Business Excellence Skillnet

We are delighted to invite you to an ICBE Network Forum – Think Smart for Peak Performance / Quick Thinking on Your Feet


This Forum will concentrate on the most valuable asset you have – your brainpower

This brief, stimulating and entertaining session stretches your thinking skills


9.30am – 11.30am

Monday June 15th

Radisson Blu Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick

No Charge (Fully funded by Business Excellence Skillnet)

To book your place/s, contact or 061 423-622

Places are limited

Success in 2015 and beyond requires a quality of thinking that is sharp, critical and one step ahead.  Success requires a blend of creativity, clear thinking and the ability to get things done.

At this event, Valerie Pierce, Creator of the Clear and Critical Thinking training programmes, will run through some simple thinking techniques to enhance your peak performance in challenging times, using the 3 Ps:  Passion – Productivity – Perseverance

You will learn to:

  • Use your Passion to control your Emotions
  • Ask the right questions to get the best answers
  • Transform Negative Thinking into Positive Action
  • Strengthen your thinking techniques and so improve the quality and productivity of your work

Click to view article: Think Smart for Peak Performance: The Benefits of Critical Thinking – Personal Leadership, Effective Communication, Independent Thinking


Presenter Profile:

Valerie Pierce: MA (Phil) MSc (Executive Coaching) FIITD    Website: 

Creator of Clear & Critical Thinking training programmes, developing creative and analytical thinking skills for successful problem solving, decision making, innovation and influence

Valerie Pierce is the Founder & Director of Clear & Critical Thinking training modules and author of the books ‘Quick Thinking on Your Feet.’ Published in Ireland (2003): Japan (2004): USA (2005): China (2006): Malaysia & Singapore (2013) & ‘Focus: The Art of Clear Thinking’ Published in Ireland (2014):  Middle East (2015)

Her international client list includes Apple, IBM, Xerox, Coca Cola, Pepsi Cola, KPMG, Oracle, AIB group, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The British Law Society, The Central Bank of Ireland, Dept. Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Dept. Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and RTE.

Valerie has lectured on MBA programmes at Ashridge Business School, Brooks University Oxford, the Smurfit School of Business and Trinity College Dublin.

She is a Tutor on the worldwide Ashridge Business School Leadership Programme and is the author of the ‘Creative Problem Solving’ Learning Guide for the Ashridge online learning portal


“Knowing how to think properly is an obvious and essential skill if you want to stay one step ahead of the pack. The mystery is that so few people invest in their thinking skills. Most of us assume that we do – until, that is, we meet someone like Valerie Pierce, creator of the Clear & Critical Thinking Programme. An afternoon with Pierce will leave you feeling that you have woken out of a coma. “

Tina-Marie O’Neill, Journalist, Sunday Business Post


We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria

Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills

The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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