Below is a recording of an interview I did in August 2019 with Siun Byrne and Michael Daly of the “D15 Today” show on Phoenix FM. I spoke about gender balance at board and CEO level.
I was working with a golfer a few years ago who had asked me to help him with a certain aspect of his game. He was known as someone who would play great when it didnât really matter – but someone who would âchokeâ in pressure situations.
If youâre a regular reader of my mails, youâll know that I ruptured my Achilles tendon at the start of June, and required surgery. Last Friday was a milestone as my medical boot was removed and Iâm into the next phase which is physio to build the muscle and tendon back up.
I donât often repeat my weekly email about the same subject, but Shane Lowry warrants it. Understandably his recent victory in The Open has been the main focus of all sports and news media in Ireland over the past week and different stories have emerged.
An attitude like Shane Lowry’s can make any journey enjoyable. But only if that’s part of our approach.
This time of the year is always a bonanza for sport.
And yesterday, tennis delivered an incredible match at Wimbledon between two of the greatest ever to have graced the game, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
âPart of what I will do is make this journey uncomfortable for you,
because the greatest teacher is adversity.â
The above words were what Jill Ellis said at her first meeting with the USA players after she had been hired as head coach.
Yesterday, five years after that meeting, the USA won the World Cup in womenâs soccer for a record fourth time by beating The Netherlands, 2-0.
âYou do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognise the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.â
I know quite a few âcontrol freaksââ¦ ð
âYou cannot swim for new horizons until you have
courage to lose sight of the shore.â
I recently wrote a blog post about an easy way to overcome overwhelm.
It was about a client who arrived at my Thrive Experience retreat only to tell me he wasnât going to stay because he had âtoo much onâ, and what happened next.
âI donât want you to take this the wrong way, but Iâm leaving tomorrow morning.â These were the words from a client, five minutes after heâd arrived at The Thrive Experience, an annual retreat I run for leaders. The event runs over 2.5 days, so we hadnât even officially begun and yet, he was telling me he was leaving.