The complexity of the conflict in Northern Ireland goes without saying. However, after many years of struggling to understand, my recent visit to Belfast has given me the opportunity to have a much better grip on it. As participants in the Young SIETAR Congress, we immersed ourselves in the local … [Read more...] about Lessons for Peace from Belfast: End the cycle of fear
The greatest challenges I’ve had starting and operating my own business has not only been determining my fees, but also asking for them. Different from other business, consultants, trainers, and coaches are “the product”. The knowledge and expertise you possess and your ability to deliver it must be … [Read more...] about Know your worth. Then ask for it!
Mentoring can be a really empowering experience for both the mentor and protege. This week I'm mentoring new and future intercultural trainers at the Young SIETAR Congress in Belfast. Here, young is defined as being "open and willing to share" which strikes me as incredibly accurate and exactly what … [Read more...] about Are you young at heart? Get inspired.
Generating ideas takes far less time and energy than making them happen. There are plenty of people with good ideas; however, fewer people successfully turn their ideas into action.You don’t want to be the person who talks a good game, YOU want to be IN the game! Whether it’s a new business … [Read more...] about Get in the game: Turning ideas into action
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. -Charles Du Bos Change is hard! We like to talk about change as something we are always willing to embrace, but let’s face it, it’s more than likely we’re going to resist it, at least … [Read more...] about Don’t Make Me Change! Managing Transitions
Every day we make hundreds of insignificant decisions from the time we wake up until we close our eyes at night. And throughout our lives we will have to make some significant decisions about our education, career, relationships, finances, family, faith and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, … [Read more...] about How do I make the right decision?
As a mentor, I am frequently contacted by young professionals who are eager to change jobs or move up, it’s often from their first job post- college/university, yet they aren’t quite sure they’re qualified. More often than not, when I get the job description I find that not only are they … [Read more...] about Feel like an imposter? Dealing with self-doubt.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. -William FaulknerThe ability to accept criticism is an essential skill in your academic, professional and personal growth. Plenty of it … [Read more...] about Can you take it? The value of criticism.