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Blueprint Workshop – 1 Day Out To Get Your Year Sorted

If you’ve ever attended my Blueprint workshop and are interested in attending in January, I’ve just released extra 2 dates – Friday 4th January and Friday 25th January. The purpose of this workshop is to provide a day for you to step back, reflect and get real clarity on what your priority focus areas should be over the year ahead – business and…

What Happens At A Women’s Networking Event? (A Male Perspective)

With the kind of work I do, people often comment that I end up in the most unusual places, meeting interesting people.  Yes I am lucky, it’s true, and yesterday was no exception. I attended a large networking event at which there were several hundred people.  The focus was on connecting business people involved in…

Lessons Learned – Week Ending 7th October 2012

Here are some interesting lessons and insights taken from myself and also clients over the past week: If your vision is cloudy it’s important to stop overthinking it. Clarity of vision comes out of clarity of mind. So the key is first of all to clear your mind in the absence of any vision.  Turbulence…

The Explosion Of Genuine Meaning (& intolerance for BS)…

‘You know what p****s me off the most?’, said Pat. We were sitting in a meeting room at the large offices of a multi-national.  Pat is a smart executive, well dressed in his 30’s, who has strong self-awareness and wants to make an impact in the world.  He’s a great asset to any team –…

The 50% Rule & Other Thoughts On Moon Goals…

My last weekly e-mail was about the benefits of setting a big ‘moon’ type goal I.e. one that will take years to accomplish, is not guaranteed but is very very exciting to the person/team pursuing it. I often get asked from my experience, how do you know if you’re delusional? i.e. how big do you go…

New Jobs In Ireland

It crossed my mind recently that jobs lost seem to always get more airPlay than jobs created. So out of curiosity I did a scan to see what jobs were created in Ireland in May. Here’s what I’ve come up with so far: Merit medical. Galway. 200 jobs. Copper fasten technologies 37 jobs software SAP-…

Interesting Lessons From The Week

I’ve spent all of this week on planes, trains and automobiles… (currently writing this blog on a train). I’ve had a blend of speaking events, workshops and 1 to 1 coaching and it’s been very intense but very enjoyable.  Here’s some of the top topics clients have learned during the week: 1. If you’re not…

Walt Disney

With the release of the new movie Snow White & The Huntsman, there are plenty of reviews going around. One of the more interesting gives some focus on the original animation movie created by Walt Disney & his team. What I never knew was how important that movie was to the creation of the Disney…

Ireland’s happiness

I see Ireland’s first national happiness experiment is about to kick off. Similar projects have been run internationally with interesting results. It runs over 6 weeks it’ll be interesting to see what it tells us about the national mood… Then again I only care about my own mood/mindset… If you want to take part in…