I first met Tricia around 5 years ago and her warm smile and positive attitude lit up any room she was in. She also did a huge amount to encourage people to network in the ‘real world’ as part of their business development long before ‘networking’ became ‘fashionable’.
Through her small business TIG Alliance she also hosted a very popular programme called the Simply Networking Salon – an eclectic evening where you didn’t know who you might meet! And Tricia generously funded these herself.
And when asked what TIG stood for she simply answered “Well it’s Tricia Is Great” – not in an arrogant way but with the confidence that seems to elude many small business owners.
Over the last 2 years she suffered with cancer – but even then she turned her bad news into something to help others – she shaved her head of her beloved hair and raised over €12,000 for charity.Her work inspired others, and I wonder how many new business contacts were initially made possible by her teaching or active facilitation.
She has certainly left her footprint on the world.
Did you have the opportunity to meet Tricia? What impact did her work or knowing her have on you?