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How to find and use a Career Mentor

How to find and use a Career Mentor

One of my big tips for anyone looking to get a bit of an edge in their career planning is to get a Professional Mentor. It usually comes up at my workshops and the number 1 question I get is: How do you find a Mentor? Heres a short post on my own tips and tricks for...
Why saying Thank You is good for your career

Why saying Thank You is good for your career

Recently I did a talk at a seminar to a number of people responsible for HR in their organisations. I closed my section with a challenge to the room, which was this: On return to your office, take the time to send each of your staff/colleagues who work directly with...
Top Tips for applying to be a TEDx Speaker

Top Tips for applying to be a TEDx Speaker

In 2017 I was asked to help with the TEDx Ha’penny Bridge event running in Dublin. I was delighted to be involved as a Speaker Coach. My own organisation then hosted our own event late 2017. I’ve always loved TED Talks myself, but I was surprised by the...
5 Tips to give the best Presentation ever!

5 Tips to give the best Presentation ever!

I have worked in politics for over 15 years now, and over that time I have picked up a LOT of tips of what works and what doesn’t so heres a post of my 5 tips to give the best presentation ever! What do I mean by Presentation? For the purposes of brevity I chose...
Dream Life Budget Calculator

Dream Life Budget Calculator

One of the first things I try to establish around money with a new client is a Dream Life Budget. The Dream Life Budget is what I call the actual, physical, amount it would cost for them to live the life they’d love to live. Today I’m going to talk about...
5 ways to build your Personal Brand

5 ways to build your Personal Brand

I was giving a workshop on Career Development last week and the issue of Personal Branding came up. Everyone in the room understood the concept of branding, but knowing where to start building a Personal Brand wasn’t as clear. So today I’m going to give...