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November 6, 2018
Soar powerful questions that will transform your life

SOAR – Powerful Questions that will transform your life

I’m delighted to announce that my book ‘Soar – Powerful Questions that will transform your life’ is now back in print, just in time for Christmas stockings! . (It’s available in eBook format too.) At the beginning of the summer the first edition sold out. For the second edition, I […]
October 18, 2018
SOAR2019

SOAR 2019 – Annual Evening Workshop

My annual flagship workshop SOAR2019 will take place on Thursday January 17th (6.30pm – 9.00pm) in the Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2. What started over ten years ago as a small gathering of like-minded people discussing goals for the year ahead, has become a forum of inspiration and positivity which we all […]
October 5, 2018
I'm feeling stuck - help

I’m feeling stuck – help!

We’ve all had times when we feel ‘stuck in a rut.’ Numbed by the anaesthetic of daily habits and routine chores, we feel trapped in a never-ending ‘to do’ list. Whilst we might use terms such as ‘lacking in motivation,’ or ‘de-energised,’ it’s a state that is really best summarised […]
September 27, 2018
Feeling good

Make feeling good your number one priority

As humans we are emotional beings, we feel emotions all the time. I view my emotions like GPS, a guide. Excitement, joy, fun, satisfaction – full steam ahead. Frustration, stress, nervousness, boredom, anger – pay attention. (The word ‘pain’ can be viewed as an acronym – Pay Attention Inward Now!) […]
September 27, 2018
Boss Containment

Boss Containment aka Managing a Temperamental Boss

It was worrying, but not surprising that in the recent book by acclaimed journalist Bob Woodward, ‘Fear – Trump in the White House’ that staff conceal difficult news from their boss. Briefing papers are withheld, edicts ignored and difficult messages are avoided. Whilst Trump may be the poster boy for […]
September 25, 2018
Managing Change

Why is Managing Change so hard?

It was over 2500 years ago that the Greek philosopher Heraclitus stated that ‘there is nothing permanent except change.’ In recent years, change management has become ubiquitous in business parlance. It appears on job descriptions and is listed as an espoused competency in most organisations. Yet why is it, that […]
September 3, 2018
Modern Leadership

Modern Leadership – What’s it all about?

Unless you are a third world dictator, Eastern European strong man or Donald Trump, the old command and control style of leadership is in its death throes. A more educated, globally connected workforce doesn’t respond well to barked instructions. There is a shift away from the old heroic view of […]
September 3, 2018

Your Personal Board of Directors

In the second in a series of articles aimed at us solopreneurs, let me introduce you to the concept of your own personal board of directors. Big companies have them, why shouldn’t you? The idea of having your own Board of Directors is an extension of the ‘hero’ exercise, a […]
August 23, 2018
Reclaiming my time

Reclaiming my time

Last year, America politician Maxine Waters repeated the phrase ‘reclaiming my time’ when the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wasn’t answering her question during a hearing. The video of the interaction became viral and the phrase became attached to her criticisms of the Trump administration. In the last few weeks, […]
August 6, 2018
Time Management

5 ways to get better at Time Management

I’m always on the lookout for new insights and tips to enhance my time management. Here are five distinctions that I’ve added to my personal effectiveness toolkit. Distinction 1 – Know where you add value The Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) as applied to time management means 80% of your effectiveness […]
August 6, 2018
Amanda McHugh

In conversation with author Amanda McHugh

Amanda, I savoured reading Memoir of a Psychic, not only because you are a good friend, but also because it is a fascinating read. Tell me about your journey to writing this book, which I have to say I felt go straight to my heart because I know it came […]
August 3, 2018

How I used the Law of Attraction to organise my Dream Wedding

If you follow me on social media you will have seen posts and images from my recent New York wedding. Yes, on June 19th (my birthday) I married Brian, my partner of almost 11 years in Central Park. It was a magical week, I’m still on cloud nine. I’ve shared […]