Earlier this year, Ciara Crossan, CEO and Founder of WeddingDates, had the opportunity to sit down with the highly regarded host, Paul Lanigan for an episode of his podcast titled “The Leadership Mindset”. This episode promises to take you on a journey of inspiration, innovation, and unwavering determination. Get ready to delve into the journey of Ciara Crossan as she shares her passion for reshaping the wedding industry.
Ciara’s story is one of perseverance and innovation, as she encountered numerous obstacles and hurdles along the way. Yet, through it all, she remained focused and determined, never losing sight of her vision. Her ability to navigate the challenges of entrepreneurship, combined with her unparalleled passion for what she does, makes her an extraordinary leader worth admiring.
One of the topics covered during the discussion is the challenges WeddingDates faced during the pandemic. “I’ll never forget the clients that stuck with me through Covid, that paid their bills and did what they said they were gonna do. I’ll never forget that and they have my unending loyalty and gratitude and support because of what they did for me during that time,” says Ciara.
Ciara also talks about LIFT and the importance of being an upstander and not just a bystander. “I’m very conscious of it, raising my boys as well, we talk about being a bystander or being an upstander. If you see something happening are you just a bystander and do you let it happen? Or do you speak up? Getting them to think about that even at nine years old that they can speak up and know what’s right and wrong and live up to their values and actually speak up for things that are wrong. There is an organisation that I’m involved in called LIFT Ireland – LIFT stands for “Leading Ireland’s Future Together” and it’s a nonprofit organisation but it aims to lift the leadership of Ireland. And it’s not just focused on leaders, politicians and media and all that. The whole concept is that if you have one person in your life who listens to you, then you’re a leader. It’s a really powerful program!” says Ciara.
Listen now and discover the power of perseverance and innovation!