Dream It. Do It. Love It… Relaunched!
Since I first launched the Dream It. Do It. Love It. blog back in 2010, there’ve been a lot of big changes with soulambition and in my personal life — moving my ‘underground cabaret’ Sofa Sessions from my living room to the Ulster Hall; moving out of Belfast, with a plan to move to Japan, and thence, to New York; working with NI tech start-up Sensum and the fantastic Beat Carnival; starting my first band, You, Me & the Sea; meeting my partner, Conor; moving back to Belfast to live with him, then to our peacock paradise in the Glens of Antrim, then to the Mourne Mountains — now we’ve moved to Jyväskylä, Finland to go back to uni!Android
So, I felt it was time to start afresh with the website and this blog — do a bit of updating, tweaking and fine-tuning and bring you the best articles, updated with everything I’ve learned in the last few years. Coaching, as many of you may know, is an unregulated industry and the onus is on us coaches to keep ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, both in how we conduct ourselves with clients, and the quality of the information we share. Whilst I have always been fascinated by developments in psychology and cognition, and have striven to keep my work grounded in relevant, current research, I am beyond delighted to have the opportunity to go back into academia and get involved in some of that research first-hand. I’m studying an international Master’s in Music, Mind and Technology, with a minor in neuroscience, via the new Jyväskylä Centre for Interdisciplinary Brain Research, and I’m really looking forward to sharing my new knowledge with you and with my clients.
Thanks to good old Skype, I’m able to continue my coaching work, and am returning to the UK outside of term time for training and speaking work. Writing, of course, can be done anywhere, and indeed I’ve just launched a new wellbeing column in the Irish Sunday Mirror — with a 10-week autumn programme for taking stock of your life and making the most of the last few months of 2014. I’ll be uploading each week’s column here after the print edition has passed, for those of you who aren’t in Ireland — read Week 1 here. I’ve also got some travel writing assignments — Newcastle, Co. Down; Killarney, Co. Kerry; Helsinki, Finland — all coming very soon!
Thanks for all of you who’ve commented, emailed and otherwise engaged with me for the first couple of years of blogging — I hope you like the new redesign, and that you’ll enjoy the new and updated content as I add it over the next few days.