Success = freedom to choose

What does success mean to you? This is one of the questions I ask so often in coaching sessions both one-on-one and in group settings.  The answer obviously means different things to different people and to the same people depending on their stage of life.  Success is often linked with the pursuit of happiness, status, … Continue reading Success = freedom to choose

Behind every Just Right stands a Just Responsibility

I think we need to come back a few spaces and stop a while to think things through before we start shouting about and fighting for, our rights.  A right that is just, expresses what we want, need or feel but not at the expense of others i.e. not violating other people’s rights.  With just … Continue reading Behind every Just Right stands a Just Responsibility

Your Personal Brand… why you need one for life and success….

I am currently involved in a really enjoyable assignment in a company I know well, to support their newly hired employees as they get to grips with their first few days in the organisation. One of the sessions I conduct is an exercise around personal and company branding as an introduction to understanding, what is, a … Continue reading Your Personal Brand… why you need one for life and success….

Get to ‘yes’ and ditch the compromise, here’s how….

A brilliant and amazingly effective skill of assertive people, is the ability to get to yes.  It is a powerful, collaborative and positive approach to life.  Assertive people are superb at getting to yes, they are influential and organised, they get things done, the right way for them and for others.  The outcomes are a … Continue reading Get to ‘yes’ and ditch the compromise, here’s how….

The fast, unreserved Apology, so powerful in resolving conflict…

Many years ago I attended a one-day course on ‘conflict resolution’ delivered by Brian McGeogh.  Since then, I have used the powerful principles upon which the training was based both in my personal and professional life, over and over again.  And I have shared them with people attending my own workshops for their benefit and … Continue reading The fast, unreserved Apology, so powerful in resolving conflict…

3 powerful Leadership traits… what we can learn from the most humble of people……..

Just last week I had the honour of delivering a short personal development workshop to a group of amazing people: 6 wonderful nurses who had just completed their Higher Diploma in Palliative Care with UCC/ Marymount.  It was a privilege to be in the company of people who give of themselves, day after day, so … Continue reading 3 powerful Leadership traits… what we can learn from the most humble of people……..