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Begorrah Ireland: Saoirse Ronan, SNL and Aer Lingus

On Saturday night in New York, the very talented actress Saoirse Ronan, hosted the very successful comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. Ronan is an actress I hugely respect and SNL is a show I enjoy. But they got one of the sketches horribly wrong on Saturday.

Can You Attend My Online Book Launch? Nov 15th @9pm Irish Time

A few years ago, someone wrote me an email about my book ‘Inspire Me’ – maybe it was you? They told me that they had six books beside their bed – 5 by famous international authors. The other by some guy he’d never heard of i.e. me 🙂 But they went on to tell me…

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…

Highlights from interview with Josh Stewart, CEO of X-Jet

Thrive Forum:  The Thrive Forum is a peer group of like-minded business owners focused on having better businesses and better lives.  They meet with me every 2 months.  During the year we meet with successful people who have an interesting story and pick their brains. In June 2016, we met with Josh Stewart, founder and…

Win A Private Coaching Session For Your Or A Friend/Colleague

For a bit of fun,  I’m running a competition from 20th August to Friday 4th September. Prizes are worth over €2,000 and include free coaching sessions, educational audios and some inspirational books. A coaching session can be used for you, personally or for your business – or you may choose to give it as a gift to a friend. How…

Business Women’s Dinner

I was kept on my toes last week as I organised a dinner for business women in my network. Fantastic food and cocktails in Saba Dublin were mixed with plenty of interesting chat and contact sharing.

Business On The Beach

It’s great when you can merge business with play… Which is just what we managed to do at our annual Thrive Forum get together this year. A bbq on the beach with family. Plenty of fun, great food and enjoyable conversation. Life is good.

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%).

Are You Clear On Your ‘Wall Of Success?’

“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall,
every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.”

– Stephen Covey

I remember the first time I read these words. They had a profound effect on me.

I was a busy young professional working in a multi-national
and I had just started down the road of seeking more meaning
from my career and life.

I’d never even considered that I was climbing a ladder that was
against a virtual wall.

Yet I was. The wall was what success looked like to me and the ladder
was my pathway there.