Allen O'Donoghue Motivation Interview Podcasts
Coaching specialist Allen O'Donoghue sits down with inspirational individuals to delve into what has motivated them to follow their heart. patreon.com/AlODonoghuePodcasts
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep 7 - Alison Comyn 10/15/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep 7 - Alison Comyn In this weeks episode, Alison Comyn is in the hot seat, delving into her early career in television, culminating in presenting the BBC show Holiday show before moving back to the island of Ireland and how she has taken on every challenge that has confronted her.
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep 6 - Simon Green 10/09/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep 6 - Simon Green This week, Allen is joined by former award winning radio producer and DJ, Simon Green. Simon charts his love of radio and how it was the "be-all-and-end-all" for him, until it wasn't! We hope you enjoy this emotional trip through Simon's personal & professional career.
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep. 5 - Andy Coppin/Andy Copps 10/01/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep. 5 - Andy Coppin/Andy Copps Former banker, turned Storyteller, Andrew Coppin joins Allen in the latest episode of the Motivation Interview Series. Andy charts his move from South Africa to London and how he decided that banking was no longer for him and he want to follow his passion...no matter how difficult it is!
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep. 4 - Nicola Cassidy 09/24/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep. 4 - Nicola Cassidy In this weeks episode, Allen is joined by highly acclaimed author Nicola Cassidy. Nicola walks us through her early life, into adulthood where she deviated away from writing but always knew she'd get that book written!
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep 3 - SJ McArdle 09/17/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep 3 - SJ McArdle Allen is joined by singer SJ McArdle who takes us on a journey through the ups and downs of being a musician and how he has found the importance of sticking to your principles is so important. The lads also explore Stephen's career in youth work and how he manages both. Enjoy!
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 Ep 2 - Lisa Heeney 09/10/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 Ep 2 - Lisa Heeney In episode two of our series, Allen meets with Lisa Heeney, owner of Aroma Buff, about how she went from working in marketing to setting up her own businesses that use reflexology and sustainability as their essence!
info_outline Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep. 1 - Martin Doyle 09/03/2019
Motivation Interview Series 3 - Ep. 1 - Martin Doyle Allen kicks of Series 3 of the Motivation Interview podcasts with former Meath Strength & Conditioning coach, Martin Doyle. Martin charts his career from leaving school early, gaining his qualifications late in life and the trials and tribulations associated with his career!
info_outline Motivation Interview Podcast Series - FooDee 01/25/2018
Motivation Interview Podcast Series - FooDee I always learn so much from speaking with FooDee, she makes so much sense. We can all make simple changes to our family’s diet, that doesn’t break the bank or their tastebuds! Listen out for my rant in the middle and we hope you enjoy our latest Interview.
info_outline Motivation Interview Podcast Series - Season 2 - Ronan McQuillan 12/22/2017
Motivation Interview Podcast Series - Season 2 - Ronan McQuillan I'm delighted to have been joined by the master himself, Ronan McQuillan from The Enemies. Ronan tells us about how music was just always a part of his life and how a setback in music brought him in a brand new direction. Enjoy!
info_outline Motivation Interview Podcast Series 2 - David Carry 11/30/2017
Motivation Interview Podcast Series 2 - David Carry Today, Allen chats with Youthreach resource worker David Carry. David charts his journey working in multimedia, right through his career to supporting young people who have fallen out of the traditional education system and the importance of time with friends and family.
info_outline Motivation Interview Series - Fiona Walsh 11/20/2017
Motivation Interview Series - Fiona Walsh In the latest episode of Series 2, Allen get's to meet with Fiona Walsh who is a prosthetics and make artist for film and television, having worked on some of the most successful productions of the last 10 years including The Hobbit series, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars. Fiona delves into her journey and the ups and downs of working in the movie industry.
info_outline Motivation Interview Series - Sandra Garry & Gary Griffin 11/03/2017
Motivation Interview Series - Sandra Garry & Gary Griffin As Season 2 continues, Allen finally gets to interview Sandra Garry & Gary Griffin, two people who's dedication to volunteering and supporting youth development, is an inspiration.
info_outline Motivation Interview Series Podcasts - Darby Stanchfield 10/20/2017
Motivation Interview Series Podcasts - Darby Stanchfield Welcome back to Series 2 of CA Coaching's Motivation Interviews. In this episode, Allen talks to actor Darby Stanchfield about her life growing up in a small town to becoming successful in her career.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Jason Leung 10/10/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Jason Leung Welcome back to Series 2 of CA Coaching's Motivation Interviews. To kick us off, Allen chats with filmmaker, web developer and owner of Infinitum Limited, Jason Leung about his journey away from civil engineering in Vancouver, traveling the world and ending up owning a company in Budapest.
info_outline Parenting - Listeners Questions July 17 08/18/2017
Parenting - Listeners Questions July 17 In this episode Allen and Gerry cover a range of Parenting questions such as teens hanging around and getting into trouble, volunteering, building self esteem, being left home alone, teens distancing themselves and dealing with adult children.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Louise McPhillips 06/20/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Louise McPhillips In our latest episode, Allen had the pleasure of talking with Louise McPhillips about her desire to build a cob house and how the concessions she has had to make along the way haven't dented her resolve to succeed. Louise also talks about where her determination came from and how she fostered it.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Elaine Keogh 05/22/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Elaine Keogh In this week's Motivation Interview Series Podcast episode, Allen speaks with sports entrepreneur Elaine Keogh about her life, being a young mother, building numerous businesses and overcoming personal setbacks through focusing on her personal health and fitness. #MondayMotivation
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - David Coalter 05/12/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - David Coalter In our latest episode, Allen meets former CEO / Animation and Film Director at Coalter Digital, David Coalter. David talks about his upbringing, getting into a major corporation moving away to set up on his own and ultimately learning about work/life balance which let him to return to his former employers.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Adam Behlman 05/05/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Adam Behlman In our latest episode, Allen meets President of LNR Property in Miami Beach, Adam Behlman. Adam discusses the impact of losing his father at a young age, how a chance meeting got his mojo back and how a major health diagnosis made him re-evaluate his priorities.
info_outline Parenting Listeners Questions - April 2017 05/03/2017
Parenting Listeners Questions - April 2017 Allen of www.helpme2parent.ie answers your questions on a number of topics. In this podcast, Allen discusses whether or not you can be your child's best friend as well as their parent, how to deal with kids playing parents off against each other, introducing alcohol to teenagers, parents social media use, having "perfect children" and overweight kids! Oh and a cheeky mention for the 2017 Parenting Expo in September in Dublin. We hope you enjoy it.
info_outline Grandparents Looking After Grandkids 04/12/2017
Grandparents Looking After Grandkids Grandparents Looking After Grandkids. It takes a village to rear a child is an old saying and today it is as valid as it ever was. More and more grandparents are taking on the role of child carers. With the high cost of mortgages and child care, it is often necessary for both parents to work, to cover living expenses. Or both parents may choose to focus on career. From the child's perspective grandparents caring for them is a wonderful experience. All children need love, acceptance and validation in order to develop a strong sense of self and independence and being surrounded by people who love them unconditionally fosters these qualities in them. However, issues can develop unless boundaries are made clear from the very beginning. Grandparents need to remember that this is not their child and it is up to the parents to set out how they want their child cared for. Issues around discipline, food, sleep etc. should be clearly understood prior to the childcare starting. Parents also need to understand that their parent has successfully raised them, so they are not without parenting skills. Children need structure and consistency in their lives, so it is important that all the people caring for them are working from the same perspective. Differing opinions need to be discussed and negotiated. It is not appropriate for the Parents to lay down rules which the other finds difficult or impossible to implement. It is also unacceptable for the Grandparents to agree to the structures and then to disregard them and do their own thing. What happens here is that the child receives mixed messages which just confuses them and leaves them feeling unsafe and with divided loyalties. How then can these differences be dealt with respectfully? 1: both parties need to admit that there may be a potential problem. 2: an appropriate time needs to be set aside to discuss the issues. Not when people are tired following a long day, much better to meet when both parties are free. 3: start with “I” messages, e.g. I am worried, I feel restricted, I am not sure what is expected etc. 4: then say what you would really like to do about the issue. 5: together think up ideas which are possible solutions to the issue and list them. 6: choose one idea, the one most likely to succeed. 7: plan the details. 8: carry it out If 8 fails or is difficult to implement, go back to 6 again and choose a second option. Allow each party space to speak without interruption, giving them your full attention. If parents and grandparents put their love for the child first, they will find it easier to come to an agreement in the service of the child. In this way appropriate boundaries for the child will be put in place. The parents will feel secure that their child will be well cared for and the bond between the child and the grandparents will grow from the daily interaction.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Jon Buscall 04/05/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Jon Buscall In our latest episode, Allen meets marketing pioneer, Jon Buscall. Jon has travelled such a fascinating path through dealing with mental health issues, being a published writer, lecturing and now running his successful business. Jon's openness and honesty in this interview are truly engaging and inspiring and highlight the need for us all to find our own balance as we strive for contentment.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Lisa Fannin 03/30/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Lisa Fannin In this interview Allen meets technology specialist, Lisa Fannin to discuss how she has built her career and attempts to balance work/home life as a successful product developer and being a mum and wife. Lisa talks about working from her core values and trusting her instincts and how, as she has grown, this has changed and got her to a point where the balance is getting that bit easier.
info_outline Video Coaching - It Works! 03/26/2017
Video Coaching - It Works! Lots of people assume that video coaching won’t be as effective as one to one coaching. Over the past few years our video coaching clients have increased. We have worked with clients from United Kingdom, USA, Canada and Australia and that’s just in the last six months!!! Here are a number of reasons why it is becoming more popular: Convenience – you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home. There is no wasted time travelling to and from appointments. You could be anywhere in the world and avail of our coaching expertise. Appointments can be scheduled to suit your time zone. For local clients it can be an alternative to face to face appointments. Here’s what our video clients have to say about it. Personal coaching can be about becoming the best version of yourself, and about living a life of gusto, purpose, and impact. My coaching experience with Allen has not only helped me work towards those things, but it has enabled me to discover what makes me tick, what stands in my way, and which priorities and goals are truly important to me. Allen has the gift of being able to find “hidden” tools that allow clients to realize their goals. My sessions with Allen are always productive and insightful. If you had asked me a year ago if having Skype coaching sessions would be as rewarding or helpful as they have been, I might have been skeptical. Thankfully, Allen is adept at helping me focus on what is really important, and what next steps I need to take. He has fantastic, creative ideas that I’ve found eye-opening, simple and practical. As someone who generally feels reasonably competent, it’s amazing how Allen can help me cut through the diversions to discover what, in retrospect, is the obvious path. That is a unique and skillful gift that he readily shares with others. Whether it’s a challenge that I wasn’t able to work through or a new endeavor that will affect my growth, I can look forward to having Allen’s insights and guidance to help me along that path. What started for me as a focus on “getting good parenting advice” has become much broader and more beneficial. I highly recommend Allen as a positive, knowledgeable and effective coach. -K. Hanson I first contacted Allen to help me with navigating a new career in a field that can be frustrating and demoralizing. I felt like he had the unique qualifications I needed to help me succeed and flourish in this business. With his help, I have gained an immeasurable amount of confidence and he has given me a lot of tools that I can use when I get stuck with whatever situation may arise. He has been an unending source of support and encouragement and he challenges me to look at situations from angles that I may not have seen. He has helped me in both my professional and personal life. He is a great listener and he provides a thoughtful and insightful approach to every issue. I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in becoming an improved version of themselves! -A. Rainey I came to Allen for help with time management. I was hoping for some straight forward tips and some powerful motivation. I was not ready to face the fact that I was putting up my own hurdles and I was definitely not comfortable exploring why. But, Allen was just so genuine and caring that I couldn’t help but let my guard down with him. Once I did that his warmth and insight made it possible for me to gradually drop my guard altogether, a prospect that would have seemed terrifying only months earlier but has turned out to be more rewarding than I could have imagined. I’m still working on it but, Allen has given me the tools and encouragement to make changes I thought were impossible, not only in how I manage my time but in how I approach life. I am forever grateful. -D. Ramsay
info_outline Introducing a New Partner to your Children 03/23/2017
Introducing a New Partner to your Children Not every family is 2 adults and 2.4 children. Whether you are a single parent by choice or whether you have lost your partner, the issue of parents forming new relationships can be hard for kids and can manifest itself in many different ways. So what can parents do to help their children deal with either parent introducing a new partner? This can be quite a balancing act. The main thing to remember is that you are your children’s biggest role model so take it slow. You may be head over heels in love with person, but that doesn’t mean that your children will feel the same. Be prepared for them “not liking” this person in the beginning. It’s important to remember that your children love their other parent too and possibly might still hold out some hope that their parents will get back together so when a new partner is introduced this can be quite confusing and difficult for your child to understand. Your children don’t need to meet (or know) every person you may be dating. Although you may be infatuated with your partner, especially after a relatively short space of time, many relationships don’t work out and putting your children through the undue “stress” of meeting a new partner and all the emotions that come with that, should be kept to a minimum. If you feel that your relationship is one that is going to last, talk to your children about your partner before they meet. Let them know that this person is special to you and you’d really like them to meet. You can explain that this person is not replacing their other parent and that they will not get in the way of your relationship with your children. Have that first meeting in a neutral place, like going bowling or a park, something that your child actually likes doing. This way they don’t feel like your partner is encroaching on their turf! As always, keep good lines of communication open with everyone involved and chat about how the first meeting went. As the meetings continue, make time for your partner to chat with your children in a relaxed way and without any pressure. It might also be an idea to let your former partner know that you have a new relationship. As your relationship develops, it might be worthwhile explaining why your partner is staying over and remember that you are showing your children how to conduct a positive relationship.
info_outline CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Shane Monaghan 03/22/2017
CA Coaching Motivation Interview Series - Shane Monaghan In Episode 1 of our Motivation Interview Series, Allen meets professional rugby player and creator of the world's leading social audio app Limor, Shane Monaghan. Shane talks about how, as a teenager, he set out a timeline of milestones to measure his progress to achieving his goal of becoming a professional in the sport he loved. Shane also delves into how the setbacks throughout his career impacted on his self motivation and desire to succeed which has resulted in him creating Limor app and becoming a pioneer in the social audio world.
info_outline Building Resilience In Your Child 03/21/2017
Building Resilience In Your Child What is resilience and why is important to our children? • Resilience is the ability people have to recover from setbacks quickly and in children it is extremely important. Most parents I deal with, if they were able to pick a trait they would love their children to have, it is the ability to deal with things when they go wrong or don’t go as well as expected, and can adapt to any situation that they find themselves up against. Ultimately this is resilience. • The people who are successful in any walk of life are the people who, even when they are knocked down, believe in their own ability to achieve and can pick themselves up and “get back on the horse”. Resilience is just as important as natural ability. How can we build resilience in our children? • First things first, we are all individual and we all learn skills in slightly different ways. The list below is a toolbox of techniques that could work for your children. • Your child has some resilience skills already! That’s right, your child begins building their ability to cope with pressures from day one. Also remember, your child will hone their resilience skills, not only through interactions with you, but through friends, relatives, teachers, coaches and peers. This can be quite a reassurance for parents. • Doing everything for your children will slow the development of their resilience. We all learn from doing things for ourselves, but if we block our children from learning how to complete tasks and be successful at it, this can stunt their progress. Obviously it will be important to be there for them if they need a little help but don’t take over. • Little victories are extremely important. Your child will achieve things and while you don’t need to go overboard in the praise of these, it will be important to help them to recognise HOW they achieved these victories. • Get them involved in helping others. Volunteering is the bedrock of many communities and provide volunteers with a serious sense of self-worth and belonging, two very important aspects of resilience. • Trusting your children will help them trust themselves. Allowing your kids that bit of leeway to try new things and build their confidence is really important. It can be as simple as letting them walk to the shop or school on their own. If issues do arise, again, instead of giving the solutions, get them to explore the potential solutions with you. • Sometimes straight after something has happened or not gone as well as your child had hoped, give them a little bit of time to process it in their own heads before delving into solutions. • Be enthusiastic but realistic. “You were the best player on the pitch sweetheart!” when they have been substituted after 20 minutes is not much use to your child. All it will do is make them believe you less. If all the evidence tells your child that they have had a bad game or things haven’t gone there way, you can start with an open-ended question like, “how are you feeling after that game?” This allows your child the space to talk about their feelings, if they wish. • Remember that your child’s feelings are real for them, so if they are frustrated or upset about how an event has gone, explore with them, what they could do differently if they are in a similar situation again. If they struggle with this, give them a number of different options and let them pick the one that works for them. You can then go on to talk about what they need to do to put this option into action. • Teach your children relaxation & mindfulness techniques. We can all do with learning skills to calm ourselves down and keep things in perspective. There are lots of simple relaxation tools online, get them and learn them with your child.
info_outline Parenting Listeners Questions - Feb 17 03/12/2017
Parenting Listeners Questions - Feb 17 Allen of CA Coaching answers your questions on a number of topics. In this podcast, Allen discusses about how best to talk to your child about stranger danger. Being realistic, how to keep safe and also what to do if an incident does occur. He also provides tips to deal with a difficult ex partner. You can't control what they do, so all you can do is control what you can do. Using these tips can help reduce the stress and keep your relationship with your child positive.