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Happy Birthday!

Over in we are preparing to celebrate 1 year since I launched the group. Initially setup to enable me to connect with the audience of this blog, as well as stay connected with my network for support through redundancy, I’m so proud to share we now have 3000 members across over 60 countries. Come…

January 29, 2019

The GROW model

Stuck? Overcome any obstacle and source the help you need with the GROW model   Sometimes an issue proves to be so thorny you can’t see a way out. How are you ever going to do X? How can you possibly manage Y without Z? Will you just have to give up? If you’re stuck…

January 29, 2019

Find a mentor / advisor

How to get effective, targeted guidance from a mentor or advisor   A mentor is somebody who can give you guidance and who takes an interest in how you’re advancing. It’s very reassuring to know somebody knowledgeable can look at your situation and see the things that you don’t. Having a mentoring relationship can speed…

January 29, 2019

When to push harder and when to give up

Knowing when to give up in business: should you push through or quit? Sometimes, times are hard. You’re working at something. Working, working, working. And still you see little or no result. Should you give up or should you push through? How do you know whether you’re in a dead end or you’re at the…

January 29, 2019

Fear of success

Are you afraid that you’ll succeed? Fear of success is real, and it holds us back With the 20/20 vision that hindsight affords, fear of success sounds a bit silly… but it doesn’t feel like that at the time. If we’re honest with ourselves, we will recognise the grip of fear as soon as something…

January 29, 2019

Developing and preserving your personal brand

You might think a personal brand is only for celebrities, who are in the public eye all the time. Think of Steve Jobs’ black turtleneck – he was the only one to wear that, it set him apart, so much so that now we have that automatic association in our heads. That is successful branding….

January 29, 2019

Isn’t it about time you became a mentor?

Originally published on April 8th, 2018 on The point of this blog, is to ask you to reflect if you are doing enough – or can you do more? For many years, early in my career, I would watch role models and people mentoring and think one day I will do that. Why one day though? There…

January 24, 2019

International, Irish and Proud of it: Crown Worldwide Chairman Jim Thompson talks to Global Irish BECKSearch

Global Irish BECKSearch interviewed Jim Thompson, Chairman of removals and logistics company Crown Worldwide.  The core of Crown Worldwide is worldwide mobility: relocations, removals, logistics or the transport of delicate works of art. The company was created in 1965 in Yokohama, Japan. Today, it has thriving offices all over the world. Jim Thompson very kindly…

October 4, 2018

Boost your business and career: Irish-founded platform for professionals to exchange experience and knowledge soft-launched in Hong Kong

BECKSearch is a peer-to-peer platform where you can be paired up with whoever has the knowledge that you don’t. Looking to transition into a new industry or a new role? Do you have a job interview in a week’s time? Do you need to get an insider’s perspective on a foreign job market – or…

April 23, 2018

No more fruitless online searches: plug specific knowledge gaps with just-in-time wisdom by people with real-life experience.

HayesCulleton Limited, a member of the Innovation and Enterprise centre at DCU Invent, will launch its latest project, a pilot for its new venture BECKSearch, later this month. The BECKSearch platform will allow members to find experts and tutors ready to share their knowledge, for a just-in-time solution.   BECKSearch is a person-to-person knowledge sharing platform…

January 22, 2018

Enterprise Ireland to award funding to DCU partner for innovative tech project

Enterprise Ireland has granted funding to HayesCulleton Ltd to develop its latest project in partnership with DCU. “BECKSearch” will be an innovative person-to-person knowledge sharing platform within communities across the spectra of Business Employability and Career Knowledge. The company is the first LEO client in the country to be successful in the application. The project,…

January 21, 2018