Considering a move to Practice Nursing?

Posted Posted in Nurse Leadership

Are you a Registered General Nurse or Midwife working in Ireland in public health, secondary care, public or private hospital? Have you ever wondered about becoming a Practice Nurse? Lisa and Jane are both nurses who have extensive experience in the Practice Nursing field, both in clinical practice and in training.  We are developing a workshop that’s designed to help nurses and midwives who are thinking about moving into Practice Nursing to gain all the information they need as well as explore how such a move could benefit them at this stage of their career and their lives. We are inviting all nurses to respond to this very short survey to help us to assess interest and scope out the needs of those who may attend the workshops. Link to survey is here About us: Jane Campion is Director of HealthCare Minds Ltd and Lisa Nolan is Director of Aslan VA and Coaching […]

Stay Calm and Rock that Exam

Posted Posted in Coaching, exams, Parenting, Resilience

Exam stress is often reported to be one of the biggest challenges for teenagers and young people today, although this has been the case for past generations too so it’s nothing new.  No matter what age we are or where we are in our careers, all adults remember what it was like to face big exams, especially state examinations.  However, if you are a student reading this, the stress you are feeling is new to you, and current.  You may have felt sure of yourself in other areas of your life up to now, but somehow any confidence you have felt during school terms or when doing short assignments seems to have evaporated. Do you see others in your class ‘effortlessly’ getting through exams?  Have you ever looked at someone on the TV, or on stage or at an event, speaking fluently and articulately, and thought “Wow, I wish I […]

Take Charge of Your Career!

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I’m thrilled to announce that I am now licensed to provide Grace Consulting’s Career Coaching Programme that’s based on the highly acclaimed book by Dr. Corina Grace – “Take Charge of Your Career…and Find a Job You Really Love!” This is an intensive personalised #career #coaching programme to discover your true purpose and to plan a rewarding and successful future. There are 3 versions of the programme so there is something to suit all needs and all budgets. All levels include a copy of the book (a real copy, not PDF!) plus 9 hours of coaching that will deepen your personal insights as you progress through the book and workbook exercises, enhance your learning and personal development, support you through any changes you may make and develop a clear mindset for success. Psychometric test and practical help with building an outstanding CV are additional options. What you get: Your own […]

Free self-coaching tool for frontline professionals

Posted Posted in Awakening, Coaching, Resilience

Too often we focus on the negative events of each day.  Frontline professionals often report feeling that they didn’t achieve anything despite rushing around all day. This tool will be useful to healthcare professionals, carers, teachers, fire-fighters, paramedics, police/Gardaí, prison officers – in fact anyone who works on the frontline of serving the public. Everyone who signs up to our mailing list will receive a free tool to brighten up even your worst day.     CLICK HERE to access “I Made a Difference Today“

CSL Coaching for School Principals

Posted Posted in Coaching, Resilience

I’m incredibly proud to be one of the coaches listed under Grace Consulting on the CSL Coaching panel for School Principals. If you are a #SchoolPrincipal check out the panel of coaches in your area on the CSL website and contact your preferred coach to avail of this fantastic new service.  There are some great links there too on the benefits and power of coaching. Centre for School Leadership www.cslireland.ie

Resolutions – Motivation vs Commitment

Posted Posted in Awakening, Coaching

Everyone is talking about New Year’s resolutions – do you make them or have you given up making them because it just annoys you more that you don’t or can’t follow through? The problem with making a quick resolution in your head on foot of a sudden motivation is that those impulses are fleeting and often triggered by an external stimulus, e.g. you are aware that you have eaten more sugar than you should have over the holidays and now you are bombarded with images of shiny fit muscular models in summer clothes and for a brief moment you think ‘I’d like to be that fit and toned’. Motivation is quite distinct from commitment.  Motivation is fleeting.  You may be motivated to set your alarm earlier tomorrow with the intention of going out running ‘in the brisk air before everyone else is up’ (sounds nice doesn’t it?!), whereas commitment is […]

Leadership Development for Nurses – 10 CEUs

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The Irish healthcare system and healthcare professionals are confronted continually by workforce challenges, crucial decisions that have life or death consequences, changing patient expectations and demands, financial constraints, time pressures, issues related to quality and safety, politics and scrutiny. The importance of effective clinical leadership in addressing these demands and ensuring a high quality safe healthcare system has been proven through research, reiterated by thought leaders and healthcare professionals alike and cited in government reports in many countries. The HSE encourages staff members to seek coaching because Professional Coaching brings many benefits; fresh perspectives on personal challenges, enhanced decision-making skills, greater interpersonal effectiveness, and increased confidence. History books and records are littered with biographies of the heroes of nursing; nurses whose leadership changed their world and ours by extension.  From the midwives who attended royalty across Europe in the 14th Century, to the many who were burned at the stake […]

What can Parenting Coaching do for me?

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I’m often asked, what is involved in parenting coaching? What would parents gain from coaching? My response is that it is rich ground for coaching. We generally plan out every part of our lives in one way or another; our education, learning how to drive, buying a house, going on holiday. But how many people plan the parenting of their children? How many parents actually take the time to think about what their goals are in parenting, or what they hope to achieve in the twenty-something years they spend raising children to adulthood? Add to this the fact that much of a parent’s hectic life involves reacting to situations. Fire-fighting, winging it and thinking on their feet are the usual modus operandi. It is often said that children don’t come with a handbook, but in reality how could anyone write a one-size-fits-all book for parents? It would be almost impossible […]