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Professional Development, Training & Executive Learning


To educate today’s management and leadership generation in a way that reflects how they want to learn and with high impact outcomes they discover for themselves.


To facilitate people to learn in a way that is practical, relevant, specific, actionable, interactive, challenging, measurable, rewarding and fun.
And to do this by continuously producing meaningful, challenging, relevant and original content to reflect the real immediate challenges facing managers today

Education is often a test of memory - you’re given the answer and examined later to see if you remember it.
That’s not how new professionals learn, or enjoy learning, today.
At Conor Kenny & Associates, it’s not how we teach either.
Our philosophy is different, we give them the question and ask them to come up with the answer.
That’s learning that connects, is instantly actionable and achieves growth.

From There to Here

Formed in 2002, Conor Kenny & Associates was born out of a passion for 2 things:

  • Getting the best out of your people
  • Getting the best out of your business

Today, everything we do, absolutely everything, must lead towards these two goals. Quite simply, one cannot work without the other. To illustrate, a quote from one of our many industry articles:

“A hotel or service business is like a theatre. Every night when the lights go down the show is over another day is done. The next day, no matter what has gone before it, the show will have a new audience, often a first time audience, and today’s show must, at the very least, be better than the day before. The actors who will deliver the show are your people. If you do not invest in them in many ways you will have an average show. After all, what is the point of a beautiful comfortable cosy theatre with great sets, great seats and great lighting if the guys on stage have no idea what they are doing?”

Whilst we love helping you create the mood and atmosphere, our focus is on the actors. After all, that’s what creates impact and impact creates memories. Our goal is (naturally) the ‘right memories’ which drive your success.

From humble beginnings, we were brave enough to follow our values and our belief that people need to discover their own solutions as well as a passion for nurturing talent and getting everyone to fulfil their potential. Today, we are honoured to have a 5 Star client list (including the very best 5 Star hotels) right through the satisfying little markers of writing books, speaking internationally, commentating to the press and advising government bodies. From those earliest nervous steps in 2002, our company is immensely (and a little self-indulgently) proud to have graduated through the ranks, right up to the launch of our joint programme with Shannon College of Hotel Management, a College of The National University of Ireland, Galway.

Like you, we have come a long way, made many mistakes but that has added to our learning and no mistake was ever wasted on us. Like you, we are passionate about what we do and although those baby steps have given way to big leaps, our focus remains firmly on building better futures for you, for your brand and especially for your people.

What We Are Good At

We Train
We Consult
We Mentor

Conor Kenny & Associates

Team Members

Conor Kenny


Geraldine Patten

General Manager

Peter Kelly

Mental Health & Well Being Specialist
prestige award 2020
eu business award 2018