Start With Where You Are With What You’ve Got and With Who You Are, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Maria was in her early 50s when she began her return journey to the world of acting. Over thirty years earlier, on finishing school, she had gone straight onto drama school, gaining a BA (Hons) in Drama & Theatre Arts. Soon after she married and started a family. She chose to be a stay-at-home mum,Continue reading “Start With Where You Are With What You’ve Got and With Who You Are, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

The Importance of Taking a Stand for Something You Believe In and How This Helps to Develop Your Personal Brand True to Your Identity, Values and Beliefs, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Taking a stand for something you believe in, speaking out about something, doesn’t mean you have to be a social commentator on everything. But from time to time it’s important to say, here’s what I believe about this thing, and when you do this, what you gain in trust will be far greater than whatContinue reading “The Importance of Taking a Stand for Something You Believe In and How This Helps to Develop Your Personal Brand True to Your Identity, Values and Beliefs, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Speaking Listening Understanding, The Impact of Ism’s, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Along with many people throughout the world I’m shocked, sickened and saddened by inequality, discrimination, and so many kinds of ism’s: racism, homophobism, sexism, ageism, bodyism, machoism, egoism, even feminism, because I believe in equality for everyone, women and men, and I don’t like anything that discriminates against any person or any group of people.Continue reading “Speaking Listening Understanding, The Impact of Ism’s, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 2 By Carmel O’ Reilly

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Constant:  Jeff Bezos said: “I very frequently get the question: What’s going to change in the next 10 years? And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: What’s not going to change in theContinue reading “Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 2 By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 1 By Carmel O’ Reilly

Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Constant:  Jeff Bezos said: “I very frequently get the question: What’s going to change in the next 10 years? And that is a very interesting question; it’s a very common one. I almost never get the question: What’s not going to change in theContinue reading “Change vs Constant, Constant vs Change, The Argument in Favour of Both Part 1 By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Thinking is One of the Greatest Superpowers By Carmel O’ Reilly

Confidence in Thinking for yourself leads to confidence in Doing for yourself. Creative thinking promotes creative doing. Thinking is One of the Greatest Superpowers is part of a series about superpowers. Thinking, learning, knowledge, experience, potential, happiness, self-awareness, observation are all superpowers. This series will consider how these superpowers can help us in our WorkLife,Continue reading “Thinking is One of the Greatest Superpowers By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Feedback can build you up or knock you down. It has the power to reconstruct or destroy your WorkLife at all stages.  Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly is part of a series of people’s stories of how feedback impacted their WorkLife at different stages. How it enabled or disabled, how itContinue reading “Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Body Language Speech Patterns and the 7/38/55 Principle in WorkLife Interactions By Carmel O’ Reilly

Charlie wasn’t happy with how his first meeting had gone. He had been tasked with helping to improve morale within his department, but he’d come away from the meeting feeling he’d achieved absolutely nothing. Body Language Speech Patterns and the 7/38/55 Principle in WorkLife Interactions is part of a series of people’s stories about howContinue reading “Body Language Speech Patterns and the 7/38/55 Principle in WorkLife Interactions By Carmel O’ Reilly”

How to Answer Bizarre Interview Questions such as How Would You Count the Hairs on a Cat? By Carmel O’ Reilly

Are part of a series of stories of weird questions people were asked at interviews, how they answered them, and what the interviewer may have been looking for in asking these questions. This series also considers what makes a question, a good question from the point of view of being an insightful question.  How toContinue reading “How to Answer Bizarre Interview Questions such as How Would You Count the Hairs on a Cat? By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Taking Care of Your WorkLife Wellbeing By Carmel O’ Reilly

Maureen was already feeling the pressure of her need to stay connected 24/7 to the clothing company she had started a couple of years earlier, when her husband, Robert, was diagnosed with cancer. Taking Care of Your WorkLife Wellbeing is part of a series of people’s WorkLife health stories.  Stories of how the stresses ofContinue reading “Taking Care of Your WorkLife Wellbeing By Carmel O’ Reilly”