Study Skills and Resilience for Exams (Junior/Leaving Cert)

Posted Posted in Coaching, exams, Resilience

For the attention of Post-Primary School Principals in Monaghan, Cavan, Louth, Meath: Would your school be interested in booking me to give a talk to Junior or Leaving Cert Exam students on study skills, identifying their personal learning styles, effective time management and developing their personal resilience in the lead up to their exams as well as techniques for managing panic on the day? The talk is 1.5 hours. It’s interactive and motivational with some fun and practical elements too to hold the students’ attention. There are some written exercises to encourage reflection and self-awareness and additional resources provided afterwards to the school.  Health promotion plays a part too and I will demonstrate tips on how they can harness their own physiology to reduce stress on exam day. See photos here of a recent event in Inver College (originally shared by Inver College on social media) and what students will […]

Resilience is not the absence of adversity

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Parenting, Resilience

This is something I repeat often to my coaching clients and in #ResilienceWorkshops…   RESILIENCE IS NOT THE ABSENCE OF ADVERSITY!   Just because you are going through a challenge does not mean you are not resilient. In fact, just by getting up each day, working your way through it, wondering about the best solution, etc, you are displaying resilience. You are more resilient – and stronger – than you think. Spend any time with me in a 1:1 coaching session and I will prove it to you. Better still, you will see it yourself and believe it from within your own heart and soul.   This is something I have to remind myself of too. (Coaches are human as well – we have wobbles too!). When I remember this mantra, it’s easier to allow emotions to take their course, to wait patiently until a fearful moment has passed.   […]

Business Coaches know the best business tools!

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Uncategorized

After I was a nurse and midwife, and before I became a coach, I was a VA (virtual assistant), so suffice to say that I know, and use, some of the best tools and software! These* are some of my favourites. Thinkific “The online course platform you can trust with your business” Acuity Scheduling “Acuity Scheduling is your online assistant, working 24/7 to fill your schedule.” SumUp “A better way to get paid” MailChimp “Marketing automation for e-commerce businesses. Send beautiful emails, connect your e-commerce store, advertise, and build your brand.” The Money Making Movement Online business mentoring programmes for female business owners.     *These are affiliate links, which means that if you click through from my website and purchase a product through that link, I will earn a commission (at no additional cost to you). I only list products or services that I personally believe are useful and of high […]

4 tips for overwhelmed nurses on the frontline

Posted Posted in Clinical Leadership, Coaching, Nurse Leadership, Resilience

I’m seeing a lot of posts from totally demoralised nurses at the moment online so I wanted to do a quick coaching video in the hope that it might help you (scroll down). Obviously I can’t do anything to help with staff/patient ratios or do anything about the workload, but what I can help you with is to help you build your own inner resilience so that you feel better able to handle the challenges of work while you are at work, and then LEAVE IT BEHIND when you get home. So, when you are at work there are 4 things I want you to try to remember: You are only one person, you can only do the work of one person. I know you are prioritising work at the moment and scraping the surface, but it’s important to try to focus on that one task while you are doing […]

Yes, I Will Take Pen And Paper And Write Down All That I’m Grateful For Today in my Business.

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Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Take Pen And Paper And Write Down All That I’m Grateful For Today in my Business.” It’s very easy for us to focus on the negative events of today.  Imagine if we gave as much attention to the positives?  Often they are things we take for granted until they are gone.  Writing down what you are grateful for is a real eye-opener and is guaranteed to lift your spirits.  It’s usually a long list, so make sure the page is big and your pen is full of ink!  Even when we having a tough time it’s a long list if we are truly honest with ourselves. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Yes, I Will Make Sure I Have A Conversation Today With Someone Who Is Important To Me.

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Resilience

Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Make Sure I Have A Conversation Today With Someone Who Is Important To Me.” Life is short, time is precious.  When you run your own business it’s all too easy for the workload to consume every waking moment.  When is the last time you had a meaningful conversation with someone who is important to you?  Be mindful and present, listen deeply and talk openly with them.  Or reach out to someone you haven’t spoken to for a while but who is still one of your ‘tribe’.  Human connection is an important fuel for our wellbeing.  If you have been lacking in this area because you have been so busy, try to address that today. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Yes! I Will Seek Out Opportunities To Laugh Today

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Resilience

Today’s affirmation: “Yes! I Will Seek Out Opportunities To Laugh Today” 🙂 Business should be fun!  Laughing is so good for us it should be the first port of call when we feel low. It is physically and mentally beneficial; encouraging deep breaths of air, clearing the mind, and of course releasing those lovely endorphins. Find a moment of joy in relation to your business.  Need inspiration?  Why not try Pinterest.  A search for cartoons and illustrations related to your business or sector will have you seeing the lighter side of life in no time. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa, x #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below.  Let’s succeed together in our business goals for 2018! http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness

Yes, I Will Name The Lessons I’ve Learned From Tough Times in my Business

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Resilience

Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Name The Lessons I’ve Learned From Tough Times in my Business” Often when we have been through a tough time, we’d prefer to forget it, never speak of it again and try to erase its presence from our lives.  This may indeed serve you well, but in a way is a lost opportunity to acknowledge just how much you learned and grew during that time.  Naming the ways we are stronger after weathering a storm is a very positive action and can help you to feel more resilient and unafraid of future challenges.  Have you ever congratulated yourself for picking yourself up again when you were knocked down? If not (and I bet you didn’t!) do it now. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. […]

Yes, I Will Accept What I Cannot Change And Move On in my Business

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Resilience

Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Accept What I Cannot Change And Move On” Some things – okay, many things – are out of our control.  Worrying about these consumes our energy and is totally unproductive. Learn how to leave it behind.  Put it in your hand (physically do this, go on!) and raise your hand in front of you to let someone else take it, e.g. the Universe, God, whoever you believe is bigger than you.  Give them the worry.  They can handle it.  Now take a deep breath and move on with your life and building your business.  Quickly find something constructive to take your mind off the other thing that’s out of your control.  Focus and keep refocusing on the positives, on the future, on what you CAN control. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to […]

Yes, I Will Enhance the Unique Selling Points of my Business

Posted Posted in Business Coaching, Coaching, Resilience

Today’s affirmation: “Yes, I Will Enhance My Unique Selling Points.” Are you a problem-solver?  Are you a peacemaker?  Are you a go-getter?  Are you the organiser?  Are you the creative inspiration for others?  Are you the leader? Today, think about your best strength and focus on enhancing it even more.  Research shows that doing this raises leaders from good to great and from great to indispensable. Set goals. Make progress. Move forward towards business success every day. Lisa #BusinessCoaching #ResilienceForBusinessOwners P.S. You are invited to join me in the One Goal Challenge below. http://www.OneGoalChallenge.com #1GoalChallenge #2018BusinessGoals #FriendsInBusiness