Coworking is defined as the sharing of a flexible workspace by (typically) self-employed, independent professionals who wish to work together in a communal, collaborative setting rather than the traditional employee-only office. More recently these spaces are being referred to as ‘flex spaces‘. Most coworking spaces now offer a variety of workspace options and membership plans … Continue reading Would coworking work for you & why?
AskTheExpert series with Eve Earley and Suzanne Murdock is exploring the best ways to navigate, juggle and prioritise the journey of being self employed. This AskTheExpert article highlights how, as a self employed professional you need to know yourself, where your strengths and skills sets lie, what you like and dislike and where your energies … Continue reading Our AskTheExpert series explores juggling & prioritising!
Being lonely at work can have a negative impact on business in the long term. Coworking and flexible office spaces can bring a sense of community, connectivity, calmness and wellbeing as well as a more structured day. Isolation and feeling lonely seem like very personal, private problems, but they are much more than that. These … Continue reading Feeling lonely & isolated at work – what could the solution be?
Self-employment isn’t so much a job as a way of life, chances are you’ll be doing the work that you love but is it all a bed of roses and does it really bring continuity to family life? Working for yourself clearly depends on your profession, your situation (where you’re based relative to home, family, … Continue reading Juggling self-employment with family – the pros and cons
Nicola McGuinness, Founder and Chairperson of Lean In Newry – supporting women to excel and find their potential. Expertise: Founder & Regional Leader of the Lean In Newry network. As a Lean In Regional Leader, Nicola supports a large network of women dedicated to achieving their potential through an inclusive, diverse and confidential support network, … Continue reading Ask The Expert Bio – Nicola McGuinness of Lean In Newry on realising our potential.
Eve Earley of Empowering Change has been delivering Vision Board Workshops quarterly since 2017. They began as an adjunct to her Artist Way groups – as many participants experienced great benefit from the collages they’d created while undertaking that process. What is a Vision Board? It’s a tool we use to anchor ourselves to an … Continue reading Vision Boards – let’s get clear about what we really want!
Tell us your signature story in our AskTheExpert series, share your passion and your expertise so we can go out there and tell others about how remarkable you are as the #go2pro! Suzanne Murdock cofounder of TheHubNewry coworking network and Eve Earley of Empowering Change launched the #AskTheExpert online circle in February 2020 combined with … Continue reading AskTheExpert series – what is it, learn how it can help promote your signature story!
Clare Hegarty, Founder of Clare Hegarty Nutrition – nutrition and sleep coach. Expertise: Understanding and educating around the importance of the holistic, 360 degree approach of linking good sleep with balanced nutrition and not looking at them in isolation. Clare is very much focused around children’s health and development and is passionate about educating parents … Continue reading Ask The Expert Bio – Clare Hegarty on how nutrition & sleep are not mutually exclusive
This is what they all have in common: In the course of my work here in Ireland – I have met many changemakers, innovators and disrupters. Some famous – some unknown. Many are ordinary people living ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. The common denominator among those I have come to admire and respect, is that … Continue reading Changemakers, Innovators & Disruptors…what do they all have in common?
Continuing on with our AskTheExpert theme of growth & resilience we consider: Were we always aware of our unique accomplishments and talents and are we using them? When did we know? How did we discover? There are so many buzzwords out there right now – ‘reach out’, ‘bounce back’, ‘pivot’, ‘transform’ but do they resonate … Continue reading Why is self-awareness so important?
Nurturing Creativity & Courage through committing to making a change. When was the last time you thought – “I could never do that!” Have you ever not taken on a challenge because you believed you would fail? In this podcast interview with presenter Eve Earley of Empowering Change and interviewer Donagh McKeown of Irish Voices podcast … Continue reading Committing to making a change through creativity – podcast interview
Creativity and courage – in our AskTheExpert circle we are exploring the growth mindset and the positive case for resilience. What if courage was the effect – not the cause of your success? What if simply making a commitment to show up – wholeheartedly – for your life was the secret of success? What if … Continue reading “Creativity takes courage” what does that mean?
Accountability is a fundamental part of assuring a productive workplace. Whether we’re talking about long-term team building or a one-off project – it enables increased capability, commitment, innovation and satisfaction. Let me use my own experience as an example: Suzanne Murdock here – coworking & remote working pioneer, curator of communities, connector of expertise and cofounder … Continue reading Accountability – The secret to turbocharging collaboration & cooperation.
Remote working is so much more productive take it from someone who commuted to work an hour each way for years. An hour on a good day! Our coworking network was founded a decade ago and I really do realise now how lucky we are to be so brilliantly located for business and for life. … Continue reading Remote working, why is Newry the perfect location for business.
Collaboration and why people need people – following on……part of the #AskTheExpert series. the case for Engineering Serendipity “We still have no idea how to pursue what former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously described as “unknown unknowns.” … It’s not enough to ask where good ideas come from — we need to rethink how … Continue reading Don’t go it alone – collaboration & the case for engineering serendipity
So what is the difference between collaboration, curation, and cooperation? – part of the #AskTheExpert series. Let’s ask an expert, Jesse Lyn Stoner, Founder of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership! Collaboration is working together to create something new in support of a shared vision. The key points are that it is not through individual effort, something new … Continue reading Don’t go it alone – cooperation & supporting eachother.