Category Archives: Building Confidence

Here – Kitty, Kitty: Tell me what you are great at!

It was one of those nights. A combination of music, fun and a large drop of alcohol had ‘opened up the emotional pores.’   We were flying without wings. Eventually, the conversation turned to the maddest/most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done … Continue reading

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Want to be Successful? Learn how to Make Great Presentations

In this business, we get involved in all sorts of events. Have laptop, will travel. So, the call to make a presentation on coaching to the Irish Midwives conference in Galway wasn’t particularly unusual. On the basis that you can … Continue reading

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Mind Your Manners: Avoid the Tripwire of Arrogance

For as long as I can remember, I’ve harboured a strong dislike for arrogance. Even when we were young, we seemed to have a sort of internal antenna that picked up on this. Thankfully, full-blown arrogance is something seldom encountered. … Continue reading

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When does Bad Behaviour become inexcusable?

Picture the scene. It’s Christmas Eve and I’m driving home at 9pm. It’s pitch black outside and raining so hard I’m praying that someone in the house asked Santa for an Ark. I spot an old guy standing at the … Continue reading

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Lessons in Assertiveness: The Continuing Adventures of Louie

It’s absolutely ages since I gave you an update on our dog, Louie (named, of course, after Vitton rather than Walsh).  Unlike Mr Walsh, our Louie  really has the X-Factor and he’s not afraid of Sharon Osborne!  Hey, I just … Continue reading

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Are you comfortable in your own skin?

I invariably order peasant food when I’m out. Steak & Kidney pies.  Goulash. Hot Pots of all varieties. Perhaps it’s a throwback to the 1970’s. When we lived in rented accommodation, the trick was to treat each meal as if … Continue reading

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Tricks of the Trade: How to Professionally Introduce a Speaker

I recently attended an evening function, a debate on Ireland’s economic outlook. The line up of speakers was good, worth trucking through the rain to hear. We were all set. Lights, camera, action! MSc in Boredom! The person introducing the … Continue reading

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