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Learning From The Irish Rugby Coach

Many people say they’re fully committed when really they aren’t. They hold back out of perhaps fear or from being focused on too many things at the same time. What really matters most to you? Are you fully committed?

No-One Is Immune To Working On Mindset

In today’s world, leaders need to be aware that mindset has to be pro-actively managed. Why? Because it affects everything that matters. And in particular, it affects your state of mind or mood.

You Probably Have Meeting Addiction

I recall observing one of my clients (a smart, experienced successful leader) in a meeting with some of his team. He’d asked me to sit in on a meeting to observe the culture in action and afterwards give some feedback to himself and the team.

Turning Choking Into Winning

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 didn’t really matter – but someone who would ‘choke’ in pressure situations.

Federer’s and Djokovic’s Secret

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.

Wisdom From The USA Women’s Soccer Head Coach

“Part of what I will do is make this journey uncomfortable for you,
because the greatest teacher is adversity.”
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 women’s soccer for a record fourth time by beating The Netherlands, 2-0.

What % of Meetings Are Failures?

“Behaviour is what a man does. Not what he thinks, feels or believes.” – Emily Dickenson
‘Let’s have a meeting about that meeting.’ These were the words from my boss at the time, over 20 years ago when I worked in a multi-national. I started to laugh and replied: ‘So we’re having a meeting about the meeting about another meeting?’ He laughed too.

Peak Performance During Peak Season (And How To Avoid Burning Out)

The Christmas rush has already set in.  You can sense the heightened levels of anxiety or noise in people’s minds. For many businesses, (retail, restaurants etc.) this is the ‘make or break’ part of the year.  A chance to catch up on lower than expected sales year to date or an opportunity to surpass targets and…

Man V Woman – A Coach’s Perspective

A client and I were chatting about the topic of ‘women in business’ recently and she asked me if in my experience I thought that there were any glaring differences between my male and female clients. The reason the question came up was because I’d mentioned the significant shift I’d observed in my own coaching business over the past 4 years in relation to the % of female business leaders that I deal with. (It’s grown to 50%).