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Lunchtime Learning: Connecting with Core Values to Improve Performance in Personal and Professional Life

  • Republic Of Work 12 South Mall Cork, County Cork, T12 RD43 Ireland (map)

Core Values! Motivation! High Performance! How does one impact on the other to achieve positive outcomes in Life? In Sport? In Business?

What are Core Values?

What is High-Performance?

Where does this inner drive to succeed come from?

In both neuroscience and psychology, studies have shown that energy flows and that ‘the ebb and flow’ of performance can be measured successfully and identifying factors that can contribute to the decline and peak of the flow can be helpful in improving performance.

A contributing factor may be where a person feels a sense of purpose in both the roles they play and the environment within which they operate, can positively impact on performance.

Susan shares her findings from her own research thesis (MSc in Personal and Management Coaching), demonstrating how female student elite athletes are motivated towards High-Performance in a High-Performance environment and how the following themes are critical to achievement of positive outcomes in life and sport.

Goal Alignment. Motivation. A strong support system.

Susan draws on the ‘Self-Determination Theory’ a theory in psychology to help explain how all humans may begin life intrinsically motivated and how three psychological needs of individuals, that of competence, autonomy and relatedness can impact on performance, (Deci and Ryan, 2000).

Sign up for this free Lunchtime Learning session on the 23rd of April at Republic of Work.


More about Susan - Executive Leadership and Performance Coach:


Susan is an Executive Leadership/Performance Coach and has been mentoring and coaching for over 20 years, initially coming from a strong business background in both IT support with Apple Computers and Marketing/Training in the process engineering industry (Gilroy Group of companies). Susan also pursued and qualified in varied fitness and wellness areas gaining a Diploma in Personal Training/strength and conditioning from University of Limerick, and diplomas in reflexology and Indian head massage therapy. She is a 2nd Dan black belt in Shokotan Karate. Susan coached and mentored her two adult daughters, Jessica and Clodagh, two elite athletes, during their own journey through education and sport. Both girls achieved NCAA Division 1 full sports scholarships to Boston University and Iona College New York in America. Today, Jessica is a professional basketball player in Melbourne Australia and Clodagh has just taken up an Executive position at the University of Toronto, Canada.


Susan is currently a student in UCC (PGDip level 9), studying Mindfulness practice and Research and is exploring the connection of Mindfulness and Performance in professional Coaching.


As a Professional leadership and Performance coach, Susan has worked with many different groups and organisations. She is a leadership coach working with Social Entrepreneurs, is involved with University College Cork in developing a High-Performance Sports Strategy and has worked with Sports Teams, (Senior Women’s International Basketball Team, creating momentum for Team Ireland).


Susan is now gathering and harvesting an extensive track record and expertise to help individuals and organisations distil their own core values and develop these qualities with integrity, through coaching.


Susan has created the business ‘SEE It Better Coaching’ as the vehicle to do this. The SEE is an acronym to bring together the SLEEP, EAT and ENERGY aspects of the executive’s lifestyle and set new SMART goals to achieve a better outcome whilst keeping a sense of well-being intact, as they grow and develop on the journey of self-discovery and learning.

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-chisholmscannell