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Seán de Cuirtéis

Seán has 20 years’ experience working in regional and global roles in some of the world’s largest advertising networks. A digital and media specialist he has delivered advertising campaigns for multinational companies in Europe, Asia and the United States. He has worked on brands including Colgate-Palmolive, Intel, Microsoft, Credit Suisse, ING, Expedia and Marriott.   


Originally from Ireland he has lived and worked in Cork, London, Hong Kong and New York. Most recently he has relocated with his husband to Amsterdam where he set up Collaborate & Eight. With the help of his colleagues, Seán empowers organisations and their people to work better as teams and get to the best work of their careers. This is achieved through the creation of bespoke workshop and training experiences that deliver on organisational objectives while reinvigorating individuals and teams. 


Seán runs and delivers creativity and team building workshops that are fun and energetic. He also works closely with clients to design and facilitate workshops that will deliver clear output and a customised experience.


​Seán has a passion for creativity & collaboration and has a track record in building high performance teams that deliver exceptional results. Having worked internationally with a number of agencies and leaders, he has seen a variety of leadership styles and workplace conditions succeed or fail. Unlocking an individual’s potential while helping teams understand and establish psychological safety in the workplace is his passion.

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Seán’s capacity to really connect engendered both a sense of trust and inspiration and allowed him to train and develop high performing talent for our clients' businesses.

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Seán from Collaborate and Eight expertly facilitated a brand workshop for us at a pivotal stage for our business. He managed multiple stakeholders with a range of agendas in the room, kept us on track and, importantly, got us to concise and meaningful outputs that have made a real difference to our growth plans. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

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Seán helped facilitate workshops for Colgate across five continents. He has infectious enthusiasm, helped keep energy in the room and delivered a fun workshop experience for all of our teams. 

Caroline Slocombe

President WPP Team Open X Greater China

Joe Webb 

Chief Growth Officer,


Maria Elisa Carvajal

VP Global Oral Care


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