Values, Leadership


LIFT – Leading Ireland’s Future Together is a not-for-profit initiative that has been established by Joanne Hession, owner and managing director of the Entrepreneurs Academy.

The organisation has been established to do two things:

Firstly, it is going to drive a debate around character. This means asking both what we should expect from ourselves as individuals, and also what we as a society should expect from others. Secondly, it aims to help develop a generation of leaders of ethical character, through activities within our education system, sports organisations, business, the arts and the wider society.

The Entrepreneurs Academy is one of the Inaugural Founding Partners of LIFT. 

This has involved the Entrepreneurs Academy providing seed funding for the activities of the organisation and seconding staff to facilitate LIFT’s initial activities. As a major part of our best practice commitment, the Entrepreneurs Academy will continue to fund the launch and activities of LIFT until such time as the organisation generates sufficient income to repay costs and self-fund