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YLNI 2013 winner

Young Leaders Northern Ireland – YLNI 2013 winner

Abacus Professional Recruitment are pleased to be one of the sponsors for this years Young Leaders NI Conference.  As it’s nearly that time of the year again for the YLNI Conference.  We felt it would be a great opportunity to allow past winners to also share their experiences of the YLNI event.

Wayne Nickels, Partner, Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers, the YLNI 2013 winner has happily shared his thoughts, feelings and inspirations.  Read on to find out what Wayne’s secrets of success include:

  1. How did you feel when you won the award?

Very surprised, shocked in fact but absolutely elated that my peers had found my experiences a great inspiration.

  1. What makes a great leader?

Providing inspiration by your actions as well as words in order for people to do something that they wouldn’t necessarily do themselves. Being honest and seen as trustworthy.

  1. Who has inspired you and why?

In the modern era it would have to be Richard Branson for his tenacity, work ethic and inspiration to many. He has built a trusted brand through his various business ventures and image.

  1. For those at the starting point of their career, what is the best way to build a personal profile and get your name ‘out there’?

Spending time with and listening to people is key as well as being interested in what they say. Meet 1-2 new people at each event will expand your trusted network. Taking a longer term approach to building relationships as most business is based on trust.

  1. Any general advice you would recommend to this year’s nominees?

To be nominated you have obviously inspired people by your actions and words. Build on these foundations but let it be the end of the beginning not the beginning of the end.

Abacus would like to thank Wayne Nickels, Partner, Cunningham Coates Stockbrokers for his time and sharing his experiences.  If you would like to find out more information in regards to the 2015 YLNI Conference, please check out Abacus YLNI Page, Iod YLNI Page or the YLNI Social Media Accounts: YLNI Facebook, YLNI LinkedIn, YLNI Twitter  We hope this has inspired potential Young Leaders of NI, it’s not too late to nominate yourself or a fellow colleague to obtain the chance to win the title of Herbert Smith Freehills 2015 Young Leader of the Year Award.