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December 14, 2017
year end review

My end of year ritual

Every year, in the run up to Christmas I purposefully make time to reflect on the year just gone. In the company of a few close friends, usually by an open fire, we look back over the last 12 months through a lens of gratitude and learning. Christmas can be […]
December 14, 2017

How to harness your Inner Wisdom

“Connect with your inner wisdom.” “Trust your gut.” “Listen to your soul.” “Heed your instincts.” “Use your sixth sense.” “Harness your intuition.” “Pay attention to your inner voice.” We’ve all heard these phrases, but what do they mean? They’re concepts at the heart of personal development and well-being practices such […]
November 29, 2017
Abandoned Building

Why change initiatives fail

Why do most attempts at changing a company’s culture fail? What are the pitfalls to avoid? Here are the main reasons why new people management, cultural change and broad up-skilling initiatives fail to gain traction. When you know them, you can side-step them, or better yet, develop a strategy to […]
November 10, 2017

The Gift of Quiet Time

What’s the simple daily practice that helps us de-stress, feel a deeper sense of peace and relaxation, boosts our creativity, sharpens our focus and doesn’t cost anything? Answer – Meditation. Or as I like to call it – the gift of quiet time. Some people say they don’t know how […]
November 9, 2017
SOAR2018

SOAR2018 Evening Workshop Jan.18th Westbury Hotel

My annual flagship workshop SOAR2018 will take place on Thursday January 18th (6.30pm – 9.00pm) in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2. Many of us start the New Year with noble intentions, but this often peters out come the middle of January, hence the timing of this workshop. What started over […]
October 31, 2017
Clock - An Extra Hour

An Extra Hour

Like most people, when the clock goes back, I take immense pleasure in that extra hour in bed. This year, the idea of ‘an extra hour’ got me thinking. Having honed my time management and organisational skills over the years, I’ve realised that the discipline of time-boxing an hour a […]
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
On my 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 […]