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University of Limerick



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What do you want to do with the rest of your life?

Do you want to develop your talent, dream idea, side project or start-up into something greater?

Join us for a Walkshop (3km) where you will share stories, collaborate, learn in natural surroundings and

create a plan of your next steps.

Step back from your busy life by spending an exciting and relaxing evening along the banks of the Shannon where you will:

  • Meet a small group of inspiring like-minded people to share stories and collaborate

  • Learn in natural surroundings

  • Get a handle on your dream idea, side project or start-up

  • Imagine what could be, instead of what is

  • Have a clear plan of what to do next

  • Be inspired and have fun

“Outdoor exercise improves creative problem-solving abilities by 50 percent” University of Kansas

When: 6.30pm Monday June 11th 2018,

Where: Meet outside University of Limerick Sports Arena

Booking: Book on eventbrite, places limited

For more info contact Fergal dreamcatcherbc1@gmail.com


" If Fergal's Walkshop appeals to you but you are unsure, please don't hesitate, just go! It was a great experience, extremely innovative and like nothing I have attended before. There is no pressure to join in, you can also just walk and observe. I discussed the ideas I had and I received great unbiased feedback from both Fergal and the other participants. I know that no two sessions will be the same and I will definitely attend again. " Oonagh Kelly

Why a walkshop in the outdoors?

We believe spending time in interesting spaces combined with activities in the natural environment leads to better outcomes in terms of gaining insights, increasing creativity and teamwork and improving problem solving capabilities and outcomes.

Great authors and artists have always been drawn to natural surroundings though aside from their obvious loveliness, it’s been shown to have a massive effect on our ability to be creative.

Although he was not physically fit, Beethoven would start each day with the same ritual: a morning walk during which he would scribble into a pocket sketchbook the first rough notes of whatever musical idea inevitably entered his head. Having done that, having limbered up his mind and transported himself into his version of a trance zone during the walk, he would return to his room and get to work.

Benefits of the outdoors in today’s world

When we’re feeling overwhelmed from the stressors of urban life and being plugged-in 24/7, nature hikes can be strong medicine.

According to a study by University of Kansas psychologists Ruth Ann Atchley and David L. Strayer, creative problem solving can be improved by disconnecting from technology and reconnecting with nature. In this study, participants hiked while backpacking in nature for approximately four days and they were prohibited from using technology. They were asked to perform tasks requiring creativity and complex problem solving. They found that those immersed in the hiking excursions had increased performance on problem-solving tasks by 50 percent.

Standford University researchers published a recent article in the Journal of Experimental Psychology which finds that a person’s creative output increases by an average of 60 percent when walking

Your Guide - Fergal O’Farrell

I love working with individuals and groups of people who are pushing personal and work boundaries, I really admire those who are challenging the status quo, pushing their personal limits as they grow personally and develop their ideas/projects/start-up enterprise.

I have over 20 years’ experience working in an international retail environment in financial, planning and organisation development roles. I have been involved in food and technology start-ups and I understand the challenges – the highs and the lows. I have an MSc in Responsibility and Business Practice as well as qualifications in coaching, and accountancy.

My approach is based on the philosophy that deep down we each know what we want to do and that we are equipped with the resources and strengths to follow our dreams and to achieve our goals.

However it doesn’t always feel like we know where we want to go or how to get there.

My role is to help you figure out how to move forward, achieve your goals and see your dreams come through.

“Follow your dreams, they know the way”.

If this unique event is of interest then we'd love to hear from you. You can book your place on www.eventbrite.ie You can contact Fergal at dreamcatcherbc1@gmail.com for more information


"Fergal has a lovely subtle way of 'holding up a mirror' to you so that you can see more clearly where you are headed and how you might do that in the best possible manner. " Melanie Downes Acupuncturist

What you will get from the event

1. Make connections share stories and collaborate with like-minded people

2. Get feedback on your dream idea, project, or start-up

3. Pick up business tips

4. Begin to see a pattern between your passions, talents, experiences and ideas and see how they come

together and guide you on your journey

5. Get insights on where you are at and how you might overcome your obstacles

6. A simple plan of your next steps

If this unique event is of interest then we'd love to hear from you. Book as soon as you can as places are limited . You can book your place on www.eventbrite.ie

You can contact Fergal dreamcatcherbc1@gmail.com for more information

Who is this unique event for ?

• Are you tired of working for someone else ?

• Do you want to change direction ?

• Have you a burning idea that won’t leave you alone ?

• Have you a side project or early stage start up that you want to move forward

• Do you need to step back from and make sense of where you are at with your talent, your career ?

• Would you like to spend time with others who are or have experienced similar challenges to yourself?

• Do you love new ideas, stunning natural scenery and spending time with like-minded people?

• Do you need support to develop your dream idea, side project ?

If this innovative event is of interest then we'd love to hear from you.

. You can book your place on www.eventbrite.ie

"Follow your dreams they know the way"

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