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”

The Objectification of People: Men This Week, by Carmel O’ Reilly

Those Men Can’t Wear Those Clothes, They Need to Look a Lot Smarter, They Need to Wear White Coats, That Will Make Them Look Smarter … The Objectification of People … are people’s stories of the objectification they experienced themselves, or witnessed – of people around them, or of people in society at large. People’sContinue reading “The Objectification of People: Men This Week, by Carmel O’ Reilly”

The Objectification Of People: Women This Week, By Carmel O’ Reilly

These Women Are Too This, These Women Are Too That, These Women Are Too the Other – These Comments Were in Relation to Age, Size and Colour The Objectification of People … are people’s stories of the objectification they experienced themselves, or witnessed – of people around them, or of people in society at large.Continue reading “The Objectification Of People: Women This Week, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way? By Carmel O’ Reilly

Has someone ever said something to you, which you knew to be true; something you wanted to change, but you didn’t know how; or something was holding you back, maybe you didn’t have the courage to do what you wanted, and needed to do. You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way? Is part ofContinue reading “You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way? By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Everything Is Riding On This … We’re Relying On You … By Carmel O’ Reilly

The Future Of The Company Is Hanging On This, You’ve Got Three Minutes To Win Them Over Matt … Have there been times in your WorkLife when you’ve had to pitch yourself or your ideas, when there was a lot riding on it, maybe it was in an interview, or presentation, or you had toContinue reading “Everything Is Riding On This … We’re Relying On You … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Your Inner Saboteurs … By Carmel O’ Reilly

“I am so disgusted by your inability to hear the truth that people are telling you, I can’t even sit next to you anymore …” Have your inner saboteurs ever caused people to react negatively towards you? Distance themselves from you? Choose not to spend time in your company, or at least as little asContinue reading “Your Inner Saboteurs … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

How A Disease Gave Me Purpose … By Carmel O’ Reilly

I’m sorry but you have gangrene, both your legs need to be amputated from the knee down  How a disease gave me purpose are people’s stories of how a disease, illness or accident totally altered their lives, how their WorkLife paths were completely taken off track, how they navigated their long road to recovery, andContinue reading “How A Disease Gave Me Purpose … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Getting Back To Who I Used To Be … By Carmel O’ Reilly

You’ve made a lot of mistakes, and because of that your position on the Board is no longer tenable … Are there any times in your WorkLife when you’ve become someone you’re not? Maybe you’ve done things that went against your beliefs and values, or you behaved in ways that were completely out of characterContinue reading “Getting Back To Who I Used To Be … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Hello My Name is … and I’m a Recovering Boring Person … By Carmel O’ Reilly

A Funny Thing Happened At My Appraisal Last Week … Do you want to add a little humour and wit to your presentations? Maybe you’re a nervous public speaker and know if you can make the audience laugh, it makes everyone (especially you!) feel a lot less awkward. Maybe you need to create a connectionContinue reading “Hello My Name is … and I’m a Recovering Boring Person … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Delivering Bad News …By Carmel O’ Reilly

Delivering Bad News … People’s stories of when they had to deliver bad news and how it went. “Dom I’m sorry to tell you but we have decided to give the job to Ben …” “Rob, you didn’t get the job, we had some concerns about your performance …” Having to say these words wereContinue reading “Delivering Bad News …By Carmel O’ Reilly”