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Rory Underwood MBE – How to Create High Performing Teams

Step into the world of excellence and teamwork when you re-watch this High-Performance Round Table, where the legendary rugby icon Rory Underwood MBE hosts a captivating discussion.

Joining him are distinguished industry leaders Ciara Flaherty, EMEA Growth Sales Leader of Outreach, and Simon Fletcher, UK&I Sales Director of RS Components.

Together, they delve deep into the intricate web of team dynamics and its pivotal role in today’s ever-evolving business landscape.

In this engaging conversation, you will uncover invaluable insights into achieving organisational success through effective collaboration. Rory Underwood, known for his remarkable rugby career and his 18-year stint as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, will share how Crew Resources Management (CRM) training revolutionised teamwork and decision-making in high-stress situations.

Key Takeaways from the Round Table:

  • Elevating Team Performance: Learn from Rory Underwood’s wealth of experience how optimising teamwork can elevate your business performance, drawing from his pioneering work in CRM training.
  • Collaborative Success: Discover the fundamental importance of seamless collaboration as industry leaders Ciara Flaherty and Simon Fletcher highlight the crucial role it plays in achieving and sustaining success within organisations.
  • Inevitable Success: Gain insights into how to make success a natural outcome of your team’s collective efforts, nurturing a work culture that thrives on effective collaboration and synergy.

About Rory Underwood MBE:

Rory Underwood is widely regarded as one of the greatest wingers in the history of English rugby. Born on 19 June 1963, he represented England and the British & Irish Lions during his illustrious rugby career, earning 85 caps for England and scoring a record 49 tries. His speed, agility, and impeccable try-scoring ability made him a formidable opponent on the field.

Underwood’s rugby journey began at the age of 10 when he started playing for his school team. He quickly rose through the ranks, making his debut for England in 1984. Over the next decade, he became a cornerstone of the English team, playing in three Rugby World Cups (1987, 1991, and 1995) and helping England secure Grand Slams in the Five Nations Championship.

In addition to his rugby achievements, Rory served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, balancing his military duties with his sporting commitments. His dedication to both fields was recognised when he was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1995 for his services to rugby.

About Ciara Flaherty:

Currently serving as the EMEA Commercial Sales Leader at Outreach, Ciara Flaherty has cemented her position as a top-tier Revenue Innovator in the SaaS industry. Based in London, England, and with a flexible hybrid working model, she has been an integral part of the Outreach team for over three years.

With a rich background in the SaaS domain, Ciara’s expertise spans across various areas, from sales and management to mastering the intricacies of social media. Her prowess in driving sales effectiveness is further underscored by her successful track record, and her eloquence in public speaking sets her apart in the industry.

Educationally, Ciara is an alumnus of the Dublin Institute of Technology, holding a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on Food Science, Technology, Business Management, and Innovation. This academic foundation, combined with her professional experiences, makes her a formidable force in the SaaS world.

In the dynamic landscape of SaaS and commercial sales, Ciara Flaherty stands as a beacon of innovation, dedication, and leadership.

About Simon Fletcher:

Simon Fletcher is a seasoned sales professional with a track record of excellence spanning several years in the UK. Currently serving as the Sales Director for RS UK & Ireland, Simon has been instrumental in driving growth and establishing strong client relationships since May 2022.

Prior to his role at RS UK & Ireland, Simon held the position of Sales Director at SC Johnson Professional UK for a brief period in 2022. His journey in sales leadership began at Arco: Experts In Safety, where he spent nearly 5 years, notably as the Sector Sales Director and Divisional Director for National Accounts.

With a career rooted in sales and account management, Simon’s contributions have been pivotal across various sectors, from safety to public relations. His dedication and strategic approach have solidified his reputation as a trusted leader in the sales domain.


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