ABOUT DAVE

About Me

I’m an engineer, project manager, and speaker, passionate about all things self development. My website is the online hub for everything about me – personal and professional interests, and more.

I created this website in 2013 to share some of my experiences as I meander through life. Two years later I launched a public speaking blog called Communicate You. The blog has grown to over 50,000 words, or enough material to fill a 200 page book! In 2018 I created a new podcast called Tribe of Speakers. In 2019 I will launch my new Ebook.

About Me

I’m an engineer, project manager, and speaker, passionate about all things self development. My website is the online hub for everything about me – personal and professional interests, and more.

I created this website in 2013 to share some of my experiences as I meander through life. Two years later I launched a public speaking blog called Communicate You. The blog has grown to over 50,000 words, or enough material to fill a 200 page book! In 2018 I created a new podcast called Tribe of Speakers. In 2019 I will launch my new Ebook.

YES Ball 2016

Professional Interests

Part of my daily routine is to learn something new, everyday. My career to date has involved time in engineering, project management, programme management, communication and training, business strategy, design thinking, and business development. I currently work with EirGrid, the operator of the National Grid in Ireland, in a programme management role. You can find more about my professional development on LinkedIn.

Volunteering

Volunteering is without doubt one of the most rewarding things I have done. My experiences have ranged from charity work with the Dublin Simon Community and Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind to mentoring and leadership through Toastmasters and Engineers Ireland. I have also volunteered at Dublin Web Summit, Croke Park, Smart Futures Ireland, the Project Management Institute to name just a few.

Personal Interests

I enjoy travelling to far flung destinations, running and going to the gym, reading and listening to podcasts, and hanging out with family and friends. I have a keen interest in technology and design and dabble in some web development on the side. I play piano and spend a lot of my spare time attending music gigs. In 2019 I am attempting to learn Spanish for the first time – an off the cuff speech in Spanish will be the ultimate test!

Public Speaking

One of my biggest strengths lies in my passion for clear, concise communication. I launched Communicate You blog in 2015 with a goal to capture the most important elements of public speaking as I experienced them in my own life. Fast forward to today and my website now includes an extensive list of articles about public speaking and presentation skills, and more recently I’ve launched a podcast!