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Learn How Small Changes Can Make Big Differences with Network Cork

Change is scary and it can be overwhelming – where do you start? How do you sustain it? What difference will it really make? For our annual event with our Official Partner, AIB, Network Cork is bringing speakers who will show us how small changes can make big differences.

Jeanie Jyanti, a yoga teacher, will lead us through a brief chair yoga routine, showing us how making small movements for only a few minutes in our day can positively affect our bodies – and our minds.

Pedro Angulo, Head of Leadership with AIB, will guide us on Peak Performance Leadership. He will share a few ideas and tips with members as to how they might go about improving their leadership effectiveness by a sustainable 1%.

Dr Tara Shine and Madeleine Murray of Change by Degrees have built a consultancy out of creating sustainable change and will give us tips on saving the environment and money both at home and at work.

Join us for networking, connecting and learning. We look forward to seeing you there.

This event is free for Network Cork members, €25 for non-members.


Jeanie Jyanti of Alchemy School of Yoga is a Yoga Teacher and Practitioner based in Cork. With a fascination on how our bodies work, from the subtle to gross level, she combines her love of science and factual based research with the ancient practices of yoga and meditation to allow her students discover the joys of yoga in their own time and space.



She worked in the corporate world of Pharmaceuticals for 7 years having completed her BSc Hons in Chemistry from UCC. However, she believed in yogic practices so much she left her full time, permanent, pensionable job to teach full time. She is excited to help everyone discover these practices too.
She is passionate about taking yoga off the mat and helping others discover the many aspects of yoga and how you can integrate them into your everyday life. She loves incorporating yoga with her other passions of food and music. Her desire is to preserve the ancient teachings of yoga, gifted to us from Mother India and allow people all over the world to experience the immense benefits yoga can have on your life.



She studied and trained under the joyous Yogrishi Vishvketu of Akhanda Yoga in Rishikesh, India to gain her RYT500 and with the sublime Sally Parkes Yoga to gain her RPYT85 Pregnancy, Post-natal and Mother and Baby Yoga qualification.



She teaches Akhanda Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pregnancy Yoga and Mother and Baby Yoga. She teaches yoga to suit all levels and abilities so the majority of her classes are for every level. She adores that yoga really can be practised by everyone in one space and she is truly passionate about creating an environment to allow people of all abilities to feel comfortable, challenged and supported.
Hosting Retreats in Ireland, Spain and the UK from day long to week long, these incorporate food workshops, kirtans (sacred singing circles), kryia experiences, yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and a lot more!



She loves curating Yoga Events and currently runs: Food and Yoga Walking Tours of Cork City, ‘The Yoga of Food’ Evenings allowing students to discover a yogic approach to food…while enjoying yummy nibbles Kirtans – sacred chanting and mantra circles Self Practice workshops allowing people to learn how to have an at home self practice.
Her studio is at 22 Westside Centre, Model Farm Road, Cork.

Pedro Angulo is Head of Leadership Development in AIB where he leads the design and implementation of enterprise-wide leadership development initiatives. He is also a Programme Director of the Diploma in Strategic HRM at the IMI (Irish Management Institute, President of the Irish EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and member of the HRD UK advisory Board.
Pedro is passionate about creating more human, purpose led and customer-centric workplaces where HR plays a vital role in embedding a culture, values, talent practices, and organisational models, processes and systems to ensure authentic ‘customer delight’.



He leverages his 10+ years’ leadership experience in Fortune 100 & 500 companies (PwC, IBM, Deloitte) and in UK and Irish-based consultancies (Penna, Prospectus, Angulo Consulting), as well as his 7+ years part-time lecturing at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School at UCD.
A graduate from Minnesota State University (USA), Pedro also holds an MBS in Management & Organisational Studies from University College Dublin (1995). He is the author of Managing People, a book used by the Institute of Bankers in Ireland in its Bachelor of Financial Services Degree, A Model for Changing Organisational Culture, If People Are Our Greatest Asset… Why Are Traditional Recruitment & Retention Strategies Not Working?, The simply Irresistible Leader, 12 Ways HR Can Add Value to The Customer Experience, and Building High Performance Cultures.



Pedro is a motivational speaker and regular presenter at HR, coaching, change and business conferences and events.

Change by Degrees is an award winning social enterprise the aim of which is to change the conversation on sustainability in Ireland. Established by Dr Tara Shine and Madeleine Murray in 2018, its mission is to empower people to make different choices and enable all actors in society to play their part in transitioning to net zero. Their service offerings include town-hall style presentations, educational workshops for employees, advisory services for managers and C-suite members, and sustainability communications. Together, they bring over twenty years’ experience to the process and are the only sustainability consultancy in the country to work from the grass roots up and top line down. They co-founded the voluntary community initiative Plastic Free Kinsale in 2018 where they create education and awareness around single use plastics and their correct disposal. They also designed and roll out Plastic Free 4 Schools through the organisation ChangeX and deliver workshops to national schools across the nation to make changes in their plastic usage. Their promise is to make sustainability convenient by providing information, solutions and advice tailored to the needs of different organisations, big or small.

“We are creating a movement for convenient sustainability where people and businesses are informed and empowered to act differently.” Dr Tara Shine.

Dr Tara Shine is an environmental scientist with over 20 years’ experience influencing and informing international and national policy making to ensure equity, gender equality, inclusion and environmental protection. A seasoned policy adviser, past clients include the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, the OECD, The Elders, SIDA (the Swedish government’s development agency), the World Bank, the Irish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland. Tara worked as a climate negotiator at the UN for 10 years and acted as a reviewer of the IPCC Special Report on 1.5oC. She is a guest lecturer on several degrees and masters’ courses in Irish Universities and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Institute for Environment and Development. Dr Shine is an alumnae of Homeward Bound, the global leadership programme for women in science.
Tara also presents wildlife and nature documentaries and jumps in the sea any chance she gets.

Madeleine Murray is an archaeologist by training with experience in research, editing and writing at the School of Archaeology, U.C.D. and the National Museum of Ireland. She also worked for years as an Archaeological Manager in the private sector. She is an accomplished media strategist, creating and curating engaging, impactful content for businesses that reflects their values and vision. She is passionate about making complex information accessible and helping businesses to create and tell their sustainability stories. Currently, Madeleine is studying for a Diploma in UX Design. Madeleine is also a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman holding several company directorships, one of which was incubated on the High Potential Start Up Course in The Rubicon Centre, C.I.T.
Madeleine reads and swims when she’s not running around after her four boys.

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