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Working with Naoisé was extremely helpful in my preparation to commence a college degree. Naoisé was able to help me identify what style of learning suited me best, how to approach assignments and projects and how to get some balance in a day to day routine. Along with this Naoisé was also very helpful in giving me suggestions on different resources/technology I should
avail of while studying to help with a variety of tasks such as note-taking and studying.
Irish 3rd Level Student, Novermber 2017.
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What does Dr Naoisé O’Reilly do?

What does Dr Naoise O'Reilly do? 
Recently I asked a series of people who have worked with me what do I do? Here are some of the answers, including the humorous!
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Thoughts about Naoise and Homework Club and how it benefitted My son:

Meeting Naoise was a turning point in my son's life. He was at a point where he was isolated and in despair and seemed trapped, boxed in. Attending the Homework club in a way opened a door, shining light on his abilities and helping him see an outside world where he could belong.

Naoise was brimming with enthusiasm and ideas. Most importantly she inculcated in my son a sense of self-belief and knowledge of his strengths. Without this I very much doubt he would have achieved as much as he has today. He now seems to have a vision for his future and I am amazed at how focused he has become as his sense of achievement has grown.

Attending the Homework club gave my son structure and a sense of purpose as he had largely withdrawn from school. Naoise took immense care in composing groups of students who would learn and develop well together. She also chose teachers with care so they would match the students. She was insightful in detecting the nature of problems in school and was always very willing to discuss progress and give me more insight as regards stress and dyslexia. This was important so that I could support my son as well as possible at home. Naoise was incredibly prescient in relation to what would or wouldn't work for my son and this was proven time and again in state exam results. What was achieved was beyond all expectations.

I will be forever grateful to Naoise and her team for the invaluable contribution they have made to my son's life and in the process also mine.

Irish Mother, October 2017.

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"When I first met Naoise in November 2016, I wasn’t in a bad space, but I was still looking to understand the finer points of my personality. Being an active listener to her Podcast I thought about seeing her long before I took the plunge. Sitting here now I don’t understand why I waited.

Almost one year on, with a lot of baggage removed that I didn’t fully realise was there, things are much lighter in my life. I see me now. Not only do I truly know what will make me happy, she gave me the blueprint in how to get there. She then encouraged every step of the way. That’s a level of service I haven’t encountered anywhere before or since.

The path Naoise takes you on doesn’t just enrich your life but also the lives of everyone around you. A better you for you is a better you for all. So, if you are truly in the pursuit of happiness, I haven’t met a better cheerleader to get you there. Don’t hold back, dive in and enjoy the journey!"

Adult Client, Ireland September 2017.

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"I contacted Naoise 5 years ago. My son has Aspergers and the issues associated with this meant that his concentration levels were poor and this was reflected in exam results. He was very bright but had difficulty in engaging with his teachers. Naoise was a light at the end of the tunnel in that she recognised immediately that my son had potential and she reassured us that she could help him.  My son worked with both Naoise and a member of her team over this time. The change in my son both academically and as importantly, socially, was marked. My son successfully completed his Leaving Cert and has been offered a place in 3rd level education.His confidence in himself is wonderful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Naoise and her Team. They made the difference!" Irish Parent, September 2017

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"My daughter has been seeing Naoisé now for the past two years. She has a fantastic way of interacting with people. My daughter took an instant liking to her. Her approach to learning is made Stress free and fun. She helps build confidence in the child's ability and gives the child a sense of real success." , Irish mother, September 2017

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"Naoisé gave my son the ability to learn in a way that best suited him.  By working with him and connecting him with others, Naoisé boosted his confidence in himself and gave him practical ways of working towards the Leaving Cert and beyond. It was a real game changer." Irish Parent, August 2017

 

 

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Exam results and college courses – Where do they lead? Dr Naoisé O’Reilly

2001-09-27Didn't get the results you expected, worked for, deserved or needed in the exams? Worried that you won't get your top choice course? What are your options now? Find an alternative path, one that you will make you happy long term.

Over the years I have seen a few interesting correlations. Students, who don't do mocks do better - go figure? Those who have a backup plan and are relaxed do better. The career path matters more than the study hours put into exams. Having a goal is crucial to success in education.

My pet hate is how many people start a college course which they drop out of or never use as a career. So many students spend so much time in education unhappy.

I believe everything in life happens for a reason - 9 times out 10 if you didn't get the course you had applied for it probably wasn't for you anyway! Hard to believe I know when your 17 but with years experience of working in education I now see things very differently to what I did on my own results day - hard to believe that I was disappointed with over 500 points! I could have done almost any course I wanted in the country that day except the one I had picked - and now I know I never would have been satisfied in life... I did 3 A-Levels after which turned out to be a strangely good decision. It opened up doors later in life for me and it gave me the basis to top my eventual course choice in college. Who would have known?

What I aim to do with our students is to show them their best path, someone recently called me a life balance architect because I provide the road map. Your career should suit your personality and the way you process the world. How do you really learn effectively? What is the best environment for you? What's the best career? What's the easiest route there for you that you will enjoy?

Everyone has to follow their dreams and I would like to see them do this from as early an age as possible, I start at 18 months! The career might be a highly academic one that needs many traditional school subjects or it may be one that is totally outside the box and needs many skills not covered currently in mainstream education. Most of all of should be a journey you enjoy. My simple ingredients for success in education are; do what you love, what you are good at and in a way you enjoy.

Link for an appointment:

http://www.confidenceclub.ie/book-appointments/

This short video I recorded at the Irish Times Higher Options Conference in RDS explains why profiling is so important for Students as early in their education life as possible. It's a few years old now but the same message still stands! Exams, college, and education should lead to a fulfilled life. Not a sense of dejection and a list of mistakes made.

Dr Naoisé O'Reilly

 

 

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Benefits of Purple Profiling in Children

1934135Purple Profiling is an observational method of understanding how people work best. It's not about boxes or labels. It's a combination of understanding personality and the effects of how we work, learn, communicate and process the world. It's not a simple questionnaire that places you in a confined box. It's a way to understand the elements you need in your life to feel happy and balanced.

This specially designed observational method as been applied to people from 18 months upwards. It's hugely beneficial for understanding the strengths of children. The routines and activities that best suit their personalities.

It's particularly helpful to hone talents, strengths, communication and help with behavioural difficulties. Sleeping patterns, for example, are vital for a harmonious household. It helps to understand how to make your children independent for life. It helps to find your children natural talents which in many cases will lead to their life long careers.

This profiling helps to avoid labels such as ADHD, ADD, Aspergers Syndrome and stop difficulties with speech and literacy developing. Get the help to understand how your child can learn maybe in ways you didn't yourself? Many of these challenges are hereditary.

Episode 61 of the podcast talks in great detail about the topic:

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/purple-psychology/id981266976

It's important to bring out the best positively. Too many assessments are about judgments and leave you with a sense of what you can't do, it only ever matters what you can do. I set up the session so there is a positive experience with a sense of achievement. There is no wrong way to do the tasks - only your way.

The personality starts to fully form at age 7 so if you feel there are more challenging aspects of the personality the earlier you start working with these personalities the easier it is to get a result. It's like fine tuning an engine. Bring out the positive characteristics rather than the negative ones.

Dr Naoisé O'Reilly

 

24Jul/17Off

How do you feel when your life is out of balance?

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How do you feel when your life is out of balance?

What are the signs of your life being out of Balance? Here are 7 key areas to look for tells in your life. They cross all areas of your life from work to relationships. How do you react to interruptions? How do you bench mark how well you are doing in yourself? How well do you eat? What is your personal self-worth? How many people truly ask these questions of themselves?

1: The control tell: The easiest way to think about how you feel is how little it takes to tip the scales. You feel emotional, stressed, overwhelmed all the time. This can lead to an unhealthy need to control yourself or others in a desperate need to readdress the balance.

2: The interruption tell: You have a lack of tolerance and patience. The smallest things push you over the edge in an unreasonable overreaction for the level of the challenge. You can also have a lack of tolerance for noise and interruptions. Do you lose it with people in your work or home environment easily?

3: Looking outside tell: There is a constant feeling of being overwhelmed and not knowing where or how to start tasks. Do you always feel as if there is a task hanging over you? You can find it very hard to know what others expect from you. You find yourself constantly seeking validation from others to see if you are doing well enough. You can find your perfectionism crippling. Unable to start tasks in case they are not done well enough.

4: Fitness and diet tell: You either don't do enough exercise or be come obsessed with too much. You control your food and don't have good sleeping patterns. You are always tired and can't get out of bed in the mornings. You wonder "what does sunrise look like" - you never see it! The alarm goes off 10 times in the mornings.

5: The wrong key tell: You feel displaced and opportunities don't seem to arrive or never quite fit to work out. You are always blaming fate. The wrong set of circumstances for you. Besides not being promoted in jobs you can find that you are endlessly looking for a new fit, you never quite settle anywhere. You are constantly upskilling to feel whole. Will the next course fill the void?

6: Relationship tell: You can suddenly withdraw from people and relationships. Ending relationships suddenly without clear thought. Have you stopped talking to your family? Do you seem to have displaced friends from your life recently? Do you just feel disconnected from everyone around you?

7: The searching tell: You are constantly searching to fit in and belong somewhere. Never found anyone that truly gets you. This can lead to an obsession in self-analysis. What's wrong with me? This can become a serial self-help or development search. Do you join many different groups and never stick at any one of them for any length of time?

If these are the tells what are the fixes? How do you counter balance yourself? There are three simple factors;

1: You need to understand your strengths and weaknesses.

2: You need to find a way to express what it really is you want to achieve in life. Set goals.

3: You need to know how to fulfill your dreams or the steps to make them happen. Try to create a road map of realistic steps to these goals for yourself.

Why do the people who come to me crave more balance in their lives? Many people would assume that the aspirations are materialistic. The goals of a new car, a bigger house or to earn more money. It's not that many of these achievements do not happen with greater balance but generally there are 7 key mindsets that people seek.

These are;

1: Happiness is the most important element.

2: Confidence is also a top priority.

3: People strive for self-worth.

4: Respect is huge, both at home and in the workplace.

5: Greater work-life balance. To not always feel tired and jaded.

6: Quality time to spend with the people who matter in their lives and for the other interests in life.

7: Better relationships with partners, children, family and work colleagues.

Everyone that comes to me uses the phrase to me that "they are at cross roads in their life". They want me to siphon their dreams out of them, that have often been forgotten along the way. But most importantly they want a road map of how to get to where they want to be, "I now have a way of moving forward to achieve what I am capable of in life and doing what will make me happier". I always say start with steps. No matter how small they are steps in the right direction. Take control in a positive way. I don't ever tell anyone anything that they don't tell me already knew inside themselves, "Dr. O'Reilly has helped to bring together feelings, thoughts, and plans that have been floating around in my head for some time".

With her gentle and approachable nature, Dr. Naoisé O’Reilly is an Irish woman who has become a Global Expert working with men, women, and children around the World. She can quickly take her clients out of their rut and turn a downward spiral into an upward one. Indeed, one of the more rewarding aspects of her work is showing clients, who had previously been written off by society, the basic steps they need to take flight and soar.

When she isn't enjoying the company of her family and friends, Naoise will usually be found with a book in her hand or... She also derives much pleasure from her Podcast, Purple Psychology, which was recently nominated for The People's Choice Award and enjoys the encouraging comments and insightful questions she receives from her listeners on every continent.

 

 

Introduction

Welcome to the Confidence Club

One step closer to fulfilling a personal dream of mine - "to make school a happier, creative, more successful and enjoyable place for all students, regardless of their differences"... Dr. Naoisé O'Reilly

There is always a balance between making long term changes in education and supporting those people currently in the system!

One of the many reasons why Students attending The Homework Club become so successful is because of the awareness they have of their own Potential, Personality and Learning Style and how these effect their own educational success. Every Student at The Homework Club is set-up to work to their best abilities within the environment through an initial interview.

The Confidence Club now offers this service to everybody, especially those restricted through distance and who aren't able to attend our classes at The Homework Club.

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