Pearce Flannery

(28 Aug 2008)


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Pearce Flannery is the founder of Pragmatica™, and is widely acclaimed as one of Ireland's leading motivational speakers, training facilitators and business strategists. As a business coach and motivator he has presented and keynoted throughout the world and can name many of the world’s finest organisations and leading personalities from the world of business, politics and sport amongst his clients. His high impact, energetic style coupled with his life experiences have positioned him amongst the leading business motivational and conference speakers worldwide. His keynote and motivational speeches have been critically acclaimed as being “...easily the most accomplished and the best available in an increasingly crowded marketplace”.              


An award winning entrepreneur and bestselling author Pearce was nominated Ireland’s leading conference and motivational speaker in 2009. He was also nominated one of Ireland’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs by both The Irish Times and Irish Entrepreneur magazine.


He has worked with many of the worlds leading blue-chip organisations whilst maintaining his focus on the SME business sector. A keen student of human behaviour Pearce has transformed organisations through his emphasis on the management of attitude as the key driver of change. His acclaimed presentation 'Attitude Defines Altitude' is based on this philosophy and effectively utilises elements of Gestalt and Neuro-Linguistic behavioural techniques. In the past he has high level experience of multi-national organisations, is an award winning entrepreneur and has experience as a university lecturer. It is through these experiences he developed his unique training formula empowering individuals to do it themselves rather that lecture them on how to do things. 


A former winner of the Marketing Institute of Ireland's ‘Marketing Person of the Year’ in 2005, he is also winner of the JCI-Ireland ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ 2006. He was conferred with the prestigious accolade of ‘Fellow of the IMI’ (UK, 2007). He holds a Degree in Economics and Political Science (NUIG), Diplomas in both Financial Accounting and in International Marketing (GMIT). He also holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration (UL).

He enjoys a high profile on economic and commercial issues and has a reputation for calling things as he sees them without fear or favour, irrespective of whose sensibilities are involved. Once famously referred to as the ‘Ghost-buster of the Automotive World’ he is universally regarded as the premier independent authority on matters automotive. He is internationally renowned for his lucid and insightful critique and recommendations for the development of the green agenda. His controversial comment and analysis on programmes such as The Last Word on Today FM, RTE Primetime, the Business Programme and The Right Hook on Newstalk FM have become the stuff of legend. His contribution to the national print media has received much acclaim especially for his dogged pursuit of forthright comment from those with what he terms ‘a bogus personal agenda’.


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