Texthelp Systems Ltd
Everyone really enjoyed the day as a whole. The instructors were very friendly and very encouraging. There was a good variety of activities and were very well organised as the day just flowed. We will be recommending the programme to others within the company. Great value for money!
B Murphy ACA, BDO Stoy Hayward
May I take this opportunity to thank you for the kind hospitality provided throughout the day and also commend you on the activities offered at your centre. My team had a fantastic day and we would thoroughly recommend your services to colleagues or associates looking for a teambuilding outing.
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Richard. The cottages were great and offered exactly what I was looking for, very comfortable and welcoming. We had such a lovely time. The activities were excellent and Richard really put us all at ease which made a real difference as some of us were really scared. It was such an enjoyable and worthwhile experience and I will be happy to recommend both the adventure centre and the cottages to family, friends and work colleagues.
T Russell, Head of Sales, Nutricia Medical Ireland
Richard is one of the most impactful guest speakers I have ever heard. The message he delivered about his Everest climb and the true meaning of "teamwork" was truly inspirational.
Richard de Courcy-Wheeler, Ulster Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society
Richard Dougan came to speak to the obstetricians and gynaecologists of Ulster at the winter meeting of the Ulster Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society. He led us through his odyssey from its simple beginnings in the Mourne Mountains to its culmination 29, 000 feet later at the summit of Mt Everest. We were enthralled by his passion and commitment to the task - 10 years in the making. His slides were breathtaking. It was a truly emotional journey. I can recommend Richard as an inspiring speaker. His enthusiasm certainly brought our meeting to life.
Carolyn Dunn, Sales Director Bridgedale
The presentation by Richard took our breath away, such was the emotional impact of the scenery and the visible challenges facing Richard and the team. We felt as if we were on the emotional rollercoaster with the team and were willing them on. The focus and determination of everyone was amazing and they must all be admired.
Eric Rainey MBE, Award Director for Northern Ireland
Richard is truly a motivational speaker, always impressively prepared for the audience to whom he is targeting his Presentation. His commitment to the great outdoors shines through, as does his commitment to his expedition roots through The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The secret of his ability to communicate so effectively lies in the fact that while he aims for (and succeeds) in reaching the TOP OF THE WORLD, his feet remain firmly on the ground.
Andy Davies, Convatec Ltd
An amazing story, told with a personal involvement and emotion that engaged the audience in a way many others are unable to. It made the course delegates evaluate their learning in a completely different context.
Paul Andres, Head of Department Upper Bann Institute
An inspirational talk that concluded our training conference in a very positive manner.
Jennifer Madden, NI Society Of Chiropodists
Richard Dougan presented at the N Ireland Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists annual conference in March 2004. His presentation was entertaining and informative. It discussed issues surrounding team work, dedication and motivation. The presentation took us to Everest and back, with breathtaking pictures illustrating his and the team’s journey to conquer Everest.