The all-Ireland winning Kilkenny hurling coach Brian Cody has given his insights on leadership to members of the Mid-West business community at the Dell EMC campus in as part of the Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders’ programme. The programme is being delivered by Limerick Chamber in collaboration with Dell EMC and the University of Limerick.

Brian Cody’s was the second in a series of leadership talks this year that have been hosted at the Dell EMC campus in Limerick. The programme aims to equip future leaders from across the Mid-West with the skills and network of mentors they can learn from. Each of the inspirational talks from speakers within the world of business and sport are private sessions for the over 150 participants who have signed up for the programme.

As the manager of the Kilkenny hurling team since 1998, Brian Cody knows what it takes to be a true leader and to motivate and inspire a team to realize their goals. His successful career to date includes coaching his native county to eleven All-Ireland hurling championship titles and a famous four-in-a-row from 2006 and 2009.

At the Limerick Chambers Regional Leaders Programme in Dell EMC was Denis Kelly, Dell EMC, Special guest speaker Brian Cody, Kilkenny hurling manager, Grainne Greehy, Director of Policy with Limerick Chamber, Dr James Ring, CEO Limerick Chamber and Dave griffin, Business Development Director at Dell

Speaking to the audience Brian Cody commented: “Each person has their own instinctive style of leadership. However, irrespective of their natural leadership style, good leaders must have true confidence in their own ability and in making tough decisions that empower long-term success. In showing a belief in themselves, business leaders can inspire a team to deliver results.” 

The Kilkenny hurling manager delivered an hour-long talk to the attendees with an open question and answer session held at the end of the event.

Denis Kelly, Site Leader, Dell EMC Limerick: “At Dell EMC we are focused on empowering the next generation of leaders who have the skills to not only fulfil their own potential, but to drive transformation into the future. This is a key aspect of our commitment to leave a legacy of good within the Mid-West.

“By working with the Limerick Chamber and the University of Limerick on this innovative programme, we can help support sustainable growth and development in Limerick and the surrounding region. In recent months, we’ve had some incredible speakers as part of the initiative. Widely acknowledged as the greatest manager in the history of the game, Brian Cody provided insights into an imaginative approach to leadership that has fuelled success both on and off the pitch. Through his motivational talk, Brian has proven to be a key inspiration for all those present.” 

Dr. James Ring, CEO, Limerick Chamber, said: “The Regional Leaders’ Programme is growing from strength to strength, offering the unique opportunity to share experiences and learning amongst the business community in the Mid-West. Brian Cody’s leadership insights were indispensable to our participants and have left our budding leaders inspired and ambitious to grow their own business.”

More information about the Limerick Chamber Regional Leaders Programme is available at

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