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Take the time to think, it pays off, big

  A famous tale about Albert Einstein is that he dreamed up the theory of relativity when riding his bicycle. Businessman Warren Buffett is on record as sayingthat he reads for six hours per day and has very few scheduled meetings. Both of these examples stand in stark contrast to

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Emotional Intelligence is not for wusses

So many clients have questioned me when I suggested that emotional intelligence (EI) coaching and training will definitely impact positively on their professional competence and business results. They look at me questioning whether I really and truly realise the pressure they are under from stakeholders, customers, suppliers, agencies, and colleagues

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Success = freedom to choose

What does success mean to you? This is one of the questions I ask so often in coaching sessions both one-on-one and in group settings.  The answer obviously means different things to different people and to the same people depending on their stage of life.  Success is often linked with

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Improve your mental wellbeing for 2017, here’s how..

My bet is you have a New Year’s Resolution for 2017 that is connected in some way to your physical health: is it losing weight, upping vegetables, staying away from too much alcohol, sugar and bad fats, giving up smoking, getting more exercise?? Why do we so often forget our

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Why I love being a Coach

There are many reasons I became a coach in behavioural change.  When I was very young I used to help my younger sisters with their studies and had a reputation even outside the home, at school or at ballet classes, to help others and teach them.   So as a career I

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MINDFULNESS MEETS EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AT WORK

  As I left a meeting with one of my clients yesterday, an international investment company with global connections and headquartered in Luxembourg, I was struck by something she said.  We were discussing training requirements related to competencies, performance management and organisational change, then, out of the blue, this senior

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The Old Tie boys, what about the girls?

  I was at the annual UCC Commerce Society Business Conference a week ago which was dominated by men in suits, while the audience was more female than male and full of bright, hopeful, smart Commerce Students. The speakers, while engaging and imminent in their own right, representing a broad spectrum of

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