Two leading businesswomen set for Galway Business Breakfast

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L-R: Emma Butler, Sales Sense International; Darragh O'Connor, Sales Manager at The Dean, Sales Expert Podcast Host and SPN Steering Group Co-Chairperson; Oisin Browne, Business Author, Sales Expert Podcast Host and SPN Steering Group Co-Chairperson; Bobby Kerr, Businessman and Broadcaster; Alan Kerins, Inner Winner Institute, pictured at the recent Move the Needle in Sales business breakfast at The Dean, Galway.

Two of Ireland’s leading female entrepreneurs are set to deliver unrivalled insights into sales leadership and digital marketing innovation at a unique event taking place at the Portershed, Galway on Tuesday, May 16.

Featuring Chanelle, Lady McCoy, one of Ireland’s most successful businesswomen and the multi award-winning young entrepreneur, Chloe Gardiner, this free business breakfast and networking event is an opportunity to hear candid stories and top tips from their personal industry experience.

Organised by the west of Ireland based Sales Professionals Network, the event, entitled Move the Needle in Sales, is a chance to delve into the mindset of two key business figures, who have navigated the path to success in different ways.

Co-Founder of Chanelle Medical and of Pureis, the first CBD food supplement range to be clinically tested and proven safe to use, Chanelle, Lady McCoy, is a passionate speaker, conveying her knowledge of leadership in the pharma industry with openness and honesty.

The former Irish ‘dragon’ brings two decades of business acumen to the event.

She will be joined by The Wonky Woolins and BaaBaa Bandits founder, Chloe Gardiner, whose work in the field of early-stage children’s toys and baby gifts has been recognised by Three, Google, GSEA by EO, and retail magnate, Theo Paphitis.

The young entrepreneur will highlight the pivotal role of social media and micro influencers in transforming a transition year project into a viable international business.

Together, they will provide valuable expertise and learning opportunities for both professionals and students at this free Move the Needle in Sales business breakfast and networking initiative.

At their recent gathering at the Dean hotel on Prospect Hill, the Sales Professionals Network hosted the dynamic Insomnia founder Bobby Kerr, alongside former Galway GAA player Alan Kerins of the Inner Winner Institute, and Sales Sense International’s Emma Butler.

The value of human relationships, connectivity, and understanding your demographic was a common theme from all three presentations.

During his address, keynote speaker Bobby Kerr charted the growth of his coffee empire, including successes and failures, whilst also talking frankly about his emotional journey and recovery from head and neck cancer.

He discussed his dark days in 2015 and how he realised the true importance of health, friends and family.

“Life truly is for living,” he said. “There is a big link between your business health and your personal health. Your mind is stronger if you are fit.

“Forget the begrudgers, enjoy what you do, embrace technology, surround yourself with positive people, network, and never do anything to damage your reputation.”

The Sales Professionals Network is a space for those working in sales or marketing in the west to connect and build sales expertise, establishing a strong link between industry and education to inform future training development and, in turn, foster regional growth across Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.

It is supported by Regional Skills West of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science and funded by the National Training Fund.

To reserve your free place for the Move the Needle in Sales business breakfast and networking event, with speakers Chanelle, Lady McCoy and Chloe Gardiner on Tuesday, May 16 visit

The event runs from 7.30am until 9.00am and takes place at the Portershed on Market Street in Galway city.

It is made possible by DFHERIS Regional Skills West and the Portershed, and is funded by the National Training Fund and itag Skillnet.

To join the Sales Professionals Network email or visit the website.