The self and heart in management.

Most managers have a level of influence and power to bring a more effective approach to people performance, staff engagement and psychological safety but they don't always have the skills needed, to bring it beyond where they have currently brought it.

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The Importance of Journaling

Writing is a form of communication with ourselves. It helps us realize the things we prioritize and the things we decide not to share, even with ourselves. If you chose to write something down, it must have had meaning to you. When you go back to reflect on what you wrote, you may become more aware of habits or patterns you have and learn things about yourself.

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Why you need an elevator pitch (or 2)

In business it is key to know what your solving and who your solving it for. Without this, you flounder, lose money on general marketing and leave opportunities on the table. Your elevator pitch is your opportunity to create a connection that sparks interest, begins to build trust and demonstrates insight.

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How to focus on what you can control & influence.

It has been one of my most used tools in executive and business coaching to date, alongside his time management grid that is! I have found this most helpful when discussing people and situations, it has its most impact when someone needs clarity and to take effective action, rather than anxiety induced action. Covey simplifies the circle of concern, control and influence so that it can be adapted easily for life and work.

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Which career is right for me?

"I don't know what to do" , "I haven't found the right career yet" , "I always end up disliking what I do" or "I just want to love what I do". Our careers represent different things to us from our security and earning power, to lifestyle to how important we might feel. That is on a basic level, then we each individually have other needs we try to achieve through our work. These are the ones that often pass us by and motivate some of our reactive decisions but we don't even know are at play.

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How to find focus in your business, again!

What it really takes to sustain and grow a business is the skill of knowing what needs your attention and what doesn't ! Deciding what to focus on in your business, broadly boils down to your motivations to be in business, your goals and your responsibilities. When I work with business owners who feel foggy and stuck, not knowing where to start and what to let go of I start with two questions. What’s the priority here, right now, today? What one take the least effort with the most benefit? Just one thing. Off the cuff, answer it. Trust your gut on this.

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Is work a nightmare?

t's fair to say work is less than fun. You might go as far as to say work is a nightmare. But the truth is, you have a lot more options than you realise. When we are stressed, overwhelmed or seriously discontent, it can be hard to see a solution, to see how much power we actually have over our situation. Basically, the more overwhelmed, stressed or unhappy we are, the less likely we are to look at the ways we are impacting our situation.

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Are you running your business or is it running you?

If you are full of anxiety, worry or stress, not able to unwind or think strategically because your distracted by work related concerns. Your business is running you. Owning a business has a distinct difference to a job, in a job you work for the business and get paid your salary .Being a business owner you primarily need to add value by working on your business, managing it and looking at the bigger picture all at same same time.

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Do you feel stuck in your career?

Do you feel stuck professionally? Unsure if you need to change your job or career or simply don’t know how to bring your spark back? There are two things most widely valued in recruitment, qualifications and experience. The issue I see with this is that both of those things can trap people in the wrong careers and employers can end up with employees who are competent but uninterested.

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Weight Loss 101: Why we struggle with our choices around food!

Often weight loss is associated with happiness, vitality, worthiness, love and being good enough. This happens because we see a certain physique as being beautiful, perfect, acceptable and unrejectable.

But the truth is; when we don't appreciate our bodies as they are and we are unhappy in a number of areas including emotionally mentally or physically not taking care of ourselves we often project this onto a body.

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Identity, Parts & Our Significance. Figuring who we are and what our image of ourself is?

When our significance is tied to outputs, how others see us or only one part of who we are, we live only to a certain depth. Some parts are bigger than others but we are far more than one part.

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Working Parents & Coaching: My thoughts on getting a better work-life balance.

Having it all, doesn't mean doing it all. Having it all requires a great skill in balance and priority setting. It requires the ability to shift between responsibility and not being responsible for everything.

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How to be more confident in social settings.

I was asked to write about being more confident especially in social situations. I have shared a few key points in this piece that over the years have come to be the foundation to a lot of the confidence coaching I do, as well as social anxiety recovery group work with StepOut Ireland Cork and Dublin.

Whether your introvert, quiet, experience social anxiety or are the life and soul of the party, need to get drunk or high to engage people; confidence in social settings always begins by playing to your authentic strengths and focusing on what you bring to the situation.

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