In Gaelic my name is spelled Ciarán – it is a traditional Irish name and means “little dark-haired one”. In Sanskrit the name Kiron is derived from Kirana, meaning beam of light. In eastern philosophy there are references to the dark and the light, the Yin and the Yang. I bring my clients from darkness to light. There is no accident I was named Kieron.
Sweeney in Gaelic is Suihne – it means “pleasant or well-disposed.
Since retiring from the seminar world, I have been focused on small workshops and 1:1 mentoring with my clients in-person and online. I mainly work 1:1 and teach courses four times per year. The successful results my clients have experienced has been a very fulfilling experience for me. In the seminar world, I only saw a small percentage of people achieve success. When I realized that the seminar business was really about selling seminars to sell seminars to sell seminars, I decided to leave it because very few people had success. I saw people spend $25,000.00 to $100,000.00. Some went broke.
I work with most clients for six months to one year. Usually after six months they don’t need me anymore unless they choose to continue. I am proud to say that 90% of my clients achieve significant success.
Most of my mentoring is done face-to-face with some delivered online for convenience. I have some clients who travel thousands of miles to meet with me. I prefer to mentor clients whose word is more powerful than any contract. In fact, I learned long ago that a hand shake and your word is far better than words on paper. If you want to get out of a contract, you will find a way.
My fees are paid for in full prior to the first mentoring session and are non-refundable. I do offer a payment plan with a small fee because I believe in accessibility for all. If you choose to quit for any reason, then we both know what you need to work on next.
Most of my clients double, triple and even quadruple their revenues. Their lives improve in all 5 pillars – Mind, Body, Family, Health and Finances.
My mentoring is not for the faint of heart. It is for those who are tired of their own BS, their own excuses, their own bad habits. They know they can be successful and realize they cannot do it alone. Nobody succeeds alone.
I have owned businesses for over 30 years. I quit my job at 29. I found a mentor who was a multi-millionaire. I was also mentored by Bob Proctor before he became an international celebrity following the release of the movie “The Secret”. I was also trained by Jack Canfield, Co-Author of Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as many other great mentors who are not celebrities.
I became a public speaker in the year 2000. I was on a business trip with Bob Proctor to Tel Aviv, Israel, and with no preparation or prior knowledge, he challenged me to go up and do a 45-minute talk in front of 500 people. I did not have time to prepare or think about it. When challenged by Bob Proctor, it is your final exam if you will. I was successful. The euphoric experience set the path for a new career that peaked in 2007 and I spent 5 years travelling the world speaking and training courses to over 500,000 people. It was an experience that showed me a life and a career that was empowering, challenging and rewarding on many levels. However, I paid a price.
I was away so much, my marriage failed. While my belief was that I was doing everything to provide a great lifestyle for my family, I experienced what many high-achievers experience, failure in their personal lives. But I am also proud to say, that when I was home, I was able to spend a lot of time with my kids at sports, dance, musicals and while not perfect, I did my best. I am very proud of my four children. I love them dearly and they will all be very successful. Balancing a high-level career and a family is not easy. But through the experience, I created the formula to achieve success and balance without paying a price. A formula I now teach based on my own experience. I guess I had to learn it the hard way, but now I can help others avoid the pain and cost that a high-achiever often experiences.
I also went after big dreams. I was acquiring a company I contracted my services to and when I was about 30 days from closing the deal, the company wrote to me and terminated me and said they were no longer interested in the acquisition. Two days later, it was announced that one of my investors circumvented the deal and appointed my lawyer as CEO. I spent 18 months in litigation when finally, they settled with me.
I have had many lessons as we all have. I have seen the dark side of many people. But I have also had many successes, achievements and when I look at my life from a higher level, it has been a wonderful life. That is the light!
I am direct and loving. I care. However, I will not allow you to regress into old programming. Some of my work is reprogramming your mind. I also dissolve deep emotional wounds using some rare and unknown processes that I have been trained to facilitate.
We have all experienced ups and downs, disappointments and perhaps some ruthless unkind behaviour by others. These experiences can often be devastating and may have set you back emotionally and financially. I have experienced these situations as well. I have witnessed people lie in a court of law, in affidavits, and I have seen crafty lawyers manipulate and influence judges to the detriment of someone else. I have seen families hurt and wounded. Children manipulated. I have seen business partners conduct extreme unethical practices. I have seen money stolen from them. People not being paid by clients. At times, I wonder why these things happen to people including myself. But through it all, I became a better person. I learned that my adversaries were my greatest teachers. I don’t boast about success, although it is important to speak about your accomplishments and credentials. I don’t have a wall of photos of me with famous people. I have worked very hard all my life. I do everything for my four children and while they may be too young to really know what I did for them, I know that in time they will appreciate my efforts.
This is why an experienced mentor can help you. I have seen the highest of highs in business and life and I have seen the lowest of lows. A mentor can help you see the path with clarity and avoid the pitfalls. I will save you thousands, hundreds of thousands even millions of dollars because I can see the holes, the potential pitfalls and the true path to success.
I believe the first order of business is to hire a mentor. Why? Because you will waste the money anyways on poor decisions, lack of strategy and by operating through unsupportive paradigms.
In my mentorship sessions:
You talk. I listen. We create.
Be good to yourself. Be kind to yourself. Live and love into your dreams.
Born June 1960 in Luton, United Kingdom Immigrated to Toronto, Canada 1965 Grew up in Toronto. Athlete and rebel with a cause.Read more
Mission work in South AmericaRead more
Graduated York University – International Relations winner Alice Turner Award, Arvo Tiidus Award. Produced documentary film – won 3 awards. President Student Council.Read more
Travelled with Up WIth People – China, US, Canada, Halftime Show SuperbowlRead more
1987 – 1991
United Nations Environment and Development, World Media Institute, Ontario Government International Relations. Led Business and Educational programs in Europe. Hosted incoming Government Missions including Nelson MandelaRead more
1988 – 2014
Built three international businesses. International Speaker, Business Mentor and Life Strategist. Public speaking in personal development and business success trainingRead more
Awarded most charismatic and dynamic pubic speakerRead more
2015 – Present
Founder and CEO of Accelerated Entrepreneur Academy – A Proven and verifiable system for business growth.Read more
Kieron’s Academy courses approved by the Financial Planning Standards Council for continuing education credits.Read more