Never wish life were easier, wish you were better
Where It All Began
Founder Frankie Sheahan was always passionate about personal development. Never a bookworm, as a young man he nevertheless devoured cassette tapes by Tony Robbins and Tony Quinn, and was intrigued by the concept of creative visualisation and mindfulness by such visionaries as Shakti Gawain.
As time passed, he worked through an expanding library of works on both business and sport, consistently finding a common vein that linked the two disciplines through resilience, perseverance and self-belief.
Frankie soon found his passion in rugby and became a professional, representing Munster and Ireland. He won several major tournaments under the guidance of world-renowned coaches, and played alongside some of the best players in the game.
Frankie’s sporting career came to an end, however, in 2009, curtailed by injury at the same time the world economy fell to its knees. Frankie, alongside his wife and business partner, Norma, had reared five children and invested all of their savings in property in order to secure a pension for his family when he retired. Property prices had tumbled in some places by up to 70%, however, and after lengthy litigation Frankie went bankrupt.
Property prices dropped in some places by up to 70%, however, and after lengthy litigation with his sole creditor Frankie went bankrupt, despite his negative equity standing at only €500 thousand. To this day he maintains that if his creditor had given even a 12 month period this would have been flipped to positive equity, but he was never in a position to repay the €3 million bullet payment, hence the consequences.
Just prior to this, he and Norma decided that both they and the nation needed to assume a more positive and upbeat attitude. Backed by family, they founded Pendulum Summit in mid-2013, with the initial theme of “getting Ireland back on track.” Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, it featured profound wisdom from inspiring minds, who showcased how they achieved mastery in their respective fields.
Its maiden year say 600 delegates attend, a figure which rose to over 7,000 across two days in 2018 and saw them host speakers including Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Jo Malone, Baroness Michelle Mone, Robin Sharma, Randi Zuckerberg and Sir Richard Branson.
The Ripple Effect
Frankie, Norma and their team’s mission is to spread this movement across the globe. Pendulum Talks, an online platform showcasing the best of our previous speakers, underlines this ambition, enabling delegates to incorporate the wisdom from previous summits into their daily lives.
Exiting bankruptcy in April of 2018, enabled Frankie to take Pendulum Summit, now the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit, to the next level, bringing the event to New York. Many locations tried earnestly to bring the summit to their city, but for Frankie and Norma, New York embodies the resilience, tenacity and can-do spirit that Pendulum Summit strives to epitomise.
For Frankie, learning from the minds that inspired Pendulum Summit’s many delegates helped him to earnestly love what he did, but his greatest lessons were derived from the peers he spent time with at each summit. As senior delegates from the top organisations on earth, they all lead inspiring lives of their own; while wholeheartedly believing in the mission.
16,000+ Attendees & Growing
Pendulum is the fastest way to supercharge yourself, your team and your business. With the success of five previous sell-out summits in Ireland, transforming the lives of 16,000+ attendees, Pendulum’s contagious energy and game-changing insights has brought about a profound impact on the lives of thousands worldwide. Its ripple-effect of maximizing individual and business success is delivered by the most respected authorities in the world who cut to the chase and deliver the most innovative approaches to authentic leadership and exponential growth.
5 Pillars For Success
Our cutting-edge research has established 5 key pillars for individuals to elevate in order to cultivate a growth mind-set and adopt a higher standard of living. One degree of change in each of the 5 pillars overtime will lead to exponential individual and business success.
The 5 pillars are
Leadership and Team Performance
Professional and Wealth Elevation