Stephen Shortt Bio

Stephen is the Managing Director of ETC Consult; Alpha College and Distributed Training.

Stephen is involved in different industries including leadership development and psychometric selection as well as international education and training; inward tourism in Ireland and more recently online and blended learning.

Stephen has delivered seminars and workshops; moderated panel discussions and acted as the MC for a range of international events on the topics of entrepreneurship; international communication; leadership; social media marketing; audio visual marketing and more.

Stephen has worked with individuals and teams around the world with their strategy planning and goal setting to help them to get a clear vision of where the want to be and how to get there.

Stephen spent many years fine tuning his own "why" or core purpose to help him get more clarity around what he wants to do with his life and it boils down to two words - Aspire & Flourish (www.aspireandflourish.com) where Stephen wants to help individuals and teams Aspire to a better future and Flourish through training, education and coaching.

Stephen is honoured to act on a number of advisory boards; as a coach for accelerator companies scaling up their businesses and as a mentor to emerging entrepreneurs in Ireland and internationally. 

Stephen is the former global chair of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards which supports student entrepreneurs around the world and currently serves on the global committee for the Entrepreneurs Organization Accelerator Programme.

Stephen and his Spanish wife have two bilingual daughters and try to spend as much holiday time in Spain as possible.