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

Graduation… then what?

So perhaps your darling son or daughter or young family member has graduated from university or college and is now ready for the real world of employment. I’ve recently worked with a few young people who have graduated or are about to, and noticed that there’s a very real “deer in headlights” feeling with them; … Continue reading Graduation… then what?

What women want: #confidence #nwed

I work with many clients, some male but predominantly female, who at some point in our coaching sessions will say; “if only I had the confidence… more confidence… her confidence… “. What is it, this elusive thing that we tell ourselves we don’t have? Where is it? If you had it before, where did it go? Maybe you left it behind in a taxi or it vanished down the back of the sofa… and how can you find it again?

Are we there yet?

Some journeys can be long and arduous and test our patience. The journey of learning continues through most of our lives, and perhaps at times we wonder “Are we there yet?” – “Surely I must have arrived by now after everything I’ve been through”! But we often don’t realize just how far we have come. … Continue reading Are we there yet?

What “stuff” are you holding on to?

Keepsakes and old photographs, holiday mementos, kids finger paintings, paperwork, old love letters or hate mail… they represent the journey of our life and many of us, myself included, have parts of our homes or workplaces where “stuff” just accumulates. Likewise, maybe you’re holding on to feelings of guilt or loss, responsibility or regrets, or … Continue reading What “stuff” are you holding on to?

What’s another year?

“I’ve been waiting, such a long time…” Most Irish people and Eurovision fans will recognise the song line from the guy in the white suit… but what are you waiting for? If you’re looking to make change in your life, and have been waiting to get the timing just right, how long more are you going … Continue reading What’s another year?

What are you #waiting for?

As we notice the seasons change, we become conscious of the passing of time – maybe you’ve been waiting for something to happen. We spend so much of our lives waiting … for the bus… to pick up the kids…for the kettle to boil… for the weekend… for the winter... for new year… We often … Continue reading What are you #waiting for?

Feeling #overwhelmed? Create space for you

 During the summer months hopefully we all get to take some vacation / holiday time, either alone or with friends or family. Many coaching clients I have been working with find it difficult to switch off, and feel overwhelmed at times by lots of competing demands, responsibilities and never ending "to do" lists. When working … Continue reading Feeling #overwhelmed? Create space for you