Next week I give a talk on resilience in business. It’s a topic close to my heart, and one I’ve researched across several disciplines and fields. But the field that appeals to me most is resilience in human endeavour. I believe if we can understand resilience at a human level, we can apply it to many areas of life and business. And so, for over a year now, one story of human endeavour has mesmerised me: that of Vicky Phelan’s.
Two years ago I hit a wall. A proverbial wall of course – similar to that of marathon runners, when they can’t see a way forward, and stopping is the easier option. Except mine was a ‘business wall’ where stress levels started to overwhelm and bed was better than facing the day. Twenty two years in business was taking its toll and I was low on ideas and motivation. But then I came across startup weekend Dublin and registered to…
I was honoured to be in attendance at the National Parents Council Primary conference on Saturday last. The theme for the conference was: “Seen and Heard – The Childs Voice, Making A Difference”
I’m a big believer that mindset and thinking are crucial towards mental strength and wellbeing. In fact – its not just me – the evidence is overwhelming – you are what you think.
My big idea for 2018 is this – Ireland will have its first mental wellbeing explorer And I will be it.
Yes its time for the Winning Minds Movement to start moving – and what better way – than to explore Irish approaches to developing mental wellbeing. My aim is to gather and share information that will contribute to the mental wellbeing of children and young people. (although I’ve no doubt the information will benefit all) The outcome, I believe, will be a bank of information, resources and education that can be accessed by all towards developing positive mental wellbeing in…