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Want Greater Career Satisfaction? Ask These Two Powerful Questions!

Apr 18, 2018

I’m working with a coaching client at the moment who decided after 15 years with the same company to take an exit package and leave. He’s in his 40’s and had reached the point in his life where he felt bored, undervalued and under-appreciated in his company. He was also feeling tired and unmotivated in his personal life and he wanted things to change. He knew deep down that he had so much more to give. The life he was living was not making him happy. He knew he had to do...

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I Wish I Was Homeward Bound

Mar 14, 2018

I was driving to a meeting the other day when I heard an advertisement playing. Paul Simon is coming to Dublin in a few months. As I listened to the usual promotional spin with an array of wonderful short music clips playing in the background it got me thinking.

 

It’s March and St Patricks Day is fast approaching. On a side note I heard that there’s a huge push from certain quarters to stop the use of  “Paddys Day”. I can’t remember who...

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You've Only Got Two Choices

Mar 07, 2018

I was sharing a story with a client recently and it got me thinking.  The story, if you haven’t heard this before, was regarding my husband. Here it goes.

Once upon a time .... a young and ambitious man was a very capable but unhappy management accountant. Having studied Economics in the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, and completing his compulsory military service, he was wooed to Ireland by tales of great wealth and fortune. Like so many ‘strangers’ from...

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How To Look Without Looking Like You're Looking

Feb 16, 2018

What a mouthful of a title but I’m glad it caught your attention. I’m asked this question all the time from executives so I felt it might be worth sharing my thoughts with you. Like many of my followers online you’re probably quite happy and relatively content in your current role. You’re paid a decent level of remuneration, you can pay for a few luxuries in life: a nice car; a few holidays each year; a decent education for your kids as well as pay for their extensive...

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Want A Successful LinkedIn Profile? Do This One Thing!

Jan 17, 2018

In the last 10 years of my executive recruitment career, I’ve viewed more Linkedin profiles than I’ve had cups of coffee. And in that profession you drink a lot of coffee! Linkedin is an important tool used in every comprehensive headhunting strategy and I’ve seen great profiles and really terrible ones. In my work as a career strategist I advise clients on how to create a winning Linkedin profile. Every professional needs one.

Have you ever asked...

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6 Factors To Consider When Relocating Home

Dec 20, 2017

December is hectic. Many of us are working on projects that our clients or stakeholders want completed by year end. For many professionals, December is the most important month to close out deals, renew contracts and hit annual targets. For others, it’s the end of another financial year and the pressures to report a positive financial result. Not only are we dealing with added business pressures, but we’re also contending with the added requirements that come...

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The Importance of Knowing Your Role & Script

Dec 13, 2017

Whether in my work as a career strategist or as an advisor to CEOs & Boards, I’m always interested in peoples’ stories.  Whether I’m working with a rapidly growing organisation to help them make the final hiring decision for a new executive, or working with an executive client as they navigate the next stages of their career, I’ve discovered that I love hearing and telling stories. One thing that continues to amaze me is that each and every one of us...

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How One Small Step Can Change Your Life

Dec 11, 2017

Is it really true that something as simple as taking small steps on a regular basis can lead to long lasting change and dynamic results? It’s a question I’m asked all the time by my executive coaching clients. Can it really be so easy? And the answer is yes, depending on what goal you’re trying to achieve. Let me try and explain how, and why.

 

I’ve been blessed to develop the skills and competencies to work as a career strategist. But the irony is that...

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Unlock Your Potential Through Coaching

Dec 06, 2017

I’m giving up. I’ve had enough. Why the hell am I putting myself through this ordeal? I’m asking myself this question as I prepare for my Grade 1 Piano exam.

 

It all started two years ago when I blurted out to my coach during a rant (I won’t get into why here) that ever since I was a little girl I wanted to play piano. And just as I was overcoming the shock of hearing myself say this out loud, she asked me “so what are you going to do about it?” In my...

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Your Mindset Will Influence Your Next Role

Nov 08, 2017

I’m just back from the gym. It’s a cold morning. As I defrosted the car I realised that Winter is finally here. The sky was clear, I could see the stars, and the sun was just starting to rise. It was breathtakingly beautiful and I felt blessed to be healthy, to be alive. On my early morning visits to the gym I often ask myself  ‘am I crazy?” So many people are still tucked up warm and cosy at home in bed. What the heck am I doing on...

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