Michael O’Gorman has earned a Thought Leader Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation.
A thought leader is an informed opinion leader and the go-to person in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success.
This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.
“There is nothing more satisfying than recognition from a team of interprofessional academics, business and innovation leaders and experts, obtained following the robust audit and Business All-Star Accreditation process. Business with innovation is essential in an increasingly complex world of business. Being recognised and accredited as a ‘Thought Leader in Business Management and Innovation Growth provides much needed fuel to our purpose, drive and value creation, as we continue to grow and positively impact on business and enterprise development, growth and scale, says Michael O'Gorman.
He continues: “The AIBF Accreditation provides authoritative approval to Pathway’s compelling business innovation solutions and training and coaching blended service, as we create value in support of value demand. We are incredibly proud to have achieved such esteemed recognition and are resolute in closing the gap between the supply and demand of quality innovation and entrepreneurial business solutions, education, training and coaching innovation solutions. We continue to accelerate business innovation and meet value needs through the lens of customers, enterprise and our business communities.”
Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.
“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she says.
Michael O’Gorman is driven to help people and enterprises reach their potential. He is the CEO of Pathway Business Solutions and Training (Pathway2Success.ie) where he provides a unique understanding to change and value creation as a Non-Exec Soundboard to large organisations, IDEs and SMEs. Under Michael’s leadership, the Pathway business creates and delivers pathways for business transition and innovation growth by which organisations can innovate and grow through their people.
With 30+ years of MNC’s experience, education, training, coaching and consultancy, Michael and Pathway’s Mission is to instill positive change in individuals and organisations. Michael holds postgraduate qualifications in Business, Education and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development. He has studied with Trinity College Dublin, MIT Boston and Teesside University North Yorkshire. Michael has been responsible for negotiating and delivering many national transformation programmes both in the UK and at home in Ireland. Such contracts and transformation programmes include the Bord Gais €800 million 10-year National Network Services and Works Contract 2011-2021
2021 has already provided significant results and enormous personal satisfaction. Pathway provided key bid management and executive coaching to Dogpatch Labs CEO, Patrick Walsh and his bid team. The Irish government awarded the €17 million, 5-year contract to manage the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) to members of a new network of innovation nationwide hubs.
The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.
To learn more about Pathway Business Solution and Training, visit their All-Star showcase page here.
The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at businessallstars.ie.