We can change our lives when we change the stories we tell! One of my earliest memories is stepping into the world of my favourite fairy tales and letting the characters solve the day-to-day problems of growing up on an isolated farm in rural Ireland. When I later studied language and literature, researched the role of storytelling as a navigation tool for change and transformation, I knew I had found the connecting thread between the heart, the head and my role in the world.
I’ve spent my professional life supporting people communicate effectively through language. I gained invaluable experience working as a copywriter, editor and intercultural facilitator in Germany, later as a lecturer, researcher, and educator in third level educational institutions in Ireland, working for 17 years in Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick.
After much soul-searching and inner resistance, I decided to take a quantum leap of faith and leave the secure world of academia to live a more autonomous life and still continue to do meaningful work with others. That quest led me to form my own company, Insight Stories.
My work as a Communication & Marketing Consultant allows me combine my life-long enthusiasm for teaching and storytelling with facilitation, coaching and marketing expertise. I now teach coaches, consultants and health professionals how to tell compelling stories so that their clients automatically want to do business with them. By helping my clients build their own Customised, Co-Ordinated Signature Marketing System, they learn how to easily attract, connect with and effortlessly convert their ideal clients to saying “YES’.
These three things belong to my day; regardless of time, space, work or weather.
The smell and taste of an illy espresso in the morning – kick-starts my day in the best possible way.
A walk among trees – slows me down, gets me out of my head and makes me feel part of something much, much bigger.
A good book – lets me escape the worries and woes of the world, engages my imagination and reminds me that words are truly magical.