A few weeks ago I was standing in the pounding Indian Ocean feeling the force of the waves and I had a sense of such deep gratitude for my life, both the joy and the obstacles I’ve faced this year and the people I love.
I was standing there … [Read More...]
Recently I had a journalist email us to let us know that an interview we had set up for him was a disaster. He said the interviewee couldn’t articulately describe what his company did.
The journalist had to interpret the responses, and it resulted … [Read More...]
I’m a big believer in play and it’s certainly helped in creating more innovation, engagement and joy for me both personally and professionally.
For me, slowing down and playing more has been the key to my health and happiness. As children we play … [Read More...]
I’ve been thinking about kindness lately. How it relates to our lives and how we can actively use it in business.
I was listening to Linda Burney speak the other day at the Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards. If you don’t know her, she is the first … [Read More...]
It’s so wonderful to reflect on experiences. Two years ago I did a TEDx talk on a topic close to my heart – overcoming self-limiting beliefs and finding our spotlight moments.
No matter if you are an introvert, extrovert or something in between, … [Read More...]
There is so much written and shared about how we have to live and strive for passion and purpose, and I don’t necessarily agree. I see passion and purpose as ways of informing our lives.
I think we can live adequate, happy lives just hanging out. … [Read More...]
Recently I watched the wondrous storyteller Auntie Julie Freeman share a creation story: Narawarn and the coming of the Sea.
A few years ago, as part of Corroboree Sydney I was lucky enough to sit and hear her tell stories of her people. She is an … [Read More...]
I love doing podcasts. Not my own…but being interviewed on other people’s podcasts. I find them super easy to do. I don’t need to do too much prep, put on makeup, or even leave my office. That’s a win, win, win!
And do you know what is fantastic … [Read More...]
Sometimes you get signs. You know what I mean. You’re thinking of someone and they call, or decide to catch the train to work to find out later you missed massive traffic jams.
This happens to me too. I was thinking about treating myself to a … [Read More...]
My parents visited me the other day. Often we go for lunch or coffee, but it was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we went for a stroll. As we walked my parents remarked on houses, and fences, and trees...a running commentary on our walk.
I have … [Read More...]
On Mother's day, Facebook is awash of images of mother’s with their children. But when you’re not a mother, this can be challenging.
You can share in others’ joy for their families, but it certainly can lead to feeling like an outsider. All the … [Read More...]
I opened my Facebook feed the other day and saw an image of a sculpture. Instantly I was taken aback as it was identical to one of my own unique pieces. Someone had copied my exact design, and was selling them on her website. I know the person quite … [Read More...]
Recently I decided to have a holiday on my own. I’m not talking about booking a room at a fancy hotel for a couple of days R&R. I chose to walk about half of the world famous (and gorgeously beautiful) Great Ocean Walk in Victoria on my … [Read More...]
I want to shed light on an issue that impacts women stepping into the spotlight.
The all male speaker line up at conferences and panels. Frankly, it annoys the hell out of me.
Considering how many amazing women there are who want to speak – and … [Read More...]