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Only 5 weeks left in 2018 to get focused!

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As we draw closer to the end of 2018 it's a perfect time to reflect on how everything has developed for you this year. Reflecting on your past year will ensure that your future goals are aligned with your values and priorities.  Before you sit down to set your goals for the new year, take some time to complete a review of your past year. Let everything sink in for a while to focus your thoughts on next steps.
Here’s some thought provoking questions that you can use as prompts to reflect on different aspects of your year and think about what you want to accomplish in 2019. Write your answers down (I encourage clients to use a journal) or talk them over with a friend or partner. Capture any ideas for new goals and aspirations and perhaps use this information as a basis for a focused 'goal-setting' strategy session. 
2018 - Reflect on the Past Year What were your key professional and personal goals for this year?If you had to describe your 2018 in 3 words, what would they be?What…

Client Feedback.....

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Thank you for your kind words Maja and thank you for your business.  To your continued Career & Life success www.louisenevin.com

Louise Nevin
Career & Executive Coach 
Coaching for Career, Business & Life Success
"Procrastination is the thief of time" 


Contact: 0851650798
E-mail: louise@louisenevin.com
http://www.louisenevin.com

'Making the big leap to management' as featured in the Sunday Business Post 'Career Moves' section

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Enjoyed writing this piece for the Sunday Business Post, 'Career Moves' section.

'Making the big leap to management'

Creating a good momentum within the first few weeks in a new management role is critical, small strategic action steps in the short term can make a significant impact on long term goals and quality of results. Often new managers, struggle with a number of aspects including, getting up to speed with the company culture, understanding departmental processes, diagnosing current challenges and long-term opportunities for the organisation. The first 3-6 months are a crucial period in establishing yourself as a credible and influential leader within the organization and gaining the respect and support of your team. How you handle both yourself and key relationships plays a big factor in management success or failure.
The team dynamics change and it’s important you make the transition from peer to manager as smooth as possible to engage your team and maintain co…

Interview Preparation - Don't leave it to the last minute!

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'Hi Louise, I've an interview tomorrow morning would you have an appointment available?.... is a frequent request I receive for interview preparation, often at the last minute. Of course I try to accommodate people where possible, however we all know cramming before an important event doesn't always produce the desired results! Albeit many of my clients still succeeded at interview within 24hrs of an appointment, I do however encourage people to get in touch with sufficient time to fully utilise the coaching tools & techniques well in advance of the interview - Preparation is key!

Think about it - what did it take for you to become highly skilled, in any aspect of your career and life so far? Generally a lot of preparation and consistently practicing the skill to finally become proficient, reaching what we call an 'unconscious competence' in your ability. Through consistent preparation and practicing the task at hand, you probably reached a point where you no l…

'A brand called 'You' ....Evening Herald Personal Branding Feature

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"How to take Constructive Criticism on the chin" - Stellar Magazine

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"Constructive criticism when delivered in a supportive manner can help raise your self-awareness, increase confidence in your abilities and improve overall performance.On the other hand destructive criticism is targeted directly at the individual in a negative way, pointing out faults, rather than collaborative solutions, which can be perceived by more sensitive individuals as a direct attack on them personally. If you are regularly on the receiving end of destructive criticism it can lower your confidence and self-esteem, create stress or cause aggression."............
To read more of my feature for Stellar magazine click here: Stellar Feature here!
Louise Nevin
Career & Executive Coach 
Coaching for Career, Business & Life Success
"Procrastination is the thief of time" 


Contact: 0851650798
E-mail: louise@louisenevin.com
http://www.louisenevin.com
http://ie.linkedin.com/in/louisenevin 
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“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

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Clients often tell me "I'm in a comfort zone and I don't know how to get out".  Well they have come to the right place as this is something I work on with most coaching clients.
We often realise that something has got to change, our careers have become stagnant, we may have inner frustrations or feel like we are on automatic pilot in our daily lives. However fear of failure or a lack of confidence in our abilities keeps us stuck inside our comfort zone. We often choose to stay within a zone that is familiar to us, one where we know what to expect. But the question is "what are you saying NO to by staying inside your comfort zone?".
A big fear for many people is dealing with the "unknown", not knowing what to expect is something most of us are faced with at some stage in our careers and lives.  When my clients are dealing with an unfamiliar situation, I encourage them to practice the following; at first keep it simple and make just one simple chan…