Denis Hevey Bio

Denis Hevey Bio
Denis Hevey is an ICF Accredited Coach & holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology. His main area of research, expertise & passion is “Optimal Human Functionality” & “Flow Coaching” for individuals, teams, schools & organisations. He is the founder & MD of the Positive Performance Academy. Prior to this, D [...]

Are You Stuck In A Small Pond?

Are You Stuck In A Small Pond?
  Have you ever felt limited in your potential reaching capabilities? It is a sad fact that we are often conditioned into believing that our potential has a set capacity to grow. It is almost as if there is some form of invisible boundaries that set the blueprint for abilities. This can be seen in the analogy of a goldfish only growing [...]

Kindness…. What’s not to ...

Kindness…. What’s not to like?
Kindness…. Everyone Benefits from it..What’s not to like?   Any one who has ever committed random acts of kindness will know the boost in happiness it can leave us with. It can be extending a warm smile to someone, or buying someone in need a cup of coffee. No matter how small or big the act is, it can make us feel good, and increase the well [...]

How can Teens Create Great Careers?

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Don’t pick a career with great vacation time, pick one that doesn’t need escaping from _ Unknown Recently we ran a Careers Workshop for a Transition Year Group in an all-boys secondary school in Kildare. In Ireland at least, students are barraged with advice on how to pick their university courses, plan their careers, write CV’s [...]

So When Will You be Happy?

So When Will You be Happy?
Weekly Words of Wisdom When will you be happy? Is it when you finally get that new car, big house or dream job? Maybe when you lose those stubborn extra pounds you’ve been struggling with? Or finally go on that holiday you’ve been looking forward to? For a lot of us, we tend to think about our happiness as being contingent on the fulfillment [...]

How Expectations Help or Hurt our Per...

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“When we expect certain behaviours of others or ourselves, we are likely to act in ways that make the expected behaviour more likely to occur.” Positive expectations, or hope, are essential for dealing with tough times as they give the “power” to our “will”. Hope reinforces courage and perseverance, prevents us from fa [...]