18 episodes

The Happier at Work podcast is for anyone who… you guessed it, wants to be happier at work. Happier workers are more productive and have better mental wellbeing. This podcast is for CEOs, HR professionals, entrepreneurs, as well as employees. Anyone who wants to put their people first. Through interviews and solocasting, I will be covering a wide range of topics such as: purpose, dealing with conflicts at work, culture, leadership, workplace wellness schemes, engagement, bullying.

What does being happier at work mean to you?

Happier At Work Aoife O'Brien

    • Business

The Happier at Work podcast is for anyone who… you guessed it, wants to be happier at work. Happier workers are more productive and have better mental wellbeing. This podcast is for CEOs, HR professionals, entrepreneurs, as well as employees. Anyone who wants to put their people first. Through interviews and solocasting, I will be covering a wide range of topics such as: purpose, dealing with conflicts at work, culture, leadership, workplace wellness schemes, engagement, bullying.

What does being happier at work mean to you?

    17: Brigid Farrell on Cross-cultural Communication

    17: Brigid Farrell on Cross-cultural Communication

    17: Brigid Farrell on Cross-cultural Communication by Aoife O'Brien

    • 32 min
    16: Jason Cooper on Improving Your Performance

    16: Jason Cooper on Improving Your Performance

    This episode features Jason Cooper an Advanced Mind, Business & Sales Coach/trainer. We discuss how to improve your performance, especially at work. We speak about authenticity; being true to yourself. Showing vulnerability to build a rapport with others. This builds trust, shows the true side of you, and makes you less superhero and more human! Being ok with not “knowing it all” and seeking help from others. Having a growth mindset, using feedforward instead of feedback. Visualisation as a great tool for achieving what you want. How to move away from multi-tasking so you can be more productive and get more done.

    Jason Cooper is an Advanced Mind, Business & Sales Coach/trainer and uses tools and techniques of NLP, Neuroscience, Psychology and other tools and processes to help people and teams achieve sales success.
    He has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience - from large multinationals to small, aggressive, online tech startups. Jason specializes in business sales skills development within the IT, Retail, Finance, Export and Manufacturing industries. Jason has achieved consistent success resulting in marked increases in productivity levels in sales targets, enhanced communication skill sets, advanced staff motivation, performance and presentation skills. Jason delivers exceptional sales growth through unique programs based on Neuroscience using NeuroSelling and other sales disciples for sales teams and sales Coaching for managers and coaches. This is based on how the brain works and the impact on a person’s neurology to help them improve and understand clients in a more effective way.
    https://jasoncooper.ie/

    • 52 min
    15: Pauline Rohdich on Mastering Your Thoughts

    15: Pauline Rohdich on Mastering Your Thoughts

    This episode features Pauline Rohdich from Just Pause, a rapid transformation therapist. She speaks about how changing our thoughts can have a dramatic impact on our life; mastering your mind can allow you to take your power back. Often we are living inside repeated patterns of behaviour, and holding ourselves back from reaching our true potential; living a “diluted” version of ourselves. 50% of our happiness is from genetics, 40% from our habits and beliefs, and only 10% is due to circumstances (although this is what most people try to change). If you have a belief that is holding you back, ask yourself “who am I without this belief?” “who can I be?”

    Pauline is the creator of Just Pause, a transformational business with a mission to remind each person that they have the power to change their life and cultivate unconditional happiness.
    She is an advanced RTT Clinical Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Happiness Trainer, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, and NLP Practitioner. Growing up, Pauline always had a strong connection to the mystical and sensed there was so much more to understand about God and spirituality than what she had been exposed to in her strict Catholic upbringing. Her background has seen her as a Garda, Air Hostess, and an entrepreneur in a variety of small businesses. However, her deepest desire has always been to help people to be the best they can be and her biggest shift began in her mid-thirties.
    www.justpause.ie

    • 49 min
    14: Emiliana Simon-Thomas on Happiness at Work

    14: Emiliana Simon-Thomas on Happiness at Work

    Emiliana and I discuss all things happiness at work! The PERK framework - purpose, engagement, resilience, kindness. The importance of kindness in the workplace for business outcomes, especially when it comes to teamwork. How to communicate effectively and deal with conflict at work. The importance of mindfulness and gratitude at work. How there needs to be a culture and mindset shift away from the idea that work is bad and you can't be happy at work.

    Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, is the Science Director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Trained in neuroscience and social psychology, she runs the student research fellowship program, directs key science initiatives, and teaches the The Science of Happiness, a massive open online course on the edX platform that has enrolled over 600,000 people worldwide. She also teaches the Science of Happiness at Work Professional Certificate Series on edX, and serves as an expert voice on the biology and psychology of well-being around the world. Her work highlights the critical role that pro-social experiences and behaviors play in happiness, and addresses research-backed approaches to improving happiness - like practicing mindfulness, or strengthening habits of compassion, gratitude, and generosity. Overall, Emiliana's work leverages scientific insights to help people live better lives individually, in relationship with others, within organizations and communities, and society-wide.

    https://ggsc.berkeley.edu
    https://ggsc.berkeley.edu/who_we_serve/researchers/uc_berkeley_student_fellowships
    https://www.edx.org/course/the-science-of-happiness-3
    https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/berkeleyx-science-of-happiness-at-work

    Dublin Goal setting tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/goal-setting-workshop-kick-start-2020-with-a-mindset-for-success-tickets-83313644353

    Galway Goal setting tickets: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/goal-setting-workshop-to-kick-start-2020-tickets-84865255263

    My website: www.empowermentcoaching.ie

    • 1 hr 3 min
    13: Adrian Whelan on Inclusion

    13: Adrian Whelan on Inclusion

    Adrian Whelan from Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) and I speak about inclusion in the workplace, among lots of others things. Being your authentic self at work, how to speak up, getting a mentor, the idea of "normal" (what is normal?), the key to fitting in at work, "giving it a go", self-awareness, reflection, creating a feedback culture, high performers, the "getting out of bed" test and how a diversity and inclusion policy results in better business outcomes.

    Adrian Whelan is a Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Intelligence for Investor Services at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH), based in Dublin. In this role, he is responsible for articulating the impact of regulatory change on asset managers and the industry in which they operate. Mr. Whelan is the lead contributor to BBH’s On The Regs blog, where he regularly shares insights on global regulatory topics. He joined the firm in 2011.

    Mr. Whelan is active in the Investment Company Institute, the International Securities Lending Association, Irish Funds and Investment Association, and other global industry bodies and working groups focused on education and advocacy for regulatory and policy changes impacting the asset management and banking industries.

    Mr. Whelan is a champion of the Dublin chapter of BBH's Young Professionals Network and is active in the firm’s Asia Link Network and Pride Network.

    Adrian holds a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University.

    https://ontheregs.com

    • 42 min
    12: Treasa Spragg on the importance of Sleep

    12: Treasa Spragg on the importance of Sleep

    In this episode, I speak with Treasa Spragg from Revolution Project Ltd all about the importance of sleep for our overall health and happiness in work. We talk about moving away from the “sleep when I’m dead” mentality, the importance of sleep cycles, prepping for social occasions/ late nights, being kind to your body, practical tips anyone can use to improve the quality of their sleep. Decide for yourself how you want to feel, make the necessary changes, and don’t forget to catalogue the changes (including how you feel). 2 key takeaways: no blue light (TV, phone, tablet etc) for 1-2 hours before bed – find other things to do instead like reading a book, chores you usually don’t get to, vision boards. No coffee after 12 midday.

    Treasa Spragg’s main mission in business is to make people happier and healthier. Treasa firmly believes that we all have intrinsic value with something unique to offer to the world but knows how difficult it is to show up and be our best selves when we’re low on resources with many of those resources coming from our sleep. When our sleep is compromised or sub-optimal, our moods suffer, our productivity and creativity go south and the detrimental effects on our health are evident almost immediately. A little knowledge of the lifestyle factors impacting our sleep and a few tweaks to our daily routines are all it takes to begin to improve our sleep immediately. We can then implement more elements for even greater benefits which are felt in the now and in our later years.
    https://www.letusrevolt.com
    hello@letusrevolt.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/treasaspragg/

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

My name is not Alice ,

Enjoyable and useful

Excellent podcast which I really enjoyed listening to. Lots of interesting ideas and useful tips delivered in a warm and friendly manner. I particularly like how Aoife sums up the important takeaways at the end.

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I have been thoroughly enjoying Aoife’s podcasts over the last few months. The variety of guests on a number of topics gives the listener access to broad wisdom as they continue to share great tips and techniques. I look forward to hearing more. I particularly enjoy Aoife’s summarizing at the end of each podcast as it allows me to enjoy listening knowing Aoife will have captured key points at the end. I highly recommend ‘Happier at work’

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Fantastic Topics

Love listening to this Podcast over the weekends. The topics covered are definitely all topics that I can relate to so I always look forward to the next episode!

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