“Work hard, but play hard too. It’s so important to have a balance in your life.” Ian Power, Executive Director, SpunOut.ie
Ian Power is Executive Director at Spun Out. SpunOut.ie is a not-for-profit website created by young people, for young people. SpunOut promotes healthy living and wellbeing for young people.
Ian didn’t always know what he wanted to do. He never had a plan and took every interesting opportunity that came his way. He has never regretted it.
Here’s his advice to people who want a career in the same field, “Volunteer. Get out there, help where you can and most importantly,, learn”
Ian says that his biggest career lesson to date has been, “the importance of networking and being able to build relationships with people. Building relationships and influencing others are probably two of the most valuable things you can learn.”
His motto is, “work hard, but play hard too. It’s so important to have a balance in your life.”
Ian has a lovely philosophy of ‘going with the flow’ and absorbing everything around him. As a very young director, Ian’s outlook is working for him as his hard work ethic and relaxed nature make him open to opportunities.
Ian Power features in Career Coach – a step-by-step guide to help your teen find their life’s purpose by Dearbhla Kelly, published by Gill and Co and available in all leading bookshops and on Amazon.