No is a Complete Sentence

Many professionals today are completely overwhelmed with work, and in their willingness to please or desire to avoid conflict, when presented with yet another work request, they ‘give in’ and resentfully add it to their already overflowing in-tray. The root cause of this is usually under-resourced teams who can’t recruit the staff they want or … Continue reading No is a Complete Sentence

Zoom Out to Focus In

Last month, I shared some ways to think differently about how you can best set goals by doing it your way – we’re all different, so following what someone else is doing may not be the best approach for you. Today, I’ll share four possible ways to tap into your creativity and think about your … Continue reading Zoom Out to Focus In

Transformation gone viral #covid19

Late last year I was delighted to start delivering an innovative talent development programme for a multinational technology company here in Ireland. This initiative was to prepare their workforce for digital transformation in the near future, which would demand new technical skills but also social capital skills, including communication, critical thinking, team working and emotional … Continue reading Transformation gone viral #covid19

joining the dots #realize10years

I always loved those “join-the-dots” books as a child – even when they weren’t numbered – you just had to work them out for yourself, so anything could emerge! Just like working with teams really. I’ve recently had the privilege to work with a talented brand designer Aisling Griffin, at – and the new … Continue reading joining the dots #realize10years

How ‘good’ is your judgement? #realize10years

Do you have a judging habit? One of the biggest things I’ve learned since completing my coach training and working with clients is being aware of judgement – whether of ourselves or others, and how it can often get in our way. We think of using our judgement as being a positive thing – we … Continue reading How ‘good’ is your judgement? #realize10years

Investing in You #iwd2019 #realize10years

Image by nattanan23 on Pixabay As it’s International Women’s Day on 8th March, I thought it would be worth exploring this topic, as one of my ten “themes” during my tenth year working in professional coaching. Many of my colleagues and coaching clients, and particularly business women I know tend to put themselves last when it … Continue reading Investing in You #iwd2019 #realize10years