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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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How To Have More Fun

Aug 23, 2017

I was prompted to write this article because I realised I wasn’t experiencing much fun in my life. With a busy home life and working hard to grow my coaching business, I found that there was always so much to do. Like so many of you, I was running from one week to another. Weekends weren’t spent relaxing or enjoying some down time, but were more focused on getting everything organised and in place, so that we could all get through another crazy...

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How To Be Memorable At Networking Events

May 24, 2017

I’m working with an amazing client at the moment. She’s smart, successful, passionate and ambitious. Unfortunately, like so many who don’t realise how incredibly talented they are,  she struggles to see and appreciate her brilliance. I’m honoured to be working with her and watch her step out of the shadows and step into her light.

Do You Know How Brilliant You Are?

I’ve no doubt that you too know colleagues, friends or loved ones who are amazing at what they...

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