Category Archives: Executive Coaching

Solicit Feedback: Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable.

According to Mike Abbot (General Partner in Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers) we all need to get comfortable being uncomfortable. The point was made in response to emerging research that indicates most of us will have completed 11 jobs by … Continue reading

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How am I doing? The CEO Survival Kit

In Executive Coaching, I often work with newly appointed executives. The job is to help them ‘scope’ what they are going to do and overcome the inevitable speed bumps which occur during the entry process. Here’s a listing of actual … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence: Tuning into your ‘Inner Tapes’

Where I grew up, a common rejoinder was: “If brains were chocolate, you wouldn’t have enough for 2 Smarties.” If the person in question was older/bigger – that observation would often be ‘shouted’ from a safe distance. It represented a … Continue reading

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Want to be Happy? Then decide your ‘Purpose’

Recently I met a person who, on paper, had pretty much everything going for him. Happy Family? √ Kids thriving? √ Career success?√ Solid finances? √ Not bad, eh? (as they say in Canada). Years ago someone said to me: … Continue reading

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Bereavement Counselling: When should you seek support?

“Bereavement is a powerful word for our reactions to the overwhelming way death attacks us in the loss of a spouse, a child or another loved one”. Kennedy & Charles The loss of a loved one causes a broad range … Continue reading

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How to Grow Old Disgracefully (and guilt free)

                Here’s the question. At what age should you stop celebrating birthdays? Perhaps when the candles cost more than the cake? In May, I was 60 and went a bit crazy. Golfing outings … Continue reading

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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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