48. From Champion to Entrepreneur: Bernard Brogan’s Evolution from Sports Star to Workplace Culture Champion

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We are very excited to feature Bernard Brogan, Co-Founder and COO of PepTalk, as this month’s Founder Story.

Chartered accountant turned entrepreneur, Bernard founded PepTalk after a long career as part of a high performing culture with Dublin GAA winning 7 all-Irelands.

Co-founded with his cousin, James Brogan, in 2017 in Ireland, PepTalk exists to make work infinitely better by creating an environment for teams to thrive through shared experiences, understanding and trust.

By 2019, PepTalk surpassed 15,000 platform users spanning 19 countries. By 2021, PepTalk raised €1.2 million in seed funding to support global growth ambitions, followed by a further €3.6 million in 2022. They were ranked 19th in The Deloitte 2022 Technology Fast 50 Awards later that year.

Today, their global customers include Northern Trust, Paypal and Global Payments and the business employs a dedicated team of 25.

Prior to this incredible success, Bernard founded Legacy Communications, one of Ireland’s fastest growing digital marketing agencies and well as owning a number of Pubs and other business interests.

Today, we’re talking to Bernard about his journey to success, his greatest learnings along the way, and his obsession with creating leaders and workplace cultures that enable people to thrive.

Add in the dulcet Dublin tones, this is a conversation you do not want to miss!

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Connect with Bernard:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernardbrogan/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bernardbrogan/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bernardbrogan

Website: https://www.peptalk.com/

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Truth, Lies, and Workplace Culture

Want to create an enviable workplace culture where people and businesses thrive? Look no further than Truth, Lies, and Workplace Culture, the top 20 rated podcast hosted by business psychologist, Leanne Elliott, and business owner, Al Elliott.  With a unique blend of theory and practice, this dynamic duo simplifies the science of people to help business owners and leaders uncover the truth about finding, keeping, and motivating great people. Joined by some of the business world’s most respected and relevant voices, each episode delivers actionable insights and practical steps to create toxic-free workplaces that prioritise employee well-being and enable sustainable growth.  Whether you're a seasoned leader or just starting out, find the knowledge and inspiration you need to build a thriving workplace.  P.S. Did we mention the hosts are also a married couple? This makes for some lively and informative discussions..!

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