THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S SECRETS – Mary Whelan

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Pages: 614
Language: English
ISBN 9791220113939

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“If I can do it, anyone can do it” is what Mary Whelan teaches us in her book, a book that holds the secrets to success, to her success. Through her story she shows us that life is not easy, it is hard, but with the right attitude, the right role models, the help and support of the right people and the combination of the “fundamental qualities”, it is possible to achieve life’s aspirations and realise all your dreams, even those that seem most difficult and even when everything seems impossible.

Mary Whelan was born on 7th June, 1957, is currently an active Irish National League and Dublin local league basketball referee. Started her basketball career as a player reaching National League status and winning many national and local trophies and medals. She was nominated Dublin League Most Valuable Player of the Year Award and several Tournament Most Valuable Player awards. She subsequently went on to make history in an all-male dominated basketball refereeing world by becoming Ireland’s first female Grade 1 referee, quickly followed by becoming Ireland’s first female FIBA International referee. Mary’s international refereeing career spanned 18 years until her retirement in 2007. This is Mary’s first book documenting the secrets to her success.

6 reviews for THE WHISTLEBLOWER’S SECRETS – Mary Whelan

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ronan

    An absolutely excellent book and very very inspiring. A great read for the times we live in – with lessons in life that we could all live better by!

  2. 5 out of 5

    David Lillie

    This is an amazing story of overcoming a very difficult childhood and several serious traumas to not only survive, but go on to become an excellent sportsperson and excellent international basketball referee!. The story is very engaging and I was eager to read the next chapter many times to see what would happen next in her amazing life. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a good read and ways to achieve great things in spite of adversity.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Eileen

    The Whistleblower’s Secret is a powerful story of hope and courage.The author illustrates that it is indeed possible to achieve feats which may at first seem unsurmoutable. Showing true grit and determination, the Whistleblower’s Secrets shares the writers’ personal experiences of how she navigated a traumatic childhood and excelled beyond measure on the basketball court to become the first Irish sportswoman to achieve the international FIBA referee award. In essence, this is a story which is beautifully written. It is full of passion and at it’s core it illustrates that if you are willing to take risks, and to surrender with an open heart to love, it is possible to reach your potential and to fulfill your hopes and dreams. A real page turner! It has pride of place on my book shelf!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mary Sexton

    Such a wonderful inspirational story of such courage, strength of character, patience, perseverance, and high achievement. It’s an amazing story of a remarkable woman, who displays incredible tenacity in overcoming the many obstacles and fears in fighting against all the odds. The author’s humility and compassion shines through it all like a beacon of hope for all who read it and are going through hard times, or those who are on a path of high achievement. Over and above all else, it’s so inspirational. I read it very fast the first time as I was dying to read it all – there’s so much in it and it’s so well written and it goes at a cracking pace. The writer’s life story is nothing short of awesome and she comes across as an awesome woman. I have started to read it a second time, so that I can savour and reflect on the inspirational gems that struck me on my first read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Maire-Ros O’Rahilly

    an inspiring journey of the power of perseverence and courage, Mary shares her insights and wisdom on how to achieve great things despite the odds.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Joan McGuire

    So where do I start? Well I loved loved loved the first chapter. It set the scene for me, it was like the opening scenes of a movie. I immediately wanted to know the Author’s story as she sat in the airport in Rome, pondering her life and how she became a FIBA referee from very humble beginnings. How she wrote about her deaf world really touched me. She wrote so descriptively about this period of her life that it allowed me to connect with her as a young child, alone and isolated. I was hooked then. Each stage of the book captivated me and I was immersed throughout. I especially loved her view and thoughts on perfection, how she fought to hold on to her love of basketball for dear life, then progress on to becoming a referee and her tenacity to be the best she could possibly be despite the many challenges and obstacles life threw at her. Just read the chapter called ‘Dortmund’ and you’ll understand her tenacity and love for the game of basketball. I loved the stories within her story of the different athletes, dancers and characters. It was a unique feature in the book, the way the stories were interwoven in the writer’s own personal and sporting life. It led me to explore further footage online. The Writer’s Core Qualities, how she overcame multiple traumas is nothing short of amazing. Pick up the book and you will be transported! Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

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