January 2, 2018
Richard Branson Pendulum 2018

Pendulum Summit 2018

For the fourth successive year, The Pendulum Summit takes place in The Convention Centre, Dublin on the 10th & 11th January 2018. I can’t think of a better way to kick start the New Year. I secured my ticket a few weeks ago and I’ll be there with notebook and pen in hand.  » Read more about: Pendulum Summit 2018  »
December 14, 2017
Mindful Christmas

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 stressful;  » Read more about: My end of year ritual  »
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 as mindfulness and meditation.  » Read more about: How to harness your Inner Wisdom  »
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 proactively manage them.  » Read more about: Why change initiatives fail  »
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 to meditate properly and others say they are simply too busy (a sign they need to meditate!) but surely a practice that has so many benefits,  » Read more about: The Gift of Quiet Time  »
November 9, 2017

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 ten years ago as a small gathering of like-minded people discussing goals for the year ahead,   » Read more about: SOAR2018 Evening Workshop Jan.18th Westbury Hotel  »
October 31, 2017
Clock - Delegation

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 day is a critical component of not just my effectiveness,  » Read more about: An Extra Hour  »
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 – Going to college (eventually!) I didn’t get the points I needed in my Leaving Cert.  » Read more about: 6 Pivotal Moments that Changed my Life  »
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 in bite-sized chunks or in a Netflix-type binge session.  » Read more about: Self Confidence Masterclass  »
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. If we are looking for more of anything,  » Read more about: I want to be happy  »
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 many readers of Next Steps would find it very useful.  » Read more about: Empowerment Planet  »
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 days of rest,  » Read more about: Why I go on an annual retreat  »