I Believe….

“If it is meant to be it is up to me” This blog is my journey – as an entrepreneur and as an advocate for great workplaces: the sum of my own personal experiences as a business owner, leader, speaker and mother. What I get right, what I get wrong, and all the adventures in […]

Story Teller

I took to the stage more than a decade ago. Being an online pioneer meant that in 2001 when RedBalloon was launched there was not a lot of trust for the internet. I started going to networking events and local meetups as a way to let people know that RedBalloon was ‘real’. I found that […]

Family Times

I don’t tend to talk much about my family when it comes to work, yet because I am a mother I became an entrepreneur. I left corporate life (I had been in marketing for IBM, KPMG, Ansett Airlines and Apple) when I became a Mum. They were so cute as little things I wanted to […]

Sharing the Knowledge

I feel flattered every time that someone contacts me to ask if I will mentor or coach them… I’m involved with a number of programs where I can support start-ups and entrepreneurs on his or her journey – but, literally, I do not have enough hours in the day to meet the requests that I […]

Media

In 2009 I went undercover as part of Channel Nine’s Secret Millionaire program – I wrote a series of posts about my experience culminating in some clear insights We all need a friend: Everyone has a story and every person needs to be heard – if we have a friend life is so much better […]

Shark Tank Australia

Prior to joining Channel Ten’s Shark Tank in 2014 – I had begun some angel investing in a range of start ups. I was a foundation member of Scale Investors and had done a number of direct investments. There are a number of very exciting and memorable pitches from the first two seasons of Shark […]

Thoughts and Leadership

  In 2012 I was selected as one of only two Australians to be a part of the 150 foundation influencers from around the world. With close to 1.5million followers and more than 150 posts covering topics from leadership to happiness, productivity to small business – and an occasional dabble into social trends, innovation and […]

Business Founder

While I’m known for being an entrepreneur, my journey started very differently. Originally working in the corporate arena, I had the distinct pleasure of working with the marketing teams at companies like Ansett Airlines and Apple.  That experience gave me the strength, knowledge and know how to start my first business – a marketing consultancy […]

Supporting Others

As a member of the Council of Governors of the Research Foundation of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Until recently, research into cerebral palsy prevention, cure and intervention has not been a high priority in Australia or overseas. The Research Foundation of Cerebral Palsy Alliance is seeking to raise a sustainable research pool of $50 million […]

Columnist & Writer

On February 1, 2006 I wrote my first blog post.  I had just won entrepreneur of the year for 2005 and I wanted to share that experience.  I felt it was an important transition to being a role model.  Since that time, I’ve written more than 1000 blogs sharing and documenting what I learn, see […]

Books

I’ve always been a story teller.  Engaging a room, a team or a dinner table is what I thrive on and love to do (perhaps I’m a little bit full of myself).  The feeling of having people emotively connect to a topic is an amazing opportunity for me to share what I have learned.  So […]