MY BLOG

Sharing what’s going on for me in my head and world! The world of career coaching, training and aptitude testing. Grab a coffee, or tea and have a read, I hope you’ll find what’s included useful, inspiring or, at very least, amusing! I would love to hear from you, so please feel free to share below or through any of the social media channels.


John O’Donohue: For a new position

Published on 7th December 2020 under Blog Topic - Training,
  I often turn to John O’Donohue’s beautiful words for inspiration. Recently I found myself again looking through his book Benedictus: […]

Aptitudes… what they are, what to expect and what they can tell you about your strengths

Published on 31st August 2020 under Blog Topic - Students,
Discover a little about Aptitudes and the DATs in this brief webinar. Here I offer some insights into the area of Aptitudes. As Sir Ken Robinson said “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” So deep dig and discover your talents!

If you could be anything……what would it be?

Published on 30th April 2020 under Blog Topic - Students,
The COVID 19 pandemic has been described repeatedly as ‘unprecedented’, ‘surreal’ and ‘these uncertain times’. It is truly unchartered territory […]

Career Expo, Dungarvan College, November 2019

Published on 28th November 2019 under Blog Topic - Students,
Meeting the students at the Career Expo in Dungarvan last week. got me wondering....

The ‘You’re Buying a House’ Model of College Selection

Published on 15th November 2019 under Blog Topic - Students,
Did you know that a four year degree can typically cost up to €55,000? That includes student contribution fees, student […]

Let Maureen Gaffney Help you Flourish!

Published on 14th November 2019 under Blog Topic - Training, Uncategorised,
Book of the Month I find myself recommending this best-selling book to everyone at the moment! At training events, with […]

10 Powerful Coaching Questions

Published on 22nd May 2019 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers, Students,
A good question is like a mirror, reflecting back the true meaning of a situation or an experience for the first time. A really good question can be life changing. Here are some questions to stimulate your mind, reveal your truth or show your path.

Fail Better: The power of mistakes

Published on 15th May 2019 under Blog Topic - Uncategorised,
I think we all need to remind ourselves of the beautiful, heroic and instructive role of a mistake; failure is often our greatest teacher, mentor and guide. This is a far cry from the Facebook, Instagram or digitally enhanced version of instant success, but instead a version of reality that requires true grit, failing, falling and getting back up again.

CV MASTERCLASS AND INTERVIEW SKILLS WORKSHOP

Published on 10th May 2019 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers, Training,
With the job market improving and Ireland heading towards full employment once again, it’s time to dust off your old CVs and brush up on your interview skills! Join me on the 30th May at Dungarvan Enterprise Centre.

An alternative New Year’s Resolution

Published on 16th January 2019 under Blog Topic - Uncategorised,
Rather than comparing your life to someone else’s, whether that’s your neighbour, friend, Facebook post, Instagram story – find the beauty, value in your own life. We may be looking at the same view but we all have a different picture to draw. One that expresses who we are, what we hold dear and what our hopes and dreams are for ourselves and those we love.