A selection of my articles on all aspects of coaching and mentoring.


Slow down, I’m in a hurry…

This is what my mentor said to me several years ago, “Cara, can you slow down a bit, because I’m in a hurry.” Anyone who knows me well, would be able to tell you that slowing down at a [...]

December 23rd, 2019|

Critique and giving effective feedback I'm often asked how do you continue to motivate people when you have to give them constructive feedback. I regularly talk about the importa [...]

December 12th, 2019|

The Value of Collaborating

Recently I was asked what is the strength of doing business in Northern Ireland, and I said being small gives us advantages and disadvantages. One of the key strengths of being small i [...]

October 23rd, 2019|

A confused mind just says “no”

Cara Macklin both a Leadership Coach and Business Leader, combines her hands on business experience previously as a director of the award winning Macklin Care Home Group, Malone Lodge [...]

October 1st, 2019|

The difference between a boss and a leader

A picture says a thousand words, and these 8 pictures show some simple yet critical differences between a boss and leader. Do you think there's anything missing, and are there any othe [...]

September 3rd, 2019|

We can learn so much from kids

We can learn so much from kids. Unwaivering support from leaders and peers, combined with focused constructive feedback on how to improve, people can achieve what they never believed p [...]

July 9th, 2019|

Lessons from the world of sport

For decades, world class athletes have recognised the power of great coaches to improve their performance. Business leaders have learnt from the sporting world, and now recognise the i [...]

July 2nd, 2019|

Find your inner child and have fun

Watching Alice in Wonderland at the Lyric Theatre, I couldn’t help but notice all the children wide eyed, full of excitement and curiosity. To be honest I was exactly the same, being t [...]

May 9th, 2019|

Maintaining curiosity

One of the most important principles I've learnt as a coach is maintaining curiosity for yourself and your client. This video reminds me how important that is. And remember Richards an [...]

November 9th, 2018|

Lessons from your 90 year old self

We’ve all been told to listen to our elders, not necessarily because they are always right, but because they have more life experience than we do. Celebrating International Day for Old [...]

October 1st, 2018|

Be the good!

What a great video to brighten your day. Which is your favourite? [...]

July 11th, 2018|

Northern Ireland’s First Lifestyle Care Home

This article was first published on the Business in the Community NI website. Belfast based care home providers, Macklin Care Homes, has made a significant investment in the developmen [...]

July 11th, 2018|


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