"I first became aware of Declan having seen him on the Late Late Show several years ago and I was fascinated by his infectious positivity and highly articulate command of the workings of the human mind, and how best to harness energy in the face of challenging times people face in their lives.
I was delighted to speak with Declan soon afterwards, and we arranged for Declan to speak to the staff (teachers, clerical and ancillary staff) regarding the ‘Green Platform’ and how it can be drawn on to enhance peoples’ mindfulness, promote their own personal well-being and nurture effective relationships with one another in fostering a healthy, vibrant and open workplace environment.
The reaction to Declan’s visit was euphorically positive, and staff continue to refer to Declan’s story and principles.
We very much look forward to welcoming Declan to Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh in the very near future"
Donncha Ó Treasaigh – Principal, Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh
"Poulin Grain began its voyage to the Green Platform in May, 2012. I remember Declan being recommended by a supplier friend who had worked with Andec for years. Honestly, I was thinking this was very much like the other training programs we had had over nearly 20 years, that we would gain some new perspective and maybe 1 or 2 ideas that we could utilize on Monday. We soon figured out that there was something very different about this journey and that it was a life altering opportunity.
Declan began his presentation with the title “Achieving Personal and Team Excellence”. This sounded so familiar. The major difference wasn’t the title, it was that Declan doesn’t just tell a good story, he shares wisdom and compassion such that we all feel the ability to join the Green Platform, a Platform of positive thinking, a Platform of health -- spiritually, mentally and physically. Declan is undoubtedly not only “talking the talk, he is walking the walk”. He is one of the world’s great and exceptional people.
Declan helps us to understand that we are truly the ones responsible for our own happiness and success. There are way too many things that Declan has connected with, with each and every one of us, to write in this short note.
Declan is part of the Poulin Grain Family and Team. With his help, we are growing in a time where many businesses are failing. We have a Team that is committed to being the very best. We are all focused on the Poulin Grain FIG’s. It is clear where we are going and who we need to be to get there.
We are grateful for having the opportunity to work with Declan and Andec, and recommend anyone who is serious about being a positive person, team or company to join us."
MIKE TETREAULT – Senior Vice President and GM, Poulin Grain
"Declan made an inspirational and energising contribution to the annual Principals CPD event. He engaged with everyone present in a very meaningful way and left everyone feeling the better for having been present. There is certainly another group of Green Platform advocates among the Principals. I look forward to Declan visiting us again."
DR RORY O"SULLIVAN PHD – Principal, Killester College of Further Education, Dublin