Why It’s Always Important To Hear The Words “I’m Sorry.”

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Why it’s always important to hear the words “I’m sorry.” Our words matter. Expressions of humility and regret still have value. Being unable to apologise is a recipe for disaster. Saying “I’m sorry” builds resilience in our relationships. We will be better equipped to weather the storms caused by our humanness. Don’t waste


My Dog Is A Great Listener!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] My dog is a great listener. He listens to understand.  Active listening is one of the skills we need as coaches. In fact, it is the most fundamental skills in life and for effective communication and clarity. Sometimes we do not listen to understand we listen to reply. I am guilty! We can


Why We Shouldn’t Kill Time….

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] I am alone and embracing quiet time with a view of the River Finn in Donegal. Shut the world out. Withdraw from all worldly thoughts and occupations. Shut yourself in to be alone with oneself. Many of us are too busy for quiet time. Busyness seems like a new disease. Is it becoming


What Alternative Word Would You Use Instead of “Influencer”?

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] So many influencers, so little time. I do not know about you, but the word itself evokes resistance in me! I would love to challenge whoever defined the term “influencer” to change it to “encourager.” What alternatives would you use? I would love your feedback and opinion. Feel free to leave them in


Four Reason’s Why You Should Not Hire Me As Your Coach.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] If you google the word coach the number of results is overwhelming. You’ll see links for a surplus of coaches specialising in almost every aspect of life. There are performance coaches, sports coaches, business coaches, life coaches etc. I know you get me, right? Why are there so many coaches? Indeed I have

Difficult conversations

Why Some Conversations Are So Difficult?

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] What is the hardest conversation you have ever had to have? Why are some conversations so difficult? Here are some reasons why we avoid such encounters. 1. We deny there is any difficulty at all. 2. We are lost for words. 3. We don’t want to hurt anyone’s feeling so we say nothing.


Do You Have A Proper Work Life Balance?

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Do you spend more time in the workplace than with your family? Most of us do or have done in the past. Work-life balance becomes a myth. I thought of my place of work as my second home and family. I gave work a lot of time and energy. My work life balance

A Moment Of Enlightenment In The Snow!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Well, it only took me 42 years to build one! My son was too cool to build it with me, so I began to question whether I would do it at all. I was finding excuses not build this for hours. And then it occurred to me in a moment of enlightenment in the


Ditch The Resolutions.Try Re-Solutions.

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Many have written their New Year’s resolutions now. But only 8% will succeed. The problem is not making resolutions. You need to change the habit of breaking the commitments you make to yourself every year by month end. If you are anything like me in the past, you may have rushed ahead with

Have You Ever Felt Like An Intruder In Your Life? Damn You Imposter Syndrome Eh!

[siteorigin_widget class=”SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget”][/siteorigin_widget] Have you ever felt like an imposter in your life? Do you have imposter syndrome? You are not alone, but you can overcome it. The 6th of December 2014. Three years ago to the day. My husband caught this shot of me at the André Rieu concert in Dublin’s 3 Arena. This picture tells