Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic By Carmel O’ Reilly

Red Velvet tells the true story of African-American actor Ira Aldridge (1807-67). The playwright (and actor) Lolita Chakrabarti brings this fascinating story to vivid life and her husband Adrian Lester plays the part of Aldridge. Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic is part of A Story Worth Telling series. Origin stories that matter. Stories,Continue reading “Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Identity and Work, The Subtlety of Persuasion and The Importance of Being Present By Carmel O’ Reilly

Two Days One Night (2014) is a film about Sandra (played by Marion Cotillard), a young Belgian mother, who discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job. Continue reading “Identity and Work, The Subtlety of Persuasion and The Importance of Being Present By Carmel O’ Reilly”

What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You? By Carmel O’ Reilly

Your CV Demonstrates Your Loyalty and Ability, and Your ‘Stay Ability”  Has someone ever said something to you that surprised you? (In a good way). Maybe it was about an attribute or skill you have, which you never gave much thought to, because it was just you being you, you doing what you do naturally,Continue reading “What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You? By Carmel O’ Reilly”

CHAPTER 27 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly

Turning Your Story into a Powerful Presentation “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” Robert McKee Truly great stories and presentations live on in the hearts and minds of audiences the world over, that is a Fact. Everyone has an innate storytelling ability, that is another Fact. You just needContinue reading “CHAPTER 27 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly”

CHAPTER 26 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly

Is it Ever Too Late or Too Difficult for your Next WorkLife Chapter? “If not now, when?” Ronald Reagan  Longevity means there is space for many new WorkLife chapters, but is it ever too late? I do not think so. Let me share John’s story, who at 69 wanted to consider his next WorkLife chapter. AContinue reading “CHAPTER 26 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly”

CHAPTER 25 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly

Self-Sabotage  “It’s good to be confident but not so confident you always think you’re right – that’s arrogance, it’s good to be humble, it’s not good to be so humble that you’re discrediting yourself – that’s insecurity.”  Anon Timothy Gallwey, the author of the Inner Game series of books, says that achievement is the resultContinue reading “CHAPTER 25 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Communication and The Power of Words by Carmel O’ Reilly

Words are fundamental in our WorkLives and are the medium though which we communicate who we are and what we stand for. Communication and The Power of Words … are stories which demonstrate what we can communicate with words – ideas, images, hopes, theories, fears, vulnerabilities, plans, understanding, expectations, a past, a present, and aContinue reading “Communication and The Power of Words by Carmel O’ Reilly”

CHAPTER 24 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly

It Takes Courage to be Vulnerable  “Vulnerability is the core of shame and fear and a struggle for worthiness, but it appears that it’s also the birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.” Brené Brown We live in a vulnerable world, and one of the ways we deal with our own vulnerability isContinue reading “CHAPTER 24 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly”

CHAPTER 23 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly

Let Your Curiosity Be Your Driving Force “The unknown was my compass. The unknown was my encyclopaedia. The unnamed was my science and progress.” Anaïs Nin Curiosity is something that we are born with. As children we are amazed by and question everything. We are sponges of information and learn at an incredible rate. AsContinue reading “CHAPTER 23 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly”

CHAPTER 22 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly

Overcoming your Fear to Live your WorkLife with Courage “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Nelson Mandela Living your best WorkLife is about choice. It is about having courage to make changes. It is about taking a step back and asking why is thisContinue reading “CHAPTER 22 YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY By Carmel O’ Reilly”