Are you or your employees missing out?

Lack of Confidence can mean missing out 

I learnt plenty from my early years of working.  Mainly that training is different now.  Our needs as human beings are recognised.  Looking back, I can see the inadvertent and destructive way in which I was given feedback succeeded only in knocking me back, which is why I so strongly believe that the workplace is indeed an emotional arena and every possible support needs to be given.  Yes, our experiences and emotions do indeed shape us and perhaps as confident as the ‘millenials’ may appear to be, they need all the help available to really connect.  On-line is not the same as ‘Off-line’. and the work needed in building self awareness is an individual continuous journey.

Dr. Annette Clancy, Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at UCD College of Business shares invaluable insights as our key note speaker at our first Breakfast Meeting of 2017 for HR Specialists and people involved in Leadership roles. Book now

This event is kindly hosted by the Bank of Ireland at the new Enterprise Lounge at UCD, Montrose. Registration from 7.45 for 8am Start. Event ends c. 9.30. Join us for lively discussion around what we believe really matters.

Whether you are working and speaking in your own language or another, speaking from experience I can say hand on heart, self confidence is key to performance.

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The first Dublin breakfast event for 2017 – Contact Janie on 087 8572005 or click on image to book your place.


Writing is something that you either love to do or find extremely hard.  In founding MUCH MORE THAN WORDS my intention was and remains to blog as often as inspiration hits.  It’s a great writing discipline and another way for people who are interested in what we do to both continue their learning journey with us and a ‘conversation’  of sorts. Every day I make time for a conversation over coffee with someone with no specific goal in mind and everyone has a different story,

Organisations now accept writing in your own language (and particularly when writing in a language that is not your own) can be extremely difficult.  And yes. There is a significant difference between writing something for someone to read and presenting or speaking in public.

Knowing how best to deliver with feeling, with impact to maximize the value of your material is perhaps one of the hardest ‘nuts to crack’
 You really are ‘much more than words’..

Face to face communication, presentation and public speaking skills can be continually honed.  So too can your writing skills. Of course there is a natural fear when you commit words to print.   After all, once it is written, and especially once it is posted either on the internet or emailed, it is ‘OUT THERE’.  Written evidence if you like.  And what you say on-line needs to be congruent, to be in your voice.  You don’t want to be a cardboard cut out of what you think you need to be, rather than who you are!

Speak as if you are having a conversation.  Make your language accessible and digestible.  Speak so someone listening to you really hears your message.

Write so someone reading your work will want to continue reading. Help them remember what you want them to know. 

put yourself in their place - giving what they're looking for!

I write from my own experiences, training and learning. And you are more than welcome to email me directly to pursue a conversation on anything I write! I doubt there is very much at all in what most people write that is totally unique and original, however the way in which these thoughts and opinions are expressed will be.  Just like communication face to face. The difference lies in how we express ourselves. This is the essence of how I work, helping people find their own style so they be themselves rather than a ‘cardboard cut-out’ lacking substance. Instead, in being yourself is liberating, giving richness to all you do.

In the words of Oscar Wilde…Be yourself, everyone else is taken

So here’s to good conversations here and face to face.  more-than-just-coffeeAt least once a week, it is my personal goal to talk to someone I meet, FACE TO FACE and have a real connection with from our Much More Than Words (MMTW) Community of Amazing People. A real cultural exchange. Why not do the same!

Challenging Assumptions  Our next Dublin Breakfast Meeting for HR and Leaderhship Professionals.