Resilience

LifeSkills TruSport (2) – The Plan – It’s got to be worth a shot

The plan for LifeSkills TruSport is ambitious. And inspired by a desire to contribute to the mental health of young people. It aims to apply positive psychology in sport to develop wellbeing and life skills in children and young people The life skills I refer to are not the traditional ones of communication and leadership (although these are laudable)  – but ones of a mental and emotional nature, such as resilience, confidence, positivity, growth mindset and healthy habits, and I’m…

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Resilience Resources

Resilience is a topic close to my heart – and on Friday 25th October 2019, in the Civic Offices Dublin, I had the opportunity through Startup Week Dublin, to present a talk titled ‘The Resilient Startup’ . The talk was based on my 25 years experience in business combined with research I had conducted on resilience for business owners and startups. It’s also a combination of my research in the fields of mental health and wellbeing, and the resilience research…

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Resilience and Vicky Phelan book Overcoming

Real Resilience – Vicky Phelan and her book Overcoming

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.

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The Resilient Startup

Startup Week Dublin Could Change Your Life. It Did Mine.

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…

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The Wellbeing Way – A New Era In Schools

September 2017 sees a new era in our schools with wellbeing introduced as a subject in the junior cycle curriculum. It forms another major step towards a ‘human’ education system. One which sees beyond academic achievements and looks to develop the self. Its incredibly welcome and timely, as statistics on mental health issues and obeisity problems in young people continue to rise. Wellbeing education is also at the heart of the Winning Minds Movement and we look forward to assisting…

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