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    Present effectively

    It’s not that most presenters are bad, it’s just that they are ineffective. At its core, presenting is simple, it’s just not easy. There are no silver bullets, but you can transform your approach with some clear and simple steps.

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    Career as noun?

    Is your career a verb (“Careering along”) or a noun? From wordsmithing your CV through interview preparation to long-term career planning, Rowan will help you manage your career before someone else does.

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    The Write Stuff

    “The only way I can review the success of reading this book (Where’s My Oasis), is that I went for three interviews, and got offered all three jobs!” – Amazon 5 Star review

    For book details and downloads, click on the image.

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    Listen Up!

    Get the man himself to speak at your event. Rowan will make you think, laugh and wince in equal measure.

    “Fascinating”     “Unforgettable”
    “Compassionate”     “Insightful”


On Your Feet: Present and pitch like a pro

From the art of storytelling to the perfect deck, prepare for all your public speaking efforts with confidence. Whether it’s a pitch for a vital piece of business or an opportunity to shine within your company, we will transform your approach.


Career management / Outplacement

Rowan will show you how to excel at the business of finding, getting and holding on to a job by clarifying your short- and long-term career aspirations; coupled with simple, focused preparation and presentation.


Bring Rowan to speak at your event

Have Rowan present to your team or your customers and you'll get the full force of his professionalism, insight, clarity and humour. With Rowan, there are no potted, by-the-numbers, speeches. He will build his address around your needs and your issues.

  • I’m sure you’ve seen the vid from CES and it really it a cringius maximus moment. And yes, it does offer us a salutary example of the power of rehearsal and also of demonstrating professionalism in everything you do. But I think that misses the real point. Just in case you’ve been living under a […]

  • I re-read the Jobs biography over the new year. This remark in particular struck a chord with me: “That was my worst and stupidest staging mistake of my life. It was bad because it made me look small, and Apple look small, and as if everything was in Bill’s hands.” Couple of things … 1. “Staging”? Yes. […]

  • Dublin Business Library, ILAC Centre, Dublin 2 27th March 2014

  • TCD Alumni Event 1st Feb 2013

  • Bochum University 18-19 December 2013

  • My grandmother was born when Queen Victoria was on the throne in England and postboxes in Ireland were still painted red. When I was a child, she had one piece of advice that used to drive me crazy. “There there darling,” she would coo. “In a hundred years, it won’t matter.” Gaaaaaaah! Not the thing to say to a 7 year-old, who […]

  • Part two of a post that’s intended to give you some insight into the effort that is needed in advance of TEDxDublin and also perhaps, to help you if you would ever like to give a TEDx or prepare for another major speaking event. [Part 1 is here] Visuals Most of our speakers this year […]

  • So we did another TEDxDublin – another big one. On September 14th 2013, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre (doesn’t that piece of corporate titling just trip off the tongue?) was filled to its 2,000+ capacity to see 12 amazing speakers and a selection of TED videos. Six hours of ideas worth sharing. This post is […]

  • I was asked by Alexander Kjefulf, the Chief Happiness Officer, to open his Arbejdsglaede Live 2013 conference in Copenhagen on May 30th. I was looking forward to leading the Irish invasion back into Denmark in revenge for the vikings of a thousand years ago! It was a superb event with little me, the captain of […]

  •  ”On your feet – selling your great idea” This will be a deepdive into the world of pitching, peddling and presenting your idea, yourself and your company to the world at large. Lots of attendees at the Dotconf have a great idea and all the enthusiasm in the world – but their idea doesn’t take […]

  • I’ll be presenting a seminar at the Gradireland Summer Fair in the RDS Dublin, on Wednesday June  12th at 11:30am. Topics will include: The key elements of the written stage, so your CV gets to the all-important shortlist What you need to know (about them and yourself) before you show up for interview Jumping through […]

  •   … and living in Ireland. I contributed to this article in the Irish Independent on the topic this week. Tooth-grinding stuff. Yes, we have come a long way since the caves, but neanderthals are still in our midst.  

Happy Clients
  • Rowan is the standard I aspire to meet. If you set your presenter standards by the likes of Steve Jobs and TED talks, you won't be disappointed.

    Jonathan Campbell, CEO, Social Talent

  • Rowan is an expert in finding the best attributes of a client and presents them in a most professional manner to show them at their best.

    Michael Giblin, Facilities Management & Services Manager, Petroleum Institute, UAE

  • Rowan is a highly motivational speaker with bundles of energy. I took an enormous amount from him, which I put into practice.

    Greg Dalton, Business Development Consultant, Focal Media Ltd

  • The real McCoy: personal, thoughtful guidance from the chief himself. You won't be sorry.

    Justin Brophy, Executive Clinical Director, HSE