Jim Breen is a dynamic and innovative entrepreneur and is the founder and CEO of PulseLearning, which provides learning solutions to various industries and sectors through harnessing the most up-to-date technology. Jim is a former international rower and has appeared on the TV show ‘The Secret Millionaire’. He has also developed a reputation as an inspiring motivational speaker and addressed all 5th year students in Davis College on Friday 9 November.. The following is an extract from an email sent to the principal following his visit:
Last Friday, I left home early in the morning to present to the students at Davis College, Mallow.
An hour and a half later, I was walking through the doors of Davis College and felt such an immediate welcome from everything and everyone. The bright light coming through the windows; the smiles on the faces of the students, teachers and other school staff; the TV screens showing Sky News and Euro News; the Sanctuary for taking time out; the noise of the students and PE teacher in the gym; the smells coming from the Home Economics room. Why wasn’t there a school like this for me when I was 17?
The next two hours were spent listening and talking with fifth year students, teachers and Denis Healy, School Principal. I’ve been in many Silicon Valley offices with their attempts to promote Leadership, Innovation, Community, Success, Respect, and other values. Never have I been in one place that captured these values with such clarity and such ease.
Introduction from Principal of Davis College
Davis College has a proud tradition of providing a quality education for the young people of Mallow and the wider community which extends over several decades. The college has constantly striven to enable all those entrusted to its care to fulfill their potential in a stimulating and supportive environment, where excellence in teaching and learning is a carefully fostered objective.