This week has been designated International Coaching Week by one of the world’s largest professional coaching bodies, the International Coach Federation, but what does that mean to the average person? Not much, probably. The purpose of this week is to demonstrate the impact of coaching both from a personal and professional perspective, so I'd like to … Continue reading What has coaching ever done for you? #experiencecoaching
A quick post because things have been really busy lately - just wanted to share a good news story about people's ability to find work after long term unemployment. Along with my regular day job of coaching my clients in career & life, I am also working on a programme with Worklink. Worklink is a … Continue reading Finding work after unemployment – the key
Many of us are feeling the pinch in the current climate, and I don’t just mean the chilling winter wind! And while we’re often told that “it’s good to talk”, and “a problem shared is a problem halved”, this can sometimes turn into complaining, moaning and harping on about our situation, over and over again, … Continue reading #BigIdea 2013: Time for Action
If you have dyslexia or think you might, you may struggle with many aspects of it... this is one of a series of posts over the coming weeks which will outline some practical tips, and more fundamental attitude changes, that my clients have found helpful, whether dyslexic or not, to be more productive and effective in … Continue reading #DyslexiaTips to help you be better – Part 2
It’s that time of year for things that go bump in the night… and it’s not just your other half coming home late from the pub. Based on pagan festivals to honour the dead, Halloween is believed to have originated in Celtic Ireland in the first century; many traditions such as pumpkin carving originated here … Continue reading Trick or treat – what scares you?
Most of us consider ourselves to be responsible adults, and we like to encourage others around us to take responsibility, act responsibly and of course, as the beverage companies advise, to drink responsibly! (the irony of it!) Sometimes though, we can feel overwhelmed when we automatically have assumed responsibility for many things in life, often … Continue reading Are you TOO responsible?
Chatting to my aunt today, we were discussing the similarities and differences between coaching, counselling and psychotherapy – so called “talking” approaches. Coaching, counselling and therapy each have a different focus, but they have in common a particular outcome to be achieved; they require a willing subject who wants to participate, and a skilled listener … Continue reading How many coaches does it take to change a tyre?
Are you seeing shades of grey or do you need to take off your blindfold first? Yes, Fifty Shades of Grey is everywhere… and I don’t just mean the Irish summer. Most of us see things purely in black & white terms. When I met a client recently for coaching, he commented on his choice … Continue reading Do you see Shades of Grey?
This is the second post in this series - some more stuff you need to know if you're about to exit your current job. Read Part 1 here Follow a structured process for your work search – trawling the internet is statistically the least effective way to find a job, because especially in Ireland, where … Continue reading Heading for the Exit? Part 2 of 2
So you’re leaving your current job or thinking about it? Maybe you’re being shown the door or are running frantically towards the exit because you can’t wait to escape the burning building (metaphorically speaking!) I have coached many clients through voluntary & not so voluntary redundancy over the past few years; the majority of them … Continue reading Heading for the Exit? Part 1 of 2