Self-Awareness

Fergal Roche • 21st March 2024


In my coaching practice, I often encounter clients who are very keen to discover more about their gifts and talents.  Recently, someone was quite distressed that she was approaching fifty and sti…

De-clagging the mind

Fergal Roche • 5th January 2023


Is de-clagging even a verb?  Not sure, but it feels right. I really enjoyed my recent experience of coaching a client from an industry in which I have no experience. He was a senior project manager r…

Why do we need to win prizes?

Fergal Roche • 15th December 2022


I can’t read through my LinkedIn feed at the moment without coming across organisations parading their success in winning ‘small consultancy of the year, within the green mortgage industry’, or …

Driving into a wall

Fergal Roche • 20th January 2022


Why my life so radically changed, last year On 9th June 2021 I was having my induction meeting with the CEO of an organisation I had just joined as a non exec director and my phone (conscientiously sw…

Be real. Be you.

Fergal Roche • 22nd December 2020


One of the traits I most admire in people is authenticity. It was well known in my business that any interview candidate who tried to stick to their pre-prepared script would be deliberately made unco…

Doing the Right Thing

Fergal Roche • 6th November 2020


Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t need a lengthy job description for your role but could summarise it entirely by the four words: Do the Right Thing? In my role as chair of a medium sized charity…

Open your eyes, and smell the conflict

Fergal Roche • 4th July 2020


How often in your work have you ended up in a tense state, where the atmosphere seems oppressive? Is that just the normal stresses and strains of living a busy demanding life, or can something be done…