As we look forward, we want to help “Build the Future”. We asked Lorna Maguire, Client Services Director at TITAN Experience, to share with us some insights on her experiences and how she draws inspiration from the environment around her, role models she had during her career, and what is, in her opinion, the biggest opportunity and the biggest challenge for building the future.
Voltedge: What is your current role and how long you have held this position?
Lorna: My current role is Client Services Director at TITAN Experience. I’ll be in this position for 2 years now, come November.
Voltedge: Where do you draw inspiration from?
Lorna: Many places… The super team I work with, peers, books, articles, and constant research. We pride ourselves on being an insight driven agency so naturally I’m always on the lookout for new concepts and fresh thinking to bring to our clients.
Voltedge: During the course of your career, was there a role model or mentor that stands out for you?
Lorna: I’ve been very lucky to have had some amazing role models to lean on throughout my career to date. Eavan Mulligan, a previous Director in TITAN, who I worked with for a couple of years is somebody whom I learnt a lot from – even if she doesn’t realise it! Eavan’s work ethic, commitment to exceptionally high standards, and ability to always see the bigger picture are aspects I’ve tried to take forward in my own working life. I’m also lucky to call her a friend.
Voltedge: What do you think the biggest opportunity is right now for building the future?
Lorna: For me, it’s the breadth of young and skilled talent in Ireland. We need to listen to the leaders of our future and give them the forums to be heard. To me, age really is just a number – if you have the ability, the wiliness to learn, the drive to exceed, and are empathic along the way, then no position should be off limits, in a lot of circumstances.
Voltedge: What do you think the biggest challenge is right now for building the future?
Lorna: To maintain a collaborative culture in this increasingly virtual world. Whilst remote working has given us all the opportunity to achieve a better work/life balance, the challenge now is to build and maintain those wonderful team dynamics, ensure team development and encourage team collaboration.
Voltedge: Can you share with us 2 or 3 positives in your personal life that you have discovered over the last 18 months?
Lorna: Family is everything.
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Voltedge: What is your favourite quote and why?
Lorna: ‘You get what you give’ because it applies to all aspects of life – both work and personal.
At TITAN EXPERIENCE we work with global brands, rights holders and sponsors, to invigorate, arouse and connect through the unique energy of sport. We create exceptional experiences to connect brands and rights holders to their target audiences and internal stakeholders.