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”

My Top Three Isolation Inspirations By Carmel O’ Reilly

My Top Three Isolation Inspirations is part of a series of people’s stories of how they’re spending their lockdown, and how they’re being inspired in isolation. In deciding what I was going to do in this strange time of lockdown and isolation I asked myself: How can I make the most of this time? TheContinue reading “My Top Three Isolation Inspirations By Carmel O’ Reilly”

The Irish and The Chocktaws: A Story Spanning 173 Years That Connects our Tribes Across the Ocean By Carmel O’ Reilly

“To everyone who wants to create a world where not a single person is poor”. Muhammad Yunus The Irish and The Chocktaws: A Story Spanning 173 Years That Connects our Tribes Across the Ocean is part of Acts of Kindness, Solidarity, Making a Difference and Reciprocity series of stories. Stories where people showed and were shownContinue reading “The Irish and The Chocktaws: A Story Spanning 173 Years That Connects our Tribes Across the Ocean By Carmel O’ Reilly”

How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife by Carmel O’ Reilly

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife … are people’s stories of how a side hustle allowed themContinue reading “How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife by Carmel O’ Reilly”

How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being by Carmel O’ Reilly

Three years ago, I was feeling the burnout from working the long hours required as founder of a start-up … How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being… are people’s stories of how a side hustle made a positive impact in their WorkLife. Stories of how a side hustle helped: their well-being; takeContinue reading “How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being by Carmel O’ Reilly”

Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Carmel O’ Reilly

The hardest workers always get rewarded. By “rewarded” I mean both financially and in terms of responsibility.  Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You … are people’s stories of how they carved out a WorkLife that was rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful, how they worked with people they admired, how they contributed in ways that wasContinue reading “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You, by Carmel O’ Reilly”

Build It And They Will Come, Do A Great Job Building It And They’ll Stand In Line To Get In. By Carmel O’ Reilly

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw Build It And They Will Come, Do A Great Job Building It And They’ll Stand In Line To Get In … are people’s stories of how they carved out a WorkLife that was rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful, how they worked with peopleContinue reading “Build It And They Will Come, Do A Great Job Building It And They’ll Stand In Line To Get In. By Carmel O’ Reilly”

It Was The Worst Of Times And Then It Got Even Worse, But It Did In Time Get Better by Carmel O’ Reilly

Is It Ever Too Late Or Too Difficult For Your Next WorkLife Chapter? We’re living in very difficult times right now, with countries throughout the world introducing the toughest measures affecting how we go about our daily lives, ever seen in peacetime. We’re anxious and fearful for vulnerable loved ones. Almost overnight our lives haveContinue reading “It Was The Worst Of Times And Then It Got Even Worse, But It Did In Time Get Better by Carmel O’ Reilly”