Life is not a problem to be solved, nor a game to be won or lost.
For many, this is how they approach life, looking for the formula to live the perfect life. This can lead to a state of constant mental claustrophobia, the mind overwhelmed with thinking, judging, figuring out. Oscillating from past to future, believing that if your circumstances change, then your life will change, if you do more and be more, that things will be better. Inundated with opinions, advice, and experts.
Feeling sometimes that escape is the best option, maybe you are sick and tired of being sick and tired.
My job is to help you get a powerful understanding of your relationship with life. During our time together, I will create the conditions within which you will reach a place of clarity. You will feel like a window has been opened and you have taken a deep breath of pure fresh air. This feeling will facilitate the space for fresh thought, new perspectives, greater awareness, where everything looks different and change is possible.
People have accepted that stress is a normal part of life, however there is no stress in your life, the stress in your thinking.
What most people experience as stress is actually a trick of the mind, we think stress is real and much of the time it feels that way. We have been told that stress is caused by our circumstances.
When you begin to understand the truth of stress, your resilience will increase. You will recognise very quickly the warning signs of stress and what you need to dissolve this stressful thinking. This has nothing to do with positive thinking; that just creates more conditions for stress.
When we work together you will quickly recognise there is another way, an uncomplicated, almost simple approach to understanding what can seem like an otherwise insolvable situation.
Confidence without clarity is a major problem.
The definition of confidence comes from the Latin term confidentia, meaning firmly trusting.
Most people spend their time living confidently without clarity; putting on an act; wearing a mask; trying to be who they think they should be; following the opinion and advice of others. This way of doing life is exhausting, and can lead to aggression, depression and apathy. Never feeling good enough. Hence the statement confidence without clarity is a major problem.
Real confidence (firmly trusting) is a natural consequence of clarity. Clarity is dropping the mask; knowing the truth of who you are, not who you think you should be.
Through our working together you will identify the masks you have been wearing to help you navigate a life that doesn't feel true, happy or real to you. You will begin to see who you really are, by exposing all the false insecurities which you convinced yourself were true.
The extent to which your mind has evolved, as well as the extent to which you have transcended ego, will determine the extent of your capabilities as a leader.
Regardless if you are leading a nation, a company, a team, or a family, self leadership is where it begins and ends. You will never be able to lead others further than you have travelled yourself.
Research concludes conscious leaders who have transcended ego (the thinking trap), are the rarest commodity. Yet this is where you will be at the cutting edge. When there is ego transcendence, the cutting edge is not a goal, it is a natural consequence of this way of being.
While working together, rather than gathering more tools and strategies, which is like building another lane onto an already congested highway, we will go off track and explore the lesser spotted you, getting clarity on what is and is not ego. We will raise your awareness, and expand your capacity for greatness.
No relationship can realistically live up to those found in the fairytale fantasies.
That feeling of connectedness is what we crave. We will jump through all sorts of hoops to feel it. It is what gets us out of bed in the morning, and relationship is where it's at.
There are only two relationships in our lives; the relationship we have with ourself and the one which we have with others.
My job is to help you connect to the most impactful relationship you will ever have, that which determines the happiness or not, the connectedness of all other relationships..... the relationship you have with yourself. French author Francios la Rochefoucauld espoused “a man who finds no satisfaction in himself will seek for it in vain elsewhere.” This is what we do, we search outside ourselves and give responsibility to others for our happiness, our completeness, and yes it can give relief for a time but invariably 'faults' begin to show and we find more new reasons for our discontent. However there is another way, and when you and I work together you will very soon connect with this.
Jackie is one of those people who’s charisma and sense of humour immediately strike you. Whilst we all have met bullies in our life who employ horrid mind manipulation techniques, if there is an antidote, Jackie is an exponent of same. The black art * of Jackie's work was something I knew nothing about until recently. However, we all get locked in our own style of thinking. However, Jackie is exceptional at digging into these thoughts. So Jackie, for me, was very good at helping me understand my journey, and to continue getting a better grip in the understanding on people in general.
Tom – Entrepreneur, athlete, Co-Owner Regional Airline
Black art *a process that is mysterious or difficult to master
The one thing you can be certain of when working with Jackie is you will leave a session feeling lighter and more in control of your life and emotions. She works with great empathy, and had an astute ability to get to the core of what was going on for me in both my work and personal life with razor sharp precision.
Joe – Solicitor, Dublin
A voyage of self discovery. Myself and the world around me have reached new levels of understanding. Amazingly clear, intuitive, bubbly delivery. A treat from start to finish. A walk not the ‘other’ side of the curtain of life. Thank you for the experience.
Michael – GP, Louth
You are like **Occam’s razor*** in that you are able to cut through the bullish*t with compassion and humour in no time. One certainly will get their moneys worth when working with you.
James – Owner SME
Occam's razor *trying to understand something, getting unnecessary information out of the way being the fastest way to the truth
Time spent with Jackie is enlightening, very worthwhile and above all fun. She had an incredible ability to to put me at ease with her light, yet powerful way of managing our sessions. I have been coached by her on and off over the past three years and she has guided me to clarity in the midst of confusion. Jackie is very professional, very practical and insightful. She clearly loves what she does.
Aidan H – Global Director, Blue Chip
In a single coaching session, Jackie listened to me with compassion and integrity. She helped me identify key areas for me with clarity, insight and impressive efficiency. Working with Jackie was an amazing experience.
Carol Veterinary practitioner , Ireland
I started feeling stuck and burdened. I left feeling much lighter, happier and excited about some big choices I made, with so much clarity. Four weeks later, the things I committed to change are materialising very quickly and I feel very happy and alive again.
Susan – Financial Auditor, Ireland
It is difficult to put into words how it is that Jackie does what she does. At a time in my life when I had lost a relationship, was overwhelmed by my role, and anxiety and fear had consumed almost every day for me, I reached out. Meeting and speaking with Jackie was truly enriching, she is particularly skilled at asking the right questions to help you envision an alternative to your current situation. Even after our first conversation I began to feel the weight of the world lift. Jackie is compassionate, non-judgemental and has a dynamic approach to coaching. I wanted clarity and more freedom in my life and I certainly got that, I cannot recommend her enough.
Katie – Sales Manager, Ireland
I am a recovering seeker, who was always on the quest for answers, meaning, understanding, and truth be told, release from the constant straight jacket of imposed rules, labels, categories, concepts and beliefs into which they tried, over many years to squeeze me. I rebelled against the status quo. I wanted to do life my way, even though I wasn't clear what this was. My quest to find this out led me to study with and learn from some of the best in the field of all aspects of human potentiality, growth, awareness and success Ensuring I am at the top of my game, enabling me support you to the top of yours.
My experience has shown me there are only a few things which I know for certain. One, there is a difference between thinking something and knowing it to be true. Secondly, there is more unknown than known, and what limits us and causes all of our distress and perceived failure is thinking, without knowing. Finally, I know unequivocally that one can't take another further than they have travelled themselves, hence my desire to continue exploring and expanding my breadth of understanding to ensure I take you to the height of yours.
I have cultivated a habit of self leadership having spent more than 20 years coming to grips with much theory and rhetoric on success, happiness, stress, anxiety, relationships and all the other inflictions of being human. Some of this investigation was encouraged by my own traumas, and more of it from my insatiable curiosity to get clarity on the why of life.
I haven't written a best seller nor any other series of pages to bolster my credibility, though I suspect I have a few lurking around in the shadows. However I am happy to expand on how I work, who I am and what got me to where I am should you desire more clarification and/or a list of my credentials. To list all of them here would take up more space than my web designer permitted.
Most of all if you are committed to getting clear about your whys, to become more of who you are, then I am excited to work with you, your team, your department or your group.
One to One
For one to one sessions, location does not have to be an issue as I work IN PERSON also through SKYPE, FACE TIME or TELEPHONE.
Group work focuses on leadership development, awareness, resilience building, cohesive teaming and personal responsibility. Group work can be tailored to meet your requirements for teams, departments, managers, and schools.
This work is most effective in person.
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