Category Archives: Executive Coaching

Get some ‘R&R’: Building Routines & Resilience

The Hunt for My Pullover: In Ireland we call them Pullovers or Jumpers.   Preferably made from pure wool, it’s the single best way to keep the damp at bay, during the 9-month weather period (October to June) in Ireland when … Continue reading

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Managing Executive Transitions

One time Unionist MP for South Down, Enoch Powell, is famous for his so-called ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech delivered in 1968 when he stated: “All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in … Continue reading

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The Success Recipe: What does it look like?

I was dragged out of a deep sleep early last Thursday morning. Cillian slept through his alarm and was late for work. Daddy Taxi to the rescue – again! The speed limits only apply after 8am. Right? On the way … Continue reading

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The Power of Changing Your Mind

Q: How do you know that you are getting old? A: When you start to like Michael Buble! A couple of years ago, I was dragged along to see Michael Buble. He was playing at the Point Depot (or was … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Creating Dependency Relationships

Come to the edge We might fall Come to the edge It’s too high Come to the edge! and they came He pushed them and they flew Christopher Logue (Ode to the Dodo) All helping professions (including management consultancy and … Continue reading

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Do You Practice Positive Self Talk?

It was a typical Irish Summer day. 14 degrees Centigrade. I only needed a light overcoat. Magically, no wind was blowing.  I’d worked hard over the weekend and was ahead of the curve. The golf course was calling. ‘Come to me, … Continue reading

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Stop Doing Stupid Things: How to Break Behaviour Patterns

Therapy seeks to comfort the afflicted whereas coaching can seek to afflict the comfortable (Cavanagh : 2006) An interesting incident occurred during the week. I had a meeting planned for 15:00 with a client in Dawson Street. I’d already changed … Continue reading

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