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.


How to fall in love with your career

Published on 8th February 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers,
February is the month dedicated to romance. Inspired by this, Career Compass has 3 suggested steps to help you "love the one (the career) you're with!" Have courage and take responsibility for your own happiness!

Health check your career

Published on 22nd January 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers,
We should not think our careers are defined by one past event. It is in a process of change, growth and choice. The good news is, there's enough time to progress. For those happy with their chosen careers, you'll still find there are difficult decisions to be made at times in your life e.g. should I go for that promotion, sign up to a course, reduce my hours, go free lance? So how can you be assured you are making healthy and positive career choices?

How to approach your CAO choices

Published on 11th January 2016 under Blog Topic - Students,
Here are some guidelines to ensure you navigate the CAO system. Do not let points dictate your choices. The points attributed to […]

Discover your Learning Style – Hark it’s VARK!

Published on 7th January 2016 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers, Students, Training,
Whether you're a mature student heading back to college, a leaving cert student grappling with a tough subject, a professional who has to roll out a new company policy, a parent helping your child with their homework or a University lecturer explaining Carbon Footprint - remember, understand your own learning style and adapt!

Most Useful Websites for Leaving Cert Students

Published on 7th January 2016 under Blog Topic - Students,
To short circuit some of the career/college information overload, I decided to put together a list of the most useful websites for leaving cert students. These contain a wealth of information, search functions, links etc. to fully research your areas of interest and ensure you don't miss any essential timeframes!

Making the short list!

Published on 14th October 2015 under Blog Topic - The business of business,
I’ve just heard the wonderful news that I’ve made the shortlist for two categories in the Dungarvan & West Waterford […]

An action plan for an action plan! Now that’s SMART.

Published on 9th October 2015 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers, Students, Training,
Bloom where you’re planted

What a morning job coaching taught me.

Published on 8th October 2015 under Blog Topic - Professionals/Career Movers,
A morning spent job coaching in Kilkenny was a real eye opener. A snapshot of what's going on in the economy at the moment

Top Ten Things I wish someone had told me when I started college!

Published on 30th September 2015 under Blog Topic - Students,
This list was compiled by two people, with very different college experiences; one spent a lot of time in the library, the other spent a lot of time socialising!

Fail Better

Published on 28th September 2015 under Blog Topic - Training,
What a wonderful idea - failing better!