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October 13, 2017
6 pivotal moments that changed my life

6 Pivotal Moments that Changed my Life

Do you ever look back and ponder those moments that were life changing for you? The brave decisions, the unexpected events and even those situations that at the time were labelled disasters, but that with hindsight were really profound gifts. Recently, I’ve been contemplating all of them. Sept. ’96 – […]
September 5, 2017
Self-Confidence Masterclass

Self Confidence Masterclass

I’m thrilled to have partnered with Tilleo an online provider of video-based ‘how to’ courses to produce a Masterclass focusing on Self-Confidence. Titled Confidence for your Best Life it’s over two hours in duration and is broken down into several modules. As one kind reviewer put it, you can digest it […]
September 4, 2017
I want to be happy

I want to be happy

We all want to be happy. In my work, nine times out of ten when I ask a coaching client that fundamental question – what do you want, their answer is ‘to be happy.’ When I enquire as to what that would involve, I’m usually met with a blank stare. […]
August 8, 2017

Empowerment Planet

My chat with Eamonn Smith, founder of Empowerment Planet Eamonn, we met at a coaching workshop a few weeks back and in chatting with you afterwards you mentioned that you run a Facebook Group called Empowerment Planet. I checked it out and it’s a fantastic resource and forum. I think […]
August 2, 2017
Why I go on an annual retreat

Why I go on an annual retreat

I’m just back from my annual retreat. It’s not a holiday, nor is it like the ‘retreats’ from schooldays, it’s timeout in conducive surroundings to ‘retreat’ into myself (plus it’s a real ‘treat.’) The last week in July I returned to beautiful Glenstal Abbey in Co. Limerick for a few […]
July 6, 2017

Give your New Year Resolutions a mid-year boost

The halfway point of the year can be quite sobering. We’ve passed the longest day; the schools are out and we wonder where the first seven months have gone. Those New Year Resolutions and positive intentions set back in January, are a distant memory. Traditionally, summer is when we take some […]
July 5, 2017
Inspiring Holidays reads

Inspiring Holiday Reads

When I’m on holidays, I like nothing better than getting lost in a thick, well-written novel, usually one I’ve put aside weeks before and labelled holiday reading. Every year I also make sure I bring with me a few inspiring holiday reads, something to stimulate and resource me as I […]
July 4, 2017
Next Steps

Next Steps – 150th Edition

If you are pondering using an ezine or blog to connect with your database, let me share with you the lessons I’ve learned from publishing 150 editions of my monthly ezine, Next Steps. 1. You have to Add Value I suspect you are like me and ignore emails, tweets and […]
June 27, 2017
Competency based interview

How to ace a competency based interview

Most interviews today are competency-based. It’s a phrase that can be confusing. As someone who specialises in coaching people to succeed at interview, it’s vital to know how competencies are assessed and how to set yourself up for interview success. In part one of this feature on Interview Skills, I […]
June 21, 2017

How to turn your dream into your reality

We all have dreams, but how do we progress them? How do I turn my dream into my reality? These are questions we have all pondered. Of course, not all dreams are equal. In part one of this article I explored how to distinguish soul-calling dreams from pure fantasy. Now it’s time […]
June 16, 2017
Be a better you this summer

Be a better you this summer

Like everything in nature, we are hotwired to grow. We all crave to be a ‘better’ version of ourselves. For me, being a ‘better version of myself’ means feeling happier and more fulfilled, doing more of what I love, having a sense that I’m reaching for my potential and maybe […]
June 16, 2017
Improve your presentations

Improve your presentations by avoiding these common mistakes

No one ever sets out to deliver a poor presentation, but in the words of Maya Angelou ‘when you know better you do better.’ Bad presentations are all the same – too long, poorly prepared and paced, are overly reliant on slides crammed with text and are delivered in a […]