As we head into a New Year, what a great way finish out this years PepRally than a retrospective look at some of the awesome stuff that has happened in 2018. While the year was jam packed - we have managed to pick out some of our personal highlights, in no particular order … I give you 2018 @ PepTalk
The Pep Wonder Team - Lands & Expands :
2018 has been a big year for new hires at PepTalk
Former Lawyer & Entrepreneur James Brogan joins PepTalk full time as CEO
Former Head of HR for Twitter, Blizzard & Tyco Michelle Fogarty joins full time as COO
Ireland International Rugby Player Jenny Murphy joins as King of Content
Business Development Expert, Rosie Lennon joins as Client Happiness Officer, supporting Aishling Jennings & Ailis McSweeney in delighting our clients
Seasoned Tech Nerd, Sean Deehan joins as Pep Product Lead
And we have made two really exciting BIG hires who will join us in Jan 2019 .. all will be revealed in the New Year!
The team has also been expanding in more than one way. With Bernard & Keira Brogan welcoming their twins, Donagh and Keadán into the world. James & Niamh Brogan following suit, with baby Noah, and just last week Sean & Clara Deehan, got to meet baby Anna.
2018 also saw the team move into our new building in Lucan. This 4,000 sq foot warehouse has tons of potential and saw us kick-off 1st floor renovations and move in March.
We added loads of really epic new PepPartners (alongside all our awesome current Partners - not to be taking sides here ☠️)
Tons of Awesome New Clients :
It has been a BIG year for PepTalk, and we have had the opportunity to work with some truly special clients. These partnerships really allow us to support, challenge and help develop our solution to maximise for our clients.
Welcome to all our new clients including Deutsche Bank, Musgrave Operating Partners Ireland, Northern Trust, West Pharma, Britvic, CNP Santander, Goodbody. Here is to an exciting 2019!
Lots of whizzy new Tech Features :
The computer contingent at PepTalk have been busy all year rolling out new feature releases including integrations with intercom that allow Pep to speak directly with our end users in a real time setting. Jam packed with gifs and emojis 🤩
A major feature which we shipped in the summer time was Pep Academy. This micro learning feature brings wellbeing and personal development content to life in short fun bursts and is gamified to drive engagement! And our users loveeeee it!
Our clients were also super pumped with all the updated dashboard features
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - discovering new markets :
2018 has seen PepTalk, being selected to be part of the HPSU (High Potential Start-ups) Unit at Enterprise Ireland and start to expand with our current clients in other regions, so it's been a busy year with travel and expansion, particularly in the UK.
December saw us take our first steps at entry in the US Market. So we have our hotdogs and NFL tickets at the ready … 2019, we are coming!
A year of new peeps, events and thought leadership :
2018 was jam packed with speaking events, parties, client and partner events, conferences, summits and meetings. But here were a couple to give you a flavour of what we got up to :
We have a star-studded line-up at PepTalks first Elevate Event in Croke Park. Check our our video below
We spoke and exhibited at the World Employment Conference
We activated the ‘Unplug Space’ on behalf of JP Morgan at Career Zoo - and it was awesome!
We had two separate post All-Ireland Celebrations for our Clients and their families at the Croke Park Hotel, along with some of the 4-in-a-Row Mens Team and the 2-in-a-row Ladies Team
We did not ‘wreck the place’ (pun intended) at the Construction Summit
A new and exciting partnership with Social Talent
Bernard mesmerised the room at the Institute of Directors briefing, and also at the American Chambers Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
We Launched the ‘Keep Well Mark’ for IBEC at the Talent summit
We brought together dozens of companies for a fun and free All Ireland Games to kick start 2018. CNP Santander were crowned the ultimate champion, but not without a serious fight from Stobart Air, Sigmar, Dublin Port and Mason Alexander.
We had breakfast with Bobby Kerr, recorded a piece for this radio show and he wore some pretty cool gear!
Shared the stage with some big wellbeing cheeses at Wellfest
Loved every minute of having the cute pooches from My Canine Companion use our premise to train their Autism Service Dogs 💙
Happy Holidays & New Year :
Finally on behalf of all the PepTalk Team, wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season.
We will be back in the New Year with more great content and ideas.
If you want to chat to us about how we can help your company in 2019, please email firstname.lastname@example.org