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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 - 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 […]
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 […]
July 5, 2017
Inspiring Holidays reads

Inspiring Holiday Reads

When I’m on holidays, I like nothing better than getting lost in a thick, well-written novel, usually one I’ve put aside weeks before and labelled holiday reading. Every year I also make sure I bring with me a few inspiring holiday reads, something to stimulate and resource me as I […]
July 4, 2017
Next Steps

Next Steps – 150th Edition

If you are pondering using an ezine or blog to connect with your database, let me share with you the lessons I’ve learned from publishing 150 editions of my monthly ezine, Next Steps. 1. You have to Add Value I suspect you are like me and ignore emails, tweets and […]
June 27, 2017
Competency based interview

How to ace a competency based interview

Most interviews today are competency-based. It’s a phrase that can be confusing. As someone who specialises in coaching people to succeed at an interview, it’s vital to know how competencies are assessed and how to set yourself up for interview success. In part one of this feature on Interview Skills, […]