It’s not just about the words

On Tuesday I had the honour of giving the test speech for a Toastmasters contest. The Evaluation Contest is one of six Toastmasters International contests that takes place every year. With the public speaking, leadership and evaluation skills Toastmasters teaches the competition is often fierce and Tuesday was no different. This particular contest sees contestants…

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It’s not just about the words

New Years Resolutions

I’m not one for making New Years Resolutions. I don’t like them. They’re too easy to break and you can end up becoming really frustrated. People try hard to stick to them and don’t and get fed up so end up breaking any tradition started as the New Year starts. My other problem with it…

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New Years Resolutions

Criticism and dealing with it.

Do you know, all of us could take a little lesson from the weather.  It pays no attention to criticism. It doesn’t matter what you do for a living, what you do in your spare time, who your family are… do you know I could go on with this list but rather than do that…

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Criticism and dealing with it.

Stop failing!

Watch any “feel-good” movie where a character has to overcome an obstacle of some form and you’ll hear the friend say something like “You can’t win until you’ve failed!” or words to that effect. Through history we’ve heard time and again how to really be a success you have to have known failure. Why is…

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Stop failing!

Five Minute De-Stress

Stress can hit us at any time, for any reason, and having a quick way of dealing with it to get you past those next few moments can really help. At those times, it’s important to clear your head and give yourself time to gather your thoughts together so that you can deal with whatever…

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Five Minute De-Stress

Be the change.  Be the best.  Lead the pack.

Rob is a qualified and accredited Life and Executive Coach, having trained in co-active coaching with the Positive Success Group in Galway.

Using strength based coaching, Rob enables you to set your own goals and agenda and work towards positive outcomes.

Rob is an accomplished public speaker, having appeared around the world discussing a wide variety of topics from social media and its’ impact on the generation of tomorrow to the inequality that some minority groups live with. He’s always open to having his opinion challenged and enjoys hearing others speak. [Read more…]

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