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Lunchtime Learning: How to Positively Impact Workplace Relationships

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

How to Positively Impact Workplace Relationships.

In recent years the term Emotional Intelligence (EI) has gained more emphasis in the workplace as it appears that those who have more EI can navigate their work and life relationships with more ease and achieve their desired goals. EI is the ability to recognise, understand and manage emotions in ourselves and others. EI can be split into four parts: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness & Relationship Management.

This Lunchtime Learning will focus on three concepts:

  • Growing Self-Awareness

  • The Importance of Self-Care

  • Communication Boundaries

All three concepts impact positively on an individual’s EI.

As infants we enter this world in awe of all that surrounds us totally open, full of devilment and fun, eager to learn, curious and spontaneous. As we mature we take on limiting messages from significant adults and other influences in our lives and hide away some of our true potential. Much of what we think, feel, do and behave is at an unconscious level. For various reasons at different times in our lives we desire to make changes to enable us to grow further. This is the opportunity for Coaching and Relationship mentoring to support the individual as they embark on change and help them to come into conscious awareness of themselves to encourage them to grow further.

The three concepts which will be covered during the talk will set out to share some of the learning Marie has gained on these topics which have increased her own conscious awareness of herself and encourages participants to do likewise with the support of specific questions, examples, and tips she has found useful and thought provoking.

‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are’ EE Cummings

‘Let the beauty of what you love be what you do’ - Rumi.


Register now for this free Lunchtime Learning on Tuesday 24th May at Republic of Work.


More about Marie Fitzgerald:


Marie is a Coach and a Relationship Mentor.

With a strong business background Marie worked in Finance Leadership and Management Accountancy roles within multinational manufacturing environments for close to twenty years. In these companies, with their strong focus on performance measurement and performance management she was always very aware of the most important ingredient for success in any organisation – it’s people.

As a parent of young children she opted to take a career break. During this time she returned to part-time education in UCC and completed a number of courses of study, grounded in psychology and human behaviour which really interested and inspired her to make positive changes in her own life.

As a practicing Coach and Relationship mentor she supports others as they embark on change in both their work and personal lives. She adopts an integrative approach with an emphasis on Person-Centred principles which provides unconditional, non-judgemental positive regard towards the individual with the belief that they have the resourcefulness for positive movement and growth within to affect their desire changes.

Marie has been fortunate to be one of the selected users of the Employmum - Bank of Ireland sponsored desks at the Republic of Work.