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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 […]
March 26, 2019
live happier

13 tips to live happier in 2019

We all want to feel fulfilled and live happier. As far as I’m concerned happiness is the only true barometer of success. So how do we ensure we are as happy as we can be in 2019? Here are 13 distinctions, 13 small adjustments to your daily routine that can […]
March 7, 2019
Low staff morale

What causes poor staff morale?

“Staff morale is low.” “Employees are not motivated.” These are phrases I frequently hear when I work with companies up and down the country. Poor staff morale and low levels of motivation are symptoms; the cause is always poor communication and a lack of people focus within the organisation. I’ve […]
February 27, 2019
High Performance

The 7 disciplines of high performance

In the business world, high performance is a term associated with appraisals and inserted before ‘team.’ But what does the term ‘high performance’ really mean? The dynamics and disciplines of high performance are easily spotted in the world of sports. Consistency, resilience, focus, a winning record, strong work ethic and […]
February 25, 2019
How to be effective a delegation

How to be effective at delegation

Many managers I work with have challenges when it comes to delegation. For most of them, the real issue is relinquishing control. Many of us run the belief that if you want something done well do it yourself. A core tenet of management and leadership is achieving through others and […]
February 20, 2019
Do you need a boost of positivity?

Do you need a boost of positivity?

When we receive a setback, when our expectations as to how things should be, don’t match the reality of how things are, we can all do with a boost of positivity to help pick ourselves up and put a spring back in our step. Four ways to enhance your feelings […]
February 18, 2019
How to present to senior management

How to present to senior management

In this post, I want to focus on how to present to senior management, an audience that can strike terror into the hearts of even the most competent presenters. Six golden rules when you have to present to senior management.    Short and to the point Rule number one when […]
February 13, 2019
put the self back in self-confidence

It’s time to put the self back in self-confidence

Most of us, if we are honest, would like to feel more confident in at least some situations. So, how do you boost your reserves to put the self back in self-confidence? How do you put the self back in self-confidence? To start, remember you were not born lacking confidence […]