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Building Better Cultures

Hosted by Scott McInnes, founder of Inspiring Change, we talk to guests about how really good internal comms, engagement and leadership all contribute to 'Building Better Cultures'. We tend to shy away from theory and focus more on really practical advice, great stories and best-practice.

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Mar 11, 2019

Having started her career at Dermot Desmond's NCB stockbrokers, Carmel very quickly moved through the ranks before moving out of research and into PR.  Over the next 12 years, she worked her way through the Irish PR scene with stints in Edelman, Text 100 and Keatings. In 2001 she set up her own consultancy - Gemini Consulting.

It was then that she met Jonathan Irwin, founder of the Jack and Jill Foundation. The foundation supports families who have children with suffer severe intellectual and physical disability to be able to keep their children at home. Today they support 350 families across Ireland.  Following a period as interim CEO, Carmel took up the role on a permanent basis in January 2019.  You can find out more at

Show Notes:

0.00 – Charity in the Irish context - 2.10 – Carmel and NCB stockbrokers – 4.30 – From research to PR – 10.51 – Gemini Consulting and work-life blend – 13.15 – An intro to Jonathan Irwin and Jack & Jill – 16.15 – Having a strong purpose and making a difference – 22.30 – Balancing fundraising with nursing – 26.50 – The impact of emotional stories – 33.00 – Humility and vulnerability in leaders - 34.30 – Carmel’s role models – 31.55 – Carmel’s advice to herself