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Grace O’Rourke, Winner of Ultimate Hell Week, shares Four-Step Formula for Success

Ultimate Hell Week winner, Grace O’Rourke pictured with Petrina Hayes, Network Limerick Ireland, President and Savoy Group, at the Network Limerick Ireland event in the Savoy Hotel 

Grace O’Rourke, Winner of Ultimate Hell Week, shares Four-Step Formula for Success

The winner of RTE’s Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, Grace O’Rourke, was the guest speaker at Network Ireland Limerick’s first event for 2020. Attendees of the event, which took place at the Savoy Hotel, learned that there is truly no limit to what you can achieve with the right mindset and resolve.

Fitness and Mindset Coach Grace O’Rourke recalled her extraordinary experience in surviving Ultimate Hell Week, the gruelling eight-day programme designed by former members of Ireland’s elite Special Forces unit, the Army Ranger Wing (ARW) – a selection process that in real life has a failure rate upwards of 90%.

Beating 24 other contestants, this remarkable achievement saw Grace become the only female in the history of the State to pass this level of formal military assessment of mental, physical and emotional endurance.

In sharing her story, Grace also shared her four-step method for conquering challenges and how to push yourself further than you think you’re capable of going. Grace has been involved in several business ventures and a keen athlete and showjumper from an early age.

Ms O’Rourke said, “Whether it be when competing in athletics or show-jumping; applying for the army after being rejected; taking on the challenge of starting a new business or pushing myself that extra mile when training, having a complete harmony and balance between mind and body is what has helped me to keep battling through.”

For more information on the event, visit here.

About Grace O’Rourke:

Grace is a challenge-seeker, always pushing herself to achieve dreams and goals no matter how impossible they seem. Whether it be taking on the challenge of starting a new business — or three — or going the extra mile during physical training, Grace never gives up once she puts her mind to something. In Grace’s recent achievement, completing the RTE program Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week, she has discovered a method to conquer challenges. She has now put together her method to share with others in the hopes that they too will be able to conquer their challenges.

About Network Ireland Limerick:

Network Ireland Limerick promotes the personal and professional development of women and provides a forum where women in business, the professions, and the arts can exchange business ideas and increase their business contacts. Network Ireland Limerick is a branch of Network Ireland, a national voluntary organisation which encourages women to achieve more satisfying careers and promotes women as worthy contributors to the Irish economy. Network Ireland has 1,200 members, across 15 branches nationwide.

Network Ireland Limerick holds monthly networking meetings where a guest speaker is invited to educate, inform and entertain on topics of interest to women. Members can develop and pool their individual skills through interaction with other women in a supportive environment which offers, training, mentoring and an opportunity for women who call on other members with specialist expertise for help. It also provides a forum for established women to develop professional and social contacts.

Network Ireland Limerick is sponsored by the Local Enterprise Offices in Limerick. The Local Enterprise Office is the First Stop Shop for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. 

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