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Allen O'Donoghue Motivation Interview Podcasts

Coaching specialist Allen O'Donoghue sits down with inspirational individuals to delve into what has motivated them to follow their heart. patreon.com/AlODonoghuePodcasts
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Mar 26, 2017

Lots of people assume that video coaching won’t be as effective as one to one coaching.  Over the past few years our video coaching clients have increased.  We have worked with clients from United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Australia and that’s just in the last six months!!!  Here are a number of reasons why it is becoming more popular:

  • Convenience – you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home.
  • There is no wasted time travelling to and from appointments.
  • You could be anywhere in the world and avail of our coaching expertise.
  • Appointments can be scheduled to suit your time zone.
  • For local clients it can be an alternative to face to face appointments.

Here’s what our video clients have to say about it.

Personal coaching can be about becoming the best version of yourself, and about living a life of gusto, purpose, and impact. My coaching experience with Allen has not only helped me work towards those things, but it has enabled me to discover what makes me tick, what stands in my way, and which priorities and goals are truly important to me. Allen has the gift of being able to find “hidden” tools that allow clients to realize their goals. My sessions with Allen are always productive and insightful. If you had asked me a year ago if having Skype coaching sessions would be as rewarding or helpful as they have been, I might have been skeptical.  Thankfully, Allen is adept at helping me focus on what is really important, and what next steps I need to take.  He has fantastic, creative ideas that I’ve found eye-opening, simple and practical. As someone who generally feels reasonably competent, it’s amazing how Allen can help me cut through the diversions to discover what, in retrospect, is the obvious path. That is a unique and skillful gift that he readily shares with others.  Whether it’s a challenge that I wasn’t able to work through or a new endeavor that will affect my growth, I can look forward to having Allen’s insights and guidance to help me along that path.  What started for me as a focus on “getting good parenting advice” has become much broader and more beneficial. I highly recommend Allen as a positive, knowledgeable and effective coach.

                                                                                           -K. Hanson

 

I first contacted Allen to help me with navigating a new career in a field that can be frustrating and demoralizing.  I felt like he had the unique qualifications I needed to help me succeed and flourish in this business.  With his help, I have gained an immeasurable amount of confidence and he has given me a lot of tools that I can use when I get stuck with whatever situation may arise.  He has been an unending source of support and encouragement and he challenges me to look at situations from angles that I may not have seen.  He has helped me in both my professional and personal life.  He is a great listener and he provides a thoughtful and insightful approach to every issue.  I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in becoming an improved version of themselves!

-A. Rainey

 

I came to Allen for help with time management. I was hoping for some straight forward tips and some powerful motivation. I was not ready to face the fact that I was putting up my own hurdles and I was definitely not comfortable exploring why. But, Allen was just so genuine and caring that I couldn’t help but let my guard down with him. Once I did that his warmth and insight made it possible for me to gradually drop my guard altogether, a prospect that would have seemed terrifying only months earlier but has turned out to be more rewarding than I could have imagined. I’m still working on it but, Allen has given me the tools and encouragement to make changes I thought were impossible, not only in how I manage my time but in how I approach life. I am forever grateful.

-D. Ramsay

Mar 5, 2017

Most of us will admit that at some point in our lives, we were a bit lost at sea! Every day, people sit at their desk or at their kitchen table and day dream about making a change in their lives. They want to add a bit of spark to things and feel that they have so much untapped potential. The problem is, they don’t know where or how to start the process of change.

We allow ourselves to be held back by many different factors. Some are real actual issues we need to take into consideration (such as leaving a secure job without another one to go to) right through to our own personal insecurities getting in the way (I’m not good enough or someone else is better than me). The greatest point we have to remember is, we are actually in control of what happens to us, much more than we like to think. Each and every one of us has the ability to make changes, that is a fact! Whether it’s radical change like moving to a new country or just changing our mindset to be more positive and pro-active in following our dream, we all can make that change.

Now I know you may be sitting there thinking “Yeah that’s easier said than done”, and this is true to an extent but if we actually sit back and analyse what is in our way, there are very few elements that we can’t overcome.  In our individual work with clients, we see it every single day! People who felt that there were too many obstacles in their way, after working with us for a short period of time, broke through the barriers that, ultimately were put there by themselves, and have achieved their desired goals. Sometimes all we need is someone to guide us through the initial process of recognising those barriers and exploring ways to make them disappear!

Does this sound familiar? So what do you do next? Here are some tips to get moving forward and get pro-active. It’s in your hands!

- Be very specific about what it is you want to achieve – Many people say to us, “I want to change job”. When we ask what it is they want to do, they look blankly back at us. What they are actually saying is, “I just want to get out of THIS job!”. When you want to make a change, decided what it is you actually want and keep looking forward.

- When you have decided where you want to get to, begin to examine the practical steps you need to take to get there - If you want to be a doctor and are currently an office worker, you need to see what qualifications you need, how much it might cost etc. It’s not impossible to achieve but you need to be realistic about the time scale and do you want it enough.

- Carry out a cost/benefit analysis – By this we mean, look at all the pros to making this change, write down everything. Then look at all the cons of this process. This will help you to make sure this is the course of action you want to take.

- Go for it! After going through the above steps, and you’ve decided its what you want to do…go for it! You’ll have days of insecurity and doubt but you need to stay focused, you can do it!

 - If you are ready to make change happen for yourself, we’re here to guide you through the process.  Email Allen today at allen@cacoaching.ie to get moving!!

Sep 26, 2016

“I initially engaged with Allen because I wanted to take up a national role at work in and in order to so I had to go through an election process and make a speech which filled me with trepidation.  Through working with Allen I identified my own innate strengths which Allen encouraged me to bring to the fore. In hindsight the biggest thing that Allen’s coaching did for me was to develop a platform upon which I could build on the confidence and skills that were already there.  I would highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn more about themselves and reach their true potential.”

 

Allen, in a supportive and empathic way, challenged me to set goals. He used his skills in assisting me to break down these goals into steps so as I was able to achieve them while giving practical and insightful advice on how to take that all important first step towards my goals.

 

Allen is an inspirational and motivational coach who challenged me to realize I can reach my full potential in all areas of my life.

 

Allen’s approach is clear, practical and thorough, focusing on growth and development. He kept the sessions focused on all the important issues that we were working on yet was also flexible enough to adapt to the needs of the moment.

 

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He has given me the successful tools to stay focused on my goals. I am clearly aware of where I am today, where I want to go and with the skills and tools I have learned from Allen what I need to do to get there. The main difference in my life is that I know how to manage it better and make the right choices to live a balance life. I feel more self aware, focused and in charge of my own life.

 

Since taking that first deep breath so to speak and getting out of my own way my stress level has dropped significantly and overall personal and professional life satisfaction has grown leaps and bounds. This would not have been achieved without the assistance from Allen.

 

While working with Allen I felt supported, encouraged and most of all listened to at all times. His way of working empathetic but in a gentle calm manner he still manages to challenge you to confront the problems you are facing. His skill appears to come naturally to him which I would have no hesitation in recommending him for coaching anyone who feels stuck in any area of their life or career.

Sep 24, 2016

Hey folks,

We are delighted to announce to launch of our new Introduction to Coaching 101 Course. 

This is a one day programme (or 3 x 2 hour online sessions) for people who are interested in learning some of the fundamentals of developing your own self (business/client) coaching strategies. Participants will explore belief and value systems and how they impact on our personal (professional/client) growth and development. We will also examine bringing clients through the key coaching questions and building in goal setting and overcoming potential blocks that may arise.

What is Coaching?

Coaching is a designed relationship between the coach and the client, which focuses and enhances the professional, business and personal life balance of the client through a series of structured sessions. These sessions help the client to define clear and achievable goals in both their career and personal life.

The Coaching model takes into account the whole person, their system and their environment while being a measurable and practical process.

To register your interest please contact us at info@cacoaching.ie or call 086-8058404.

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