal Brady, CEO, Ultan Technologies
Empowering Beliefs and Skills of Resilience
This motivational one hour talk was delivered at Nestle’s quarterly review session. They were looking for a motivational speaker to help the team deal with the challenges they face and to build on the very significant progress the organisation has made in recent times.
Mick Rock from Act Now delivered an insightful workshop for our team in April 2016. The session was well structured and provided practical advice to dealing with personal and professional challenges. The learning from the session can equally be applied in a personal and professional setting and Mick provides key insight into enhancing levels of happiness and well-being and how they can enhance the level of success you can achieve. His passion for the subject comes across strongly and makes for a very enjoyable and informative session
Alan Downey, General Manager, Nestle Nutrition
Positive Education Research Project
We are currently completing a research project in Donabate Portrane Educate Together to explore the benefits of teaching positive psychology interventions to a group of third and sixth class students. The results of the study will be published shortly and will be available on this website.
Dear Mick, your session with our teaching staff as part of our fortnight focusing on Positive Mental Health was invaluable. The chat in our staff-room the next day bore testimony to the fact that you had given us food for thought, with good humour, energy and an empowering perspective on how we can learn to take charge of our busy lives! I loved the no nonsense phrases you used. It all makes sense, but your ability to make the psychology “user friendly” means that your impact on a group is lasting. Thanks Mick, the more audiences you reach the better for our collective well being!
Ann Marie Leonard, Teacher, Donabate Portrane Educate Together
Mick Rock shared the secrets of highly successful people with a group of social entrepreneurs in a recent session organised by the DCU Ryan Academy. He explained his 5 golden rules for business success. These rules are both simple to understand and easy to implement and yet can literally transform the results you achieve.
Mick, the “5 Golden Rules for Creating Business Success” seminar – what can I say, I’m buzzing! This seminar is a must for Business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs alike. These 5 Golden Rules are evident in every successful business out there. They are 5 rules which have given me clarity when trying to really understand how successful business survives and triumphs! I’ve already start putting my seminar notes into practice and, let me tell you, I feel you’ve saved me more time and energy in more ways than one! I can focus on whats important in my own business mastery!
Craig Clarke, Seminar Participant