July 15, 2019
A reality check

A Reality Check

Do you need a reality check? Modern leadership is about balancing realism with optimism. But when the daily urgencies muscle in and especially when facing a challenge, it can be difficult to lean into positivity. As a business owner, I’ve found these 7 reality checks useful. They remind me of […]
July 12, 2019
Struggling with decision.

Struggling with a decision? This will help

Are you struggling with a decision? We make decisions all the time. The majority are inconsequential, what clothes to wear, or what to have for lunch. These decisions are habitual and involve little conscious thought. Then there are the big decisions, those relating to relationships, career and finances. These consequential […]
June 27, 2019
How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth? I’m always on the lookout for new insights or practical tips that can make all the difference when it comes to personal and professional effectiveness. Here are five distinctions that I’ve added to my effectiveness toolkit. Distinction 1 – Know the impact of your […]
June 27, 2019
Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

Here we are at mid-year wondering where the last six months have gone whilst keeping our fingers crossed for some good summer weather. Doing a Mid-year review is a good idea to allow you to press pause, do a little reflection and perhaps dust down some of the goals or […]
June 26, 2019
Escaping the Rat Race

Escaping the Rat Race

Escaping the Rat Race is a term that conjures up images of an unfortunate rodent scurrying on a wheel. It strives but never arrives. We can all feel like that rat some times, trapped in a seemingly endless and pointless pursuit that is devoid of any real meaning. So what’s […]
May 10, 2019
Get findable

Get Findable

From a marketing perspective, building a business used to be about visibility, but in today’s busy and noisy world, it’s really about being findable. A website has long since been a threshold competency when it comes to credibility and in recent times a social media following and by extension, a […]
May 7, 2019
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

How do you define success? Traditionally, the word ‘success’ has been associated with the trappings of financial wealth – expensive cars, designer clothes, corner offices and lavish holidays. It’s a definition of success epitomised by the phrase accredited to Malcolm Forbes ‘he who has the most toys wins.’ In recent […]
April 17, 2019
15 years in business

What I’ve learned from 15 years in business

Fifteen years ago this month I leapt from the corporate career ladder and set up my own coaching and training business. I jokingly say that I ‘retired’ at thirty, but I do think Confucius was on to something when he said ‘find a job you love and you will never […]
April 15, 2019
Rob and Yvonne Cullen

How a Dublin couple lost 13 stone!

You may have seen photos of Rob and Yvonne Cullen in the media recently, a couple who lost an incredible 13 stone in weight between them. I’ve known Rob for a few years and I’m an avid fan of their Instagram feed. Rob and Yvonne are a walking advert for […]
April 11, 2019
Cutting edge time management tips

Cutting-edge time management tips

Like any ‘soft skill’ enhancing your Time Management and Organisational Skills is about progression in a direction. I’m constantly adding new distinctions to my list of time management tips and in recent weeks I’ve added a few more. Some might be minor adjustments, but for me, they’ve made a big […]
April 3, 2019

How to achieve work life balance!

In today’s fast-paced world, we hear a lot about work life balance, there is even a Work-Life Balance Day, but what exactly does it mean, and how can we ensure our lives are in balance? How can we achieve work life balance? For most people striking a healthy work life […]
April 1, 2019
My new podcast

My new Podcast ‘Your Time’ with James Sweetman

Since I wrote this post my new podcast ‘Your Time’ with James Sweetman launched and is now live on iTunes for Apple users and Podbean and Stitcher for Android users so please do subscribe, leave a review and share with your community. I’m thrilled to announce that later this month, my new […]