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February 12, 2019
Effective manager

Do you want to be an effective manager?

Effective managers don’t just manage people; they develop their staff by supporting and challenging team members to utilise their talents, enhance their skills and think for themselves. In addition, effective managers teach employees how to achieve greater levels of satisfaction at work; they show their staff how to grow not just […]
February 7, 2019
Traps to avoid when presenting

4 traps to avoid when presenting

I frequently work with clients who want to enhance their presentation skills. In this article, I share with you 4 traps to avoid when presenting. Bad presentations are all the same – too long, poorly prepared and paced, are overly reliant on slides crammed with text and are delivered in […]
February 5, 2019

How to detach yourself

Clients and workshop attendees often state that they have a tendency to take things too personally. It is an issue we can all relate to. As I always say, taking things personally means we care and that is a better space to be in than being cold or complacent. Having […]
January 30, 2019
15 ways to be a better presenter

15 ways to be a better presenter

The terror of speaking in public, or the enhanced self-consciousness of delivering a presentation at work, is ultimately the fear we have of being judged negatively by others. In reality, the vast majority of audiences are supportive and they are usually not that interested in how you are feeling. Here […]
January 24, 2019
Face the audience. 15 ways to be a better presenter

SOAR 2019 The Highlights

On the evening of Thursday January 17th, 120 of us gathered in The Westbury Hotel, Dublin for my annual flagship workshop, SOAR 2019. It is always a memorable night, and this year was no exception. Get a flavour of the evening and hear what some attendees had to say in […]
January 4, 2019
My biggest lessons of 2018

My Biggest Lessons of 2018

As we embark on a New Year most of us will contemplate how we want 2019 to be different from 2018, I know I do! Before I tease out new ideas and delve into plans that will enhance my business and life in general, I’ve found it is always useful […]
November 29, 2018
Mindful Christmas

A Mindful Christmas

Christmas can be a stressful time of the year, if we let it. The pressure of buying the perfect gifts, preparing food and having a ‘Happy Christmas,’ can be overwhelming. Equally Christmas can be a time of celebration, an opportunity to spend time with loved ones, to relax and perhaps […]
November 23, 2018
James Sweetman, Meet James

What do I really do

Recently, a contact who receives my monthly ezine Next Steps, introduced himself to me at a conference where I’d been a keynote speaker. Despite this connection, he wasn’t aware I’d written any books and confessed to not really knowing what I did. I was a little taken aback. I’m not […]
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 and need clarity

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!) […]